Guys I recently returned from a USA trip after using my Digital Wallet I was so impressed I thought I would tell you about it. I'm no salesman but I think every serious Digital photographer should think about it.
The Digital Wallet What is it?
Well its a small portable Storage device which comes in 4 sizes (3GB, 6GB, 10GB, 20GB) The unit is designed to store your Digital Images, Video Clips and general data storage. It weights around 12 ounces and comes in 2 colours(Grey or see through) It is a mobile unit. It connects to your computer via USB and when installed acts as a new drive letter.
How easy is it to use?
Very easy to install and operate. The unit runs from supplied batteries which claim to last 120 Minutes of constant use. I found it very easy to use. The Digital Wallet requires a PCMCIA adaptor for your required storage card. Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Smartmedia and IBM Microdrive are all supported. The main unit has a LCD display which lets you see your hard disk contents. The easy to use menu set up lets you upload, format, check disk space or format your hard drive contents. The unit is quick to upload, it took less than 1min 30sec for a full 64MB Sony stick.
How many Photos?
Depending on your camera file output the DW is basically no different from a normal Hard Disk. The 2.5Inch Toshiba disk can hold 2500-2600 Sony DSC-F707 2560X1920 photographs. Top that!
In the United Kingdom this unit is hard to find. I priced the unit at over 400GBP for the 3GB version+the PCMCIA Sony adapter at 65GBP. This made it to expensive!
In the USA! I bought the unit for $169. Now add the tax and think about how much I saved! Also I bought the Sony PCMCIA adapter for $60. Total costing was around $235 inc Tax. Now that's around 170GBP
Why does the USA shopping network make us Brit look stupid!
Minds at Work Links
Digital Wallet Data Sheet PDF
Digital Wallet Info Page
PCMall (Where I bought it)
Search for Digital Wallet
I have found no problems with the Digital Wallet. Some say it looks rather bland or made of cheap plastic. For me it does the job I can go away wherever and never worry about how many shots before I run out of space.
Go get one!