Multitasking and connectedness are the defining qualities of the latest devices for storing, viewing, and sharing digital images. Among them are a mini-switchboard that swaps memory card data, a DVD writer that prints labels, a hard drive that networks your home, and a storage viewer that can Wi-Fi with your camera.
Kingston Technology U3 DataTraveler
Unlike a conventional USB flash drive, this tiny 2GB model complies with the U3 portable computing standard, allowing you to securely operate your own applications straight from the drive on any computer running Windows 2000 or XP. (Think library or Internet cafe.) The DataTraveler actually comes with three U3 apps: ACDSee, for organizing and editing photos; Pass2Go, which manages your personal Web passwords and forms; and Zinio, which reads and stores downloadable electronic magazines. (You can get more U3 programs at software.u3.com.) About $70.