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This little blue camera is not only a kick, it's functional.

Wondering what to bring along on vacation besides your laptop and your cell phone? Try the PhotoMax MP3 Digital Camera by Polaroid, a funky combination digital camera and MP3 player that will come in handy if you feel like getting out and having some, well, fun.

This little blue camera is not only a kick, it's functional: The durable plastic casing means that you won't have to worry about wear and tear during outdoor day trips or late-night dancing.

The camera's 16 MB CompactFlash memory card can store several hundred photos (depending on the resolution) or about half an hour's worth of music. The price? A vacation-friendly $249.95, and that includes digital-photo and MP3 software, USB cable, carrying case, earphones, and AA batteries. Find PhotoMax on the Web (

A version of this article appeared in the May 2001 issue of Fast Company magazine.