Now, my camera is a Kodak Easy Share CX6445
with 4 mega pixels. When I bought this baby eight years ago it was almost $300. Today it sells for a whopping $30 on Amazon, but no one would buy it because 4 mega pixels are apparently archaic and using this thing to take pictures is a lot like using a rock to hammer a nail. In other words, there are better tools. Anyhow, I've always used the sync cord that came with my camera, a very long black USB cable that attached to whole camera to my laptop (no, I don't have one of those fancy laptops with the built in card reader). Last week that cable finally wore out (or through, as it were) and I went searching for an alternative.
Targus memory card reader. One side is a USB that plugs into the laptop and on the other side the cap comes off and you plug a memory card in. Small, compact, easy to use, and much shorter than the cable I've been hauling around for eight years.It also only cost me about $7, which is totally worth it when you consider the $2 cost per picture CD without it.
See? I'm slowly getting with the times. Honestly I should just get a real laptop with all the modern conveniences but... baby steps.