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November 15, 2009

Looking for luggage and a digital camera

I find myself in the market for two things, and was wondering whether anyone has any recommendations:

  1. Luggage. I'm looking for something to check (not a carry-on) for trips when I need to take a bunch of stuff along. Obvious desirable qualities are being sturdy enough to deal with being checked, spacious, light. Bonus points for noticeable (e.g. brightly colored), cheap. Given how I use luggage (e.g on hilly sidewalks), I'd want one of the ones with 2 wheels, not 4 wheels.
  2. Digital camera. Just looking for a point-and-shoot. Main criterion here is that it have good enough quality to print, not just look at on screen. I suspect any modern camera will have most of the rest of what I want (reasonable capacity, decent battery life, ability to shoot close-ups if needed). If I can find something that doesn't have a delay on the order of 1s between me pushing the button and the picture being taken, that's a big plus! Past that, I'm not even quite sure what typically differentiates digital cameras nowadays; haven't shopped for one in a while.
  3. I welcome any advice people may have.

    Posted by bzbarsky at November 15, 2009 8:08 PM