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    1. PalmOne Zire 72 Handheld
    $344.95 list($449.00)
    2. HP iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC
    $189.99 list($280.00)
    3. HP iPAQ RZ1715 Pocket PC
    Too low to display $397.98 list($499.99)
    4. HP iPAQ RX3715 Pocket PC
    Too low to display $82.90 list($99.99)
    5. PalmOne Zire 21 Handheld
    6. HP iPAQ 4155 Pocket PC
    $189.85 list($199.99)
    7. Sony CLIE PEG-TJ27 Handheld
    Too low to display $239.95 list($299.99)
    8. PalmOne Zire 72 Special Edition
    9. Sony CLIE PEG-UX40/U Handheld
    10. Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 Handheld
    $37.31 list($39.99)
    11. Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005
    $415.85 list($589.99)
    12. Garmin iQue 3600 PDA/GPS Handheld
    $249.88 list($299.99)
    13. Sony Clie PEG-TJ37/U Handheld
    14. GoVideo PVP4040 Pocket Cinema
    $86.44 list($149.99)
    15. Think Outside Stowaway Bluetooth
    $21.78 list($24.99)
    16. Wine Enthusiast Guide 2004 For
    $94.04 list($169.99)
    17. Magellan MapSend Streets (Europe)
    $150.00 list($199.99)
    18. PalmOne m130 Handheld
    Too low to display list($199.99)
    19. Suunto n3 Smart Watch
    20. HP iPAQ 1945 Pocket PC

    1. PalmOne Zire 72 Handheld
    by PalmOne

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001KWGP6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: PalmOne
    Sales Rank: 2252
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Capture life's moments with a 1.2 megapixel camera built right in to the Zire 72 handheld. Shoot photos and video clips, 1 then download them to your computer to share with family and friends. Create photo albums on your handheld, attach photos to contact information, display a favorite photo in the background, and more.Carry your tunes with you and listen to them using the built-in speakers or a pair of stereo headphones. Play MP3s while you're scheduling appointments, adding contacts, or just enjoying a spare moment.Manage photos and videos just as easily as schedules or contacts. Stay ahead of your day with the Agenda View, and track your schedule easily by color-coding your events.Keep your business tools close at hand. Create and edit Word and Excel compatible documents and read Adobe Acrobat files right on your handheld.Synchronize with Outlook email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes right out of the box.Get connected with built-in Bluetooth technology. Use a compatible Bluetooth-enabled phone as your modem to send and receive email and connect to the web. Or share files, photos and more with nearby Bluetooth devices like computers, printers and other handhelds.Record your thoughts with the Voice Memo application and microphone. Then synchronize them to your desktop computer - even email them to colleagues and friends. ... Read more


    • Expansion slot that supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards
    • Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac and Software Essentials CD included
    • Bright, 320x320 transflective TFT color display supports more than 65,000 colors
    • 312 MHz Intel PXA270 processor, Palm OS v5.2.8, 32 MB RAM (24 MB actual storage)
    • Integrated 1.2 MP digital camera that also shoots video

    Reviews (75)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nice.... if it worked!
    Me and my brother got each one Z72 in xmas and we basically have the same problems.

    At first I was very excited about this little thing and got my life around it quite fast using it as organizer, as a book reader with Palm/Acrobat reader, and as a messenger used in conjunction with my phone.

    Then, problems started and it got slow, continously crashed and needed a complete reset. As mentioned in other reviews changing for a new one did not solve the problem and if you thing the technical services in the US are slow with 8-10 weeks, try it in other countries.

    The screen of this device is very very delicate. I say too much for stylus input. My Palm got its screen shattered with no reason and my brother's seems to be ok but no input with the stylus is posible. Meaning other 4 full months in not covered by warranty service awaiting for both palms.

    I asked to the people in service about the delay and they said there was a line of 200+ palms waiting to be fixed

    Not cool

    1-0 out of 5 stars Problems
    This is a really neat item,But I had alot of problems out of it,I transfer all of my appointments and phone book on to it and it crashed and I lost everything I wouldn't buy this one it's not very compatiable with XP,I called palm and you have to send it back to them,and it took 8 weeks for a new one that did the same thing!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome but complicated
    I got the Zire 72 for my birthday and I absolutely love it.The camera is pretty neat, the mp3 player is totally awesome, and the video recorder is beyond cool.I only had a few complaints.

    To connect to the internet you have to buy a $40 bluetooth thingy to attach to your computer, you need to buy a extra memory cards for the videos and mp3 feature.

    But other than that, the calender is nice, I like having an easy-to-manage address book, and the camera is awesome.The combination of the features add up to an IPOD plus more, so it's a better value.

