Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34

Thread: End of Summer Purchases...

  1. #1
    Ultimate Member stix_kua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    My spoon is too big...
    Posts
    2,884

    End of Summer Purchases...

    I plan to buy these items at the end of the summer for the next school year. What do you guys think?

    USB 2.0 Extension Cable, 6FT, AM/ AF, Gray, Model "10U2-02106-E"
    Please see image more info-> N82E16812116121
    $1.99



    LEXAR 128MB xD-Picture Card, Model XD128-132 - Retail
    Specifications:
    Type: xD-Picture
    Capacity: 128MB
    Special Features: The Olympus xD-Picture Card(tm) is compact for smaller and more stylish digital devices. It's powerful for amazing memory capacity now, and increased memory capacity in the future. It's durable, making it a media you can trust with your most valuable data. And it's versatile, for unprecedented device flexibility. more info-> N82E16820170502
    $35.00



    SCEPTRE X9g-KomodoIV 19" LCD Monitor w/ Speakers -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Panel Type: TFT Active Matrix LCD
    Native Resolution: SXGA 1280 x 1024
    Pixel Pitch: 0.294 mm
    Brightness: 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio: 700 : 1
    Response Time: 25 ms
    View Angle: 180 / 180 (Horizontal / Vertical)
    Input Connectors: 15-pin mini D-Sub
    Features: Built-in Stereo speakers with amplifier (1 Watt /channel)
    Dimensions & Weight: 23.5" x 20" x 6" (Package: WxHxD), 16.4 lbs
    Manufacturer's Warranty / Phone No.: 1-Year limited / 800-788-2878
    Dead Pixels Policy: Replacement or Refund for 8 or more DEAD PIXELS ONLY!

    vsd
    more info-> N82E16824112146
    $479.00


    AOPEN HP-590 Stereo Headphone with Vibration Bass -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
    THD: Not Specified
    Nominal impedance: 32 ohms
    Sensitivity: 99 dB SPL/1 kHz
    Cord: 3.9ft
    Weight: Not Specified
    Connector: 3.5mm/6.3mm
    Features: Vibration speaker design provides superb bass response, Deluxe leatherette full-size earcaps, Inline vibration-level control, Foldable headband for easy portability, Includes carrying pouch, AA-size battery and plug adapter, Compatible with sound cards, home & portable audio devices more info-> N82E16826106405
    $15.50


    Fuji FinePix A330 3.2MP, 3xOPT, 1.6xDG, 1.51"LCD, xD Digital Camera
    Specifications:
    Imager:1/2.7 CCD
    Megapixel:3.2MP effective
    Zoom:3xOPT,1.6xDG,4.8X Total
    Aperture:F2.8-F5.6(max)
    Shutter Speed:2-1/2000S
    LCD:1.51"LCD
    Auto Focus:Normal
    Manual Control:N
    File Formats:JPEG,AVI
    Recording MediaD
    Movies:320x240 10fps
    Interface:USB1.1/2.0
    Battery: 2 AA Batteries
    size(ft):4.09x2.42x1.23(WxHxD)
    N82E16830122032

    $151

    iRiver 20GB Portable MP3 Player, FM Tuner, and Voice Recorder -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    File Support: MPEG 1/ 2/ 2.5 Layer 3, WMA, ASF
    Frequency: 20Hz - 20KHz
    Dimensions: Approx. 60(W) X 19(D) X 105(H)mm
    Other Features: Stereo ( Left and Right); Backlight remote control with 4-line display; iRiver earphones; External microphone more info-> N82E16855150015
    $289.00

    Grand total of: just under a grand...$972.44
    "I'm no technical supervisor, I'm a supervising technician."
    --Homer Simpson

  2. #2
    Banned Johnny Fist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    THE PICKLE FACTORY
    Posts
    2,259
    I think you're just bragging a little bit, and to be honest, I'm not impressed.

  3. #3
    Ultimate Member Aznmask's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    MA, USA
    Posts
    1,449
    stix_kua go for mini ipod.. 4Gb
    Leo

  4. #4
    Ultimate Member stix_kua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    My spoon is too big...
    Posts
    2,884
    Originally posted by Johnny Fist
    I think you're just bragging a little bit, and to be honest, I'm not impressed.
    Not bragging and deifnately not trying to impress anyone.

    All of these purchases will be from my summer earning.

    All of them are justifiable too.

    The USB extension cable is for my Apple keyboard. It comes with a 3 foot cable and my computer is high above the desk so I need an extension...

    The xD Memory card is for the camera since the camera only comes with 16 MB.

    The camera is so that I can take cheap (no cost for development) picture of my friends for our senior year.

    The iRiver IHP120 is so that when I am running cross-country races and skiing nordic races in the winter, I can occupy my mind and not have to think about the pain of running and skiing long distances. I am an endurance athlete and it can get broing out there on the course. I need entertainment on the go.

    The screen is to replace my current 19 and two 17 inch monitors becuase at the end of the school year, it'll be hard to carry all three CRTs home.

    The headphones are to replace the included ear buds so I can get a richer sound and block out the noises around me as I run and ski.

