This was a promotion last year. The Que Cat is a bar-code scanner that connects to your computer's keyboard cable. When you run it across a bar code, it's like you typed the numbers into the keyboard. Commercial units run $100-$400 from Welch. Radio Shack is getting rid of them. I just brought home a case of 24. But Why you ask? Besides being some neat & free technology, you can use the Cue Cat with the software DVD Profiler to quickly scan in every DVD in your collection. This is a huge time saver. WARNING: do not load the CD rom that comes with the Cue Cat. It contains lots of promotional crap and some spy ware. Search the internet and you will find small utility drivers that just turn on the scanning feature of the Cat. The lawyers used to make threats against these utilities, but since the Que service is defunct, I dont think it will be a problem.