    4-0 out of 5 stars palmOne Zire72
    This was my first PDA purchase and I've been very satisfied. I have used this to arrange my complicated schedule and find it easy to use. I've read reviews given here at and haven't experienced any of the complaints others have. One of the most gratifying aspects is that the Zire72 retains its value. I've owned mine for about six months and I still find the price has remained the same. In a world where technology is always changing and electronics are becoming obselete in a few months, this is very reassuring.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade
    I had a Zire 71, and I think this is a great upgrade. It has more memory, and I like the camera much better. The 71 camera was used by pushing the body up to snap pictures -- a feature I didn't care for much. This one is always ready to snap pictures. Plus, it takes movies with sound. I love capturing the moments of my four-year-old as he grows up. I don't care for the zoom feature -- the picture is closer, but very grainy. Otherwise, the camera is great for on-the-go. The additional memory card feature allows you to store as many photos as you might want to view; however, more photos stored means more of a time-lag in accessing them. Even so, it's only a few seconds, even if it seems longer.

    It also comes with Real Player, for playing MP3s. I don't use it a lot, but sometimes it's nice to have. Usually, if I listen to something on the Palm, I use files, as they take up less filespace. But if you're so inclined, additional memory cards help out in accessing your MP3s whenever you feel like listening. The battery isn't extremely long-lasting, although it does fairly well. Be sure to set the display to go off while you're listening, however, or you'll burn through the rechargeable battery a lot more quickly!

    Documents-To-Go is also part of the package, making it easy to synchronize with Excel and Word documents on your PC.

    It also comes with Versa-Mail so that you can synchronize with your Outlook Mail. I tried it and found it merely annoying, but if you're using it for work purposes and need your mail at your fingertips, it might be of more use to you.

    One problem that I did have was in my initial synchronization, I could no longer access my memory cards. After messing around with it for a bit, I found information that this can happen with certain 3rd-party programs installed on the 72. I then did a hard reset and reinstalled 3rd party programs one at a time. Once I had the programs installed that I use most frequently while still maintaining access to my memory card, I stopped reinstalling. I'm not sure which program it was that gave me the problem, but I can tell you it wasn't HandBase or Moon Phases or Solitaire or any of the packaged programs.

    All-in-all, I would recommend this product. It has a beautiful color screen, runs fast, does fairly well with battery power, has lots of memory, and takes great photos and movies. You can also set wallpaper on your calendar and palm desktop. Pretty cool. ... Read more

    2. HP iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $449.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009RL1X
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 3465
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    A broad range of features, multimedia, and Bluetooth wireless technology make the small and sleek iPAQ h2215 pocket PC an essential tool for communicating and managing information anywhere.PRODUCT FEATURES: View the dazzling display on the LCD, indoors or out; Enjoy your favorite multimedia wherever you are, whenever you want; Take advantage of flexible storage and expansion with the Compact Flash and Secure Digital slots; Get things done fast with the powerful processor, optimal performance, independent graphics controller (for fast video playback), included applications, and abundant memory; Get wireless connectivity in or out of the office with integrated Bluetooth technology; Print locally, print wirelessly: send documents, e-mail attachments, and photos from your iPAQ; Print to a corporate-class network with additional software; Be ergonomically comfortable with the soft-touch sides and slip-free grip; Use the ipaq as a remote control device for audio and video equipment with the integrated Universal Remote Control; Speak and listen using the integrated microphone and speaker; Recharge the removable Lithium-Ion battery for on-the-go power. ... Read more


    • Removable/rechargeable Lithium-lon battery for on the go power
    • What's in the box: HP iPAQ Pocket PC, USB Desktop cradle/charger, AC Adapter, Slip case, battery, getting started poster; charger adapter; HP iPAQ Pocket PC Companion CD
    • A sleek Pocket PC with the optimal combination of features, performance, and expandability
    • Compact Flash and Secure Digital slots for flexibility and convenience in storage and expansion
    • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices

    Reviews (69)

    5-0 out of 5 stars It even has a name...
    My girlfriend called my HP iPAQ h2210 "Clara"... I like it and I love my handheld, it's very usefull.

    I use the Bluetooth connectivity every single day, I have a Bluetooth headset, a Bluetooth cell phone so I can make phone calls from my iPAQ's Contacts List while my phone stills on my pocket and answer calls with the headset as well. Also, I can transfer files from my iPAQ to my desktop computer thru bluetooth and synchronize it, connect to the internet via Bluetooth thru my desktop computer, send SMS... you name it.

    Also it has the NEVO program so you can control your TV, Hi-Fi, VCR and even learns new codes.

    Highly recommended...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Powerful and Reliable
    I bought this IPAQ after doing much research.I wanted a Pocket PC, and knew that I needed to keep it very small.This IPAQ has met all of my expectations.I have used it for a year now, and plan to use it for at least another 18 mos. before I consider upgrading to newer technology.

    If I could do it again, I would at least look at pocket pc's that have built-in keyboards.When I originally compared these, I didn't think I would use that functionality much.After using it my stylus for a while now, I think I would prefer a keyboard option.

    I have had not problems with my IPAQ and it does everything it is supposed to do.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Feature/Price ratio
    I have owned this PDA for about 6 months now.
    The battery life is far superior to the iPAQ3XXX series PDAs!
    I can use this off and on for a few days straight without having to recharge.
    Aside from battery life, it seems to be very fast and responsive compared to my Toshiba Genio. Another major selling point was the Dual memory slots-Compact Flash and Secure Digital.
    Aside from the features mentioned above, I also am impressed with the form factor.Although it is not quite as slim as the 4XXX series iPAQs it is still among the smallest and sleekest PDAs that I have seen.

