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141. PALMONE Tungsten E Mobility Pack
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142. HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC (FA282A)
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143. PalmOne IIIx Handheld
144. Reconditioned Handspring Visor
$28.49 list($39.99)
145. Franklin Rolodex Elecrtonic Touch
146. Reconditioned Handspring Visor
$92.99
147. Handspring Visor Neo (Smoke)
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148. Belkin HP IPAQ 4IN1 EXECUTIVE
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149. Handspring Visor (Graphite)
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150. Handspring Visor Deluxe (Green)
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151. PalmOne VIIx Wireless Handheld
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152. Belkin 12PK TUNGSTEN T3 OVERLAYS
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154. Delkin Devices NIKON EN-EL4 RECHARGABLE
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155. Franklin Rolodex Electronic Touch
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156. Reconditioned Palm VIIx PDA 8
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157. Cables Unlimited ZIPDATAP14 Cable,
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158. Mobility HANDHLD/SMARTPHONE BAG
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159. PalmOne VII Handheld
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160. Pda BIBLE16 Traditional &

141. PALMONE Tungsten E Mobility Pack

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Asin: B0007OP6D0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 67863
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142. HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC (FA282A)
list price: $639.99
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Asin: B0003099JA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 30591
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC The powerful HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC with high-resolution display is designed for fast, versatile mobile computing both in and out of the office. A visually stunning VGA color display, extended product life-cycle, integrated wireless1 capabilities, enhanced security and dual expansion slots make the HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC an essential asset for productivity both in and out of the office. ... Read more

Features

  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Premium Edition includes pocket versions of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer
  • Intel PXA270 Processor 624 MHz and 192 MB total memory; up to 135 MB user-available memory includes 80 MB iPAQ File Store
  • Integrated WiFi (802.11b) enables access to the Internet, e-mail, and corporate data at the office, home or WiFi hotspots
  • Integrated Bluetooth allows cable-free connections to other Bluetooth enabled devices (mobile phones, printers, headsets and keyboards)
  • Integrated SD card slot supports 1-bit and 4-bit SDSDIO/MMC and CF slot, Type II

Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars Free is better
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3-0 out of 5 stars To be honest...
this is probably not worth the money, now that I have used it a while.and I got it for a good deal at the time too, bought at amazon, referred by www.whosave.com.so here it is:

the good:
for a huge display, it's light and thin too.
fast processing inside, if you ever need it.
lots of connectivity options, bluetooth wifi irda, CF slot

the bad:
very pricey, but it is top of the line...
bad touchpad, need to adjust it for different uses
the screen has trouble with some color which causes glare when playing video.
the battery life may be an issue, when i use frequently, I need to charge every 2~3 days.

In the end, I feel that this is too expensive for what it does ... Read more


143. PalmOne IIIx Handheld
list price: $159.99
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Asin: B00000IGBF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 7318
Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Palm IIIx carries on the tradition of the attractive and popular Palm line of PDAs. With its 4MB memory, this connected organizer is rated to hold 12,000 addresses, 5 years of appointments, 3,000 to-do items, 3,000 memos, and 400 e-mail messages. The "x" in IIIx stands for expandable, and the Palm IIIx offers memory expansion with an internal slot for upgrade cards.

Setting up the Palm IIIx was easy--we just inserted two batteries, connected the cradle to a desktop PC serial port, dropped in the software CD-ROM, and followed the installation wizard.

You can navigate through the Palm IIIx's main applications--memo pad, to-do list, address book, and calendar--with six push buttons or by tapping the stylus on the backlit display. Palm OS 3.1 facilitates drag-and-drop linking to Microsoft Word or Excel and provides network synchronization and automatic configuration with Microsoft Outlook. The CD-ROM that comes with the Palm IIIx provides all the necessary software to manage tasks on your desktop, too.

The Palm IIIx is PC- and Mac-compatible (an inexpensive MacPac connection kit is required for Mac users), and, as with the PalmPilot Professional, the Palm IIIx uses the industry-acclaimed HotSync technology to exchange data with your desktop PC. The documentation is extensive and well written; it includes a Getting Started card, a handbook, a software-and-resource guide, and an accessory catalog.

In our test of the Graffiti Power Writing feature, which allows you to write on the Palm IIIx using Graffiti's shorthand alphabet, the Palm IIIx interpreted a full paragraph with no errors. We easily and successfully transmitted the text to another device through the infrared transceiver. We found Palm IIIx's expansion slot beneath its cover. While memory upgrade cards are not yet available from 3Com, other manufacturers do make compatible cards.

With its increased memory and OS 3.1, the Palm IIIx is a great evolutionary step in the Palm line. --Mike Brown

Pros:

  • Expandable for possible add-on hardware and memory upgrade cards
  • Easy to set up, learn, and use
  • Widely supported by third-party software, shareware, and freeware

Cons:

  • None
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Features

  • Enhanced LCD screen for improved viewing at angles and in both dim and bright light
  • 4 MB storage capacity
  • Infrared transceiver
  • Open expansion slot for possible add-on hardware and memory upgrade cards
  • What's in the box: Palm IIIx, Stylus, 2 AAA batteries, HotSync cradle with serial cable, DB-25 adapter, Protective cover, Organizer and Desktop applications, Handbook

Reviews (75)

4-0 out of 5 stars What wouldl I do without it?
Having used a paper Daytimer for years, I was a little skeptical about going electronic with my datebook and phone listing. Boy, have I been converted! The Palm IIIx (my second Palm - the first being a III) is, for me, a great value.

It has enough memory for anyone but the most compulsive note-taking, yellow page totin' workaholic among us. (I download an average of 300 Palm formatted web pages a day and have had no problem with space in memory at all. I also keep about 700 phone listings and several hundred appointments in the unit at all times) It has the improved screen and processor versus the III. And it has the benefit of the Palm community of software developers that is what sets Palm devices apart from Windows CE (and other) devices.

I like the fold-over cover both for protection and for the Star Trek communicator look :) and feel. The backlight takes a little getting used to. It is not useful at all for dim daylight use, but works just fine in dark situations.

I really want the Palm Vx for the sexy size and industrial feel, but I have no real reason to move away from a device that does everything I need and more (and costs a lot less).

