Polaroid Media Backup is designed to automatically back up digital photo files on your computer hard drive. All you need to do is plug the device into your computer's USB port, and it automatically searches the computer for all digital images and copies them. You don't need to install or configure any software, or even click a mouse.

The device contains a 2.5-in., 40-gigabyte hard drive that will hold up to 40,000 photos. You can print photos directly from the device or use it to share and print photos via the Internet.

Price: $129. Contact Polaroid Corp., Dept. FIN, 1265 Main St., Bldg. W3, Waltham, MA 02451, 781/386-2000, visit www.polaroid.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 154.