superdumb supervillain: Picture Keeper- A Must Have!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Picture Keeper- A Must Have!

***WINNER PICKED 8/7 WITH RANDOM.ORG***

***CONGRATULATIONS, Carol EL!!!***

her comment...
I like that I don't need software to use it.



I'm not so great at organizing photos. It's embarrassing to admit but I haven't backed up or done anything with my photo library on my computer since before Jasper was born. He turns two tomorrow and I have 3000+ photos slowing down my hard drive. Yes, I am a bad techno mommy. Anyway, being lazy as sin led me to discover something new and totally awesome! The Picture Keeper looks like an ordinary USB flash drive stick but it is pre-loaded with software that will automatically detect photos on your computer and copy them for safekeeping. How cool is that?


Unlike so many nifty gadgets I read about, this one is actually compatible with all Windows XP and Vista systems AND, more importantly to me, Mac. Too often we Mac users get shafted on solid, inexpensive technology like this but the Picture Keeper even provides a screen-by-screen tutorial on setting up automatic backup from iPhoto files that was much, much less complicated than I expected. I think it took me two minutes, maximum. And then the Picture Keeper promptly located 5600 photos on my hard drive. Eeek! I already need to upgrade from the 8 GB model I received to try out…

The Picture Keeper is available in several versions, depending on your archiving needs: 4 GB (saves up to 4000 pictures), 8 GB (saves up to 8000 pictures), or 16 GB (saves up to 16,000 pictures). The company also recently introduced the 160 GB PK Pro external hard drive which connects via a USB cable and stores a whopping 160,000 photos! Additionally, you can choose to build your own Picture Keeper by purchasing their proprietary software and using it to format your own drive.

What I find especially useful about the Picture Keeper– aside from its obvious use as a safety net in backing up your important memories– is that it is truly cross-platform and can share information between PC and Mac computers easily, which would be great for sending a zillion trillion grandkid pictures to my Apple-deprived in-laws in West Virginia or my dad in Hawaii. You can also plug the Picture Keeper into any USB-ready digital picture frame for immediate viewing. It really doesn't get any easier, as far as I know. As a matter of fact, it was recently named one of Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Products for Summer 2009 and I would heartily agree.

To enter and win your 4 or 8 GB Picture Keeper, please comment on this post with your favorite thing about the Picture Keeper– is it the ease of use or the low cost or the easy-to-carry-anywhere size that appeals to you most?


Entries will be accepted through August 5th and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are eligible. Only one entry/comment per person, please.


For an additional entry, post my button on your blog (see code on sidebar), follow my blog, follow me on Twitter, fave me on Technorati or subscribe via email or subscribe via reader. You can also post the picture you'd most want to back up with the Picture Keeper on your blog and link back to this contest! Leave an extra comment letting me know what you did for each additional entry.




Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win!

***Click Giveaways on my sidebar to see what else you could win!***

290 comments:

  1. Having no software to install makes this really easy to use for my... not so computer savvy family.

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  2. Great find! I like *all* those attributes in a flash drive. Yep, it's hard to believe that it's Mac friendly and you're right, it's quite reasonably priced. $60 is a great price for a 16GB!

    I've got fancy shmancy backup programs but sometimes, I just want something quick, easy and dependable. Sounds like a Keeper!

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  3. It's easy! yeah!

    faved you on technorati,
    following on twitter.
    Thanks!

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  4. i like that no software has to be installed no fuss no muss so to speak mverno@roadrunner.com

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  5. OH do i need this....im starting my new business venture so everything i do requires photos...i have 2- 1gb on my key ringnow...that iPicture Keeper has 8-16GB is a godsend and i don't have a computer now...im moving and its in storage...and so im traveling light...i use the internet cafe ALOT!
    so HERE you will find photos that id love to have handy
    http://make14megives2u.blogspot.com

    im following your blog,and twittwer
    would love for you to give my giveaway a mention
    and a photo keeper would be really great for me..
    thanks

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  6. For my mother who loves to see pcis of her grandkids this would be great

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  7. I am lazy as sin when it comes to organizing pics. this would be so easy . I would love something to make the task easier like this product does.
    rfrobins@hotmail.com

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  8. I love that I can use it for all of us!

    7. Can I use Picture Keeper on multiple PC’s?


    Yes, Picture Keeper will find and save pictures from multiple PC’s up to the drive’s capacity.

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  9. button ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com

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  10. Your blog is a favorite of mine on my technorati fave blog list cdziuba

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  11. I love the low cost and seemingly great quality!

    cav1129@gmail.com

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  12. I love that the picture keeper is SO small! I would love the 8 GB! Right now I am storing all of my photos on cd's and its such a pain to go through all of them to look for one photo! This would help tremendously!

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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  13. I follow your blog!

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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  14. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/CherryBlossBaby/status/2723388383

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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  15. I fav'd your blog on Technorati:
    http://technorati.com/faves/CherryBlossomsDesign

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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  16. I subscribe via google reader!

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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  17. I blogged about the picture I'd love to backup!

    http://peonieblossoms.blogspot.com/2009/07/picture-keeper-backup.html

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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  18. There are 2 things that I really love about the Picture Keeper:

    1. How easy it is: I have so mucf
    h trouble getting pics on CD, because I always screw up one step, formatting , reading, writing, etc. UURRRGGG!!
    2. Prtability: I work on 2 different desktops and a laptop, so having my ALL my pictures in one flash drive in my pocket, no matter what computer I'm blogging on is just AWESOME!!

    Thanks for the chance to win this incredible giveaway -- PICK ME Random.org, please! :-)

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  19. You're on my faves list on Technorati,
    PrincessLorie

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  20. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fact it's cross-platform, and that's an issue in this "mixed household.

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  21. 1 yr warranty. Comes with a lanyard.
    Can also keep other kinds of files.
    So small and portable. Very nice.

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  22. feed subscriber at my yahoo
    lisalcolorado2007

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  23. I follow on twitter
    lisagee1234

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  24. I love that it's easy to use!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  25. I follow your blog.
    email in blogger profile.

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  26. i follow on twitter - js22222222 .
    email in blogger profile.

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  27. I subscribe via google reader.
    email in blogger profile.

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  28. i like that i dont need software to use it.

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  29. Luv to win it. I subscribe.

    susan wiener, swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  30. I love that it seems so easy to use!

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  31. that it will make a copy of any photos that you may have on-line

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  32. i woudl say the easy to carry is the best feature about it, i can bring it anywhere, and show everyone my pics without a HUGE album

    lostinthemission (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  33. I like that it's quick, easy and automatic. Great for someone like me.

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  34. I love that it is so portable and is a surefire way to save my photos no matter what happens to my computer. I would need an 8GB!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. It's definitely the size that is really appealing. I don't care how long it takes me to get set up, but if it's not easily usable once the pictures are on it, then it's not worth it to me

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  36. I follow you on Twitter - bsw529

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  37. I faved you on Technorati - barbarawr

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  38. I like that I could use the Picture Keeper to add photos to a digital frame, we just got one and I'm still struggling to use it. Also, since I have about 4 bajillion photos weighing down my laptop, I'd love to get them stowed safely!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  39. I follow yr blog!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  40. i follow you on twitter (glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  41. I subscribe with Bloglines
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  42. I'm subscribed via Google Reader

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  43. gotta new baby so this is perfect

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  44. It doesn't look too intimidating.

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  45. love this
    Users can also choose the more "advanced" options which allow you to select additional types of files or directories you want saved.

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

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  46. Definetely the ease of use. I am not very "technical" and some of these gadgets I just can't figure out!

    pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

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  47. I love that it stores pictures without a computer and is portable so it can go right in the camera bag.

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  48. I like that it works cross-platform and is easy to use.

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  49. The best thing would be the fact that it can go from computer to computer, since the software is in the PictureKeeper.

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  50. Blog follower

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  51. I love the way it's so small that you can put it in your purse and take it with you anywhere. Colorfulcarla@ gmail.com

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  52. I love that it's so compact and I can keep this in my pocketbook.

    denyse_g@hotmail.com

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  53. Love the "ease of use". Now if only the manual could program the user.

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  54. I really like the simplicity of this-thank you!

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  55. I love the sounds of the Picture Keeper! It sounds so much easier than storing pictures on CDs!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  56. Def the small size appeals to me!! I have stacks of cd's that our pictures are on, and I have no more room left for any more! I'd love this!

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  57. I like that it offers a tutorial for us grammis who have trouble keeping us with technology. God's Blessings to all...

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  58. I subscribe via e-mail. Thanks for a useful giveaway. God's Blessings to all...

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  59. I like the easy to carry size the best. Thanks!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

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  60. this is exactly what i'm looking for! i need something that's easy to use, and easy to store, and easy to share. perfect.

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  61. I like that it is easy to use

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  62. I love that it's easy to carry and there's nothing bulky about it.

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  63. I need one of those! How convenient! I don't have time to organize my photos now that I'm a Mom, but I tihnk I could get them organized with this!

    katielkarpovage@yahoo.com

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  64. I need this! Talk about convenient - no clean discs to find, everything portable. Wow!!

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  65. it sounds delightfully simple and a terrific safeguard against losing all my precious photos.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  66. I like that it just looks so easy. I mean, what could be easier than plugging it in, accepting, and having it do all of the work? Plus, the fact that it gets all of the pics is amazing! thanks!

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  67. You are faved in my technorati-IdahoJill, thanks

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  68. I follow you on twitter-I'm idahojill, thanks

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  69. I subscribe in my yahoo reader at jill and mike2 at yahoo, thanks!

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  70. Your button is on my sidebar, thanks!

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  71. I love that it doesn't need software to use- so simple!

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  73. I like the easy to carry anywhere size. It would make it nice to take over to family and friends houses to show them pics.

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  74. I follow your blog under April1p.

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  75. I subscribed to your emails under Apri1lp(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  76. I follow you on Twitter under April1p.

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  77. This looks so easy, I think I'd actually use it. What a great product!

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  78. I like the simplicity of just hitting a start backup button

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  79. I love that it is simple to use and that it is small enough to carry anywhere!
    thanks...I really need the 8gb badly!
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  80. following your blog publicly
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  81. following on twitter as sleatham1
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  82. faved on technorati as sleatham1
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  83. email subscriber!
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  84. i subscribe in google reader too!
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  85. Quick setup, no software to install,gets my attention.
    tasardina@yahoo.com

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  86. blog follower.
    tasardina@yahoo.com

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  87. email subscriber.
    tasardina@yahoo.com

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  88. reader subscriber.
    tasardina@yahoo.com

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  89. I love that it automatically finds and saves all your pictures

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  90. I love that it will find your photos!

    Kira
    wngsr1@aol.com

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  91. I love that I can store 4,000 pictures!!

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  92. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

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  93. I like that you can save literally thousands of photos. We took over 1,000 pics at Disney last year alone! Being able to back up easily thousands of pics is a great draw.

    iclipcoupons
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    Thanks!

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  94. Boy does this sound easy to use. I like that you can use advanced options to save other files also.
    gavagana@yahoo.com

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  95. I like that it is so easy to use that even I could do it.

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  96. I subscribe.
    gavagana@yahoo.com

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  97. I am a follower.
    gavagana@yahoo.com

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  98. i am all about inexpensive portable memory storage for my seemingly endless digital photos

    andrus.shelly at gmail.com

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  99. I don't even think I have 4000 pics!!


    a2theizzle at yahoo dot com

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  100. I like them because they are tiny and easy to carry so I can share pics with my friends anywhere.

    Thank you! :)

    robynlnorris@gmail.com

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  101. I love the portability since space seems to be a premium issue in my life.

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  102. I love that this is so portable and easy to use

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  103. I follow on Twitter as Jessilyn82

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  104. great site !! no computer needed & portable.

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  105. I love that you don't have to worry about your computer crashing and losing all your pictures!

    Amber
    Crystalclearbc@aol.com

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  106. I think the fact that it's virtually idiot-proof is most appealing to me!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  107. I'm a subscriber!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  108. I like that it's so small.

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  109. This makes it easy to store (and then locate because it looks unique) as well as share photos. My husband recently organized all our vacation photos gong back 5 years! But with digital cameras we take soooo many pictures, it's hard to stay on top of them all.

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  110. I really like the fact that you can "easily save pictures on multiple PCs." Thanks for the giveaway.

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  111. I like the small size-
    Diane Baum
    dianesmb@aol.com

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  112. Ease of use is definitely my favorite feature. I so rarely take the time to back-up my precious photos to DVD because it is such a hassle. The Picture Keeper would make this process much simpler. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  113. I like the capacity. rayreadb@yahoo.com

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  114. JeansandTs@hotmail.com
    It is the ease of use that appeals to me the most. I like that they kept it simple.

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  115. My favorite thing is that it holds a lot of pictures.

    TWBellamy@hotmail.com

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  116. My favorite feature is its easy-to-carry-anywhere size! I can take it to any outing and show my friends and family the pictures I took! Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  117. I like that it is portable backup/storage solution for your photos :)

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  118. I like that I don't need software to use it. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  119. Yahoo reader subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  120. Blog follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  121. Technorati fav. username-jelly15301,,,,jelly15301@gmail.com

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  122. Twitter follower. username-jelly15301,,,,jelly15301@gmail.com

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  123. I love that there's no software to download!

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  124. i like that it automatically finds and saves all your pictures

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  125. Picture viewing without a computer! Whoo! BethanyTate1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. What appeals to me about this? Everything! The convenient size, ease of use, its capacity, and that it would ease up my computer space.
    Great prize!

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  127. For me, ease of use is the greatest attribute of this item. I'm not a computer geek and it sounds like even I can handle this.
    elyaklang@hotmail.com

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  128. My favorite thing is the peace of mind it affords me so I don't have to worry so much about losing all my pictures.

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  129. I am technologically retarded, so I like how easy this is to use. I also like how it will provide back up to my computer, which is several years old and could die at any time! :)

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  130. It is great that it is so small and doesn't take up much space, but I really love the fact that it is so easy to use. Thansk for the giveaway.

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  131. I like that it is small enough to keep in our lock box.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  132. Well there is not enought space to list all the reasons I would like to win a picture keeper>> the most important being how very much I miss my four babies when I am away from home>> or my husband can take it with him when he is out of town and see us all! Then there is the show off part when we are around other peope! How about the safety if lightning strikes again and destroys all my photos in my computer> Great contest and prize!

    Happy second birthday to Jasper! I thought that would be a great name for a boy when I moved here>> I live in Jasper and love the name

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  133. I love it because I can take my pictures wherever I go!

    mlsinclair@ameritech.net

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  134. I follow on Twitter ljshores

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  135. I have your button http://ljsin2win.blogspot.com/

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  136. My computer crashed a few years ago and I lost all the pictures of my daughter's high school graduation. This gadget would ensure that my pictures would be safe.

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  137. Oh my...this would save me so much headaches with the worry of losing my pics... Please pick me to win!

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  138. I love the fact that subsequent backups are fast because Picture Keeper will only copy the newest images when you use it again to save your recently added or changed pictures.

    jenbutterfly12 at yahoo dot com

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  139. I follow on twitter (jenbutterfly).

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  140. I follow your blog (jenbutterfly12)

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  141. this is really easy 2 use and i like that i can see all my pictures together!
    nekomec@yaho.com

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  142. The site recommends the 8gb size for me. I like the easy-to-carry-anywhere size for transferring picture files between devices. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  143. My favorite feature had to be "easy-to-carry-around"! I love to have our pictures with me when I visit friends or family and I don't like to put them on the net, so this is the perfect solution :)

    ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. follower

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  145. folllowing on twitter:
    @ktanjatk

    ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. email subscriber

    ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. Great way to store photos, especially for a photographer! No more CDs and my only two flashdrives are filled up! BethanyTate1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  148. Price is always important so my favorite thing is the low cost.

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  149. I think its great that its small and easily portable. We have a bunch of pictures stored on our computer overseas, when we visit the next month it would be awesome to be able to save them to the Picture Keeper! Thanks for the giveaway!

    luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

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  150. I love the portability of the device,

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  151. I love how easy it is to use!

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  152. My favorite thing is that it's reliable! I've already had an external Hard drive crash and lost all the data on it, the picture keeper doesn't have moving parts and is far more durable!

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  153. I'm a blog follower! (egare1)

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  154. I'm also an email subscriber!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  155. I like that it is easy to use.

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  156. The fact that it is digital and organized is great.

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  157. I love that the 8gb keeps 8,000 pictures! I certainly could use that. My little girl loves takig pictures and she does have a unique perspective on picture taking.

    What surprised me the most was that 16GB is only $60! I would have thought it would have been a lot more. Thanks so much for this contest. I like to keep up to date on gizmos, but never like to shop for them. I get confused.

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  158. I've got several thousand photos just waiting for a big home for them.....

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  159. I like that it is so easy to use, and a great price.

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  160. I am not particularly tech savvy, so I appreciate how easy it is to use. I need more of that in my life.

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  161. The simplicity is what appeals most to me. I think it's marvelous that it won't re-copy the photos it's already saved, but will just add the new ones when you run a back-up.

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  162. I always worry what if something happens to my computer what happens to my pictures? So this would be great. What I love about it is that I would have a place to keep my precious photos!

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  163. Follow you on twitter - dlb1980

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  164. I like the ease of carrying it around and having all my pics in one place.

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  165. I like the fact that is is super easy to use and that you can have all you phots in on place and that they are safe and secure.
    jedogett@embarqmail.com

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  166. i like the fact that it can be easily carried with you



    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  167. I like how easy it is to use.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  168. I love how affordable it is. Makes it worth the purchase!

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

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  169. I have your button:
    http://invisiblepedestrian.blogspot.com/

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

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  170. I follow your blog!

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

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  171. I follow on twitter!
    username: wordsmoveme

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

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  172. I faved on technorati!
    username: wordsmoveme

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

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  173. I like that it is very easy to use and no need for complicatd software.

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  174. I like that it is very portable :)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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