Cool Tools: June 2007

June 1, 2007

Go Wi-Fi With Your Camera

Share property photos from your digital camera instantly without having to connect your camera to a PC. Sony’s new 6 megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-G1 camera lets you send images wirelessly to compatible computers and cameras bearing the Digital Living Network Alliance label, such as Fujitsu, Sony, and Toshiba products. The camera can store up to 600 6 MP images or up to 7,500 lower-resolution images without a memory card. $599.99. Sony Corp. of America, New York; 877/865-7669; www.sonystyle.com/newcameras.

On-Call Personal Assistant

Give your clients the gift of information. Gift cards have a toll-free number that connects clients to a live agent who can answer questions or assist with such tasks as providing driving directions or stock quotes or helping book airline tickets. Or give clients unlimited use of a personal assistant for a year and market your listings with the company’s Personal Touch program. Starting at $1.70 each for 10-minute gift cards with a 25-card minimum purchase. Maestro Personal Assistants, Dallas; 800/777-1411; personalmaestro.com.

Save Yourself a Trip to the Post Office

The Dymo Desktop Mailing Solution lets you calculate the postal rates for your packages (first-class postage jumped to 41 cents on May 14) and print your own stamps — first class, flat-rate priority mail, international, and postcard mail pieces — right from your home or office. The U.S. Postal Service–approved all-in-one mailing kit includes software compatible with Windows and Macintosh systems, a printer for printing addresses and postage labels, and a scale to weigh packages. $239.99. Dymo, Stamford, Conn.; 800/426-7827, ext. 2; www.dymo.com.

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