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Portable photo storage/veiwing and music - Suggestions???

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1. Posted by marcuswals (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

I have been been hunting around for something that I can store all my photos on (and view them) and listend to my music on. The new Ipod Photo looks good (the 30GB one that allows you to transfer photos directly from camera to device not the older ones) however I am sure someone somewhere must produce a better gadget (the plobelm is these 'gadgets' don;t seem to have any standard name or description).

Does anyone have any suggestions. Also are there any compatabilty issues between these sort of devices and digital cameras and does anyone know if there are charging or similar issues I should be aware of when travelling through the developing world (like SE Asia).

2. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 11y

First of all. The new ipod photo also DOESN'T allow you to directly connect you camera to the ipod, You need a (new) extra accesory for that.

for me the most comon name for the devices you are talking about is a "digital Wallet".

I heard lots of goods about the epson P-2000. (here is a review )

Hope it helps.


3. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 11y

I just ran in to this

The first photo of the ipod - camera connector from apple (will cost arround $30.00 when it will be availible)

4. Posted by Mr gtt (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

I have just brought a x-drive v3310 from our online auction site in New Zealand It is a 40gb hardrive/mpe player with a 9in1 card reader. It reads all the common storage cards, the only thing it dosnt do is let you view the photos because it only has a lcd display not a screen. But with 40gb you should be able to download all your photos and delete the ones you dont want when you get home.

check out their website for all the details and where you can buy them from.

Hope that helps. Better go, my wife and I have a plane to catch to Vietnam this afternoon.


5. Posted by ErwinNL (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

The big brands have not fully dug into this market yet. only nikon (coolwalker) and epson (P-2000) and sony (not sure what its called) have them. All these are 30 gig and except for the sony one quite expencive. For almost the same price u can buy a 60 gig Ipod wich togheter with the belkin digital camera link for ipod or the coming ipod to camera thingy ipod makes a good alternative. 3rd option is to get one of the cheaper X-drives, phototainers, these are a lot cheaper but are mostly slow, big and can break down.

6. Posted by le_ffrench (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

I have set up a page comparing the features of various portable photo devices.
You can find it here

7. Posted by marcuswals (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

Thanks for all your sugegstions.

I ended up going with a I-river h300 series 20g multi codec jukebox. very small, about the size of the old walkman cassete and fits nicely in my pocket. Has radio, direct upload and veiwing of photos from my camera (just a cord - no computer interface)(the photos are pretty clear too and upload to orignal size when you plug into USB socket in a computer), charges through a computer (usb 2.0 and 1.1), veiw text documents, mp3 and playlists etc, voice recording, and even movie player (you can dowload software tha allows you to put movies on the player and listen to them), battery pack extender, and I can skip thorugh music from a controller on the cord, record music from the radio or a CD player by simply putting a cord in the mirophone plug. All in all I'm very impressed. Bloody anoying that you can't do a few things at once though (e.g. listen to music and look at pictures)and takes awhile to get used to the controllers (not the most intuative but once you get your head around it it is easy to use).
Anyway, hope this run-down helps.
Cheers Marcus

8. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

There was an article on the internet about a cell phone that does all that!! But I can't remember what it is called.

9. Posted by Disgolf (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

OK, i know many of you will hate to hear this, but ipods suck. check out my post at this forum.

10. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting Disgolf

OK, i know many of you will hate to hear this, but ipods suck. check out my post at this forum.

Nothing at all wrong with an ipod... just depends on what you are exactly after! Plus, they are just the best looking things around .... well, aside from maybe a shiney new powerbook :)