Bundled cables include HDMI, composite video with stereo audio, and USB 2.0. Price: $215 (street)
While it's probably not something you'll do a lot of, showing your footage or completed work on the road can be a handy capability. Sturdy portable storage is key to that, something the LaCieLaCinema Rugged multimedia hard drive offers for both Macs and PCs. The shockproof-mounted drive also features upscaling to 1080i HD resolutions for video and still images. Supported formats include MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (AVI, VOB, IFO, ISO), MPEG-4 (AVI, XVID), JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP.