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121. Sharp Mobilon Pro PV-5000 Handheld
Too low to display list($179.99)
122. Fossil Wrist Net Smart Watch for
$69.99 list($49.95)
123. Casio Cassiopeia PV-S400Plus Pocket
list($219.94)
124. Sony PEG-T415 Clie Handheld
$289.99 list($179.00)
125. Remanufactured Toshiba E400 Pocket
126. Handspring Visor Deluxe (Blue)
$89.00
127. PalmOne IIIxe Handheld with Pocket
Too low to display $42.00 list($129.99)
128. Abacus Wrist Net Smart Watch for
129. Sony Clie PDA (PEG-S320)
130. Handspring Visor Edge (Metallic
$249.99
131. Toshiba e330 Pocket PC Handheld
list($299.99)
132. PalmOne IIIc Personal Handheld
$499.99
133. HP iPAQ hx2750 Pocket PC (FA301A)
134. Handspring Treo 180 PDA and Cellular
list($169.99)
135. Casio Cassiopeia BE-300 Pocket
list($499.99)
136. Compaq iPAQ 3630 Color Pocket
$489.99
137. ASUS MyPal A730 ( 90A-S4N1004
$18.99 list($29.95)
138. BELKIN F8U0802 OmniDock-L for
139. Reconditioned Handspring Visor
$195.00 list($199.99)
140. Xircom Rex Pro 5 PC Companion

121. Sharp Mobilon Pro PV-5000 Handheld PC

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Asin: B00000J1AF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sharp
Sales Rank: 53840
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Runs Windows CE operating system
  • Includes Microsoft Pocket Word, Outlook, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • PC file viewer, MPEG player, and image editor
  • ActiveSync quickly synchronizes data and sends emails when connected to PC
  • What's in the box: Mobilon Pro PV-5000, Serial cable, Modular phone cable, CD-ROM, AC adaptor, CR2032 lithium backup battery, Two spare screws, Operation manual

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Handheld
The PRO PV-5000 is the greatest handheld PC on the market. It performs all the tasks expected at an excellent level. It has a clear, flat screen which is most convenient. ... Read more


122. Fossil Wrist Net Smart Watch for MSN Direct (FX3002) Dick Tracy
list price: $179.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B000153ZXI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Fossil
Sales Rank: 6696
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

It's a great idea, and, for the most part a great product: a watch that keeps time with atomic clock accuracy and displays useful, timely information. The Smart Watch gives you stock prices, news, and weather, and personal messages, all right on your watch face. You get all that stuff on your cell phone already, right? But the idea of the Smart Watch though is that it offers this information in glanceable form, and on a device that is always at hand. Simplicity and unobtrusiveness are key--you can rapidly navigate through all the different types of information quickly, and immediately read your text messages the moment they arrive with a discreet little beep.

MSN Direct is the subscription service that broadcasts data to the Smart Watch via an FM signal. The first thing you have to do when you get your watch is set up an account and customize your information channels. It's a fairly quick process, though you have to jump through a few Microsoft hoops (like getting a .NET Passport). Immediate gratification junkies should be warned, however, that you most likely won't start getting any data until about 12 or more hours after set up. Also, the channels are very much a work in progress--the news I was getting initially had a random quality to it, but more recently the watch's timeliness has compared favorably with CNN.com in breaking major stories.

Information delivered to your watch includes:

Stock quotes: Get updates on the stocks you care about, as well as information on the major high-volume stocks and indices. News: Get headlines and the full text of local, national, international, business, entertainment, sports, health, and travel news stories.
Time: Wrist Net watches display the current time, automatically updated for different time zones, and include a chronometer, an alarm, and a timer. You can choose from a wide variety of watch faces for just the right look.Weather: Get the latest reports for cities all over the world. Local city weather information includes current conditions, a three-day forecast, sunrise and sunset information, humidity, barometric pressure, and ultraviolet (UV) index.
Text messages: Receive messages from friends and family through MSN Messenger version 6.0 or later. Sports: Continuous sports updates keep consumers current on game times, scores, pre- and post-game stories, and standings for their favorite collegiate and professional sports teams.
Daily Diversions: Currently, consumers can select from Word of the Day, Quote of the Day, Born on This Day, and This Day in History. Horoscope: Consumers can receive a personalized horoscope based on their specific time and place of birth.

The need to recharge frequently--a single charge will last two to seven days, depending on usage--has some users unhappy, but for me it is a non-issue. You charge the watch by simply placing it on its cradle, so if you set the cradle up wherever you stash the watch at night, the watch will always be charged.

There are a few real drawbacks, however, most prominent (literally) being the size of the watch, which is on the humongous side of fashionably chunky. Another downer is the strap which is hard to close and, since it contains the watch's antenna, tends to spring open. The most serious complaint however is that reception can be sporadic--there were entire days that I got no new data at all. When MSN Direct improves service--and it has shown signs of doing so since the watch launched--they will have a truly revolutionary product on their hands (and the nation's wrists). --David Stoesz

Pros

  • Geek factor is through the roof
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Recharging is a snap

Cons

  • It's HUGE
  • Coverage can be sporadic
  • Strap is unwieldy
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Features

  • Stocks, news, personal messages, and more--delivered wirelessly to your watch
  • One of the first devices to use MSN Direct, a wireless subscription service
  • Automatically updates to the correct local time when you travel
  • Customizable data channels and watch faces
  • Syncs up with your Outlook calendar

Reviews (39)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fossil Spot - Ready and Able
Had the Fossil watch for over a week now and it has performed flawlesly. Short of a wrist PDA, this is the next best thing. The screen is extremely readable and the backlight is very bright. Yes, the watch needs to be charged, but unless you insist on wearing it 24/7 this shouldn't be a challenge. The charging stand is well-designed - no wires to attach to the watch - just sit the watch on the ergonomic stand and you're set. The MSN site is well-designed and there is a good selection of data sources. One nice feature is that the MSN service provides a local news channel. I've had lots of static zaps over the past week with no problems to the watch. The band takes a little getting used to, but is comfortable. Basically, it's just a fun watch, and if you like the geek factor - it's there - but not THAT geekie that you'll be mistaken for a Borg. If you want data and appointments at your disposal without juggling a PDA or cellphone, this is an excellent alternative. The only small caveat is the coverage area, so make sure you go to the direct.msn.com website and check out your zipcode.

5-0 out of 5 stars Impressed so far...
I purchased this watch after a 3 year lack of a wrist watch. My Phone was too clumsy to look at time, and I wanted a tech saavy watch. This is my first delve into MS Watches, but so far I am impressed. Set up was a breeze, Once it had charged (overnight) the morning, it was ready with all my calander and news and stocks right there. I did purchase the extended warranty, why not its an expensive little new gadget...I want to be covered incase something happens...

One drawback...not water proof per say...it can get splashed...but you have to take it off to shower or swim... I have a big wrist so the watch is the right size, though it will be big on some people.

I love this thing so far...and no issues yet.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst thing I ever bought.
I love gadgets so I was real happy to get this. But, it is poorly designed. It hardly ever works. If I go into my basement or on the subway it sets itself to 12:00. It constantly turns off. Too bad they only give you a 90 day warranty, because they charge you $120 to fix this $130 watch. Avoid this. It is garbage.

1-0 out of 5 stars immature technology: 4 resets / 24 hours, big billing issues
Great idea, $5/month (annual subscription) is good deal for news, weather, your Outlook calendar, 15 stock tickers, very good user interface BUT:
1. My watch suffered up to 4 resets in 24 hours - it would just go to 12:00 noon and forget everything.
2. Once I returned the watch and cancelled my subsription, MSN kept charging me even though they acknowledged I did cancel the account. They also said they "can't" delete my credit card information from their records so they can't guarantee they won't "accidentally" charge me again... Also, over 10 minutes of waiting on line for a person to speak to. Really awful service.

In short, great technology and I'll try it again but not for another 6-12 months - let it mature first on both technology and service.

Also: watch design is VERY dorky and was too geeky even for for geekiest friends. you might want to wait for more "earthly" desings to come out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I brought this recently for my husband and I must say I think it is great. Everything right at your wrist. I am able to send him messages; get my lotto numbers; get my horoscope and he is able to keep up with his sports and select what teams he wants to get updates on. Excellent, Windy today, humidity, just look at your watch. Excellent. You do have to have a subcription for 60 a year. but its worth it. Your also able to change the face of your watch. COOL! ... Read more


123. Casio Cassiopeia PV-S400Plus Pocket Viewer
list price: $49.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005O71Z
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Casio
Sales Rank: 8166
Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 4 MB PDA with scheduler, contacts, memos, and calculator
  • Copy, view, and edit Microsoft Excel documents
  • 160 x 160 LCD display with backlight
  • Works for 180 hours on 2 AAA batteries
  • What's in the box: Cassiopeia PV-S400Plus, PC Synchronization Cradle, Hard Cover, Stylus, User manual

Reviews (41)

5-0 out of 5 stars The best PDA purchase - EVER!
I've recently upgraded to the PVS400 Plus from earlier inexpensive PDA's and I'm thrilled with it! It's not as heavy as Palms, looks just as sleek and is the best PDA ever...

It includes all the basic functions... multiple contact lists (personal, business, etc.), great calendar functions (one time events up through yearly birthdays - all with optional alarm functions, which activate even when PDA is off!), memo areas (one where I keep passwords, medical info, emergency info and the other which is free-hand to take down quick notes, phone numbers, etc.) expense area (not used - can't comment), games (2), calculators, and a super large screen which avoids need to "wrap around" and scroll down to read... all of which can be password protected!

I purchased mine for $50, including cradle and set-up disc. For those who have Outlook Express (OE) which you can't sync with, (unlike the real "upgraded" Outlook), it's great that Casio has it's own operating system (OS). I couldn't tell you how many PDA's (4 at last count!) I purchased, and returned, because I couldn't sync w/OE and/or OS's weren't included.

This is a great gift... update family info on PC program and download into various PDA's and voila! Great for students of any age, kids finally moving out... they'll all have current contact info, birthdays, medical info, etc. at their fingertips, and with individual docking cradles, they can update as needed.

I could go on and on... I even talked my Dad into buying one and he loves it!

If you're not looking for email, camera functions, etc., this is the PDA for you! For $50 you can't go wrong... trust me!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Small Price To Pay For A Good PDA
I've had the Casio Cassiopeia Pocket Viewer for some time now and have found it to be a PDA worthy of rivaling any Royal brand organizer and can surpass any Sharp or other brand name organizer (under $100) I've seen out in the market. Among its many features, includes a calendar, scheduler (complete with To-do list, reminders, appointments, etc.), expense manager (which can calculate expenses by payment or expense type from particular dates), conversion calc, two games, and memo. In addition, it includes a Quick Memo feature which enables you to simply write out what you need to remember. You can also create a screensaver which briefly appears every time you turn on the Pocket Viewer from this feature. I especially like the great backlighting on this PDA. Also, I enjoy the Pocket Sheet feature which enables you to create your own mini spreadsheets. I've found it particularly useful for keeping track of class and textbook reading assignments. Apparently, you can also download Excel documents from your PC into your Pocket Viewer and vice versa, although I haven't tried it myself yet. You can also download other documents (games, etc.) from the Casio website by installing the free software that comes with your Pocket Viewer onto your PC. So overall, I'd say this PDA is great for anyone who wants the feel of a PDA (this PDA is actually more slimmer and easy to take along with you than most regular PDAs I've seen)--that is easy to use and has some good features on it-- without having to spend $100s of bucks for.