    This does not run PPC 2003 2nd edition : (
    PIM info disappears if batteries go dead.iPAQ FileStore utility does not prevent this...
    I had a CASIO that kept all PIM info and settings even after a week with a dead battery (vacation).

    Overall This is by far my favorite PDA yet!

    4-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Toy
    After months of research, I finally purchased an Ipaq 2215, which I dearly love.I used to have a Palm m515, which I still love (and which my husband now loves), but I wanted to get an MP3 player as well, and it was just easier to have an all in one unit.(That's what I told my husband when I tried to explain the price!)

    The MP3 player works great, and it's neat to have the CF & SD slots because CF is so much cheaper.The speaker is surprisingly good, though headphones sound much better.The remote control feature is nifty, but rarely used.I write a lot of stories, so I bought a thumbpad, and it works really well and I'm almost as fast with the thumbpad as I am with a real keyboard.I'm tempted to get a real keyboard, but so far haven't needed one.

    Word to Go 6 (for the Palm OS) is better than PocketWord, but PW isn't bad.It doesn't save page numbers or footers, which drives me crazy, but it does have the word completion feature that I like.You can download truetype fonts, but you can't insert a page break.When you exit out of a document and go back in, it starts you at the top again.Doc to Go 6 remembers where you left off.This can be annoying when you have a 100 page document to edit, then want to go into another document to check your notes, then continue your next great American novel.

    There is a lot of space on the hard drive, though it's RAM, so you lose the info if the battery dies completely.At least that's what the book I bought says - haven't tested it yet.

    I don't know if others have a problem with this, but the last document I work on does not sync when I hook up the unit to my PC.It actually takes it out of the Pocket_PC folder on my desktop.I have to go back into it, type in a space, delete the space, exit, and then it syncs.I'm sure there's an easier way, but I don't know it, so I have to do it each time.

    Anyway, this is a great toy.I'm sure some people can use it for work if they really want to, but it's too much fun to just save for work.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Convenient
    I purchased this a week ago and since that time it has not left my side.I put all of my personal and work information on here and it's seamless.This device has everything I need, and it also has a nice remote control gadget that I use to control my DVD, VCR, TV and TiVo.Overall this this has been incredibly useful for me, I am glad I purchased this. ... Read more

    3. HP iPAQ RZ1715 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $280.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002DV9CS
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 3228
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Windows Media Player 9 for Pocket PC--plays MP3 and WMA audio files and Windows Media video clips * 3.5" LCD with Portrait and Landscape viewing modes * built-in microphone for voice recording * Secure Digital card slot (accepts SD cards, MultiMediaCards, or SDIO accessories) * warranty: 90 days * ... Read more


    • Five Way navigation button plus 4 programmable application launch buttons
    • 3.5” Transflective type QVGA TFT, Portrait and Landscape modes
    • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC
    • 203 MHz Samsung 2410 processor
    • Up to 25 MB user available memory including 10 MB iPAQ File Store

    Reviews (15)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Product, but Limited on Memory
    I recently purchased the RZ 1715 through Amazon, after a thorough online search and reading many reviews posted here.Thankfully Amazon is giving us the option of purchasing this type of entry-level unit, as all my local electronics stores seem to have ignored it in favor of dedicating shelf space to the much more expensive top-level products.

    After two weeks with the product I can confirm that the other reviews are spot-on with one exception: the on board memory.At only 25MB, this can be very limiting for all but the most casual users; anyone considering this for business purposes (not requiring WiFi) should be cautioned - the software requires that all on-board processes and databases be run from the on-board memory, not the SD cards.SD cards are where you store your music, photos, files, etc., imported from the PC, but synchronized databases from Outlook can and will quickly gobble up that 25MB space in a hurry.These databases cannot be run from the SD card.Users with contact databases in software such as ACT,, etc., would be well advised to look at the next higher model, which I believe roughly doubles available memory.

    I'm going to try to exchange the RZ 1715 for something with more horsepower.Sure hope I'm not too late, or this was a very expensive lesson learned...

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best best best best of all the pdas
    this is my first sister bought this for me.i didnt buy this from amazon but i bought this from radioshack but at amazon it is much cheaper.

    this pda is the best compared to my is small,lighter and the graphics are also good.but the processor little bit slow but its not that much slow.the only problem is that u cant put mpeg files only avi files.

    other than that it is good.if u want more info contact me

    1-0 out of 5 stars For the same price, you can get a top of the line Dell Axim
    The harsh reality is that anyone who got this was sorely ripped off. I've been following Pocket PCs very closely for over two years, and the specifications and the molassas slowness of this unit is a real shame for the technology that is capable of being produced today. For the same amount of money used to buy the RZ1715, you can get a 624mhz Dell Axim with 64mb RAM, 64mb ROM, integrated WiFi, integrated Bluetooth, and respect from the online PDA community. There is absolutely no reason to buy this unit because 1) It is not a bargain PDA. You can get other PDAs with much better features for even less than this unit is worth, 2) It has less than the bare minimum of features. Anything under 300mhz is considered a dinosaur of PDAs past. Why this unit was produced in 2004 is beyond me.

