If you need photo-quality printing, archival quality and fast print speeds, the R1800 is your machine. This prosumer model was made to output thousands of pages a month, and it can print 11 x 14-inch color photos in less than two minutes. Borderless photos from 4 x 6 inches up to 13 x 19 inches are also possible with this speedy inkjet. Price: $549. Contact: Epson, 800.463.7766, www.epson.com.
Runner up: Canon Pixma IP8500 Price: $320. Contact: Canon U.S.A. Inc., 800.652.2666, www.usa.canon.com.
Digital camera, professional
The Canon EOS 5D digital SLR has 12.8 megapixels of resolution and a full-frame, 35.8 x 23.9mm CMOS sensor for less visual noise and a clearer image. The camera is speedy as well, with a burst-capture rate of up to three frames per second. It's compatible with most of Canon's lenses and has all the advanced features you'd expect on a high-end digital camera. Price: $3,299. Contact: Canon U.S.A. Inc., 800.652.2666, www.usa.canon.com.
Runner up: Pentax *ist DS2 Price: $800 (body only). Contact: Pentax Imaging Co., 800.877.0155, www.pentaximaging.com.
Digital camera, consumer
The Eastman Kodak EasyShare-One offers a first in consumer-grade digital cameras: embedded Wi-Fi technology, which lets you send photos over the Internet directly from the camera, without any computer interaction. Images up to 4 megapixels in resolution can be emailed from Wi-Fi hotspots around the globe. Price: $599. Contact: Eastman Kodak Co., 800.242.2424, www.kodak.com.
Runner up: Pentax OptioWPi Price: $300. Contact: Pentax Imaging Co., 800.877.0155, www.pentaximaging.com.
The HP Officejet Pro K850 prints 13 x 19-inch, wide-format documents in full color. It's a speedy little bugger, too, with print times of 24 ppm in black and white and 21 ppm in color. And with pricing that starts at $399, the Officejet Pro K850 is not much more than an average inkjet. Price: starts at $399; network version, $499. Contact: Hewlett-Packard Co., 888.999.4747, www.hp.com.
Runner up: Konica-Minolta Magicolor 2430 DL Price: $399. Contact: Konica Minolta Printing Solutions U.S.A., 800.523.2696, www.printer.konicaminolta.com.
The Rimage 360i CD and DVD publishing system can burn a disc and print a fine thermal-inkjet-based image on a label in mere minutes, in a totally hands-free operation. The Rimage claims the 360i system provides the lowest cost of ownership in the industry based on printed cost per disc. Price: $2,495.
Contact: Rimage Corp., 800.445.8288, www.rimage.com.
Runner up: Aleratec USB Copy Cruiser Plus. Price: $90. Contact: Aleratec Technologies, 818.678.6900, www.aleratec.com.
The svelte, solid little hard drive has 120GB of capacity, but it weighs a mere 6 ounces. Encased in aluminum, and smaller than most PDAs, the drive can store hours of digital video, thousands of digital images, or more PowerPoint slideshows than you'd ever want to see. Price: $280. Contact: Iomega Corp., 858.314.7000, www.iomega.com.
Runner up: CMS ABSplus 80GB Price: $269. Contact: CMS Products, 800.327.5773, www.cmsproducts.com.
This tiny portable drive lets you take your computer with you. The 1GB version of the Store 'n' Go U3 Smart Drive stores your computer applications and its data. This lets you plug the drive into any Windows XP or 2000 computer and use it as if it were your primary machine. Price: $99. Contact: Verbatim Corp., 800.421.4188, www.verbatim.com.
Runner up: Lexar Media JumpDrive Secure II Price: $100 (1GB version). Contact: Lexar Media Inc., 510.413.1200, www.lexar.com