4-0 out of 5 stars Powerful, small and expandable
This latest incarnation of the Palm III adds memory and the capability to expand, a little. While lacking the sex appeal of the Palm V and the Dick Tracy like abilities of the Palm VII, the IIIx also lacks it's sibling's extravagant price tags. With 4 megs of memory, there is plenty of room for data with enough left over to add some favorite software. The IR port makes it possible to beam data to Palm owning friends and the solid, no frills operating system and software are easy to use and crash free. If I had a complaint, it would be that graffiti is not as intuitive as I would like. It could have something to do with my sloppy writing, but the Palm seems so smart in other ways that I expect it to do better. Still, Graffiti is more than adequate for entering the occasional appointment or business card. This Palm has performed for me as advertised. My life is more organized and I have more valuable information at my fingertips. It is reliable and easy to use.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent with but one exception!
I purchased a Palm IIIx about 31/2 years ago and as a result of its many uses and somewhat rough handling (my wife and I both shared the IIIx) we figured it was time to get a second unit. The IIIx's only drawback was that it had difficulty keeping the date which had to be reset periodically. Palm sent me two additional models as the failure occurred within the 1st year. The date snag continues to be a problem. We have learned to ignore this glitch and have chalked it up to "design flaw." Other than that, the Palm functioned perfectly. It may be a "slightly flawed warhorse," but is that not true of all of us? The price has dropped about $150.00 since my original purchase. 4 megs is a lot of space and I keep a few "encyclopedic" sources on the Palm for easy reference. Computer transer of data (Windows 2000) is simple, seamless and accurate.The unit has been upgraded by innumerable models with many more bells and whistles. If you personal needs require all the additional "crunchy whoopees," another model may be best for you (no antennas on this one)."A Final Aside": 31/2 years of hard daily 'two-person use' has made its present function a little slower and rougher than when it was new. I shall send it out for a "possible" repair. If the repair costs are not worth the investment and with the price for a new IIIx being excellent, I shall likely obtain a new model and retire the old with highest honors.

3-0 out of 5 stars When it worked, I couldn't live without it...
When I first got my IIIx, I adored it. I simply couldn't live without it. All of my appointments were in there, my friends addresses, phone numbers, everything. As soon as I knew of a meeting or doctor's visit, got a new phone number, I would pop it open and enter it. I was in heaven.

Then, one day, it wouldn't turn on. I had to replace my batteries - which had been practically brand new and then all information - much of which I'd entered directly onto it and which therefore was not backed up on my home computer - was gone. Since then, my efforts to use it have been disastrous. After HotSyncing all of my data back on, I would turn it on to find the Stylus tutorial - 'Press here, here, here' and so on. For the past several months, I have been unable to use it.

Still, it is my frustration and annoyance that prevents me from giving this a higher rating, not the quality of the product, which really is quite good. Like I said, when it worked, it was perfect, and I miss it very much. I'm in the process, actually, of trying to fix it/get it fixed so that I can use it again. It really is a remarkable tool, one that can make it incredibly easy to access enormous amounts of information.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good all-around product
I bought the IIIx last Christmas and 3Com has already upgraded it with the IIIxe and the IIIc, the major upgrades being the extra memory for the xe and the color for the c. However, the IIIx still stands on it's own quite well. With 4 mb of memory, it still has lots of room for applications and data. It took a few weeks to get used to using a PDA, but once I did, it has saved me time and time again as I have not once doubled booked an appointment since having this device. Right now it's the lowest cost 3com unit that has the upgradable OS capability, which I think is an important feature. If you have the $50, you might as well move up to the xe and get the extra 4 mb of memory, but if you don't and need a workhorse, there isn't much the more expensive IIIxe will do that the IIIx can do just as well. I'm sold on mine. ... Read more


144. Reconditioned Handspring Visor Deluxe Orange, 8 MB Palm OS,USB Cradle, PDA

Asin: B0002340MY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 22452
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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

145. Franklin Rolodex Elecrtonic Touch File Pro
list price: $39.99
our price: $28.49
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Asin: B0000A8VNX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 11556
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Features

  • 512 KB Memory
  • Simple touch screen design with 4 line display w/1 additional line of alphabetical nivigation tabs.
  • Jog dial for quick and easy navigation.
  • One touch index tabs for direct acces to directories.
  • 4.75x3x.5

146. Reconditioned Handspring Visor Neo Blue 8MB PDA

Asin: B0001HA8V8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Synapse Micro
Sales Rank: 28200
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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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
  • When connected to a television, unit creates a portable digital photo album by functioning as a photo viewer, editor, organizer and storage device

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Indispensible tool for a globetrotting shutterbug.
I got my FotoShow at OfficeDepot in the summer of 2002 for a trip to Scotland just before the device was discontinued by Iomega. (See some of the pictures on Webshots under username legonut2k.) I took about 128MB worth of pictures per day on SmartMedia memory, and every evening copied them to zip disk in the car (using the cigaratte lighter adapter). This used one zip disk for every two days of the trip. I came home with a box of zip disks and 2GB of photos. There were zero problems, the device worked as advertised every day. Put in the disk and memory card, then push a button and wait for the light to turn on steady green saying it is done without errors. It took about 5-10 minutes to copy 128MB, so it is no speed demon, but that wasn't a problem. Back home, I hooked it up to the computer with USB and copied the disks. I also hooked it up to the TV and ran a slideshow, but this was fairly slow (it must build a catalog of thumbnails before running it the first time which takes a very long time). The drive feels a bit bulkier than it should be, but it was worth it's weight in gold and did manage to fit into my suitcase with ease.

I have never found another device capable of replacing this for my next trip, so this summer (2004) it will go back in my suitcase with that same stack of zip disks for another two weeks of photos. My new video camera takes stills with SD type memory cards, so I am going to buy an SD/Compact Flash adapter which looks like it will work (I haven't tried it yet though).

Positives: Unique and indispensible at making a couple memory cards last for weeks far from a computer. Worked reliably.

Negatives: A bit bulky. Not very fast (painfully slow to setup a slideshow). Doesn't connect to European televisions (NTSC format but not PAL).

Puzzle: Why hasn't anybody produced an updated version of this, lighter weight, faster, more storage? One button copying of a memory card without a PC can't be that hard to do. Somebody give me this functionality in an IPOD formfactor! ... Read more


147. Handspring Visor Neo (Smoke)

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Asin: B00005OCWO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Handspring
Sales Rank: 15421
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars
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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
  • 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

Reviews (41)

4-0 out of 5 stars great value and quality, but may not be right for everyone
I've had the original Visor for about 1.65 years (nice, black plastic that feels like that of a TV remote, 2MB of RAM, Palm OS 3.1, 4 shades of grayscale, 50% slower processor than the Neo) and the Visor Neo purple (I don't care if it says blue on the box, everytime I look at it, I see purple/indigo) for about 5 months now. I primarily made the upgrade to a Neo over the original mostly due to the extra RAM and faster processor. The new version of the OS and continuing Springboard compatibility were additional plusses. Finally, It was priced cheaper than what my Visor had cost, had free shipping, and came with a free promotional nylon carry-case (the one with the big zipper, 1 big pocket for your handheld, 2 mini-pockets for any Springboard modules, and a little room left over to squeeze something else, like a set of headphones).
Here's my detailed breakdown of the Neo:

Palm OS: If you've ever played around with a Palm OS before, then you gotta admire its simplicity. There's Very little micro managing, relatively low problems, and has thousands of applications available. This platform is also used by 75% - 90% of the handheld community, so unless they're sticking with their cell phones, you'll be able to freely-exchange software, contact info, and variety of other things. Unless you're hardcore on viewing video, listening to mp3s, or other heavy multi-media tasks, PalmOS should suit you fine.

Exterior: has that "cheap, greasy plastic" feel in where fingerprints and body oils smudge very easily on it. Would-have been nice if there was an alternative to this, but I've gotten used to this. Having a snap cover as opposed to a flip cover means that you'll need 2 hands to open/close it, but I've gotten used to this too. They're 3 different colors, mine being opaque/translucent, lighter-colored ones being more transparent/translucent. If your cover is also clean, you'll be able to see your screen without removing the cover, which can be convenient due to what I've mentioned previously.

HotSync/Palm Desktop: Easy setup, easy to use. Backs up your handheld, lets you enter data onto PC and sync it over to your handheld, as well as new software. It'd be nice if it displayed important notices more clearly, such as same files being duplicated because of different information from HotSyncing. Currently, you need to go through the logs to pinpoint this. All in all very well done (with a backup module to provide fail-safe if something should go wrong)

Screen: Grayscale does look ugly next to a color screen and/or higher resolution screen, but you do get your "returns" with a less expensive and less power draining PDA. For me, it would've been nice to view pictures, maps, and games in color, but the grayscale gets the job done quite adequately. Pressure detection on the screen produced minimal concerns, as several times I would miss when I try to click on very small targets, although it may have been like that because I miscallibrated the detection accuracy.

Battery life: the 2 AAA alkalines last me about 2 weeks when I do an hour of gaming or other heavy use a day, while over 3.5 weeks with more mild usage of daily lookups and small notetaking. If this is a concern for you, nickel cadium batteries should save you money. Even though Handspring doesn't recommend this, it's moreso a battery guage monitoring issue than performance/damage-wise.

Reliability: As of with my Neo, I never had any fatal problems. Certain times I had to soft reset because of missing files for some applications caused errors that prompted me to do so, but I never had any information losses, freezes, or crashes. With my original Visor however, loading tons of games or something caused it to "downward spiral". This is where day-by-day, the performance and operation gets noticeably worse (like Win 98 from when you first use it fresh from a reformatted hard drive to4 years later when you need to reboot the damn thing 2-12x a day). Soft-resetting my old Visor temporarily solved this problem for a few days at a time, but ultimately a hard reset (purging all of your data) was required to, yet again, Temporarily remedy this problem. Tech support (NOT a toll-free number BTW) was kind enough to promptly send me a replacement (but first sending me an actual return box to put the defective handheld in. Procedures.... humph).

Springboard: Of the 2 Handspring handhelds I own, both aren't tremendously innovative compared to what the competition has to offer, but are nice values, so I'd generally recommend them to anybody. However, if you aren't going to bother dealing with them modules, I'd recommend you consider the Palm series or even a PocketPC, just to keep your options open. If you Are primarily interested in Visors for their Springboard modules, then poke around online and other places to find out more information, specifically, what modules you would use, availability, and prices. Thankfully, modules no longer cost "an arm and a leg" like they did years ago, but certain combinations of purchases can still deplete your wallet quickly. Many models of the latter 2 also have some sort of expandable data storage/backup and can even mimic the functionality that Springboard technology offers for Visors (e.g. certain Palms have wireless email/web capabilities and PocketPCs have a built in mp3 player). As for myself, I currently own 4 different kinds of modules: 8MB backup module (peace of mind for in case my PC AND my Visor BOTH fail), 16MB Hagiwara flash memory (expandable storage for databases, Ebooks, and games), a 2MB flash memory + "silent" vibrating alarm (for the limited amount of memory and also being cheap), and the SoundsGood mp3 player I managed to find on Amazon Marketplace (I plan on getting a REAL mp3 player soon, but this novelty item does come in handy for when I don't lug the player around).

5-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA for the price
I bought this PDA after researching similar models, namely the Palm m105 and the Sony CLIE. The display on the Visor Neo is bigger and sharper than the Palm's and it takes little effort to push the buttons. As far as expandibity goes, no handheld comes close to matching the myriad of different expansion modules available for the Visor. In addition to being hipper looking than other PDAs, it's very lightweight and fits easily in my jeans pocket.

The other factor affecting my decision to purchase the Visor Neo model was that it runs on AAA batteries. They don't tell you this when you buy your handheld, but most handhelds that use rechargable lithium ion batteries need to sent back to the manufacturer after about 2 years to have the battery replaced. This little service can cost $$$, almost what you'd paid for the PDA itself! I use Rayovac rechargable alkalines in my Visor Neo which I can reuse up to 50 times. It can easily go over a month without needing to replace the batteries. Even if you use regular disposable batteries, it's still cheaper in the long run.

Only downside I can think of is that the backlight isn't very useful unless you're working in total darkness and the OS isn't upgradable. Also, the screen can scratch easily so make sure you cover it with a thin piece of clear vinyl (available at fabric stores). Overall, this is a fabulous unit for the price and I'd recommend it anyone looking for a reasonably priced PDA.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good for Beginners but watch out....
I have had my Neo for about 6 months now and use it several times an hour as I am a therapist trying to keep up with appointments and phone numbers all day in and out of the office. This thing had become like my right hand until last week when the batteries went dead. As before, I fetched some new batteries, put them in the back, closed the compartment, but...no power. Tried several other sets of batteries, still no power. My heart sank, considering all my appointments for the day (not to mention the month and previous few months) were in there and I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing that afternoon. After several attempts, the Neo powered back on but guess what? ALL MY INFORMATION WAS ERASED. Thankfully, I had hotsynched about 2 weeks before this event but not often enough to retrieve any information for the last two weeks or the following month. I have spent a solid week recompiling my appointments and phone numbers but, even so, all the phone numbers have my fax number in parenthesis before the actual number. I don't understand that, but whatever, it was easy to erase all that. Lesson learned here: if you purchase one of these, hotsynch daily and be careful of technical glitches in the programming. Myself, I am returning this and shopping for a color PDA NOT made by Handspring.

5-0 out of 5 stars rock solid handheld
I have owned my handspring visor neo for more than a year and a half now. The machine is extremely reliable. It has never crashed on me, despite falling on the floor multiple times. The machine has never had any problems hot synching with the internet or any problems beaming with other handhelds. I use it daily as a medicine intern and rely heavily on epocrates and 5 minute clinical consult programs. The software is outstanding--very detailed and easy to use and continually updated and improving. Finally, the machine is reasonably priced when compared with other devices of similar utility. I have friends who paid more and received defective devices, and I feel lucky to have bought this one.

true story addendum: I recently got sick in the hospital and while vomiting, dropped my handheld into the toilet bowl. For three days it wouldn't turn on. Then, miraculously, it turned on. I managed to hot-synch all the data from my PC back onto the handheld without any problems. Amazing!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best buy for a beginner
Basicly, what I want from a PDA include organization functions, being compatible with the majority of softwares available and the potential to expend the memory. With a resonable price, handspring Visor Neo gives me all! With plenty of Palm OS freeware, easy and quick synchronization, my PDA just become more and more valuable! And boy, they have the best customer support team in the world! ... Read more


148. Belkin HP IPAQ 4IN1 EXECUTIVE STYLUS ( F8U0306-HP )

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Asin: B0002P4UKE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Belkin Components
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149. Handspring Visor (Graphite)
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B00004TDMX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Handspring
Sales Rank: 11063
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Handspring Visor connected organizer is all you'll need to store thousands of names, addresses, appointments, memos, to-do items, expense items, and e-mail.Based on the popular Palm OS, the Handspring Visor is fully compatible with thousands of Palm Computing platform applications.Plus, Handspring has added features to the Palm OS like an advanced date book, calculator, world clock, and built-in floating-point math support.

The Visor offers a fast USB connection, making synchronizing your PC or Mac simple.Exchange of information between your hand-held and PC occurs with the touch of a button.HotSync technology ensures all your data is backed up and enables significantly faster synchronization with USB support than the normal serial connection.(An optional serial cradle is available.)

The Handspring Visor also stores 6,000 addresses, 5 years of appointments, 1,500 to-do items, 1,500 memos, and 200 e-mail messages. This model includes support for Lotus cc:Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and Qualcomm Eudora.Synchronization software for AOL, Lotus Notes, Netscape Communicator, and POP3 mail is sold separately.

The Handspring Visor is fully expandable with an external expansion slot that lets you add software and hardware modules (called Springboard modules) in a snap.Modules like an MP3 player, pager, modem, GPS receiver, or video game can be added to make an entirely new device.

The Handspring Visor comes with a HotSync cradle, stylus, Palm Desktop software (Windows and Mac), software link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only), and 2 AAA batteries.

The Visor is covered by a one-year warranty.

What's in the box

  • Visor
  • HotSync cradle
  • Stylus
  • Palm Desktop software (Windows and Mac)
  • Software link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only)
  • 2 AAA batteries
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Features

  • 2 MB RAM stores thousands of addresses, appointments, to-do items, and memos
  • Fast synchronizing for your USB-equipped PC or Macintosh
  • Fully compatible with thousands of Palm OS applications
  • Supports optional expansion modules for MP3 player, pager, modem, GPS, video games
  • What's in the box: Visor, HotSync cradle, Stylus, Palm Desktop software, Software link to Microsoft Outlook, 2 AAA batteries

Reviews (87)

4-0 out of 5 stars The best PDA for the price...
The Visor is basically the 2 MB version of the Visor Deluxe.

All Handspring models run variations of the Palm operating system, and have all of the PALM functions people have
come to know and love -- calendar, addresses, to-do lists, and access to a variety of downloadable programs.

However, the 2 MB of memory doesn't go far when you want to take advantage of some of the more interesting programs, such as Avantgo (a free service that
allows you to download publications like the New York Times, CNN, Sports Illustrated onto your Palm for free) or street maps from Mapopolis.com or Vindigo, a city guide that gives restaurant and movie reviews and showtimes. You can fit one, maybe even too such problems onto your Handspring. But pretty soon you are running up against that memory barrier. That would be extremely frustrating for me (I have the Deluxe, a friend has the Visor 2MB and recently upgraded to a higher end model in part because he wanted to add more programs...If you do that, in the end buying the low end model will actually cost you money).

The Handspring models have the best features for the money. They have a noticeably larger screen than the m100 and m105 (which I
returned after a week), expandability (which I have yet to use, although I long for the GPS attachment from Magellan --
maybe when it goes on clearance?)
These models only get four stars, however, because they do have two significant shortcomings.
One is bulk. The Visor, Deluxe and Neo are significantly larger than the Palm V, which is significantly more expensive.
The PDA still fits in my chest pocket, though. (I don't recommend you do that...today mine fell out of my pocked and the screen cracked. I called Handspring and they are sending me a replacement for $85 -- Argh).
Also, unlike the Palm V, 500 and 505, the Visor, Deluxe and Neo require new batteries after about two weeks of relatively heavy
usage. That can amount to $20 a year or so on batteries alone. The Palm V has a lithium rechargeable, and the new Palm
500 has an even better battery, but I can't justify paying that kind of money for what is still basically, at heart, an
appointment calendar.

Also, since this is the ultra-low end model, keep in mind that you need to have a computer to back up your data and to download features to your Visor. Note that the Visors come with fast USB hotsyncs -- which come on all new computers made in the last few years, while the Palm M105 and m100 come with seerial hotsyncs (slower, but almost every computer ever made has a serial port). Palm and Handspring charge you extra if you want the other type of hotsync, so that my influence your decision as well.

BTW, I am a newspaper reporter who previously had four Rolodexes on my desk. No longer. No longer do I misplace names, numbers, or dates. I also don't get lost as often with Mapopolis at my side. This thing has changed and organized my life in ways I didn't expect -- just ask my wife.

It's basically an extension of your brain -- now isn't that worth a couple hundred smackers?

4-0 out of 5 stars Visor redeemed
I received my Visor July 19; on August 3, it spontaneously locked itself up and only allowed me to enter punctuation. Handspring tech support and customer support were both prompt in answering (at 6 pm Pacific Time). They are sending me a replacement (free shipping, free return for broken unit) within a week with no hassle. They offered to replace it even though I bought it via Amazon and not their web site. (See update below.)

The thing worked great for the two weeks and certainly was a geek magnet. Like other reviewers' Visors, mine eliminated many post-its and slips of paper and let me carry me address book and calendar; I wish I'd bought one sooner!

I hope that quality control is not an issue for Handspring. If the replacement unit fails, too, I'll be back to knock off a star and probably to look at an overpriced Palm instead.

Update August 2001: The replacement Visor has worked without a problem. I would have no qualms buying another Visor (except I can't figure out why they still cost more than $...).

2-0 out of 5 stars Data Lost Twice; doesn't want it's batteries changed
I was so happy to see that I wasn't the only person who had problems with this device. I love it's capabilities, but have lost data twice: first time I received a change battery warning, so changed batteries, and zap! everything gone.Contacted Handspring, (what a messy website)and lots of words came back, but were they really listening? Second time, I decided to replace batteries long before they needed it, just in case. Data gone. I did the change very fast, less than a minute as advised. I want a refund/repair or new device, but can't really get through to them. I've cooled down somewhat (they depend on that, I imagine) but surprise! I'm buying a new PDA, and it won't be one of theirs! Here I am, researching other brands.

1-0 out of 5 stars Works great -- when it works at all
Bought mine in September, 2000, just a few months after it was released, so I believe I got one of the early versions. Wonderful product, at first. Had no problems and loved the external keyboard. But a few months later, something strange happened: I would turn it off (or it would shut down on its own), and when I turned it on again a few days later, the batteries would be dead! All information LOST. Batteries would have to be changed. This happened several times, and I finally contacted Handspring before the warranty was expired. Thankfully, they replaced my unit.

But it happened again. And again, and again, and again. The batteries did not go dead from overuse, rather something inside the unit continued to draw power even after it was supposed to be powered off. Not a good thing for those of us who synch infrequently!

After another year of this (and about a dozen batteries), I called Handspring and demanded they replace this with a different model, because this is clearly a design flaw. They wouldn't do anything. One year warranty, that's it. Done. No more soup for you! I guess they expect you to buy a new Visor every year!! Shouldn't this thing last me at least five????

I won't buy another Handspring. I won't even recommend them to other people. It's possible I got unlucky twice, but if the company isn't going to stand behind their product, I'll buy something else.

It may also be a lot to ask to have the product replaced outside of the warranty, but if this happens with every unit, shouldn't Handspring recognize there's a mistake and recall these units?

3-0 out of 5 stars Good but ok
this is a very good device for organization but otherwise it sucks for almost everything else. ... Read more


150. Handspring Visor Deluxe (Green)
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B00004TDMZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Handspring
Sales Rank: 12847
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
  • Includes USB HotSync cradle, snap cover, and leather slip case
  • 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

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


151. PalmOne VIIx Wireless Handheld
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00004WHIL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 7711
Average Customer Review: 3.73 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

When the Palm VII was first released, it garnered a lot of geek chic, thanks to it being the first handheld to include an integrated wireless modem. With more and more wireless handheld devices and peripherals entering the market (such as the RIM Blackberry and the OmniSky Minstrel modem for the Palm V), is Palm's wireless entry still a viable alternative? Definitely (but with a caveat or two).

The Palm VIIx handheld has had its memory bumped up to 8 MB (from only 2 MB in the original Palm VII), and it includes all the practical features we've come to expect from Palm--the easy-to-learn (and use) Palm OS, a sharp screen with contrast-variable backlighting, and infrared beaming of information.

But it's the wireless connectivity--and the ease and quickness of installation and connection--that really makes the Palm VIIx shine. You'll first need to add the Palm VIIx's two AAA batteries, which are also used to charge the modem's internal, rechargeable ni-cad battery. It takes about 70 minutes to fully charge the device. But that'll give you time to play around with the other Palm apps or practice your Graffiti writing skills.

Once charged, we simply flipped up the radio transceiver antenna (which also turns on the screen) and connected to the Palm.net network in seconds. Then we set up our account and chose a monthly service plan--which reminded us that wireless ease doesn't come cheap. These plans range from $9.99 for 50 KB of information downloaded (and $0.20 per additional KB) to $44.99 for unlimited usage. The Palm.net site estimates that 50 KB equals about 150 downloaded Palm screens of information--which isn't that much if you're doing a bit of online shopping or checking of sports scores.

The other important factor to remember is that you won't be able to view the entire Internet. The Palm VII connects only to certain sites that offer Palm Query Applications (or PQAs), which send Web Clippings instead of HTML. These Web Clippings are specially configured minipages that minimize both display requirements (to fit on the Palm VII's screen) and bandwidth usage. Thus, while we weren't able to view the day's English Premier League scores on Soccernet, we could read headlines at ABC News, get driving directions with MapQuest, and check airline flight status using Travelocity. (The Palm VII comes with 22 Web Clippings, but you can download more from www.palm.net/apps--from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary to a Starbucks locator.)

E-mail was a snap using the included iMessenger app and the Palm.net e-mail address that we set up. This account won't hook up with an existing POP account, but there are several good third-party apps on the market that you can install to grab e-mail from your regular accounts.

Ultimately, the Palm VIIx--and persistent wireless connectivity--isn't for everyone because of its online limitations to proprietary Web Clippings. But with a lot still in its favor--the robust Palm OS organizer environment, hassle-free activation, quick connection to the wireless network, easy e-mailing, and good nationwide coverage (featuring about 260 major metropolitan areas)--the Palm VIIx handheld is still king of the wireless jungle. --Agen Schmitz ... Read more

Features

  • 8 MB RAM, 4 times the memory of the standard Palm VII handheld
  • Stores thousands of addresses, appointments, to-do items, and memos
  • Provides instant access to the Internet, e-mail, and messaging
  • Wireless connectivity requires Palm.Net service, featuring several monthly subscription options
  • What's in the box: Palm VIIx, Stylus pen, AC adapter, PC serial port, Hotsync docking cradle, Protective leather cover, Palm Desktop software

Reviews (62)

5-0 out of 5 stars What the Palm VII should have been
The 8 Mb of memory the VIIx has is what it needed in the first place. Now you can load all of those games and non-wireless apps you had to pass on with the VII. The integration is a little tighter in Palm OS 3.5, but a lot of people won't be happy with this until (1) the screen improves from four shades of gray (yes, I am envious of the IIIc) and (2) the modem speed improves.

The Qualcomm PD100 tried to overcome the speed (and coverage issue) but left you holding a Palm to your ear with a screen just too small to read).

And in the meantime, the Palm VII provides an integrated wireless email and fax platform (both with lookup from your address book) which a novice can get out of the box and running in ten minutes or less (try that with a PC).

TIPS: go to palmgear.com and download DPWeb browser (or other browser) and go with the unlimited plan if you can afford it. Then you will be able to access nearly any web site, not just those with web clipping applications.

5-0 out of 5 stars Take a serious look at this one
I have tried various Handsprings and Palms before, but the VIIx has just about the right combo of features, and the Amazon.com price is much less than what I paid.

The wireless service is pricey, but if all you're going to do is check email, don't go for the unlimited service right away. The installation of the Palm CD is great for Windows 2000 and 98; I had the link to MS Outlook 2000 in no time. Also I was easily able to download 2 novels from some e-book sites and a drug interaction/infectious disease guide from ePocrates.com. In fact, because of clipping, 8MB is really all you need for normal use.

On the wish list for improvements on this model, I would put a color screen at the top of the list. Also the wireless antenna can easily be broken; the design could be better. Add cell phone capability and this would be the perfect PDA.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but a bit dated...
I had one of these before replacing it with a Handspring Treo. If all you need is a PDA, and don't care too much about it being a mobile phone or not, this is a good unit. The screen is relatively easy to read, with a simple back-light option. Although its not color, the battery life is pretty good. Keep in mind that these units don't come with rechargeable batteries, so you will be using a lot of regular batteries here. I have seen some people hack the cradles for these to include a recharging facility, but its not stock standard.

The good thing is the memory. 8mb is a good amount of RAM for average PDA stuff, although I must say that 16mb is certainly better. But the fact that you can pick these units up for a song these days, and there is a healthy used market for them as others like me trade them in on up-market PDAs, there is no reason why for infrequent use, this isn't going to do the job.

I'd pass on the Palm.NET option though. Although it is pretty decent to have it, its very expensive to keep and slow, slow, slow. Depending on the plan you get, you could be paying $... per month for high data volumes and with the availability of GPRS/GSM Internet through carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint, etc. it doesn't take long to justify spending more money on a current model Handspring Treo, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome technology!
I just ordered the Palm VIIx after going to Saturday brunch with a girl that brought her's along in order to check current movies listings and show times. She checked her email and weather reports (being that it was another rainy day in Seattle) and other stuff... I was utterly amazed at all that she could do from the breakfast table. As she was leaving to go to the bathroom (which lasted about 7 minutes) she said "go ahead and browse while I'm gone"... Seven minutes was all I needed to realize that I can no longer live without one of these babies... I went and purchased a Palm IIIxe from a local store and later realized that I did not have the same machine as her Palm VIIx. I really like the Palm IIIxe but since it does not have wireless internet, I decided to order one on Amazon.com at a much better price than local stores. I gave the Palm IIIxe to her daughter today and she was very grateful since she's never had her own PDA and her mother is always using her own. WORDS OF WISDOM - You can't be too critical of PDA's. I don't expect for it to do what a 1GHz Dell laptop or my dual Pentium III Xeon server will do... I only need the PDA while I'm out of the house or office and want to be able to check my email and surf the net until I can get home to my high performance machines.

5-0 out of 5 stars OLDER MODEL... BUT STILL A GREAT MACHINE
First and foremost, ignore any bad reviews you may see here about this item. I've had my Palm VIIx for a year and a half and it's been terrific. Every once in a great while I'll hit a glitch with the thing, but they've always been extremely easy to resolve. All in all, I've found this item to be a tremendous time saver and it has become an integral tool.

This is also a good buy (with it's low price) for those of you who are thinking of purchasing the Palm Zire Handheld but want more features than it offers. The Palm VIIx is currently (as of 11/24/2002) priced about $10 cheaper than the Zire. It's only priced lower because it's a model from two years ago and Palm is pushing their newer versions. ... Read more


152. Belkin 12PK TUNGSTEN T3 OVERLAYS ( F8P0701 )

our price: $12.34
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Asin: B00021HR12
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Belkin Components
Sales Rank: 8154
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153. Sony PEG-S360 Clie Handheld

Asin: B00005Y3V5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 3376
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Palm-powered PEG-S360 provides everything you need to stay organized and entertained. Slim and sleek, it's designed to fit your hand just as comfortably as it does your life. In addition to the 16 MB internal memory, the Memory Stick media expansion slot offers unlimited storage capability for all your favorite applications. Plus, the unique Jog Dial navigator provides easy access to your info.

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. View and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files on the go with Documents to Go Standard Edition. Other applications include StreetFinder Express from Rand McNally for interactive maps, Vindigo city guides, Amy Reiley's Pocket Vineyard and Pocket Gourmet, and games such as Acid Solitaire and Race Fever. Plus, the Clié is fully compatible with thousands of Palm OS add-on applications available for download.

The Sony Clié PEG-S360 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.

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

The Sony Clié PEG-S360 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 cable, AC adapter, stylus, and protective cover.

What's in the box

  • Clie Handheld
  • USB HotSync Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Stylus
  • Sony Clie Installation CD-ROM
  • Read This First
  • Applications Manual
  • Registration Notice
  • Graffiti Sticker
  • End User License Agreement
  • Limited Warranty Statement
  • Protective Cover
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Features

  • 16 MB memory stores thousands of contacts, appointments, to-do items, and notes
  • Jog Dial navigator allows you to access phone numbers, notes, and more while keeping your other hand free
  • View and edit Word and Excel documents
  • Value-added software includes Amy Reiley's Pocket Gourmet and Pocket Vineyard, gMovie for watching video clips, and StreetFinder Express
  • What's in the box: Clie Handheld, USB HotSync Cable, AC Adapter, Stylus, Installation CD-ROM,Applications Manual, Protective Cover

Reviews (63)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Value
I normally dont give entry level units 5 stars but this unit really has managed to separate itself as the KING of entry level units.

The 360 has replaced the 320 as Sony's entry level PDA. As i've said with my review of the m100 and m105 this would be a great gift to newbie's and students. Although it's a monochrome screen its still one of the more defined ones around. Its the only Clie thats 160X160 but its no big deal.

In terms of size its amazingly slim and light. Almost too light. Unlike the other clie's where the back is plastic and the front is a brushed aluminum finish the 360 is all plastic. None the less it still looks and feels good.

Other then the all plastic case, Sony has managed to keep costs low by not including a cradle and a memory stick.

I highly recommend this unit. To techie's and more experienced Palm users i would suggest going with other units but to newbies and students this is the unit to have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Why the Clie S360 is the best entry level PDA you can buy!
I bought the Sony Clie S360 after many hours of research - both online and at BestBuy (actually trying out various features) and this is by far the best sub-$[money]PDA around. In comparing all the features that I was looking for, the Clie S360 either matches or beats the pants off similarly priced Palm and Handspring offerings. Here's my comparison:
Screen size: Clie & Visor are bigger than the new Palms (I don't like the shape or screen size of the new Palms - make sure you see one in your hand before buying a Palm - the display is no good)
Display (readability/clarity): Clie is by far the easiest to read in the dark (by operating the backlit display) and in bright light; crisp display
Memory: Clie is 16 MB, Palm and Handspring under $[money]are 8MB (more RAM = more applications/programs you can store!)
Price: no higher than the other two (I bought mine new for $1[money])
Performance: Same processor or better than the other two
Applications/Compatibility: Same Palm OS hence same as the other two
Hotsync, IR beaming, Memory stick upgrades etc: Can do all these and everything the other two can
Battery: BIG difference here: both handspring and Palm run on AAA batteries - major headaches + expensive. The Clie has a RECHARGEABLE Lithium-ion battery. Battery life is pretty good, by the way - I use it for a 2-3 hours total each week and it only drops to 60-70% - once a week I just plug it in and in less than half an hour it's done!
"But wait there's more": The Clie has everything the other two have PLUS it has a new jog dial wheel on the side, which is GREAT for scrolling (page up - page down) and toggling sideways. If you are like me and can't surf the web without the 'scroll' wheel on your mouse, you will love the jog dial. Once you use it, you'll wonder why the others haven't thought of this before!

In summary, I can't think of why anyone would prefer the Handspring Neo or Visor or the Palm m100-125 to the Clie S360. The more I use it, the more uses I find for it in day to day life (apart from just appointments, reminders, address book etc.) This is the best entry-level PDA money can buy!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great value for the money.... with a couple of flaws
I got my first handheld last year - a Palm m100. VERY quickly ran into the limitations of a tiny memory that can't be expanded. But it was a nice little starter...

So after much ado, I upgraded to the Clie s360 last month. Night and day difference. Big beefy standard memory, lots of software standard, I love it.

A couple of downsides. 1) it is monochrome, so if you are using PG Pocket, the photo software it comes with, the pictures are not too clear. It's more to say "look guys, I have photos on my palm". SO that novelty quickly wears off. Still a clearer, crisper screen than a lot of Palm products I've seen 2) while the body is aluminium -looking plastic, the stylus is metal. Which means after a few minutes of use, your hand smells like you've held a key in your fist for a half an hour. Weird. 3) and most important.... a bit of a design flaw in the Clie: the hot sync cable is rather wiggly and it is very easy to get an incomplete connection. Possibly the desk cradle would yeild better results, but that's more money.

And regardless of the cable coming "free" with the handheld or not, it should function properly and be a bit more rugged and secure.

4-0 out of 5 stars STILL a great value
The S-360 is a low-level PDA and an excellent value. I got mine in June of 2002, and it still works lik a charm. The SJ360 isn't flashy or colorful like some pocket PC (it's processor and monochrome screen are obviously below the task), but it handles functions like calendar, to-do, e-mail and phone-book, as well as allowing a big area for memos for whatever comes to mind. It's incredibly thin and light - much more so than the Visor Handspring I bought my wife the year before. It comes with 16MB of RAM, though it includes a slot for memory-sticks (which I haven't tried yet). Though using the same operating system as the Palm Pilot, Clies come with something unique, a jog-wheel - a wheel on the side that allows you to scroll through information while holding the unit with one hand. (I keep reaching for the wheel whenever using my wife's Visor.) Like similar PDAs, you can "Hotsync" to your computer - an absolute must (more on that in a sec). Using Hotsync, you can download the contents of your Clie for safekeeping. Hotsync works both ways - and you can download to your Palm information you've updated on your computer (saving you the trouble of having to do the same using the PDA's somewhat annoying interface). Installing the software on my XP computer was effortless, and with a USB cable, a typical Hotsync takes only a few seconds - so fast, you won't even miss that Hotsync cradle. I bought mine for the fun of having a new gadget, and now can't imagine leaving home without it. And again, that was back in 2002.

This brings me to my cons - frequent death by battery exhaustion and memory expansion. Once the battery dies, all the information is gone (see now why Hotsync is so important?), and your varied use of Clie means that battery life will always be unpredictable - and that's not even factoring the use of "back light" which will drain your battery with painful speed. (A helpful battery-bar gives you an idea, but it's only on the main screen). Luckily, I've been able to rely on the information saved on my computer when I hotsync. Once recharged, it functions normally. Secondly, while the memory is expandible as on other PDA's, the Clie relies on a proprietary system of memory sticks that only works on Sony machines - and are therefore harder to find and more expensive.

Otherwise, for basic PDA functions this slim and reliable PDA is an incredible value.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best pda for under 150
I have used other pda's from the time they came out. It always frustrated me that it was hard to easily navigate menus and the stylus wasnt very responsive. Ever since I got this model I have had no problems. The hotsync works very well and never misses any files as I have had before. One of the best features is the large memory allowing me to store my documents and contacts easily and not worrying of going over the limit. If this is your first pda then I would get it because it is reliable and simple to use. ... Read more


154. Delkin Devices NIKON EN-EL4 RECHARGABLE ( DD/ENEL4 )

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Asin: B0002D6PS6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Delkin Devices
Sales Rank: 42835
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155. Franklin Rolodex Electronic Touch File
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Asin: B0000A8VNV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 21286
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Features

  • Simple touch screen design with 4 line display with 1 additional line of alphabetical navigation tabs.
  • Jog dial for quick and easy navigation.
  • One touch operation for all functions.
  • PC sync kit with cable and software included.
  • 4.75x3x.5

156. Reconditioned Palm VIIx PDA 8 MB with Sipix A6 Printer Bundle

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Asin: B000234114
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 44540
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Amazon.com Review

When the Palm VII was first released, it garnered a lot of geek chic, thanks to it being the first handheld to include an integrated wireless modem. With more and more wireless handheld devices and peripherals entering the market (such as the RIM Blackberry and the OmniSky Minstrel modem for the Palm V), is Palm's wireless entry still a viable alternative? Definitely (but with a caveat or two).

The Palm VIIx handheld has had its memory bumped up to 8 MB (from only 2 MB in the original Palm VII), and it includes all the practical features we've come to expect from Palm--the easy-to-learn (and use) Palm OS, a sharp screen with contrast-variable backlighting, and infrared beaming of information.

But it's the wireless connectivity--and the ease and quickness of installation and connection--that really makes the Palm VIIx shine. You'll first need to add the Palm VIIx's two AAA batteries, which are also used to charge the modem's internal, rechargeable ni-cad battery. It takes about 70 minutes to fully charge the device. But that'll give you time to play around with the other Palm apps or practice your Graffiti writing skills.

Once charged, we simply flipped up the radio transceiver antenna (which also turns on the screen) and connected to the Palm.net network in seconds. Then we set up our account and chose a monthly service plan--which reminded us that wireless ease doesn't come cheap. These plans range from $9.99 for 50 KB of information downloaded (and $0.20 per additional KB) to $44.99 for unlimited usage. The Palm.net site estimates that 50 KB equals about 150 downloaded Palm screens of information--which isn't that much if you're doing a bit of online shopping or checking of sports scores.

The other important factor to remember is that you won't be able to view the entire Internet. The Palm VII connects only to certain sites that offer Palm Query Applications (or PQAs), which send Web Clippings instead of HTML. These Web Clippings are specially configured minipages that minimize both display requirements (to fit on the Palm VII's screen) and bandwidth usage. Thus, while we weren't able to view the day's English Premier League scores on Soccernet, we could read headlines at ABC News, get driving directions with MapQuest, and check airline flight status using Travelocity. (The Palm VII comes with 22 Web Clippings, but you can download more from www.palm.net/apps--from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary to a Starbucks locator.)

E-mail was a snap using the included iMessenger app and the Palm.net e-mail address that we set up. This account won't hook up with an existing POP account, but there are several good third-party apps on the market that you can install to grab e-mail from your regular accounts.

Ultimately, the Palm VIIx--and persistent wireless connectivity--isn't for everyone because of its online limitations to proprietary Web Clippings. But with a lot still in its favor--the robust Palm OS organizer environment, hassle-free activation, quick connection to the wireless network, easy e-mailing, and good nationwide coverage (featuring about 260 major metropolitan areas)--the Palm VIIx handheld is still king of the wireless jungle. --Agen Schmitz ... Read more

Features

  • 8 MB RAM, 4 times the memory of the standard Palm VII handheld
  • Stores thousands of addresses, appointments, to-do items, and memos
  • Provides instant access to the Internet, e-mail, and messaging
  • Wireless connectivity requires Palm.Net service, featuring several monthly subscription options
  • Handheld portable thermal monochrome printer. 400 dpi resolution. Versatile IrDA (infrared) or serial connectivity

157. Cables Unlimited ZIPDATAP14 Cable, Palm, Retractable, Data Sync
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Asin: B0006Q8WLM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Cables Unlimited
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Palm Tungsten E Sync-N-Charge Sync and charge your Tungsten E without a cradle! Zip-Linq's uniquely designed retractable Palm Tungsten E Pocket PC's cable is a must for mobile PC users that require one of the most advanced space-saving technologies available. This compact spool of high-quality cable extends to more than two feet just by pulling. Simply pull again, and it retracts back into its durable housing. Sync and charge your Palm Tungsten E Original without a cradle! Compatible With Palm Tungsten E Only. ... Read more

Features

  • Connection: 1 type A USB to mini usb and power connector.
  • Max data transfer rate: 12MBps.
  • Expands: From 4" to 48"

158. Mobility HANDHLD/SMARTPHONE BAG OF ITIPS ( AC0103-10 )
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Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Mobility
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Product Description

iGO iTips for Handhelds and PDAs This assortment of iGO iTips for handheld devices and PDAs gives you the flexibility to connect your equipment while delivering precisely the amount of power required. These tips are compatible with select models by PalmOne, HP/Compaq, Dell, Handspring and Sony. iGO iTips eliminate the inconvenience of having to carry multiple chargers when you’re on the go. They are designed to conform to the exacting electrical and mechanical specifications of the manufacturer’s power supplies. ... Read more

Features

  • itips available for virtually all major brands of portable electronic devices
  • Eliminates hassle of carrying multiple chargers/cradles while mobile
  • Designed to exacting specifications of manufacturer's power supply both electrically & mechanically

159. PalmOne VII Handheld
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B00002EQCF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 11824
Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Supports Palm.Net wireless communication service, including wireless Internet messaging
  • Web-clipping feature permits shopping and retrieves news, sports, flight information, weather
  • Stores thousands of addresses, appointments, to-do items, memos, and iMessages
  • HotSync technology synchronizes data with desktop computer
  • What's in the box: Palm VII, Palm Desktop organizer software, applications for Palm VII organizer, DB-25 adapter, protective carrying case, handbook, HotSync cradle, 2 AAA alkaline batteries

Reviews (31)

4-0 out of 5 stars Internet access especially useful when travelling
I've spent 6 months with the Palm VII my wife bought me for my birthday and I'm satisfied with it.

In spite of being a disk pig who has used up over 4 Gigs of space on his laptop with data and programs, I've had no problem living within the 2 Meg memory of the VII. My favorite add-on programs are DateBook3 and STRIP, which I use to store passwords. I still have room for Tealdoc, a couple chapters of a book, and hundreds of contacts and reminders.

I have installed dozens of web applets, but I'm not a heavy user of the Internet and rarely exceed the lowest rate of $9.95. The web clipping applets are very stingy with data, making them economical to use even with the relatively expensive per byte rate. I've found Internet access especially useful for checking traffic conditions, getting weather reports, and checking on arrival times for planes when meeting someone. I also use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and sometimes use the GoNetwork translator as a 5-language foreign dictionary. Want to know what's playing in your neighborhood, but you don't have the newspaper? Look it up on your Palm on Moviefone.

The VII really comes into its own when travelling. Having access to driving directions or phone numbers is a big convenience, and when returning to DFW, it helps to be able to tell the taxi driver what gate your flight is leaving from so you can be dropped off at the correct terminal building. Even if you do your reticketing through the airline or an agent, it is useful to pull down a schedule first. Ever been in a hotel room without "USA Today" and not known what was on TV? Look it on your VII with Rick-T-Land.

I rarely use iMail, and normally limit it to outgoing messages. I've configured it so my return address is my normal work address, and only give my palm.net address out when I explicitly want someone to address mail to my PDA. (I have such a heavy volume of mail that it would be hopeless to ever use a Palm to read it). It's cool to send a message home when you are waiting to board a plane. Although I used Amazon's applet to buy a book once, I don't trade stock with my Palm. It might be useful to buy entertainment tickets, but I never have.

I assume that someday I will need more than the 2Megs available in this device, but by then, there will probably be some newer color version (at a premium price). For now, having access to the Internet makes up for the reduced memory. You don't need to download that foreign language dictionary--just query one on the web. If you finish the book you brought, download another one.

The VII really comes into its own when you are outside of the office, or don't have immediate access to a web browser. It also has major prestige value. The next time you get into an argument over what movie Minnie Driver was in before "Good Will Hunting," you can be the one to whip out the wireless PDA and impress your friends by finding the answer on the Internet Movie Database.

To be honest, I think most people won't have the quality of their life greatly affected one way or the other just by having a Starbucks locator hanging from their belt, but it is fun. Not everyone will be able to live with the memory constraints of the VII, and it can't synch with your laptop using the IR port (carry the synch cable in your laptop case). I still have plenty of RAM left, though, and I have lots of calendar entries, notes, and contacts that I synchronize with Outlook. I'm very pleased with the Pocket Mirror synchronization applet, also. I was able to drill down into the configuration and set it so that the categories I had already defined on my Palm were uploaded to Outlook on my laptop. Very convenient.

Favorite accessory: Black leather case on a quick-release belt clip.

5-0 out of 5 stars Palm VII - a must now that the price is rolled back
We are so excited by the potential of the Palm VII and 3COM that we added the company to our portfolio this week. Why? Because it almost replaces our need for lugging a laptop around, yet we can synchonize all our data bases with one touch by pushing the HotSync button on the cradle. I am addicted to Palm.Net and for the techies out there like myself, it is fun to surf for new apps and games to download to your Palm. Checking and filtering important urgent e-mail is so easy, and it doesn't disturb the original e-mail on your desktop, if you don't want it to. The Graffiti shorthand is extremely easy to use, there is a game called Giraffe that teaches it in a fast, fun way to comprehend. If you don't like their shorthand, there is a touch-and-type-with-your-stylus keyboard, that can be used faster than typing a regular keyboard. Date book, address list, to do list, memo list all customizable and very well thoughtout. There are at least 3500+ apps out there for this baby - freeware & shareware, just by downloading then syncing with the cradle button. The only negative comment I have is: I wish someone would write a magnifying zoom program for us middle aged eyesight people! Sometimes I go buggy from looking at the screen, (true of my laptop and desktop as well)! Truly a neat great toy, fun gadget and necessary gotta have item I can't live without! Price was rolled back $ recently (this fall),check your prices and don't be ripped off by imitations. Check your wireless signal area first before buying, too. LMK if you agree with my review! - A very happy Palm user

1-0 out of 5 stars unless you own stock in Duracell forget it
this was the second Palm I owned, and was a closeout model, and it was terrible. Battery life is non-existent unless one week counts. In fact was away from unit for a week and not only were the batteries completely dead, but lost all data. I love the convenience of a PDA, just not THIS PDA

5-0 out of 5 stars Socks knocked off !!
Product works great. It replaces one that I had for 2 years which I dropped and shattered the screen on. I ordered from the vendor on Friday afternoon. On the next Monday morning the PDA was delivered to my office, with a new set of alkalines installed. I was synched up within 5 minutes of opening the box! Great service from the vendor..at regular ground shipping rates. "Thanks"

5-0 out of 5 stars The computer wiz
This is a great product. I loved it from day one, and I have been using for about 1 1/2 years now. It may take a week or two to get used to handwriting if you have never done it on any other device before, but once that hurdle is passed, it is a minature computer at the palm of your hand! ... Read more


160. Pda BIBLE16 Traditional & Modern Bibles
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Asin: B00008AVAH
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Handmark, Inc.
Sales Rank: 3450
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Features

  • Choose from 16 complete Bible versions for Palm OS or Pocket PC
  • Each full Bible version is about 1.4 MB--install just the versions of interest
  • Includes Bibles written in French, German, and Spanish to compare translations
  • Easy-access toolbar for creating and jumping to bookmarked quotes
  • Search tools that operate by word, phrase, book; fully-customizable viewer

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