    If you are looking for a Pocket PC to give as a gift to someone, don't pick this one. I guarantee it is a ripoff and an insult. You can get a really great Pocket PC for even less.

    1-0 out of 5 stars What are the people thinking?!?
    It is truly amazing what the people have been saying about this PDA. It is slow, only 32Mb RAM(!!), poor battery, etc, etc, etc...

    It was voted as the worst PDA of the year by PC Magazine, in their last Top 10 Worst Products of the year.

    There are many other options in this price range that are much better: In Pocket PC camp, there is the Dell X30, in Palm camp there is Zire 72. Both offer so much more for less money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just the pocket pc 4 me
    I have been a palm guy for quite a while. That was a mistake. This pocket pc does so much more than a stupid palm could ever do. Powered by a speedy samsung processor, this pocket pc cranks out 203 mhz of pure power. Dont be fooled by the discription. It says youu could play MUSIC. They should've said you can play music and Videos. Its true. Just get at least a 128 mb memory card.(I have a 256 mb memory card.) The display on this puppy is absolutely dazzeling. It uses a tft screen and is, in my opinion, more hi rez than a 71' plasma. I never want anything bad to happen to this pocket pc. I love it. You will to if you go get it at your nearest bestbuy or circuit city. I got it at circuit city. Go buy this piece of work now. The zr1715, a piece of art and a pocket pc for all your daily needs.
    Did I mention that you can play games? It is true. It plays all types of cool games. Just do an active sync and play. It is so cool. The color is fabulous and the graphics r to. So go get 1. ... Read more

    4. HP iPAQ RX3715 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $499.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002DV9DC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 3496
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    built-in digital camera (1.2-megapixel effective recording) * integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth wireless network capability * 3.5" LCD with Portrait and Landscape viewing modes * universal A/V remote control capability (using included HP Nevo software) * warranty: 1 year * ... Read more


    • Built-in 1.3 MP camera, 1280 x 960 resolution, 4x digital zoom, video record and playback
    • 152 MB user available memory
    • Integrated WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth IrDA and USB
    • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software
    • Samsung S3C 2440 processor

    Reviews (16)

    4-0 out of 5 stars (Almost) perfect although a bit pricey
    I would give this iPaq five stars were it at least $50 cheaper. Seems to get in line with the competition it would have to be $100 cheaper. But price aside this is a wonderful PDA. I've had a range of PDAs from the first Palm Pilot, Apple Newtons, Philips Nino, Psion Series 5, Sony Clie, and more, and this is overall the best one yet. It's a very small and light package full of features. I love having wifi and bluetooth built-in and it works fine with our AT&T wifi at home and at a local coffee-shop. Battery life is amazing. I've easily watched two feature length movies without running out of battery, and I can easily go a few days of normal use without a recharge.

    Is all good? Well, no... the case that comes with the iPaq is pretty much useless. You're going to have to spend more money on a decent case. I got a Krusell Multidapt case. The screen seems to scratch very easily but that's common among these devices and you need screen protectors anyway. The HP software is not the greatest and you're going to want to get some other software to do some things.

    Overall, a very good PDA, albeit a bit pricey.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent pda
    Excellent pda. Love the wifi feature that allows me to sync with my mainframe computer and other digital devices. The large IPAQ memory is a plus and the camera comes in handy when you need to take pictures unexpectedly. It does not freeze up like my previous generation pocket pc. Absolutely love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars amazing!!
    This is an absolutely amazing pda!I love it.The processor (400mHz) is faster than half of my school computers.Taking and editing pictures on the go is a breeze!video capture is astounding.152 mb of memory!The wireless is better than my laptop!battery live is good enough for 3+ days of heavy use.landscape mode is great for viewing webpages.What more can I say?I am actually typing this on my pda right now!I love it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this thing -- so what if the camera sucks
    This toy is a blast. I love it, even at the outrageous $499 price tag. It's fast, bright and well-designed. I've had countless pocketPC's over the years and am quite pleased with the design, battery life, performance and form factor of this one. It goes with me everywhere. Just two complaints. First, the camera really is a joke, in that pictures are pretty low quality and it handles moderate lighting levels poorly. But, then, who really buys a PDA for a camera? It's nice having camera capabilities, even if they're not the best. Second, I've had just a wee bit of trouble with the wireless network streaming capabilities of the NevoMedia -- it doesn't work except for photos -- but I'm still happy with HP's hardware.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful pocket pc
    this pocket pc has it all, with plenty features and software. it has alot of things you need, and alot of things you dont, but we all use pda's for different reason, and its important to have something for everyone. i wish everyone would stop complaing about the camera, i mean what do you expect with a 1.2 camera. it is perfect for what it was designed for, quick snap shots! if you are looking for a do it all pocket pc, then this pda is for you. ... Read more

