Lexar Platinum 512 SD5/16/2006 1:15:54 PM

Pros: Solid build for typical SD card. Nice, plastic storage case. It's a fast card at 40x even compared to another major brand's 60x used in the same camera.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: This is used in a Canon S2IS. I tested it with high-speed burst mode and movie mode... the card filled to capacity without ever causing the camera to overflow the buffer... so this card writes very fast even for a stated speed of only 40x. It beat another card of 60x (major brand name) which began to choke on high-speed burst mode. I'm very pleased with this card even though, at 512MB, it's now become my backup/secondary card (to a 1GB).

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Powerex AA NiMH 2000mAh pack5/16/2006 1:11:37 PM

Pros: Solid build on each cell, nice plastic storage case that holds four, label/cover is firmly on each cell. They respond very well to the Maha charger I bought for them.

Cons: None

Overall Review: They are used in my Canon S2IS digital camera and it's not unusual for me to shoot 100+ photos every day or two and these batteries hold up to several days of this... including full LCD display and movie-mode use (very power hungry). I've purchased 2x 4packs already and just ordered an additional 2x 4packs because I want to stick with what I know works well. I'm depending on these for vacation and am confident they are good batteries as they've already proven themselves. If I need more AA rechargeables I'll look to order these exact ones first.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Maha 8-Cell charger5/16/2006 1:05:52 PM

Pros: Nice design - it's a desktop model, which is precisely where mine sits. The LCD display is clear and angled for good viewing of each battery in the charger. It has multiple charging modes that are perfect for handling batteries under different circumstances and condition.

Cons: Very Minor: Buttons for soft and condition modes are embossed symbols on black buttons. I'd like to see these symbols illuminated so they stand out. However, there ARE only two buttons... so it's not difficult to remember them.

Overall Review: This is a very nice charger for AA or AAA batteries. It's limited to a set power-range for what batteries it can take and I have no desire to try batteries rated beyond this range. However, the battery range it does handle is a common, high-capacity range. I'm very pleased to have this charger as it replaces two models I've previously owned for ten years - and cost several times this ammount.

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