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Buying Smart Electronics

Ashik Uzzaman
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Buying Smart Electronics seemed to me the second hardest task in USA after buying an appropriate car. Few days back, I was in a dillema which mobile should I buy and from which network. May be Treo that will work as my PDA as well? I solved the problem by looking for the lightest mobile (so that I carry it easily) provider that has GPS support (I am a new driver and dont the roads, local restaurants etc).

Today I am in another dillema. I was thinking to buy a video player that also should let me listen to my MP3 songs. IPod Video (30 GB as its $100 cheaper thatn 80GB) was my choice. But 2 things happened by this time. First, MS Zune came in the market with the same price and almot same functionalities. Second, now I am also thinking to buy a digital photo viewer to capture all the pictures of my newborn son that I carry in my laptop and in my web album. I dont know whether iPod or Zune allows us to view images screen by screen. A PDA is a solution (lets you watch video, listen mp3, read PDF, see photos etc) may be an overkill as I already carry a laptop often and so the lighter weight is a plus for me. Because, I already carrry a handful stuffs always with me -

* Spectacle
* Wristwatch
* A Motorola Razr V3m and a bluetooth headset
* Key rings
* Wallet
* Credit card holder
* Laptop (occassionally)

Now another stuff is going to be added in this list. Can't it be only one device that has everything in it with best qualities (not like a digital video camera has a poor support of digital photo)?

How do you decide when you buy a smart electronic stuff for yourself?

Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Software Engineer, TubeMogul, Emeryville, CA, USA.
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Originally posted by Ashik Uzzaman:
...I dont know whether iPod ... allows us to view images screen by screen...

I don't have a photo iPod yet, but I've played with them at the Apple store. You can certainly view photos screen by screen, using the arrow buttons to go forwards or backwards. You can do this either from the Photo Library (which contains all photos) or from a specific photo album, depending on how you have your photos organized. You can also view thumbnails from the library or album to help you find a certain photo.

For specific details, see the iPod manual at...

(Couldn't post as a link because the UBB tags won't allow parentheses.)

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Ashik Uzzaman
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Thank you so much for the info. In that case, I dont have to buy a separate digital photo frame as I can use iPod video for that purpose.
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