Deals of the Week

This week, save big on a Sony e-book reader, a wireless music player, a Canon PowerShot, and more.

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera, $169

If you're interested in a stellar point-and-shoot digital camera with great color accuracy, then check out the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS. Amazon has it on sale for $169, with free shipping--that's $72 off from the list price of $241 and the lowest price we could find online (you may find other stores offering a similar price, but they may not include free shipping).

The super-slim PowerShot SD780 IS is a 12-megapixel camera with manual ISO settings and a nice selection of scene modes. Although the battery life could be better, it produces sharp images and very good picture quality overall.

Dell Inspiron Zino HD Desktop Computer, $249

Taking the number two spot on the PC World Labs list of the Top 5 Compact Desktop PCs is the Dell Inspiron Zino HD, now on sale at the Dell online store for $249.

At the listed price, the tiny 8-by-8-inch Inspiron Zino HD has 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 250GB hard drive, but you can upgrade to more storage for a little additional cash. This quiet machine can hook up to your HDTV or computer monitor through HDMI or VGA connections, and it also includes two eSATA ports and four USB slots--all of which makes this a convenient, compact multimedia device.

Logitech Squeezebox Radio Internet Music Player, $149

You can get the Logitech Squeezebox Internet Music Player for $149 over at This stand-alone, tabletop radio system usually retails for $200.

The Squeezebox Radio lets you listen to your computer-hosted music, Internet radio, and subscription-music services through a wireless network. It has its own amplifier and speaker and displays album art, visualizers, menus, and song or station information on a 4.3-inch color screen.

Powermat Portable Charging Mat, $75

Keeping track of all of your portable device chargers can be a total drag, especially while you're traveling. The Powermat Portable Charging Mat can solve this problem--and Adorama has it on sale for $75. This device charger usually retails for $100.

The Powermat wowed us at CES 2009 with its magnetic induction technology. It plugs into a standard wall outlet and can charge up to three electronic devices at once when placed on the mat.

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300, $115 has the refurbished Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 on sale for $110 (plus $5 shipping). This is considerably cheaper than the usual $200 price, even with the shipping charge. Take your pick of color--silver, black, or red.

We like the Pocket Reader for its portability, intuitive controls, and comfortable case. It sports a 5-inch, 8-grayscale E Ink screen and supports PDF, TXT, RTF, and Microsoft Word (.doc) files as well as commercial e-books. Because of the limited font-size options and lack of audio support, this may not be the best e-reader for the visually impaired.

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