4-0 out of 5 stars This thing is great.
If you're looking for an inexpensive PDA to help organize your life, and don't need things like full color screens and wireless e-mail, look no further. I wanted a something to help keep me organized, but didn't want to spend hundreds on a bunch of high-tech toys I didn't need. The Cassiopeia PV-S400Plus Pocket Viewer is simple to use and a great value for the money. I read some reviews here complaining of it using up batteries quickly. I don't know where they're getting that. I bought one of these seven months ago and haven't had to change the batteries once. Highly recommended to anyone who needs an inexpensive, no bells and whistles organizer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Gets the Job Done
This will take care of all the basics for your personal organizational needs- scheduler, To-Do lists, contact info lists, MS Excel Spreadsheet program, basic calculator, free writing memo option, as well as some additional games. It doesn't have all of the exciting extras that some of the other programs have (i.e. email, color, etc) but it's one of the few high quality PDA's at a good price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Simplicity, Reliability, and Great Battery Life
I have used the PV-S250 for over two years and recently just got the PV-S400Plus for even less because the PV-S250 has been rather well used and I didn't want one of these overcomplicated power hungry expensive units. The software is virutally identical, so I was interested in extending the life of my PV-S250 and the PV-S400Plus was just the item.

I use the unit for two things: I make notes of system network ID's, device names, logons, common command syntax, support phone numbers, etc. and I synchronize with outlook all the time. I carry it around in my pocket and check my scedule liberally. The system can carry about 100 alarms, so I usually get a beep at my default reminder time in my outlook (15 minutes before a meeting). I also have access to all my Tasks and my Contacts.

The really useful aspect for me is the ability to modify my contacts, add phone numbers, email addresses, personal information, etc. to my Casio and then synch it back with Outlook. I can also take everything in my Outlook Contacts and Schedule with me whereever I go and never have to worry about remembering to put something into my Outlook if I have my PDA available. On the systems which I support that I don't touch very often, you can't imagine how useful it is to have the system ID number, network address or device name available because I saved it in my handheld. Plus, if you need to, you can password protect those items.

I am not interested in email on my PDA or anything really complex. I don't need an MP3 player or wireless web access. The spreadsheet capability is great if you really want to invest the time to synchronize with the Excel tool, but the screen is so small, that I find it not very worthwhile and I don't use it.

The simple expense tracking system is very useful and simple. I use it to track expenses on business trips and it does a great job.

I have not, as of yet, had any problem synchronizing with my PV-S400Plus, but I did occassionally with the PV-S250 and it was a royal pain to have to then do a full-synch since it ran about 9600 baud the whole time.

If you have a modem, you may wish to make sure you don't have interrupt conflicts, because my past experience with the PV-S250 was that it didn't like my fax modem being on at the same time.

One other drawback is that if you want to sychronize any of the other information like your notes, you do have to make a separate transfer from PCSynch. I don't like this aspect and I rarely use it. To date, I have never lost anything from memory in two years. I wish it had the ability to synch with the notes folder in Outlook instead. Also, while the Excel compatibility gives the unit a bit a power for calculations, I personally would rather have a it be able to read WORD files instead. But that is getting into bigger color units that are expensive.

My PV-S250 is still performing flawlessly even though it is showing some serious wear on the plastic exterior. Nevertheless, the unit has never failed me and the batteries last for over a month with regular use...try that with a color handheld PC!! ... Read more


124. Sony PEG-T415 Clie Handheld
list price: $219.94
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Asin: B00005ULPK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 6435
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Powerful productivity wrapped in an attractive body, the Sony Clié handheld will appeal to both your practical and aesthetic sensibilities. The Palm-powered Sony PEG-T415 offers great organization tools in the slimmest PDA on the market--just .39 inches in depth. And exclusive Sony features like the Jog Dial navigator and Memory Stick media expansion slot make the Clié the smart and stylish way to keep yourself organized.

The Sony Clié handheld runs on the proven, reliable Palm operating system, which means it comes complete with all the standard Palm OS applications you need for organizing your life. It comes with Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, Mail, and Expense tools, and the Sony-enhanced Address Book that enables you to add photos to your contacts.

It also features a wide range of fun and productivity applications, including StreetFinder Express from Rand McNally for interactive maps, Vindigo city guides, Amy Reiley's Pocket Vineyard and Pocket Gourmet, and games such as Zap!2000, Acid Solitaire, and Race Fever. Plus, the Clié is fully compatible with thousands of Palm OS add-on applications available for download.

Connect to your PC and synchronize your contacts and date book using the included USB cradle. You can also beam information to other Palm OS handheld owners using the IrDA infrared port.

The Sony Clié PEG-T415 comes with a number of exclusive Sony features. The Jog Dial navigator allows you to access images, phone numbers, notes, even video clips, while keeping your other hand free. And you get virtually unlimited data storage with Sony's Memory Stick removable media. Transfer digital content between your Clié handheld and other Memory Stick-compatible products, including digital cameras, digital camcorders, and PCs.

You can also use the PEG-T415 as a remote control for audio and video components using its enhanced infrared port and Clié Remote Commander software.

The Sony Clié is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000 Professional, and Me, and connects to your PC using the USB port. It comes with a USB HotSync cradle (which also charges the lithium polymer battery), detachable AC adapter, stylus, and a protective cover.

What's in the box

  • Clie handheld
  • USB HotSync cradle
  • AC adapter
  • Stylus
  • Protective cover
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • Application manual
  • Read This First
  • Registration Notice
  • Graffiti sticker
  • End User License Agreement
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Features

  • Thinnest PDA available--only .39 inches thick--with 8 MB memory
  • Jog Dial navigator allows you to access phone numbers, notes, and more while keeping your other hand free
  • Use as an infrared remote control for audio and video products such as a TV, DVD player, or audio receiver
  • Synchronize with your PC using included HotSync cradle; compatible with Windows PCs
  • What's in the box: Clie handheld, USB HotSync cradle, AC adapter, Stylus, Protective cover, Installation CD-ROM, Application manual, Graffiti sticker

Reviews (34)

5-0 out of 5 stars I just love this Sony PEG-T415
This is the best thing I have ever had.
First, I must say that I'm a big fan of all Sony product, those people are just amazing.
Second, there is no comparison with any palm device when it comes to the screen, and design as well.
The unltra-slim design, to be honest, was the main and biggest feature I was looking for in a palm. I really needed a small and light PDA that I can carry anywhere without stuffing my pocket.
I had the Palm M100 for more than a year, and it was great. It never failed me and give me problems, except for two things: not enough memory, and the backlight was awful, which is the case with almost all the palm devices, the backlight works well only if you are in total darkness, and it is not actually a "back light" because it only lights the fonts and icons against dark background. But, with all Sony palm devices, the back light works great. They gave you very bright light background against dark fonts and icons, although this takes some of battery life, it shouldn't be a problem becasue since it is rechargeable, unlike the Palm M100.
This device is great in its processor speed, sound, and the wonderfull applications that come with it.
It is also light in weight. I bought the ultra-slim leather case to protect it, and, though, it is slim and light. You won't even notice that you carry it in your pockect. Trust me, it is the thinnest palm ever made, as they say about it in Sony home page.
The price also is not so bad. I strongly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars well worth the money!
First, I must admit that this is my first PDA ever. I wasn't sure if the "grafiti" writing system would appeal to me (a laptop user) and I wasn't quite sure what I'd use it for. If you're the type of person who writes phone numbers or important addresses/information on the back of old receipts you find in your car only to forget them 10 minutes later, this is a tool for you! I can't count how many important numbers I've lost... and I'm only 22.

Before purchasing this item I made sure to shop around at my local electronics stores. I compared it to palm-powered devices in its category: Palm M505, Handspring Visor Edge, etc. I have to say I was enamored with this little machine from the second I saw it. Not only is it the thinnest PDA on the market, it also has the highest resolution display. Now I know some people might have complained about the contrast/darkness in reviews here and on epinions... but I must say that I have found no problems with it - in fact, the contrast button/menu (which most, apparently aren't aware of) is simple to use. The backlight is also fantastic.

Since I'm only going to use it for the Address Book, Date Book, To Do List, and Memo Pad I really couldn't care less about the other bundled applications - I'm going to use this as an organizer... nothing more. I must say, however, that the extra applications look tasty (a photo and movie program, world alarm clock, memory stick utilities, etc.). The problem with these, and the only problem I have encountered so far, is the complete and utter lack of Mac OS support.

Since the Sony lacks direct Mac Support (there is a program called "missing sync" but I'm not really interested) I will never be "hot-synching" my Clie to my computer - it will be a stand-alone device. So, if you're looking for a great organizer or even a multimedia PDA (if you have a PC) this is really about the best you can do at this point (not counting the color version) and you won't be making any compromises. Grafiti, as it turns out, is as easy as printing in all Caps and it took me all of 10 minutes to master the basic functions of this beautiful, aluminum, sleek, thin, utterly gorgeous little machine. :)

4-0 out of 5 stars So far so good...but
I bought this refurbished and have been pretty happy with it. It is my first PDA. But I have had a couple of problems - the flimsy cover which keeps coming off...and then this mysterious backlight which everyone keeps talking about. Where is this backlight? I have not been able to find it in any manual. The only thing I know is you can adjust the contrast but that's it. Thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars this is great!
...Anyway, I love my 415! It is tiny so easy to carry. It's got a good solid feel to it (just heavy enough to feel good but not too heavy). The resolution is awesome, the buttons are great (it is hard to turn on accidentally), the clie programs are good (clie remote is sooo cool!), and it's got a jog-wheel. I like my clie a lot better than my palm, plus it looks cooler (!) and is smaller than anything else I've seen.

Cons: stylus is tiny! It is hard to keep between my fingers. The screen can be kinda dark. The backlight is easy to turn on, so it's never an issue for me. I use screen protectors and that reduces glare (plus it's a good investment).

Overall, a great handheld. Highly recommended. Sony's refurbished program is also a deal-- costs a lot less. A must-have if you want the smallest and coolest around!

4-0 out of 5 stars Does what I need it to do
The backlighting could be better and if I had to do it again I'd probably buy a color PDA. But overall, I've been pleased with the T415. It does everything I want, it's thin and lightweight, takes a beating (can't tell you how many times I've dropped the thing), and the battery lasts FOREVER. I use it every day and I charge the battery *maybe* once a month. ... Read more


125. Remanufactured Toshiba E400 Pocket PC PDA
list price: $179.00
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Asin: B00026P9VM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba (Reconditioned)
Sales Rank: 10495
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Features

  • Touch Panel:Analog resistance sensitive system touch panel
  • Controls/Buttons:5 way navigation button; 4 application keys- calendar, contacts, task
  • Meno; 3 function navigator (Toshiba Scroller) for up, down and action
  • Reset switch, voice record button, Power on/off button, battery on/off switch, hold switch, stylus pen
  • 3.5" TFT transreflective color display, 240 x 320 (portrait) resolution (16 bit)

126. Handspring Visor Deluxe (Blue)

Asin: B00004TDN0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Handspring
Sales Rank: 9801
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Handspring Visor Deluxe is the hot new handheld that runs the popular Palm OS, so it's compatible with thousands of existing applications. It's also expandable with Springboard modules that can add extra memory or a modem, or transform your Visor into an MP3 player, video game, GPS receiver, and more. Plus, its fast-synchronizing USB connection is compatible with both the PC and Macintosh.

To set up the Handspring Visor Deluxe, we followed the Getting Started instructions printed on the software CD-ROM case, inserting the batteries, calibrating the touch screen, entering the date and time, connecting the included USB cradle to our PC (an optional serial cradle is available), installing the desktop synchronization software, and synchronizing the Visor with our PC. The entire setup process was straightforward and intuitive, requiring only about five minutes.

Fans of Palm Computing's Palm III line of connected organizers will have no difficulty using the Visor, as it runs on a licensed version of the Palm OS. All the popular Palm personal information management (PIM) applications are included and work exactly the same way as they do on the Palm. The Visor also uses Palm's Graffiti handwriting recognition system for text entry, which takes only a few minutes to learn and a few hours of practice to master. Handspring has added to the Palm OS an advanced date book, calculator, world clock, and support for floating-point math.

The Visor Deluxe comes with 8 MB of RAM, providing plenty of room for thousands of addresses, to-do items, and memos; hundreds of e-mail messages; and several years of appointments. It also includes a USB synchronization cradle, two AAA batteries, a stick-on Graffiti "cheat sheet," a leather slip case, a stylus, a Handspring logo decal, a Quick Reference Guide, inserts describing accessories and cases, and a software CD-ROM. The CD-ROM includes Palm Desktop Software 3.01, a software link to Microsoft Outlook, and the full-length User's Guide. However, the Visor Deluxe does not come with an AC adapter.

Using the Visor was intuitive and fun, just like the Palm III series organizers that it's based on. However, unlike the Palm, the Visor has an easily accessible expansion port that supports Springboard modules. For our tests, we installed a modem module, an 8 MB memory module, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf game, and a Physician's Desk Reference module (note that you can install only one module at a time). Installing these modules is very easy, and they can greatly increase the functionality, power, and usefulness of the Visor. (For more information, see the descriptions of the individual Springboard modules.

Overall, we were very impressed with the Visor. It takes the best of the popular Palm platform, and adds memory and expandability--all at a great price. --Mike Brown

Pros:

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Runs the Palm OS and supports thousands of existing Palm applications
  • Expandable with Springboard modules
  • Good price

Cons:

  • No AC adapter included
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Features

  • 8 MB RAM stores thousands of addresses, appointments, to-do items, memos, and more
  • Fully compatible with thousands of Palm OS applications
  • Supports optional expansion modules for MP3 player, pager, modem, GPS, video games, and more
  • Important note: If you are running Windows 95/NT or using a non-USB Macintosh, you must order the Serial HotSync Cradle separately
  • What's in the box: Visor Deluxe, HotSync cradle, stylus, snap cover, leather slip case, Palm Desktop software, two AAA batteries

Reviews (389)

5-0 out of 5 stars This will change the way you do everything!
I have had my Handspring Visor Deluxe for well over a year now, and it has become a tremendous help to me in many ways. First and foremost is the calendar. No more bulky day planner! Instead, I can pull it out of my front pocket any time I want. I also like the fact that all of the information is on my computer at home and online (using Yahoo! TrueSync software). I also use the to-do list all the time, as well as using my Visor to take notes in class, write emails, play games, and read the news, weather, and even check out local movie listings using AvantGo software. There are thousands of free software applications out there for almost anything you could imagine. The Graffiti text input system is easy to use - I now write just as fast into my Visor as on paper with a pen.

I have excellent backup software (BackUpBuddy) and inexpensive insurance from PDAs Lost Or Stolen so I don't worry about what will happen if my Visor gets stolen, is lost, or broken.

If you can't tell already, I LOVE my Visor Deluxe. It helps me to stay organized and on top of things (no small feat). While the design is a bit bulkier than a Visor Edge or a Palm Vx, it is very sturdy, and for the price, I don't think it can be beat. I haven't purchased any accessories for my visor, but I know people who have purchased keyboards and springboard expansion modules, including modems and memory expansions, and they love them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Palm Users, You Will Love This!
I have owned and used a Palm IIIe for a couple of years. I recently ordered the basic Visor for my mom as the lower end Palm devices are simply not available either locally or on the WWW. After the Visor was delivered, we discovered that the cradle that comes standard with the handheld requires USB connection. My mom does not have USB capability so she asked to trade her Visor for my Palm. I must admit that I was skeptical at first and not sure about Handspring. I tend to be loyal to products that have worked well for me. After using the Visor I absolutely think it is a great handheld! I have actually returned it and purchased the deluxe model with 8 MB of storage. It works exactly like my Palm but with these notable exceptions: tons of storage, the ability to expand via the Springboard, great fun colors and a super price! Already there are an assortment of modules and accessories that are quite impressive! I strongly encourage all skeptics out there to seriously look at the Visor! It is a great value and a great product!

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware...
I have this visor. I quit using it after a year. The problem is that it uses batteries... normal use you will get arround a week.
You have to check the batteries even if it has not been used since it consumes batteries. You need to have information stored and updated in your pc AT ALL TIMES, in this way if the information is lost from visor you will be able to recover it-hotsync. Information is usually lost when batteries are low/die.

I replaced it for the sony clie pega tj25 handheld.

For all of you who have or plan to buy this item... Good luck.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent for being so cheap
PROS:
- Extremely inexpensive
- Not as large as the Prism model
- Simple buttons
- EXCELENTLY designed stylus (reset pin, stylus, and screwdriver combination!)

The Palm OS on the Visor Deluxe is slightly outdated (3.1 instead of 4+) which can cause headaches if you are trying to install newer software. Also, the casing is a little too large to be a pocket item and the unattaching cover can be annoying at times. Those are some general negatives. Besides that I personally had other problems. I was very careful with my Visor and kept the plastic cover on it unless it was in use. Still, under regular, every-day abuse, the screen cracked while it was in my pocket. Replacement was a simple process and Handspring gets 5 stars on service (though it would have been nice if it wouldn't have had to be replaced in the first place). After receiving my replacement, however, I noted that the stylus was not held in place as it should have been while in the visor, which caused the loss of many styli. Sadly, again after much care, the screen of my Visor mysteriously cracked again. Thus, I am now looking into buying a new PDA and probably won't choose a Visor Deluxe this time, being that they don't withstand my handling well. If you choose to purchase a Visor Deluxe, be careful with it and I would recommend investing in a new protective cover other than the standard one provided.

5-0 out of 5 stars I own 1
I am 13 years old and I own one! They are fantastic for all ages! It keeps me organized along with all my school assignments, activities, and contacts. It keeps me entertained anywhere I go and I can always play games or enter more information! I would highly recommend this product! ... Read more


127. PalmOne IIIxe Handheld with Pocket Quicken

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Asin: B00004SQMG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 13858
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Features

  • Same size and weight as earlier Palm III models
  • 8 MB RAM (4 times that of the popular Palm IIIe connected organizer)
  • Upgradable features and operating system; PC and Mac compatible
  • Now with Pocket Quicken financial management software
  • Easy-to-read LCD screen, even in dim light or sunshine

128. Abacus Wrist Net Smart Watch for MSN Direct (AU4000)
list price: $129.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0001540G4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Fossil
Sales Rank: 1649
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

It's a great idea, and, for the most part a great product: a watch that keeps time with atomic clock accuracy and displays useful, timely information. The Smart Watch gives you stock prices, news, and weather, and personal messages, all right on your watch face. You get all that stuff on your cell phone already, right? But the idea of the Smart Watch though is that it offers this information in glanceable form, and on a device that is always at hand. Simplicity and unobtrusiveness are key--you can rapidly navigate through all the different types of information quickly, and immediately read your text messages the moment they arrive with a discreet little beep.

MSN Direct is the subscription service that broadcasts data to the Smart Watch via an FM signal. The first thing you have to do when you get your watch is set up an account and customize your information channels. It's a fairly quick process, though you have to jump through a few Microsoft hoops (like getting a .NET Passport). Immediate gratification junkies should be warned, however, that you most likely won't start getting any data until about 12 or more hours after set up. Also, the channels are very much a work in progress--the news I was getting initially had a random quality to it, but more recently the watch's timeliness has compared favorably with CNN.com in breaking major stories.

Information delivered to your watch includes:

Stock quotes: Get updates on the stocks you care about, as well as information on the major high-volume stocks and indices. News: Get headlines and the full text of local, national, international, business, entertainment, sports, health, and travel news stories.
Time: Wrist Net watches display the current time, automatically updated for different time zones, and include a chronometer, an alarm, and a timer. You can choose from a wide variety of watch faces for just the right look.Weather: Get the latest reports for cities all over the world. Local city weather information includes current conditions, a three-day forecast, sunrise and sunset information, humidity, barometric pressure, and ultraviolet (UV) index.
Text messages: Receive messages from friends and family through MSN Messenger version 6.0 or later. Sports: Continuous sports updates keep consumers current on game times, scores, pre- and post-game stories, and standings for their favorite collegiate and professional sports teams.
Daily Diversions: Currently, consumers can select from Word of the Day, Quote of the Day, Born on This Day, and This Day in History. Horoscope: Consumers can receive a personalized horoscope based on their specific time and place of birth.

The need to recharge frequently--a single charge will last two to seven days, depending on usage--has some users unhappy, but for me it is a non-issue. You charge the watch by simply placing it on its cradle, so if you set the cradle up wherever you stash the watch at night, the watch will always be charged.

There are a few real drawbacks, however, most prominent (literally) being the size of the watch, which is on the humongous side of fashionably chunky. Another downer is the strap which is hard to close and, since it contains the watch's antenna, tends to spring open. The most serious complaint however is that reception can be sporadic--there were entire days that I got no new data at all. When MSN Direct improves service--and it has shown signs of doing so since the watch launched--they will have a truly revolutionary product on their hands (and the nation's wrists). --David Stoesz

Pros

  • Geek factor is through the roof
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Recharging is a snap

Cons

  • It's HUGE
  • Coverage can be sporadic
  • Strap is unwieldy
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Features

  • Sports, news, instant messages, and more--delivered wirelessly to your watch face
  • One of the first devices to use MSN Direct, a wireless subscription service
  • Automatically updates to the correct local time when you travel
  • Customizable data channels and watch faces
  • Syncs up with your Outlook calendar

Reviews (39)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fossil Spot - Ready and Able
Had the Fossil watch for over a week now and it has performed flawlesly. Short of a wrist PDA, this is the next best thing. The screen is extremely readable and the backlight is very bright. Yes, the watch needs to be charged, but unless you insist on wearing it 24/7 this shouldn't be a challenge. The charging stand is well-designed - no wires to attach to the watch - just sit the watch on the ergonomic stand and you're set. The MSN site is well-designed and there is a good selection of data sources. One nice feature is that the MSN service provides a local news channel. I've had lots of static zaps over the past week with no problems to the watch. The band takes a little getting used to, but is comfortable. Basically, it's just a fun watch, and if you like the geek factor - it's there - but not THAT geekie that you'll be mistaken for a Borg. If you want data and appointments at your disposal without juggling a PDA or cellphone, this is an excellent alternative. The only small caveat is the coverage area, so make sure you go to the direct.msn.com website and check out your zipcode.

5-0 out of 5 stars Impressed so far...
I purchased this watch after a 3 year lack of a wrist watch. My Phone was too clumsy to look at time, and I wanted a tech saavy watch. This is my first delve into MS Watches, but so far I am impressed. Set up was a breeze, Once it had charged (overnight) the morning, it was ready with all my calander and news and stocks right there. I did purchase the extended warranty, why not its an expensive little new gadget...I want to be covered incase something happens...

One drawback...not water proof per say...it can get splashed...but you have to take it off to shower or swim... I have a big wrist so the watch is the right size, though it will be big on some people.

I love this thing so far...and no issues yet.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst thing I ever bought.
I love gadgets so I was real happy to get this. But, it is poorly designed. It hardly ever works. If I go into my basement or on the subway it sets itself to 12:00. It constantly turns off. Too bad they only give you a 90 day warranty, because they charge you $120 to fix this $130 watch. Avoid this. It is garbage.

1-0 out of 5 stars immature technology: 4 resets / 24 hours, big billing issues
Great idea, $5/month (annual subscription) is good deal for news, weather, your Outlook calendar, 15 stock tickers, very good user interface BUT:
1. My watch suffered up to 4 resets in 24 hours - it would just go to 12:00 noon and forget everything.
2. Once I returned the watch and cancelled my subsription, MSN kept charging me even though they acknowledged I did cancel the account. They also said they "can't" delete my credit card information from their records so they can't guarantee they won't "accidentally" charge me again... Also, over 10 minutes of waiting on line for a person to speak to. Really awful service.

In short, great technology and I'll try it again but not for another 6-12 months - let it mature first on both technology and service.

Also: watch design is VERY dorky and was too geeky even for for geekiest friends. you might want to wait for more "earthly" desings to come out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I brought this recently for my husband and I must say I think it is great. Everything right at your wrist. I am able to send him messages; get my lotto numbers; get my horoscope and he is able to keep up with his sports and select what teams he wants to get updates on. Excellent, Windy today, humidity, just look at your watch. Excellent. You do have to have a subcription for 60 a year. but its worth it. Your also able to change the face of your watch. COOL! ... Read more


129. Sony Clie PDA (PEG-S320)

Asin: B00005T391
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 21963
Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 160 by 160 dpi monochrome display
  • 8 MB built-in memory
  • Expansion slot
  • On-screen keyboard data entry, optional portable keyboard available
  • What's in the box: Clie Handheld, USB HotSync Cable, AC Adapter, Stylus, Installation CD-ROM, Applications Manual, Graffiti Sticker, Protective Cover

Reviews (23)

5-0 out of 5 stars Lotsa Bang for the Buck Here!
The CLIE S320 was my third PDA in the sub $... price range and in terms of features and performance, it stands head and shoulders above the competition.

The main thing that makes the S320 such an attractive buy is that it is one of the few (if not the only) PDA in this price range to feature a rechargeable lithium battery. Second, although the display appears to be slightly smaller than on a 100 series Palm, it is easier to read and features a much more usable backlight. Third, it is expandable. The lowest priced expandable PDA made by Palm is the M125, which typically sells for about $... more and does not have rechargeable batteres. Fourth, the jog dial makes it much easier to navigate through the desktop than using the stylus, although it admittedly takes some getting used to.

The only negatives about the S320 is that it does not come with a hotsync cradle, although it does come with a separate sync cable and battery charger. I don't find this to be much more than a minor inconvenience. The display to me appears to be slightly smaller than that of a Palm, but the fact that it is much easier to read and features a better backlight than the Palm more than makes up for it.

I have had only a brief opportunity to compare the S320 to the Handspring Visor series, which I also think is a good buy for the money. To me, the CLIE has a more contemporary look than the Visor's cheap "plastic calculator" look, although they are similar in performance, depending on the Visor model (I'm speaking about the Neo series here).

Overall, Sony has managed to provide a number of good and useful features in the S320 for its price. It can be bought almost anywhere for approximately $.... This one is well worth a look. Unfortunately, I'm selling mine because my wife bought me a Palm M500 for Christmas, a PDA which is only slightly better than the CLIE but costs twice as much.

5-0 out of 5 stars Certainly impressed
I originally ordered a Palm m105, but after I read the reviews on this little jem, I sent the Palm right back to Amazon!

Let me tell you, this PDA is incredible. The best one you can buy for the $150 - $300 price range, and I have seen almost every Palm based PDA and this is tops. Amazing reliability and battery life. I constantly use the backlight for various things when I am in low light areas, and it is a very cool, indigo type color that is extremely easy to look at. The screen is sharpest I have seen for 160x160, and the screen size itself is larger then the m105 and m125, both palm products.

Another thing which makes this a top PDA is its expandability. Sony has jumped on the market with better planning then any other company, releasing addons, upgrades, and peripherals at a steadier pace then any other company selling Palm powered devices.

Slot for memory stick gives this virtually unlimited memory if you buy the sticks, which are not too pricey.

Reliability has been great, with no problems at all. Had to do two hard resets because of bad software, but it was not the fault of the Clie.

Recommendations could not be stronger, everything about this PDA is outstanding. And for the people who need to get second glances, the looks of this are tops for any handheld device using the Palm OS.

3-0 out of 5 stars My First PDA, but now I can pick a better one!
I was a firm believer in writing things down on paper - My dayrunner was always with me and worked well for me for many years... I took the step a few years ago to a PDA, my husband bought it for me for xmas, and it was amazing how much i learned to rely on it and use it!

Excellent way to keep track of addresses, phone numbers, and organize your busy schedule (both professional and personal).

Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to this unit that I would like to share with you, and when i get a new one (I think this xmas i'll be upgrading!) I will know what is important to me in a PDA --

No backlight, this is annoying when you can not see your screen in a car or somewhere else, a backlight would be great.

Not compatible with my MAC - i have a PC at home, but at work we are on MACs, and i can not synchronize my schedule electronically at work, nor can I hotsync at work.

When your battery runs out, all of your information is lost, forever! This was a shocker! I had hotsynched a few months ago, so i was able to reload my old, out of date information back to my clie, but it was pretty awful, since all of the new appointments were not in the PDA, nor were updated phone numbers and addresses.

The buttons get pressed when it is in my purse, since the stick up slightly, they get pressed when in my purse, and then it runs the battery down.

It locks up - i would say it will freeze up and lock up about once every 2 months. that is frustrating and has no apparent reason for doing this.

I try to charge the battery every few days, so that helps with the memory loss.

I have found I really do enjoy having all of my information at my fingertips at all times, and this helps me manage my many meetings and events at work and home - and now that i know i will actually use and enjoy this device, it is time to upgrade to color, backlit display and MAC compatible software! I'm looking at the Zire 71 (it has a digital camera!).

3-0 out of 5 stars Sony Clie volatile memory
I purchased a Sony PEG S360 approximately two months ago. I chose this model because it was highly rated in comparative reviews of PDA's. A major drawback of this product is that ALL information on the memory card becomes lost if the battery completely loses a charge for an extended period of time. I learned this through personal experience but fortunately I had backed up my information on the computer. My old PalmPilot did not have this problem. I probably would not have bought the Clie if I knew that it was so easy to lose information.

1-0 out of 5 stars no real support for this pda
I cannot find a company that will take credit for or give support for this particular lost sheep of the computer industry. ... Read more


130. Handspring Visor Edge (Metallic Silver)

Asin: B00005ALB1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Handspring
Sales Rank: 11711
Average Customer Review: 3.63 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Handspring Visor Edge is a thin, lightweight Palm OS organizer thatcombines cutting-edge design with all the expansion capabilities you've come toexpect in a Visor handheld. It's all metal--from the stylus to the protectiveflip cover--and features a rechargeable battery that charges in the included USBdocking cradle.

In addition to such standard Palm OS applications as an address book, to-dolist, and memo pad, Handspring adds extra features such as an enhanced datebook,advanced calculator, and a world clock. Plus, the Visor Edge has new usabilityfeatures like Fast Lookup, silent alarms, wireless synchronization, addressduplication, improved security, and enhanced navigation. And since it uses thePalm OS, you can download thousands of Palm-compatible applications and beaminformation to other Palm users.

Using its unique detachable Springboard expansion slot, you can add a widevariety of Springboard modules whenever you want--from digital cameras and MP3players to wireless modems and modem connectors to cellular phones.

With a fast USB connection, synchronizing the Visor Edge handheld to your PC orMac is simple and faster than a normal serial connection. (An optional serialcradle also is available.) HotSync technology ensures all your data is backed upto your desktop PC.

The Handspring Visor Edge comes with a metal stylus, metal flip cover, USBrecharging cradle, AC power adapter, and detachable Springboard expansion slot.It also includes Palm Desktop software (for Windows and Macintosh) and a link toMicrosoft Outlook (Windows only).

Important note to customers: Your Visor comes with a free USB cradle, but notall computers and operating system are USB compatible. If your computer usesWindows 95 or NT or Mac OS 8.0 or below, or if your computer is not equippedwith USB ports, you'll need to purchase a serial recharging cradle tosynchronize your computer with your new Visor.

What's in the box

  • Visor Edge
  • USB HotSync cradle
  • 8 MB RAM
  • Internal rechargeable lithium ion batteries
  • Matching metal flip cover
  • Weighted metal stylus
  • AC power adapter
  • Detachable Springboard expansion slot
  • Palm Desktop software
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Features

  • Ultrathin, light handheld with cutting-edge design
  • 8 MB RAM stores thousands of addresses, appointments, to-do items, and more
  • Features address book, to-do list, memo pad, date book, advanced calculator, and world clock
  • Supports optional expansion modules for MP3 player, pager, modem, GPS, video games, and more
  • What's in the box: Visor Edge, USB HotSync cradle, 8 MB RAM, rechargeable lithium ion batteries, metal flip cover, metal stylus, AC power adapter, Springboard expansion slot, Palm Desktop software for Windows and Mac

Reviews (94)

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice to look at, but has problems...
I bought my Visor Edge from the Handspring website and all was well until about 3 weeks of use. Like the other reviewers, my Edge completely crashed and would not do anything, even after a "hard reset". The on-off button wouldn't even work! When I called customer service, they told me that these types of 'crashes' sometimes happen. I owned a Palm for two years before 'upgrading' to this Handspring and nothing like this has ever happened. I am a physician who uses my PDA daily for storing reference material and patient data. Needless to say I'm quite disappointed that I have to suffer an inconvenience and wait for 7 business days for a new one to arrive in the mail. In general, it's a nice, sleek PDA but without a whole lot that's new or different from others in its class (the silent alarm's about it, and I'd never use it since you can't see the light blinking very well with the metal lid closed). Until Handspring is willing to address this issue that maybe there is a defect in their new product, I would suggest waiting a month for the Palm M500/505.

5-0 out of 5 stars Almost 3 years latter...
Practical, portable, durable, expandable, and it looks good.

Practical - The Visor Edge ("VE") uses Palm software. Unlike Windows CE and the like, its quick and easy to jot down biz information and to retrieve it.

Portable - Check out the specs. This is the thinnest and lightest PDA around.

Durable - Metal case with metal flip cover. My VE has been in backpacks, back pockets, and in cargo pants for almost 3 years and it's still going strong.

Expandable - A plethora of useful and fun applications are developed for the Palm platform.

It looks good - My VE is brushed silver: sleek with a futuristic feel.

When someone manages to fit a color PDA into a VE shell, I'll consider upgrading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Elegant and reliable
I've had the Visor Edge (in metallic blue) for almost two years and have had no problems with it at all. This is my first PDA, and I've been tempted to move to a model with color and additional memory. The unreliability of so many Palm products has discouraged me.
I use my Palm for storing addresses and for the calendar. I also use it for recording client notes from my sessions.
The battery life is excellent, and hot-synching and charging from the cradle couldn't be simpler.
This is a thin unit that easily fits into backpack or purse.
Backlighting is very helpful in dim-light situations.
If you find one of these new or refurbished (which mine was), and if you don't need a lot of bells and whistles in your PDA, I couldn't recommend this more highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars After 2 years, I still love it.
I've dropped it countless times. I run all sorts of software on it. And I've never had any problems whatsoever; this thing just keeps on working perfectly. Despite its dated bios and b&w screen, this remains the most elegant, usable pda I've ever seen. And I love the way it looks and feels.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works Great...for over TWO Years
I brought my Visor metal over two years ago after I dropped, and killed, a Palm handheld. The Visor had been refurbished prior to my purchase of it. It has worked great since then. It has been dropped (numerous times) and hacked with specialty software, without any problems.
I use the Mobil-Mate launcher, it's called HandScape, which I think is better then the default Handspring launcher.
The only problem I have with it is that it the screen is in black and white. I may have to upgrade to a color model, hmm.... ... Read more


131. Toshiba e330 Pocket PC Handheld
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00007A27H
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 34933
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

This super-thin Pocket PC is the ultimate personal assistant, keeping you totally organized, informed and entertained on the move. It's incredibly slim and lightweight so it can be taken anywhere. It's also fully expandable - just slot in extra memory and applications when you need them. Drop in a Bluetooth SD card and this amazing gadget becomes fully wireless too, so you can use e-mail and surf the Web with no wires to hold you back. You'll find all software pre-installed for use out of the box, and all at a price that's amazingly easy on your pocket. ... Read more

Features

  • What's in the box: Toshiba Pocket PC e330, USB Cradle, 10W AC Adapter, 1-Stylus, Soft Slip Case, Quick Start Card, User Manual, Warranty Card
  • Lightweight, thin Pocket PC with 64 MB RAM and 32 MB ROM and 300 MHz XScale processor
  • Secure Digital memory card slot for transferring and storing music, picture and more
  • 240 x 320 pixel, 3.5-inch TFT LCD screen displays more than 65,000 colors
  • Features the Pocket PC 2002 operating system, with improved handwriting recognition and versions of Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel

Reviews (16)

2-0 out of 5 stars Battery continually loses it's mind
I bought this unit about 2 years ago and love the features it has. Unfortunately some days the battery and the unit works fine, the next day it loses the entire battery and the unit is completely dead with no data left. Basically on good days the unit uses about 10% battery life, on bad days the entire battery will go all at once.

Further research has shown all the Toshiba PDA's suffer from the same problem. Never will I buy one from Toshiba again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Total Waste of Money
I bought the e330 and about 25 days later, the unit refused to turn on. The battery had been FULLY charged. I had noticed the unit started to shutdown by itself a few days prior. Eventually it just refused to turn on. I had babied the e330 since day one and tried to give PDAs a chance, but I went back to a notepad and pen. It only cost me $1 max.

The e330 did offer decent screen quality, fast operating speed, and worked fairly well limited as it may be. It played videos very nicely but I wasn't too happy with this power-on failure.

1-0 out of 5 stars The worst mistake I've ever made
I purchased my pocket PC on April 2003.This is so far the worst mistake I've ever made, it crashes constantly and it looses all the information stored in file at all times.The battery life is approximately close to garbage and their customer service is terrible, far from efficient, inpolite, and quite lazy.Had I known this product was a piece of garbage, I would have never, never bought it.In fact, I don't think I will ever purchase a Toshiba product EVER AGAIN.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this if you want support or SDIO
I bought the E330 because of features, form and price over the HP1910 which was a BIG mistake.

Toshiba provide no ROM support and if you want wireless you have to use Toshiba's overpriced Bluetooth card.

Here is my letter to Toshiba.

Official Complaint.
Why does the SD slot on my E330 not operate as SDIO, why is there no ROM Upgrade and why is there no product support available for my E330?

This is a relatively new machine, I only purchased it last May and yet when I contacted customer support in June about the lack of a real SDIO Toshiba already did not provide any support for it. I have contacted Customer Service several times about product support with total dissatisfaction.

In particular your product labelling and it's feature claims are designed to deceive or dupe the consumer. The box says "Built-in SD slot for additional memory and devices" and "SD slot for expandability".

If you are not going to provide support for this product then that is tantamount to duping the consumer by false advertising.

I have to soft reset the device almost every week due to unexplained lockups.

Please let me know where you would like me to send this unmerchantable product and confirm that you will provide a full refund to me. (I am serious)

Very dissatisfied customer

1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth it - buy another product
I purchased this product and if I could do it all again I would not purchase it.I have had problems with it from almost the beginning.The unit constantly crashes and looses all battery power.This has happened during syncs or while just looking at the calendar.The PDA's batty level is high.Once it was at 96%.The only way to use it again is to do a hard reset - which erases all the data and to recharge it.This has happened several times.Toshiba support is awful and not helpful.another problem I've had is that the USB power sync cable I purchased broke a pin.This wasn't a part of the warrenty and Toshiba wanted $110 to repair the product.I am very dissatisfied and will not purchase another Toshiba product. ... Read more


132. PalmOne IIIc Personal Handheld Organizer
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B00004RC2E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 3711
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

For the technophile who refuses to see the world in black and white,Palm has created the Palm IIIc handheld--a color version of the company'simmensely popular Palm III handheld. Measuring 5.06 by 3.17 by 0.67 inches andweighing less than 7 ounces, the Palm IIIc handheld is one of the smallest andlightest full-color handhelds available. Its active-matrix screen producesvivid, crisp colors and is viewable from many angles in both dim and brightlight.

While the color screen may be enough to dazzle many prospective users, the PalmIIIc handheld still performs all the functions of earlier models of the PalmIII. It offers date book, address book, mail, to-do list, memo pad, expense,calculator, and security applications. Its built-in 8 MB of memory is as high astorage capacity as is available in any Palm handheld. To quantify what 8 MBcapacity means, the Palm IIIc handheld can hold 10,000 addresses, five years ofappointments, 3,000 to-do items, 3,000 memos, and 400 e-mail messages. There iseven leftover storage space for databases, books, image viewers, and games,making the Palm IIIc handheld an ally to any serious PDA user.

Equipped with a HotSync cradle and software, the Palm IIIc handheld is ready forlocal and remote synchronization out of the box. You can back up or transferdata to and from the handheld and your desktop PC or Macintosh (specialconnectors required) in minutes. It's also ready for a modem (availableseparately) and the Internet with its TCP/IP software. The Palm IIIc handheldincludes an infrared port, allowing you to beam data and applications to anyother infrared-enabled Palm OS handheld or to connect to other infrared-enableddevices such as cellular phones, pagers, and laptops.

The Palm IIIc handheld runs for about two weeks on a fully charged lithiumbattery, which is included. The box also includes a synchronizing HotSync cradleand battery charger, a metal stylus, organizer software, a handbook, Palm'sGetting Started guide, and a DB-25 adapter. ... Read more

Features

  • 8 MB RAM stores thousands of addresses, to-do items, memos, and more
  • Beautiful high-contrast TFT color display; includes extensive suite of color-enhanced applications
  • Long-life rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Easily transfer data from your handheld to your PC or Macintosh
  • What's in the box: Palm IIIc, lithium battery, synchronizing HotSync cradle, protective flip lid, battery charger, metal stylus, organizer software, handbook, Palm's Getting Started guide, and a DB-25 adapter

Reviews (95)

4-0 out of 5 stars Palm IIIc Colour Handheld...Be Caught Red Handed...
The Palm IIIc organizer is one of the smallest color handhelds on the market, and fits neatly into your shirt pocket or purse. A rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts more than two weeks with normal use, and recharges in your HotSync cradle in just minutes a day... An optional recharger kit is great when you're away from your PC. You can also charge up during auto or air travel, making this the ultimate organizer for road warriors and mobile professionals alike... Keep your meeting times, contacts and other information organized in this elegant device with an active matrix TFT color screen for stunning, full-color data display... The Palm IIIc handheld also supports any of the thousands of applications already available for Palm handhelds, with new color applications available for download every day... Use the HotSync cradle to quickly backup and exchange information between your PC and your Palm handheld, as well as many popular PIMs like Symantec ACT! and Microsoft Outlook... With the PalmModem Accessory, you can access your desktop PC remotely in just minutes using a standard phone line. Now you can check e-mail, access information from the office, or schedule a group meeting... Use the infrared beam to exchange business cards, phone lists, data, memos and add-on applications with other IR-enabled Palm OS devices... 8MB stores approximately 10,000 addresses, 5 years of appointments (approximately 3,000), 3,000 To Do items, 3,000 memos, 400 e-mail messages and lots of extra applications, books, language translators, image viewers, dictionaries, games, and more... Items Included in the Box: Palm IIIc handheld Synchronizing HotSync cradle and battery recharger (120 VAC, 60 HZ), Metal stylus, Palm Desktop organizer software, Handbook, Getting Started Guide, Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (internal), DB-25 adapter, Protective flip lid, Palm III Series Accessory Catalog... A great improvement to an already fantastic device, but can you really justify the drastic price difference between the Palm IIIxe and the Palm IIIc?

4-0 out of 5 stars A very good product!
The Palm IIIc is fantastic. I don't know how I ever got along without it. I was going to buy a Vx but the resulting headache after using it for about 5 minutes (and my wonderful wife) talked me into the great color screen on the IIIc.

The unit is lightweight, handsome, functional, and very easy to use. Installation and setup was "Oh, so easy!" The writing recognition isn't flawless but is very good. Definitely better than any Windows based apps I've used. It comes with 4 core applications that will simplify your life...Date Book, Address Book, To-Do List, and Memopad. My wife can enter Honey-Do's into the Palm Windows software on my home computer while I'm at work so when I get home and HOTSYNC the IIIc there's no way I can forget to pick up the bread and milk!

I keep the Palm IIIc with me all the time. There are many accessories to make the Palm "handy" for you to carry but I'm using a velcro camera carrying case that attaches to my belt and fits the IIIc like a glove.

There are thousands of third party applications you can download off the internet. My favorites are the ePocrates PDR, a physician's desk reference and TotalcarC, to easily keep up with all maintenance and fuel cost of all your vehicles. If you wonder what you'd ever use a PDA for just search the WWW for Palm software and you'll find more useful applications than you'd ever had believed possible.

4-0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 Years of Day in and Day Out Use
The Palm IIIc is by all accounts a dinosaur by today's PDA Standards. But there was a time when this was leading-edge PDA technology. Back in 2000, this was Palm's first entry into the Color PDA market (using a Palm OS). In fairness, the market and technology have truly now headed to pace where most consumers can't even keep up. However, if you aren't interested in having the latest/greatest technology, the Palm IIIc may be a true bargain if you are looking for solid PDA technology.

When Palm released the IIIc, it was based on the highly successful flagship PDA - the Palm III. It would contain 8MB of memory - back in 2000 this was very good. It also would make use of a lithium ion battery. No more battery changes - you could easily just place the Palm IIIc cradle and a AC Adapter would plug into the cradle and you could get a charge (and powering on a PC was not necessary). While the standard Palm III had a gray casing, the IIIc was more black. There was a rumor that the color display was a battery hog. I can honestly say in the 3 1/2 years I had my Palm IIIc, I never had an issue regarding the battery. It comes with a sturdy stylus. The OS that comes with the Palm IIIc out of the box is OS 3.5. I never bothered or had a need to upgrade it - it did the job just fine for me. I never had an issue with loading applications. I make major use of HanDBase and AvantGo and all the applications run smoothly with no crashing.

There are two issues I have had with the device. If you are buying this used - you should be aware of them. The first is the cover - the cover is plastic and is essential for keeping your screen clean and scratch free. Twice I have had the problem of a crack in the plastic on the hinge area. I had a heck of a time trying to get a replacement (see my next paragraph on accessories) - I eventually got one used and payed way too much for it on an online auction. That one then cracked as well and this time I resorted to superglue. The second issue is that after 3 1/2 years of use, the writing area has seemed to have worn out and my Graffiti isn't getting recognized consistently anymore I used the Palm IIIc everyday - several times a day. It got a workout, but I still expect that to last longer than it did. It was this problem that led me to upgrade my PDA.

Accessories are in general a consumer ripoff with any product and Palm IIIc is no exception. What I have noticed about PDA accessories - especially Palm ones is that they are way overpriced when they are being sold, but if you wait to long you can't get replacement parts. I thought it was ridicolous how difficult I had to look around for a replacement cover. If you buy this used, you won't have an easy time getting accessories and parts. On the positive side, I did wait and get a keyboard and Travel adapter that was being cleared out in a clearance rack at a rock bottom price ($30 for keyboard and $20 for travel adapter). Just another gripe here -why can't Palm (or anyone else) figure a way to let you upgrade your PDAs and keep all of your same accessories. I think people would be more apt to upgrade their PDAs.

One other note on the color display - it won't give you nearly the same pixel resolution that you can get on today's newer models, but it isn't all that bad.

Look out and you may actually get a great deal and get a lot of use. Ask a lot of questions on the condition of it if its used. I got 3 1/2 years of some of the toughest daily use around. I feel I got my money's worth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still a solid value
Great, with one caveat: *very* hard to find replacement batteries nowadays -- you will eventually need one. There is only one place I know where you can order it (cheap, only $35 for a lithium ion rechargable):
http://store.craytonelectronics.com/craytonelectronics/paiireba.html

This was the first-ever color PDA, I bought one of the first ones and used it to death. Finally after banging the heck out of it, I upgraded to a Tungsten, but the IIIc is great for anybody who just needs basic Palm functionality with a color screen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bought this as a gift for my "has it all" boyfriend...
Not knowing what to get my boyfriend for Christmas this year, I figured he could benefit from a PDA. I did hours of research on various makes and models of PDAs on amazon.com (because I take customer reviews pretty seriously). I was 100% sold on this model. Not only did I get to check out all the specs, but there was an option to "see it in action" (I didn't get to play with it before he did because we're currently across the country from each other. And that's another plus -- I took a chance and it turned out great!). Even though it's not the latest and most high-tech model out there, my extremely finicky (when it comes to electronics) boyfriend has done nothing but rave about it. He is very impressed by the crispness of the color screen and how no-nonsense it is, and especially the size of the memory which is 8 MB. It comes with simple organizational stuff like to-do lists, calendars, address/phone number book and more, which can all be backed up on your home computer. It also has a rechargeable battery which is good for the forgetful types (hence why I bought him a PDA in the first place), and can last without a charge for close to two weeks. For the great price and overall package of aesthetics, size, and an easy use, I highly recommend this Palm for the no-frills, first-time PDA owner. ... Read more


133. HP iPAQ hx2750 Pocket PC (FA301A)

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Asin: B00074O4PQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 57177
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Product Description

Optimal combination of performance, expandability and secure wireless capability to meet any business demand.PRODUCT FEATURES: Featuring the Intel PXA270 624 MHz high-performance processor;Integrated Biometric fingerprint reader protects key business data by allowing unique fingerprint authentication (or a combination of a PIN and/or fingerprint) to the device;Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) enables high-speed wireless access to the Internet, e-mail, and corporate data solutions at the office, from home or at Wi-Fi hotspots;Bluetooth-enabled for simplified data synchronization, file sharing and printing between personal devices and peripherals. ... Read more

Features

  • Integrated Bluetooth allows cable-free connections to other Bluetooth enabled devices (mobile phones, printers, headsets and keyboards)
  • Integrated Compact Flash Type II (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) slots for greater storage and expansion capabilities
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition includes pocket versions of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer
  • Intel PXA270 Processor 624 MHz and 256 MB total memory, which includes 80 MB iPAQ File Store to allow you to store personal data securely
  • Integrated WiFi (802.11b) enables access to the Internet, e-mail, and corporate data at the office, home or WiFi hotspots

134. Handspring Treo 180 PDA and Cellular Communicator

Asin: B00006I5BH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Handspring
Sales Rank: 16577
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 16MB Built-in memory
  • Built-in functions include Date Book Plus, PhoneBook (and Address Book), To Do List, Memo Pad, Calculator, and more
  • SMS text message to other mobile phone users in your network or even to an email address
  • Has USB connectivity to PC or Mac computers for many optional data transfer and software features
  • Includes Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries, AC Charger, USB Cable and Headset

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars LIke it
I needed a low cost PDA/phone for my high school freshman son (who loses things a lot) and this did the trick.

4-0 out of 5 stars Stellar-But Buy the Warranty
I think I have had one of every Handspring product except the Treo 270 at this point. Color was not a big need. I purchased my first 180 in Feb 02, and picked up the extended warranty. I was very glad that I did.

The Treo has everything that I could want in a unified form factor. My Calendar/Phone/AddressBook/Work Files are all included in the one machine. Now that I have the Targus Universal Keyboard, this thing is practically self-sufficient. Despite the marvelous features and form factor, reliability has been an issue with me, and many others apparently. Check the comments at TreoCentral.com regarding periodic problems.

After I purchased the extended warranty, the sent me a new Treo within the first 90 days (in basic warranty). Since I need the phone constantly, the new Treo is sent with a return box for 29.00. After 90 days, the story changes unless you have Extended warranty. They have replaced my Treo 5 or 6 times since I bought it, and speed/courtesy are part of the warranty. The product is not perfect, but their quick and courteous treatment of the extended warranty provisions is excellent.

I am waiting for the Treo 600, which is hinted to be the perfect PDA/Phone. But I will buy the Extended Warranty. ... Read more


135. Casio Cassiopeia BE-300 Pocket Manager (Color)
list price: $169.99
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Asin: B00005O0IU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Casio
Sales Rank: 12744
Average Customer Review: 3.79 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Organize your busy life with the Casio Cassiopeia BE-300 Pocket Manager. Running Windows CE 3.0 as its operating system, the BE-300 features a unique interface that emphasizes ease of use, while offering superior connectivity with Windows PCs.

The Casio BE-300 comes with 16 MB of RAM and 16 MB of ROM, a 166 MHz processor, and a bright, 320 x 240 pixel passive-matrix screen that displays 32,000 colors. It's equipped with a Type II CompactFlash (CF) card slot, enabling you to add memory cards, wireless network cards, camera modules, and more.

You'll be productive right out of the gates with the collection of software included with the BE-300. It comes with such PIM tools as Calendar, Contacts, To Do, and Memo, as well as e-mail and Web browser programs. Synchronize your contacts and e-mail with your PC using Microsoft Outlook. You'll also get multimedia programs for playing MP3 digital audio files, viewing still photos, and capturing images with an optional CompactFlash camera.

Take time out to play with your BE-300 with content from MyCasio.com. You'll find a complete spectrum of mobile content (music and e-books), travel services, restaurant information, the latest news, and more.

The Casio BE-300 is powered by an internal rechargeable Li-ion battery that provides up to a week's worth of power (based on normal usage). It comes with a USB connection cradle for synchronizing data with your PC.

What's in the box

  • Cassiopeia BE-300
  • AC adapter
  • Lithium ion battery
  • USB cradle
  • USB cable
  • Stylus
  • Flip cover
  • User manual
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Features

  • 16 MB of internal RAM
  • 3.2-inch color display
  • 320 by 240 screen resolution
  • Runs on Windows CE 3.0
  • What's in the box: Cassiopeia BE-300, AC adapter, Lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, Stylus, Flip cover, User manual

Reviews (87)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great for what it's designed for.
This device was designed to be cheaper than a ppc 2002 device therefore it lacks some of the features of the standard ppc 2002 devices. No IR port, no speaker, no StrongARM processor, skimpy app support right now(applications must be ported to the casio overlay on win ce 3.0, and presumably for the MIPs processor). Plusses include the unit is great for wireless networking, including that the built in webbrowser is superior to the pocket IE and that all the memory is flash. So if you happen to run the battery dry as can happen with ppc devices, no data will be lost, this also means when you hit the power button, the unit really is off. The unit has a compact flash type II slot, which supports the IBM Microdrive and other CF Type II devices along with standard CF Type I cards and such. Casio makes a battery backpack and pc card backpack that allows you to use this device with pc cards used with laptops. If you're looking for a handheld that offers mp3 and video playback, uses compact flash storage and has PIM functionality and to play a few hands of solitaire on, check out this unit, at a rockbottom price. The only unit that can compete with this one on price is the older HP Jornada 525, which is much larger, features a slower processor, serial synch, no cover, ppc 2000, and no place to store the stylus on the device. If you only want PIM and games, check out something running Palm OS.

I've seen several reviews complaining about being unable to use activesync with the be-300, this is not true, installing a third party patch allows one to use activesync with your b3-300. I've seen several people complain that it doesn't play mp3's, again not true, included in the bundled software is an mp3 player. I've seen a few reviews saying that it doesn't run windows ce, not true, it doesn't run pocket pc, which is microsoft's "special" version of windows ce run on the higher end models. I saw a review complaining about the lack of a video encoder for the CFM format, not true, included in the bundled software is an encoder for their CFM format. One can also purchase a third party app called PocketTV for the be-300 to play mpeg video. Yes, this device may require you to actually put forth a little effort to get it doing exactly what you want, what doesn't? Visit ... to connect with be-300 users around the world and see what it can do.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Surprisingly Good Unit at a Great Price
I previously owned 2 Casio Pocket planners, and had to get something new after I damaged my last unit. When I surveyed what was out there, I was disappointed to find that the typical Electronic/Appliance and Office Supply stores around town carried mostly Palm devices, with only a miniscule assortment of Treo and Sony models, in addition to a few wildly expensive "Pocket PC" type devices.
Then I found the info on the Casio BE-300.
I was somewhat concerned when I read the mixed nature of the buyer reviews, but decided that I could work with the kind of negatives that were mentioned.
Once I received it (3 wks ago) and started using it, I was very happy I bought it.
--Beautiful color display, great resolution;
--16MB RAM is one of the larger standard memory capacities around
--Using a modified Windows-CE OS (instead of the Palm OS) frees up display space for easier use and beter viewability.
I had only one minor problem synchronizing with Outlook. I followed the bundled PC Connect software instructions, and ran into only one issue - the program wouldn't accept the Mail synchronization settings. I later realized the reason was probably that my business mailbox exceeded 200 MB at the time, and would have crashed the Sync process anyway.
It took me a half hour to get through that problem, and when I went to sync folders, it took just a short while to sync my tasks, Calendar, Contacts, and folders. I guess I'll have to delay setting up e-mail until I can trim my mailbox.
I also synchronized a folder of very complex, large Excel files. I downloaded the PTab program from Casio's website, and can now edit and manipulate large, formula rich business spreadsheets. I was amazed to find that I can work directly with fully functional formula entries on a pocket unit this small.
Speaking "small", the BE-300 is actually a bit smaller than my previous 64k(!) planner.
The only two disadvantages that I can see are the fact that I had to buy it over the net, instead of trying one out "in the flesh"; and I wish the expansion slot had room for a cover that would fit with a flash card in place. (Just concerned that pocket lint could get into the connector area and cause problems.)
I'm looking forward to the future when I can learn and start to use some of the Internet type functions of this unit.
I am tremendously pleased with the unit, and think that anyone who's interested in excellent value for a bargain price should buy from AMAZON and try this unit out.

1-0 out of 5 stars Slow Recall
I have owned this unit. It's processor was very slow when searching a contact. It took up to 20 seconds. I have always had Casio PDA's, but had to trade this one in for a Toshiba.

5-0 out of 5 stars BE-300 is Very Good-BUT
This is an excellent PDA.
BUT it stopped working in 3 months but i would still highly recommmend it because i caused the problem and it is very sturdy and the screen quality is great and the mp3 player is nice too!
Plus CompactFlash is a must have!
Buy It!

Nicholas

3-0 out of 5 stars BE-300, It was a GOOD one, until.......
It was a GOOD one until I tried to buy a new battery for it. It took me a week to get ahold of someone at Casio to order a battery. When I finally did, it was on backorder. They refered me to another supplier that gets them from Casio. When I asked "how much?" they said $63 plus freight ($71 total). I decided that was too much. I only paid $140 for my BE-300 new. I have checked online for other sources and no luck. So, off to the "electronics bone pile" it will go.... ... Read more


136. Compaq iPAQ 3630 Color Pocket PC
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B000051JUJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 13328
Average Customer Review: 3.74 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compaq's iPAQ Pocket PC combines a 206 MHz Intel StrongARM processor,new hardware, and a sleek industrial design that fits in your hand to create apowerful and stylish PDA you can take anywhere. It offers 32 MB RAM and 16 MBROM--enough memory to hold a robust package of applications while leaving you alot of room for your own applications. The color TFT screen produces 4,086colors, and you can view the screen from many angles and in a variety oflighting situations. The Compaq iPAQ wraps the power of a Microsoft Windowsoperating system in a new interface designed for ease of use in a portableformat. Even if you've never used a computer or digital organizer, learning touse the Compaq iPAQ is easy.

Other highlights of the Compaq iPAQ include a microphone and a speaker as wellas an audio-in jack. It features an infrared port for wireless data transfer.The Compaq iPAQ uses five buttons plus a five-way joystick. The iPAQ connects toeither USB or serial ports. The iPAQ allows you to input data in your ownhandwriting, by soft keyboard, by voice recorder, or through inking. Bothaudible and visual alarms alert you when you have a scheduled event.

What sets this Pocket PC apart from similar devices on the market is itssleevelike expansion-pack system. The expansion-pack system allows you addfunctionality to suit your particular needs. Expansion-pack options currentlyinclude a CompactFlash pack, the ability to attach a CompactFlash card slot toyour iPAQ, an executive leather and PC Card expansion pack, and a water-resistantsports pack. In the future, Compaq plans to release a globalpositioning system pack, so you can turn your iPAQ pocket PC into a GPS unit.

The Compaq iPAQ is sporty and small. At 5.11 by 3.28 by 0.62 inches and 6ounces, it fits in your hand or slides into your pocket with ease. Don't let thesize fool you into thinking you don't get many applications with your iPAQ. Youreceive a great deal of Microsoft software, such as Pocket versions of Word,Excel, Internet Explorer, and Outlook as well as the full desktop version ofOutlook 2000. Compaq also has built-in utilities so that frequent actions--suchas switching between tasks, adjusting volume, or changing backlighting--are onlya click away.

Compaq offers a one-year warranty on parts and labor for the iPAQ.

What's in the box

  • iPaQ 3630
  • Two Styli
  • Vinyl slipcase
  • AC adapter
  • Docking cradle
  • Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery
  • iPaQ Expansion Pack system
  • User Manual
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Features

  • 240 x 320 TFT LCD screen displays more than 4,000 colors
  • 32 MB RAM and 16 MB ROM
  • Includes Pocket Excel, Word, Internet Explorer, and Outlook, plus desktop version of Outlook 2000
  • Plays audible.com spoken-word content; optional expansion packs can add a variety of functions
  • What's in the box: iPaQ 3630, Two Styli, Vinyl slipcase, AC adapter, Docking cradle, Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery, iPaQ Expansion Pack system, User Manual

Reviews (19)

3-0 out of 5 stars A Great Product...when it works
This product is the best of its kind. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bugs so giving this a terrific recommendation comes with some hesitation.

On the plus side, everything that you read from others about this product is true. It has great features, an incredible screen, sleek design, and a super-fast processor. In addition, its easily upgradable--... you can buy the Compact Flash expansion sleeve and an IBM 1 gigabyte microdrive, which blows away the memory storage for any other device (as a standard, it has about 32 mb). The mp3's sound terrific, and it plays them LOUD. Transferring files is pretty easy--I just drag them from my desktop library into an iPaq folder, and the software does the rest. I also like being able to write notes in my own handwriting, or when I'm really lazy, just speaking into the voice recorder.

In addition, there is a lot of free software out there to support this product. I've downloaded an atlas and streetmaps to several major cities. I've also found quite a few games and eBooks online.

I have 3 principle gripes about this product, though I'm sure there are more. First, the Activesync software does not always work. I try to work around this by restarting my computer and the iPaq, but its still annoying. Sometimes it takes a few tries. Based on the other reviews, I'm not the only one with this problem.

The other gripe is that my iPaq sometimes locks up--especially if have several appointments that 'stack' up on each other, which occurs if you miss 'dismissing' them on your iPaq. The solution to this is to do a 'soft reset', by pushing in the button on the underside of the iPaq. I didn't know about this button, so I did a 'hard reset', which erased everything I had stored. Fortunately, it was all backed up on my desktop (the ActiveSync--when it works--works both ways), but it still took me a while to get everything sorted out. Since then I do the soft reset and everything is fine.

Of course, I didn't learn about this until I called technical support. This is my third gripe....>Part of this comes from the poor documentation supplied with this product. There is no hardcopy of the instructions--just a CDROM with an Adobe Acrobat file that you can print out or read from the screen (how nice of them to pass this expense on to us). Despite having over 100 pages of documentation, its troubleshooting portion was very poor.

All in all, I really like this product when it works, which is 90% of the time. But... I would expect more.

My recommendation would be to wait a few months...right now demand is so strong that people are paying ... on eBay, and I think the patches will eventually come through.

--JN

5-0 out of 5 stars A very handy unit for both personal and professional use
The Compaq iPAQ H3660 is a high-end palmtop device for both personal and professional applications. With its integrated comfportably sized memory of 64MB it stands out above many of its competitors (newer models available with even more memory) and can also be easily expanded using appropriate memory cards.

The brilliant and well-lighted TFT display is easily read under any cirmcumstances (even bright daylight), and the touch screen and stylus pen make standard (short) input hassle-free. Handwriting recognition is very good, can be adapted to your personal hand. For more significant amounts of text, a fold-up keyboard should be used (but for serious word-processing, better use a full-fledged notebook instead).

Not only windows can be run on this little machine, it is also LINUX compatible and can be used for serious UNIX Systems Administration using wireless add-ons.

Special Linux version available: best of them, LISA Systems' iPAQ that comes pre-installed with mLinux 1.0 for advanced users. A highly interesting special for System Developers and IT pros. ... The free Open Source LINUX Operating System is now available to palmtop computers!

iPAQ with Windows integrates easily with MS-Outlook. The LINUX version supports synchronisation with appropriate LINUX applications. Either way, you get a highly professional palmtop computer connecting to your desktop and existing infrastructure.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dont listen to other ppls reviews.
This is a great product. DUST DOES NOT ENTER THE SCREEN. People saying that is incorrect. What was behind the screen had nothing to do with dust. Compaq had a problem with a company in Taiwan that installs the screen. Do to poor work tiny glass fragments were left behind. That is what the so called "dust" is. This problem has been fixed with all the new iPaqs. Amazon.com only sells new ones, their will NOT be a problem with the screen. Microsoft activesync has a problem when other usb devices are in the computer. I found Microsoft ridiculous when you call user support. Your best bet is to call compaq where they will give a solution that works perfectly. There is a lot of softweare for the ipaq out, and much more coming. For gamers, go to PocketGamer.org for all the gaming news. You can get great emulators to play all the old Nintendo and SuperNintendo games. I recomend the IBM microdrive or if that is too expensive get the Viking cf card. This is by far the best Pocket PC on the line. The 3630 and the 3650 are the exact same product w/ ho differences what so all. I called Compaq to confirm this. The only difference w/ the new compaq 3635 is the cf card that comes w/ it. The new one costs 100 dollars more, where you can buy a cf expansion pack for 35 dollars. I recomend getting the 3635 or 3650.

4-0 out of 5 stars compare casio e-125 before you spend your money
I own a Casio em-500 for a month. I'm glad that I had picked the em-500 instead of ipaq. From ipqa's user reviews, it seams there are quite a few problems about this ipaq PDA, such as activ sync is unstable, dust enters to the display. But the casio em-500(or e-125) never have such problems, They are very stable and the activesync work very well. If you go to read em-500 or e- 125's user reviews( I strongly recommend you do so), there's no those complains at all.

Both casio and ipaq have are powerful unites, here are a little differences, other then those ipaq bugs:

1. Display. Casio displayes over 65,000 colors and ipaq has 4,086. For those of you who cares of color and picture quality, you know the difference. The casio delivers better picture quality indoors. Because ipaq uses different display technology, it has much better display out doors. You can hardly see casio's screen when out door an under the sun. So you have to thing if you use your PDA out doors more or if you mostly use it in indoor environment.

2. Ipaq have a faster CPU speed according to the tech feature. I didn't acutally test them side by side for the speed. But after one month of using my em-500, I thing the casio em-500's speed is very fast, it runs all my applications very quick and smooth. So I think the ipaq should be ever faster too.

Bottom line, read both ipaq and casio e-125(orem-500)'s users review and go to the shop to compare both before you spend your money. They are not cheep.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Great product but before you buy you should know few thing
I bought this product a few months back and was so happy, yes it's true what everybody says about it but that part I will not repeat. what you should know is that the ipaq has a few hardware bugs

for example:

1. many times (almost every time I switch the machine on) the screen is "back to front" and you must restart the machine until it comes back.

2. the screen is not sealed properly so dust can come in from the stylus hole and get between the screen and the plastic cover.

3.the joystick works in a special signal to the processor which makes it impossible to move to an angle or to use two buttons at once which takes all the fun out of games.

I heard Microsoft is working on solving this problem.

after checking out about these problems I was told that Compaq knows all about them all over the world and working to fix them and that most of them are caused from putting the ipaq in the pocket and sitting on it (which I did)..

I contacted Compaq in Israel and got great support and was told to bring the ipaq in and they will take care of all the problems, I know that in the U.S. Compaq sends you home a special box to send it in to be fixed or replaced.

My recommendation is WAIT, I heard a new model is about to come out soon with 400 and 500 mhz, and with more built in memory, and you should wait for these problems to be fixed.

If not of these problems I would have given it 5 stars... ... Read more


137. ASUS MyPal A730 ( 90A-S4N1004 )
list price: $489.99
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Asin: B00065SR40
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Asus Computer International
Sales Rank: 3266
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Built-in1.3 Mega-Pixel
Digital Camera And WiFi
Pocket PC
It's time to leave behind your notebook, digital camera, MP3 player and voicerecorder! The Asus MyPal A730 is one device to replace all. A professional yetstylish design and various entertainment features make this all-new Pocket PCthe ideal companion for all situations.

1.3 Mega-Pixel camera built in
With a 1.3 Mega-Pixel camera built in, the MyPal A730 let you capture the greatestmoments of your life into high-quality photos. It also provides video camerafunction and a 3.7-inch LCD, much larger than those of any digital camera.

High-resolution,large-size VGA display
The Mypal A730 comes equipped with a 640x480 resolution, 3.7-inch VGA display,making it perfect for image and video applications. It further offers portrait(vertical) and landscape (horizontal) viewing mode for the most convenient visualexperience.
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Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars The ASUS My Pal 730 is Great!
This is the first PDA I have owned and am glade I waited. The ASUS 730 far exceeded my expectations. I think it's easyer to use then my laptop and a lot more fun. The ASUS 730 is loaded with all kinds of useful programs.

It was very easy to learn how to use, I was concerned before I bought it that it would take me a year to figure out how to use all of the options that it comes with, but I have a good feel for it and how it works in less then a week. The initial down loading from my computer to the 730 was sweet! effortless and fast. All my contacts, tasks, calander appointments and outlook information was uploaded to my 730. The continuous updating between the two when the ASUS is in it's cradle is automatic and instint. Everything I do on one is updated on the other one automaticly, no double entering information.

The software that comes with it is very easy to use. The only thing I didn't like was the bonus software that was worth what I paid for it (nothing).

I still can't get over how easy it is to use and how useful it has been. It is a little pricey but it has been well worth the investment. I am glad I read Consumer Reports before I bought, they were right agian!

I would have to agree with the other reviewer, I to found it confusing the way Amazon had it listed. I thought it was the 730W the way they had it listed at first, but realized it wasn't after taking a closer look.

4-0 out of 5 stars Please note this is not what it may appear.
This is the Asus A730 and not the Asus A730W.I don't know why it would not be written "A730 with Free 256MB SD Card" or even "A730 w/Free 256MB SD Card".The use of the uppercase W is somewhat deceptive in the title. ... Read more


138. BELKIN F8U0802 OmniDock-L for Handheld Devices
list price: $29.95
our price: $18.99
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Asin: B00061ZM2O
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Belkin Components
Sales Rank: 7127
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Product Description

BELKIN F8U0802, OMNIDOCK-L FOR HANDHELD DEVICES ... Read more

Features

  • Fits most large handheld digital media players -PDAs, Smartphones, MP3 players, and many other devices
  • Repositions easily with ratcheting screw neck
  • Comes with 2 different rubber bases and an adapter cup for an exact fit

139. Reconditioned Handspring Visor Neo Smoke 8 MB PDA

Asin: B000234100
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 31229
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get the memory, versatility, and speed of a much more expensive handheld with the affordable Handspring Visor Neo. This striking, smoke-gray handheld comes with 8 MB of memory, allowing you plenty of space to store thousands of names, addresses, appointments, memos, to-do items, expense items, and e-mails. Plus, the Visor Neo runs with a fast 33 MHz Motorola Dragonball VZ processor--the same as in the Visor Edge.

Expand the capabilities of your Visor Neo with the built-in expansion slot, which lets you turn your handheld into an MP3 player, pager, modem, and GPS receiver. Just slide an optional hardware or software Springboard module into the slot on the back, and your Visor Neo takes on a new function with no configuration or additional software required.

The Handspring Visor Neo runs the popular Palm operating system, so it is fully compatible with thousands of Palm OS applications. Also, Handspring has added features to the Palm OS, like an advanced datebook, calculator, world clock, and built-in floating-point math support. Enter memos and notes into your Visor Neo with the easy-to-use Graffiti handwriting software.

With the Visor Neo's speedy USB connection, synchronizing data with your desktop has never been easier. Just place your Visor Neo into the included USB cradle and exchange data with the touch of a button. The Visor Neo's infrared port lets you beam data to other handhelds, and it also has a built-in microphone for use with digital voice recorder modules.

The Handspring Visor Neo comes with a USB HotSync cradle, stylus, snap cover, desktop synchronization software for Windows and Mac, software link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only), two AAA batteries, and a one-year warranty.

What's in the box

  • Visor Neo
  • USB HotSync cradle
  • Stylus
  • 8 MB RAM
  • Two AAA batteries
  • Snap cover
  • Desktop synchronization software for Windows and Mac
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Features

  • Affordable handheld with 8 MB RAM stores thousands of addresses, appointments, to-do items, and more
  • Built-in address book, to-do list, memo pad, date book, advanced calculator, and world clock
  • Use expansion slot to turn the Visor Neo into an MP3 player, modem, GPS receiver, and more with optional Springboard modules
  • Runs Palm operating system works with thousands of Palm OS applications; compatible with Windows 98, Me, and 2000 and Mac System 8.5 or later

140. Xircom Rex Pro 5 PC Companion with Docking Station
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00000J58E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: XIRCOM
Sales Rank: 26056
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Credit-card size (0.45 x 2.13 x 0.25 inches)
  • Weighs just 1.4 oz.
  • 512 KB of RAM, rated to store up to 6,000 entries
  • TrueSync desktop and synchronization software
  • Leather carrying case and batteries

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
I love my Rex Companion. I got it to synch my Act 4.0 database (over 700 contacts) and my list of personal contacts from Outlook 2000 as well. I had no problems with the software once I got the hang of it. I'd recommend the clear lexan case some sites are offering for around 12 bucks because it looks fragile. With it in the case you can still read it but you can put it in your back pocket and not worry about breaking it. It is so small I can take it with me all the time (not like the large Palm and Visor devices). You can search contacts by various groups, company names, first or last names. I added the categories I needed for my business right from Act. I also enjoy reading text files from stories I have scanned and pasted into it in the notepad format. It's great to be able to pull it out at a moments notice and start reading Sherlock Holmes and the like!

2-0 out of 5 stars Too many bugs
As a long time user of PDA's I loved everything about this unit. I even got use to quirky interface to enter data on the run. If you plan to sync with Outlook 98 or ACT 4.0 just forget it. It just does not work. I spent hours on the phone with tech support and could never get it to consistently being over my data in the correct format. The problem seemed to be all true sync related. Stick to Intellisync or Hot sync manager if you sync data on regular basis. Palm Pilot is still the best on the market but just wait for version 2 of HandSpring

3-0 out of 5 stars Rex organizer
This is a nice product that has the advantage of being very compact as compared to other products in this category. However, I have experienced a great amount of problems in synchronizing with Outlook 98 contacts. Be wary of this problem if you are using these products. Also, the product does not include a calculator, which I find inconvenient

4-0 out of 5 stars Use it for reference only
I've tried them all...Windows CE, Palm and now Rex. There is no doubt that the size is terrific, and it makes it possible to have it with you at all times. However, save your money and don't buy the Pro unless you need the memory. Input of info is downright painful and I've long since given up trying to enter events while disconnected from my computer. The synchronization software is also not perfect as it will only recognize 4 categories if you use it to organize your Contacts folder in Outlook. Otherwise it dumps all other contacts!

In short, a great device if you need a reference-only PDA, but virtually worthless if you're looking to enter appointments, tasks or contacts while on the road. Also, no calculator!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, Great, Great!
Size does matter...especially when the REX can fit in your wallet! I'm a PR Manager for a Fortune 50 company and once my wife got me my REX, my Palm just sits in a drawer.

It's small, convenient and stores those important names/numbers (media, business contacts, etc...) that I always seem to need when on the road. A steal of a deal... ... Read more


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