By Pat Volchok
A sneak preview of
this year’s hottest products Photography and 1 Hour Photo
Sony’s DSCW1 (#826333) and Pentax’s
S50 (#830766) digital cameras, both with 5
Tmegapixels and 3x optical zoom, and
Konica Minolta’s Z3 with 4 megapixels and
The crazed holiday demands of December are fast 12x optical zoom (#828803).
Through the Eyes of a Child (#809807),
approaching. Rather than greeting this challenging season a disposable camera and activity photo
with dread and trepidation (remember last year?), I say take album for children.
Acid-free, wood Shadow Box Set (#812397)
matters into your own hands, make that list of must-do’s for storing and displaying memorabilia.
now and get them out of the way during saner November. Pat’s note: New from 1 Hour Photo! Holiday
Costco fits perfectly into this suggestion as warehouses photo cards in a more traditional 5" format,
complete with elegant gold-foil insert
and costco.com are bulging at the seams this very moment envelopes and printed on long-lasting Fuji
with everything members need to master the upcoming Crystal archive paper.
weeks. It’s one-stop holiday shopping at its finest.
To assist members even more, I recently cruised around
Costco’s headquarters, pestering buyers into revealing some
of their best buys for the 2004 holiday season. Here’s an
easy checklist of just a fraction of the treasures waiting to be
discovered. Happy, peaceful holidays!
HP Pavilion dv1049cl Entertainment
Notebook (#29400) combines mobile computing and home theater with a 60 GB hard
drive and 14" HD wide-screen monitor.
HP Photosmart Compact Photo Printer
(#28272) with 2. 5" LCD screen allows mobile
editing and printing without a computer.
Sony VAIO Desktop Computer (#28947)
4 Inside Costco • NOVEMBER 2004