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All-Weather Pictures

Users can take photographs in any weather conditions with the Olympus Stylus 600 digital camera. The device features protective seals, a durable design, and a 2.5-inch liquid crystal display screen. The Stylus also allows users to take pictures in all lighting situations. Other features include TruPic Turbo image processor for fast and high-quality pictures, 26 different shooting options, and a built-in help guide. The Olympus Stylus 600 digital camera costs $300.
Contact Olympus at (888) 553-4448 or

Convenient Kit

The MSI Mobile Kit for notebook computers includes various accessories that laptop users may need when traveling. At about 9.5 inches by 5.5 inches, the kit includes a mini optical mouse, USB notebook light, a four-port USB 2.0 hub, retractable telephone cord, and retractable Ethernet cord for easy Internet access. The kit costs $29.
Contact MSI Computer Corp. at (626) 581-3001 or

Read up on Real Estate Investing

John McMahan's book, Cases in Commercial Real Estate Investing, examines the management challenges faced by pension funds, investment advisers, real estate investment trusts, developers, opportunity funds, corporations, and private investors. Also included in the book are sections highlighting portfolio, asset, transaction, and enterprise management. The example cases are based on actual business situations and explore the world of institutional real estate investments. The book costs $65 with a 10 percent discount for online orders.
Contact McMahan Real Estate Services at (415) 775-1517 or

Mini Headset

At less than a half-ounce and 2 inches long, the Tekkeon ezTalker mini cordless Bluetooth headset has a unique over-the-ear design that provides comfort and top performance for mobile users. The headset has up to five hours of talk time and 120 hours of standby time. Sitting comfortably on users' ears, the headset speaker directs sound and the uni-directional microphone is positioned to direct speech while minimizing background noise. The controls have one-touch access to answering and ending calls, powering on/off, adjusting the volume, and making voice-activated calls. The headset also includes visual and audible indications of headset and battery status. The ezTalker mini costs about $80.
Contact Tekkeon at (888) 787-5888 or

Watching E-Mail

CoVideo Systems' Video E-Mail allows users to record and e-mail personal videos to various clients in real time. By clicking on a server link to where the video is stored, recipients can view the message in seconds. The system is available in Microsoft Outlook format and helps users to increase exposure in their target markets as well as improve overall communication efficiency. Video E-Mail includes tracking and reporting tools that tell users who has viewed the video. The system also facilitates the use of other streaming videos such as sales training clips, product demonstrations, and advertisements. The Video E-Mail system cost varies based on the number of users and software products included, with prices ranging from $150 to $500.
Contact CoVideo Systems at (800) 306-1445 or


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