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[ Casio Camera ] [ Crosley Jukebox ] [ ACDSee ] [ Comfy Bear ]
[ Latke Larry ]

Super Bright

HAT a handsome digital camera Casio has produced in the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z700! It packs 7.2 megapixels and sports a huge super bright LCD on the back to compose your shots. (No view finder – you don’t really need one.)

You can take 460 pictures before recharging the battery. The Casio’s anti-shake reduces photo blur that plagues most other cameras. The lens has a 3X optical zoom, taking you from 38-114mm on a 35mm film camera.

Of 37 Best Shot modes, the most interesting is the eBay Best Shot, which allows you to shoot a photo of a size that is optimal image for use on eBay.

I took the camera on a recent trip to Warsaw, and everywhere I went my Casio was a hit. It attracted attention with its stylish body and seamless performance. I took it everywhere because, at 4 ounces, it fit in my pocket without notice. Available in blue, silver and gray for $299.00 Price: $238.94 


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Rockin’ With Crosley

OW retro do you want to get? The Crosley Jukebox CR11CD takes you back to the Wurlitzer era of 1947. Insert a CD and the Jukebox brightens up with panel lights projecting the ambience of nostalgia.

This is a combo AM/FM radio and CD player that proved to be an exciting conversation piece in our office. Flip the song chart on the front and you have access to the radio dials.

The CD loads in the front and an LED display shows what tracks are playing. All in stereo sound. $149.95 Price: $129.95


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Manage And Edit

ANAGING your digital photos is s snap with ACDSee 9 Photo Manager. No matter how large your collection, this software can help you get started.

You can do so much:

See your photos instantly onscreen

Organize your photos by date and event

Place photos in a Private Folder so only someone with a password will be able to view them

Remove red-eye with one click

Display photos right on your desktop

Match your photos in categories

Now that you have your photos in your computer, you’ll want to be creative. You’ll want ACDSee Photo Editor. This software helps you to do fun things, such as prepare your photos for use in cards, albums and calendars. Or crop photos into shapes like numbers and letters for use as titles or captions.

You can also make repairs on your photos as needed: remove blemishes, spots or scratches.

Get both products bundled for $79.99 at


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Cute And Cuddly

HEN you desire something cute and cuddly you go to Aurora. Their Valentine 2007 catalogue offers a line of Sweetheart and Caramel bears that are sure to delight children (and grownups, too).

One Comfy Bear that caught my attention is the very big one, at 36 inches tall. That certainly says "I love you." $59.99. See more at


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Latke Larry amuses Areyah Kaltmann
and Jerry Stiller

Hanuka Marvel

OOKING for something new for Hanuka? Tired of the same old dreidels and chocolate gelt you see every year? Jerry Stiller has something new for the kids (and all you young at heart). It’s Latke Larry, a talking/singing/dancing doll with Jerry’s voice warbling an original holiday tune.

Areyah Kaltmann, executive director of the Schottenstein Chabad House in Columbus, Ohio, is selling the dolls to benefit the Friendship Circle. There are 35 chapters of the Circle nationwide that empower teens to volunteer to help children with special needs. Good cause. Buy a doll for $17.95 and help these kids. Visit

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