Lessons From the Field
I’m asked frequently about the differences and similarities among memory cards, along with compatibility issues and how to easily transfer music and photos from cameras or players to desktop or laptop computers. I carry a representative collection of Memory Stick, SD Cards and Compact Flash Cards to illustrate the differences and the importance of having a spare on hand.
Also, the iPod phenomenon, which has lifted the entire MP3 portable music marketplace, has generated its very own rapidly growing collection of accessories. From speakers, docking stations to connect to home stereos and wired and wireless connections for listening to your iPod through the car system, a multitude of manufacturers have jumped into the fray. I’m currently showing the iPort from Sonance and the InMotion from Altec Lansing and each gets regular interest.
Wired and wireless connections and interchange of information and entertainment among the now more than two dozen CE products in the average American household is another fertile profit area. USB connectors, thumb drives, pocket keyboards and styluses, and network cards come in many shapes, sizes and price ranges.