    Bragging?

    no...
    "I'm no technical supervisor, I'm a supervising technician."
    --Homer Simpson

  5. #5
    Ultimate Member stix_kua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    My spoon is too big...
    Posts
    2,884
    Originally posted by Aznmask
    stix_kua go for mini ipod.. 4Gb
    Not an Ipod kinda guy...4 GB for $249...heck no! If I were to get an Ipod, I'd get the 20 GB for $50 more...
    "I'm no technical supervisor, I'm a supervising technician."
    --Homer Simpson

  6. #6
    Registered User mireland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    3,016
    Originally posted by Johnny Fist
    I think you're just bragging a little bit, and to be honest, I'm not impressed.
    geez man..

  7. #7
    Ultimate Member stix_kua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    My spoon is too big...
    Posts
    2,884
    Originally posted by mireland
    geez man..
    I know...
    "I'm no technical supervisor, I'm a supervising technician."
    --Homer Simpson

  8. #8
    Ultimate Member stix_kua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    My spoon is too big...
    Posts
    2,884
    I thought over it again...19 inch LCD is a bit too large so me thinks I will go with this 17 inch LCD instead. It cuts the Price down to $930.44

    Here it is...

    SONY SDM-S74/B 17" LCD Monitor -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Panel Type: TFT Active Matrix LCD
    Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Pixel Pitch: 0.264 mm
    Brightness: 250 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio: 500:1 (max)
    Response Time: 16 ms
    View Angle: 160 / 160(H/V)
    Input Connectors: 15-pin D-sub, DVI-D
    Dimensions & Weight: 14.5 x 16.3 x 8.5 in, 12.3 lbs
    Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 years

    $437...

    It also comes with a longer warranty (2 years more) and looks better.
    "I'm no technical supervisor, I'm a supervising technician."
    --Homer Simpson

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    821
    Just to let you know, don't count on making too many movies since 10fps isn't all that good for that. Also, let me point you in the direction of two pieces of useful freeware to go along with the camera
    noiseware (http://www.imagenomic.com/) will get rid of noise in pictures that happens due to using long exposures or high iso settings. You may or may not need this, but it couldn't hurt

    jpeg crops (http://www.ekot.dk/programmer/JPEGCrops) is so that you can print your photos and know they'll fit. A digicam takes pictures in a 3:4 ratio, but 4x6 paper is 2:3. So, you have to crop some off the top and bottom of the photo. Jpeg crops will do this for you (otherwise, you will see something on the screen, and then magically the topand bottom bits will disappear when you print.

  10. #10
    Ultimate Member stix_kua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    My spoon is too big...
    Posts
    2,884
    Originally posted by athlonfan
    Just to let you know, don't count on making too many movies since 10fps isn't all that good for that. Also, let me point you in the direction of two pieces of useful freeware to go along with the camera
    noiseware (http://www.imagenomic.com/) will get rid of noise in pictures that happens due to using long exposures or high iso settings. You may or may not need this, but it couldn't hurt

    jpeg crops (http://www.ekot.dk/programmer/JPEGCrops) is so that you can print your photos and know they'll fit. A digicam takes pictures in a 3:4 ratio, but 4x6 paper is 2:3. So, you have to crop some off the top and bottom of the photo. Jpeg crops will do this for you (otherwise, you will see something on the screen, and then magically the topand bottom bits will disappear when you print.
    I won't be doing any filming...at least nothing important...Thanks for the two apps by the way.
    "I'm no technical supervisor, I'm a supervising technician."
    --Homer Simpson

  11. #11
    Ultimate Member Yoshi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Posts
    1,418
    How about the Dell DJ, 20hr battery and for $199
    P4 3.0Ghz
    512 DDR
    80 Gig
    GeFource Fx 5900
    Audigy 2 Platinum
    Creative 6.1 6600

    Whats not to love

  12. #12
    Ultimate Member stix_kua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    My spoon is too big...
    Posts
    2,884
    Originally posted by Yoshi
    How about the Dell DJ, 20hr battery and for $199
    I need easy access to control...Like the joystick thing in the iRiver. I have tested in store models and I have grown accustomed to it.

    I thought about the Dell (it's actually a creative design for Dell) and the interfaces are the same for the Zen, Zen Xtra, Zen NX, and I do not like that interface. Also, the Dell thingamabobit cannot store files other than the music formats and .dat files making it less of a storage unit. The iRiver can handle various audio formats as well as the size is smaller, I like the look and feel of it. And it requires no software to talk to other computers.
    "I'm no technical supervisor, I'm a supervising technician."
    --Homer Simpson

  13. #13
    Ultimate Member Ol'Tunzafun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Canadian prairie
    Posts
    3,798
    It cuts the Price down to $930.44
    Use the savings to buy a rechargeable battery kit for the Fuji. It sure doesn't take very long for one of those to pay for itself.

  14. #14
    Ultimate Member stix_kua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    My spoon is too big...
    Posts
    2,884
    Originally posted by Ol'Tunzafun
    Use the savings to buy a rechargeable battery kit for the Fuji. It sure doesn't take very long for one of those to pay for itself.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll do it.
    "I'm no technical supervisor, I'm a supervising technician."
    --Homer Simpson

  15. #15
    Ohio State r0x0rz! bob05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Nati'
    Posts
    3,414
    Originally posted by stix_kua
    The iRiver IHP120 is so that when I am running cross-country races and skiing nordic races in the winter, I can occupy my mind and not have to think about the pain of running and skiing long distances. I am an endurance athlete and it can get broing out there on the course. I need entertainment on the go.
    I like the iRiver IHP120, nice storage for a real nice price.

    P.S.: Hey, you run cross country too? I did for a little while, but 3.5 miles is just too long for me, I'm more of a sprinter.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •