Fancy office gadgets a bit beyond your budget? Swipe a few off your list in one savvy buy with these combo products.
Olympus C-211 ZOOM ($599)
Take a digital camera, add a Polaroid film pack, and presto — you have a portable photo printer. Use it in the field to produce on-the-spot snapshots to share, then download the digital images from the 8MB media cards once you get back to the office. The all-inclusive package contains camera, software, USB cable, two batteries, and a 10-pack of film. (800) 622-6372
Lexmark Z82 Scan/Print/Copy ($200)
Anyone with a big job and minimal funds will find this three-in-one workhorse up to the task. Use the flatbed scanner to input text and photos for fliers, newsletters, and reports. The printer functions in both color and black-and-white at up to 1200 x 1200 dpi and eight pages per minute; you can even print on postcards and transparencies. A copier handles last-minute extras, and the fax function sends documents generated by your PC out into the world. (888) LEXMARK
Microtek ScanMaker 4600 with digital camera ($189.99)
It sounds odd, but it’s practical. The slim, USB-ready digital camera-cum-scanner fits neatly on a desk or shelf and performs a multitude of jobs. You can scan at 2400 x 1200 dpi, copy documents, and create e-mail attachments, among other things. As digital cameras go, the MN-100 is basic — point-and-shoot, with room for 20 photos — but comes with extras such as PC-cam mode and an e/video-mail software program. (800) 654-4160