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IMG_5701I am very into photography and I recently purchased a Eye-Fi Connect SDHC card. The idea here is simply. Your SD card with all of your files, will automatically download directly to your computer in a desired location. No more wires or pulling the card out, the photos are waiting for you on your computer.

Basically how this card works is the card comes with a USB plugin device that goes into a standard USB port. Then after some setup, the USB device will detect and download all of the photos off your SD card inside your camera.

So far I’m extremely happy with this purchase – it honestly doesn’t cost much more than a standard SD card either. The only downsides I can determine thus far is that it can a long time for larger photos to download and it can drain your camera’s battery. Overall, very happy with this product.

Check it out.

dviMany retailers constantly over charge their customers on basic cables they need for various hookups. HDMI and DVI cables in particular can vary in price tremendously. I recently needed a longer DVI cable for my second monitor and I wanted it immediately. I took a short journey to a Micro Center store where they had several in stock. Their 6 foot DVI cable was $29.99 and their 10 foot cable was $39.99!

Absolutely highway robbery. Not only did I waste my time and gas getting to the store, but now I would leave empty handed, because I refuse to be abused by a retailer. I jumped on amazon when I got home and the first one I found for $7.61 shipped.

If I would have bought the 10-foot cable at Micro Center it would have been $39.99 + tax ($42.58 total). That means the Micro Center cable cost 459% more! You also have to waste time and gas money going to the store! I understand Micro Center is providing a service, but this is insane. If the cable was $7.61 online and $12 in store – I honestly probably would have just purchased it, because I needed the cable. But there are limits to how much I’m prepared to eat.

RadioShack is just as bad in customer abuse when it comes to various hookups and cables. If you consider yourself to be thrifty, you probably should only step foot into RadioShack 2-3 times your entire life, because whatever you’re buy from Radio Shack should be something you need that CANNOT wait. A while back I needed an audio to tape cassette player to use Pandora in my vehicle – and it was $19.99 on sale. Amazon prices – $2 to $3.

Challenge: Making $30 Online in 30 Minutes–Part 2

cSix days ago I challenged myself to make $30 in 30 minutes online. I wanted to tell you the results of that challenge.

If you need to see the first post, here is the link.

Result:

Sold the purchased Ipod for $144.89  + $4.99 shipping on amazon. Commissions was $12.09 and actual shipping costs were $5.09. Item was shipped a few days ago.

$ 149.88 $17.18 = $132.70

Original cost of the item, $99.68 – Net Profit: $33.02

Result of the Challenge: Success.

$33.02 made in 30 minutes.

Disclaimer: Be sure to keep proper records for tax purposes!

Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Review

61mnHCLaM1L._SL500_AA300_I consider myself a Coldplay fan and wanted to take a very brief break from personal finance to take a quick look at Coldplay’s New Album – “Mylo Xyloto.” Some are calling it a complete success, while others are saying Coldplay has strayed to a complete “Brit-Pop” style. You can check out some samples on amazon.

Tracks:

1. Mylo Xyloto

2. Hurts Like Heaven

3. Paradise (Available as a single for $.99)

4. Charlie Brown

5. Us Against the World

6. M.M.I.X

7. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (Available as single for $.69)

8. Major Minus

9. U.F.O

10. Princess of China (Featuring Rihanna)

11. Up in Flames

12. A Hopeful Transmission

13. Don’t Let it Break Your Heart

14. Up With the Birds

Price: $9.49 for Digital Download / $9.99 shipped with Amazon Prime. The album currently has approximately 4 out of 5 rating

Reviews on Amazon:

Review by BrettOh

“Man. I just want to keep listening to it. There’s so many layers to the music and the production style that different and subtle nuances of the album keep popping up.”

Review by Jill

“Coldplay makes me feel things(the bridge in ‘death and all of his friends’ was the first time I’ve ever experienced a musical sound that moved me, literally, to tears)”

Review by C. J. Healey “ZCT”

”Sorry Coldplay fans, but I hated this album. To me it took all the most annoying qualities of Coldplay and put them on steroids.”

Review by Jeff from the West

“After the 5 year wait, the hype, their past solid performances and current success of every teardrop is a waterfall, I am truly sorry I bought/downloaded this CD. I SHOULD have listened to the samples first, but didn’t think I needed to”


As for my personal opinion, I’m mixed about this new CD which I did not think I would be. I’m sure that the song Princess of China (Featuring Rihanna) will be completely over-played on pop radio shortly. Charlie Brown actually does remind me of Charlie Brown – which is impressive. Overall, I think with time – it will grow on me. Be sure to check out Coldplay Mylo Xyloto.

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