    5. PalmOne Zire 21 Handheld
    by PalmOne
    list price: $99.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000CBJ8J
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: PalmOne
    Sales Rank: 283
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    With 8MB of memory and intuitive software, this Palm Zire 21 Handheld frees up brain space and time by tracking all of the small details for you. It stays on top of your schedule with reminders and alarms for appointments, and puts thousands of contacts at your fingertips. While you're out, you can check things off your to-do list as you go, take notes on the Graffiti 2 writing area, check for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries, track your automobile maintenance, manage bills and finances, calculate tips or taxes, store passwords and more. The handheld synchronizes with Outlook so you can use the calendar, contacts, tasks and notes you already have. It has room to grow, too, which means you'll be able to add personalized software, such as an exercise log or shopping list manager, as you need it. The included software essentials CD features a customizable calculator, games, Palm Reader for reading eBooks (sold separately), Handmark Mobile DB date tracker and Money finance manager. Kit includes protective flip cover, stylus, read-this-first document, rechargeable battery and charging cable, and USB HotSync cable for synchronizing the Palm's data with a desktop PC. Uses Palm OS 5.2.1 and Texas Instruments OMAP 311 ARM processor. Compatible with Windows 98/2000/Me/XP or Mac OS 9.1 or OS X 10.1.2 to 10.2.6. 4-2/5Lx2-9/10Wx2/3D. ... Read more


    • Synchronizes with Outlook
    • What’s in the box: Handheld device; Palm Desktop software including Note Pad and Expense; Software Essentials CD with Handmark Mobile DB and PDA Money; pre-installed basic applications such as Address Book, Date Book, etc.
    • Keep all your important information--from appointments to addresses to notes--at your fingertips
    • 8 MB of memory, bonus software, and a fast processor
    • Play games on the go or read an eBook

    Reviews (70)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Bad Palm Pilot
    Like the others, I bought this Palm since my old Palm V died. Lured by the low price and name 'Palm', I figured this would be ok just for the basics. After a few months (just after the meager 90 day warranty expired) my Palm died. Kaput. Nothing. After doing some 'soft' and 'hard' resets, still nothing. I will not buy anything from Palm again. Waste of money and time...

    1-0 out of 5 stars Total junk
    I had the same bad experience as others- was looking for a simple PDA and got the Zire but after using it less than a dozen times it just broke. Poof. Nothing.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Same problems!
    My palm just died, for the second time in less than a month! I've had mine for nearly 2 years, had never hot sync'ed it, and threw my organizer out when I got my palm. It was good for the first 2 years, and then phht! I wasn't looking for anything flashy, I wanted something very basic. All I needed was a basic organizer and phone book. Now I don't have either, and with no help from support. My problems seem like the same ones everyone else seems to be having, but I do agree--I'm very wary of buying anything from palm again.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Worthless junk: died after a few months of light use.
    It was ok when it's working. The display is a little dim and can be hard to read. It died after a few months (just out of warranty). Now I have a DELL Axim X50, but still like the Palm
    operating system better. Just wish Palm could make more reliable

    2-0 out of 5 stars Just... missing too much.
    I've bought this Handheld when it was still $100, and i seriously felt that i was losing interest in its possiblities. I had a Palm M100, that the Zire21 is truely a great improvement from but doesn't stand out to all the other handhelds.

    What i was really dissapointed in was there was NO backlight. The M100 had backlight, and it was a hassle to change batteries. But now you can "recharge" it! And still they didn't implement it.

    I think the best thing about the Zire is the processor, which is(not accurately )120 mhz, making the handheld not lag even if clogged up with as much data as possible.

    For a handheld of $100 i didn't expect color, just a decent grayscale, and it was good. Downside was the resolution. In this case, the bigger the better.

    The reason i bought the zire was to have a quick palm to flash out when i'm at work, school, or have to write something down in a jiffy. Thing is, maybe i don't know my own strenght but it seemed that there were already scratches on the screen's surface.Which made it sometimes harder to see.

    I would recommend this palm for anyone who need a little jump start on palm handhelds or students who need an inexpencive organizer. Hey, it worked for me, well.. heheh.. uhh.. for while. ... Read more

    6. HP iPAQ 4155 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard Office

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DBJTZ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 12356
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The sleek, less-than-5-oz. HP iPAQ h4155 Pocket PC offers optimized performance that will keep you productive, both while you're on the move and when you've reached your destinations. Integrated WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth and a Secure Digital (SDIO) slot round out this model's powerful features. ... Read more


    • VPN software provides enhanced security for wireless connection
    • Removable/rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for continuous power
    • Slim, sleek, and affordable
    • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices
    • Secure Digital slot for greater storage and expansion

    Reviews (46)

    1-0 out of 5 stars breaks easily/customer support is a joke
    display screen cracks make matters worse, don't spend the extra money to buy the protective case because the closure magnets on it also cause the screen to crack.when you call customer service, they charge at least $175 to repair and are very rude.

    1-0 out of 5 stars breaks easily, can't be repaired cheaply
    I purchased an HP IPAQ 4155 several months ago and was initially impressed with its functionality and power.However, the touch-screen fractured shortly thereafter, rendering it useless.I don't recall placing any stress on the screen or striking it, but it fractured while sitting in my pocket in its 'protective' case.Very fragile.The replacement touch screen cost $85 (I was just replacing the touch screen, not the LCD itself)!My trouble was only beginning.I am a trained computer technician, but I could not even OPEN up the damn unit to replace the touch screen without the case breaking into pieces.What a rip-off.They purposefully designed the unit so that you have to buy a new one if anything breaks, or send it in to HP so they can charge you an arm and a leg.I will not buy another HP product.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Screen Breaks and it will.
    All the good reviews are from people that have just purchased this item. Wait till the screen breaks by its self.

    I have owned 5 ipaqs, starting with the Aero and going all the way to 4155.

    One day I looked at my ipaq and it had a crack on the screen about 1 inch long. I knew immediately that the crack will grow and it did.

    The unit has never been dropped or mishandeled. Its does not even have a scratch on it. I am a person that uses a super fine tip fiber tip for my regular writing and never exert any pressure on the pen, letalone the stylus.

    The crack came by its self and now the repair costs are in excess of 180 $.

    After reading all the people that have broken their ipaq screens I am thinking of filing a class action law suit against HP. They should provide free screen replacements to their customers. (something similar to what compaq had to do to replace all floppy drives for their customers)

    I will try to setup a blog page where we can get together and suethe company.


    1-0 out of 5 stars Melted screen
    As other reviewers I was very excited about this little toy, until (as happened with other reviewers too) the screen melted yesterday. Now I am stuck without the PDA and with a headache of fixing it. HP should spend more on engineering and quality parts, less on marketing.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Get a Palm.
    When I got up today I found my iPAQ 4155 with a melted screen. Sometime in the night sitting on it's base it just died. Called support and was told that it was a common thing to have happen. Then I was told that it would be $175.00 to fix it. I'm now going out and getting a Palm. I wish I would have saved my money.

    ... Read more

    7. Sony CLIE PEG-TJ27 Handheld
    by Sony
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001E75LC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Sales Rank: 2654
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Designed with convenience in mind, TJ27 CLI� Handheld lets you take snap-shots anywhere as well as keep your hectic business and personal life organized. PEG-TJ27 features a high-resolution color screen (320 x 320 pixels) that displays images and fonts in fine detail. It comes with Palm OS 5.2 and 32MB internal memory so you can add more applications as needed. Enjoy virtually unlimited storage for additional applications and data using Memory Stick media and Memory Stick PRO media - access information on-the-fly with the easy-to-use Jog Dial navigator. ... Read more


    • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery
    • Palm OS version 5.2, i.MXL application processor, 32 MB RAM
    • Built-in 310K Pixels CMOS Camera with 2x Digital Zoom (JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution)
    • High resolution TFT Color Display (320 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
    • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)

    Reviews (27)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Everything I expected and MORE
    I purchased the TJ27 on May 20th expecting a small, nonflashy, down to earth PDA with the ability for me to be connected all the time at work and home (I bought the WiFi memory stick for a steal, $20). When I got it, I charged it up, popped in the wifi card, and loaded netfront, and was WOWED. This is a SNAPPY machine. It excells at PIM functions better than the _new_ PalmOne units!

    Looking back, the TJ37 was more appealing, but I cant justify the 60$ more to get it instead of the TJ27 + WiFi stick. This palm looks great, functions perfectly, and I'm certainly not ashamed to pull it out infront of someone with a brand new (read: $450+) Tungsten T5. My only wish is that Sony had continued the Clie line.

    All in all, I am impressed with this unit. Battery life is excellent (5 hours wifi on, 7+ hours wifi off), and the unit preforms well under all circumstances. if you are contimplating buying one of these or similar model, go with the TJ27 or TJ37, as the TJ25 and TJ35 had a VERY severe backlight defect.

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's the best you can get for its price
    I bought my Sony CLIE TJ27 back in August from a local Staples. I was looking at a Zire, but another person that was looking at the Sony TJ27 said that for about $30 more dollars I could get this one, which is much better. So I bought it for $160. From all the features it had, it was a steal.

    I've had a GameBoy in the past so I know how easy it is to scratch screens on PDAs. So I bought some plastic cover sheets with it. They fit perfectly and the screen is in perfect condition. The Stylus it comes with is very, very comfortable and the whole handheld is just downright sexy. I also purchased a 250 MB memory stick for it, which was over half the price I paid for the actual handheld. I shouldn't have bought one so big, because the included CLIE Viewer is a real pain when you have tons and tons of pics.

    The built in camera is one of the first things I became fond with. I now have thousands of pictures, most of which I would consider priceless, and I still have over 200 MB left of my 250 MB card. The pictures look fairly well on the handheld but have poor quality when viewed on a computer. But still, this isn't for the professional photographer, this is for the average guy that just wants to save his best memories in picture form. One thing that I don't like about the camera, however, is that it eats up the battery severely. When using the camera, it's "open lense, snap, shut lense". Otherwise you'll find yourself charging it twice a day.

    It comes with a built in attractive CLIE Launcher, but since I'm an old guy, I'm used to the old generic Palm style launcher, so I stick to that. It also comes with the standard Palm software. The screen is absolutely amazing. Very clear, high resolution, and lots of colors. The processor is quite fast, as well.

    I've also read about a few incidences where the screen has broke... even just from falling a couple of feet onto a carpet. I've put my CLIE through a LOT of abuse. I've dropped it many times. Just recently I tripped over the power cord and it fell four feet from my desk onto a concrete floor. No scratches, and it works just as good. I've also dropped on many other occaisions. My assumption is that in the incidences that the screen broke, there was nothing protecting it. I've had the plastic cover screen on it since the day I bought it. So the plastic probably provides additional reinforcement. I also use the "flap" that it comes with, so I think that has also saved me a couple times.

    All in all, this is a great palm that I'd highly recommend to anyone that is on a low budget, but wants a great bargain. Although, there is one thing that I strongly dislike about the TJ27 and this is why I rate it four stars instead of five. When I turn it off and put it in my pocket, one of the "shortcut" buttons always somehow manages to get pressed, and then it turns on for two minutes until it shuts itself off. I believe that it's the flap pressing against the "Memo" button on the far right. But when this happens, it wastes about 15% of my battery.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty to look at....
    One of the things that originally attracted me to the Clie was its sleek styling and compact design, especially since I carry it everywhere I go.However, after the disappointing technical/customer service I've received from Sony (ignoring my e-mails) and the difficulty in finding a replacement stylus for this product, I would not recommend buying this handheld.Even if Sony is discontinuing its handheld line, they should have some sense of loyalty to their customers and continue to support their product.After going to four electronics stores and visting the Amazon and Sonystyle websites, I am still without a replacement stylus (extends & retracts) for this product.If customer service and ease in obtaining replacement parts is a consideration in your purchase of a handheld, don't waste your money on Sony.

    1-0 out of 5 stars back light does not work
    13 months ago ago I bought a Sony clie tj-35
    The back light doesn't work and I am told it from their tech support website it is going to cost me $124.00 to fix it.
    I am going to buy a palm tungsten E.I feel I've been ripped off.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Product great; service lacking
    If I were reviewing the unit alone, I would give it five stars. However, one must consider the whole package, including service and support, and here there are problems. When my Clie firstarrived, the battery had a serious problem: it would drain from full to zero in less than 24 hours, whether I turned the unit on or not. So I was all excited to get the Clie, only to find that it was unusable. I sent it in and waited. After being without the thing for almost three weeks, it came back from the Sony service department with the same exact problem! To call this frustrating is an understatement. So I called and emailed and called again, getting various stupid suggestions (one Sony tech insisted that I was leaving the unit turned on 24/7--I am no Einstein but for cripes' sake I'm not THAT stupid!). So I sent it in AGAIN. And waited AGAIN. This time the gurus at Sony decided there really was a problem and--at my insistence--they replaced the Clie. Now it is working great and I love it. So buy the unit, but be ready for some battles if you need service! ... Read more

    8. PalmOne Zire 72 Special Edition Handheld Silver
    by PalmOne
    list price: $299.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002ZAEYA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: PalmOne
    Sales Rank: 836
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The PalmOne Zire 72 Special Edition Handheld Organizer works as hard as it plays. The built-in 1.2 megapixel camera and MP3 allows you to take pictures, capture photos and video clips (expansion card required), and listen to your favorite tunes—all while you're on the go. Or, create and edit Word- and Excel-compatible files, synchronize with Outlook and get organized (compatible with Windows only). You can also get wireless e-mail and Internet access with built-in Bluetooth (Requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone and an ISP, both sold separately). Features a high-resolution 320x320 color screen, expansion slot and voice memo recording. Imported. ... Read more


    • Expansion slot that supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards
    • Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac and Software Essentials CD included
    • Bright, 320x320 transflective TFT color display supports more than 65,000 colors
    • 312 MHz Intel PXA270 processor, Palm OS v5.2.8, 32 MB RAM (24 MB actual storage)
    • Integrated 1.2 MP digital camera that also shoots video

    Reviews (16)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Zire 72 Not Worth It
    Although the Zire 72 has fairly decent screen resolution, other features (or lack thereof) make it not worth the price.The battery life is terrible.After only 10 to 12 months of occaisional use, the battery in my Zire will not hold a charge for more than 10 to 20 minutes, and PalmOne wants $125 (plus shipping)to replace it.The blue paint began flaking off within days after I bought it.I just scraped it all off with my fingernail and the rough, brushed steel look was OK.

    4-0 out of 5 stars My first color Palm OS handheld!
    All I can say is that PalmOne has really impressed me with their Zire 72 Special Edition!Perhaps I'm so taken by this PDA because I upgraded from a Handspring Visor Deluxe.I would give this PDA 5 stars if it included 802.11x wireless networking instead of the Bluetooth support. That costs one star!

    Overall, I would definitely recommend this PDA to anyone interested in buying a new one.It's FAST, the color 320x320 screen is awesome -- very crisp text on this brilliantly lit color screen!I have yet to try the mp3 side of the handheld.That really isn't something important to me, though for many it is, and I have read reviews that say the sound quality is quite poor.Don't just take my word for it though -- do some research using to find reviews.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I like the Palm Zire 72s
    Great little toy!

    Super blazing fast
    Bluetooth works really well; sync via bluetooth is slow, but everything else is fine
    I love the camera; great little addition
    The screen is VERY vibrant and full and bright
    Bundled software is great; lots of 3rd party stuff available, too, of course
    Extra button for voice memos
    Comes with a decent little case
    USB cable allows it to trickle charge
    Palm desktop makes adding and removing data easy, like media and contacts and stuff, including easy-to-use import/export utilities

    Battery life is simply sufficient; however, what do you expect with all that it does?
    I'd like a better stylus
    Screen makes a faint buzzing sound

    Well, the OS does some quirky "background" stuff when alarms are set or when the auto-off-and-lock feature is activated, etc.
    Background image disappears when reset is performed
    Seems like I have to reset more often than I did with my IIIxe; but that might be some 3rd party stuff I have installed

    All in all, I've loved it.It's been great!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Bad Palm warranty
    Overall its not a bad product, it does do a lot. The different language programs to read different types of languages has not caught up with it.

    Nonetheless its good with letters. However, mine stopped recharging after the initial charge to start using it. Apparently it can often be damaging to carry it too close to certain kinds of cell phones. I don't undertand since it has a blue tooth function, what do they expect? Anyways I CALLLED PALM, and they wanted to CHARGE ME $40 TO "EXCHANGE" it with a new one, which I do not think is fair at all. I recommend purchasing some sort of insurance that would cover it so that you don't get ripped of by the "EXCHANGE" costs of replacing it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad device
    This is my first PDA in a few years and although I haven't really cross-shopped the Zire 72 with other PDAs in its price range, I am extremely happy with just about everything it does.The screen bright and the colors are nice and clear. The speaker is loud enough to be heard clearly at an arms lenth away.It probably could be heard even better if you were in a completely quiet room. Probably the best feature is the notes with alarm.Nothing beats scribbling a quick note and then having an alarm go off to show you what you wrote. ... Read more

    9. Sony CLIE PEG-UX40/U Handheld
    by Sony
    list price: $549.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000AQH4Y
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Sales Rank: 10913
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The PEG-UX40 Personal Entertainment Communicator features built-in Bluetooth technology in a compact and lightweight design. Powered by Palm OS 5, the UX40 is powerful, portable, and easy to use!By pairing the UX40 with other Bluetooth enabled devices you can transfer data between CLI� handhelds, HotSync with a PC, or connect to the Internet via cell phone.The built-in 310, 000 pixel digital camera supports up to VGA (640x480) resolution, and is perfect for taking quick snapshots and transmitting over one of the wireless connections. You can also record and play back video (MPEG4, 30 fps, 160x112)!The new wide-screen design features a high-resolution 480x320 display. The wider display allows more web pages to be readable, improving your Internet experience. The screen lifts to expose the keyboard, or swivels to hide the keyboard and use as a touch screen. Plus, more room is available for the built in keyboard, allowing for more space between each key.The UX40 also features Dedicated Internal Media Memory (29 MB) for storing multimedia content. The Automatic Data Back-up feature helps protect your information by moving data in RAM memory to non-volatile memory when a low battery state is detected. ... Read more


    • What's in the box: CLIE handheld, Charger Cradle, USB HotSync Cable, Retractable Stylus, AC Adapter, Hand Strap, Installation CD-ROM, Instruction manuals
    • A new concept in handhelds: an extremely portable personal entertainment communicator
    • 6 onces, including stylus
    • Integrated Bluetooth interface
    • High-resolution TFT Color Display (480 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best PDA I've Owned
    I've owned way too many PDAs, and have come to several conclusions:

    1 Palm OS excells,
    2. HP iPaqs are a disaster,and
    3. SONY exceeded my expectations.

    Unless you need Wi-Fi, it's not worth it.

    This is by far the most feature filled unit that is on the market. It's size and features will address just about any need you may have.

    Keyboard is comfortable, and bundled software is great to show off the features.You'll be hard pressed to get over the novelty of this wonderful machine.You won't be sorry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best PDA out there (not including UX50)
    I have had several PDAs, and this is by far the best.I got it mainly for the built-in keyboard and high-res screen, but it is the total package.I sold my Dell Axim which was quite good to get the UX40 and I don't miss it at all.

    - Super compact
    - Loaded with features
    - Bluetooth built-in
    - Great screen
    - Keyboard is very convenient
    - Multimedia
    - