Since getting my Canon IXUS 40 in January 2005, I have been looking around for that extra capacity to store digital pics and short recordings. I have a miserable 256Mb SD card which came with the camera that will give me about 250 digipics in 4.0MP setting or about 3 minutes of digital video recording.
At present, I can download the digipics into a notebook or a computer, but when I am on vacation, do you expect me to bring my notebook?
(Mrs. B: huh! what is he talking about? has he forgotten that he took his notebook and work to Awana Kijal before we got married? and that was for a 2 night holiday with friends summore. *grumble grumble*. wait, you haven't heard the best yet. *clears throat* this hubby of mine... took his notebook all the way to Langkawi... during our honeymoon! can anyone beat that? arrghhh!)
I have always said that work is work, but play is play.
(Mrs.B: *laughing hysterically*)
After getting some pointers from our gadgetman Dr.Liew (meaning go Low Yat Plaza), I finally swipped my card for this cute little aluminium thingy, the Mio Pocket ME-940AO.
MIO Pocket USB 2.0 OTG (ME-940AO)
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YES! I can finally download all my digipics into this Mio pocket. It is really portable, comes with a soft PVC belt case/carrier and is powered by 4AA batteries. But this is just an external HDD casing. For it's brain, I paired it with a Toshiba 40Gb harddrive. The cost? RM150 for Mio and RM257 for the Toshiba hdd.
Can you imagine Belacan wearing a belt with the Mio case, Canon case and a Palm case hanging on it? Wahlaueh! I hope I won't do a "foo lat"!
Belacan says.. "Smile, you are on Cincaluk Camera!" - ala candid camera, anyone remembered that show?
foo lat = cantonese literal for "dropped pants" meaning total embarassment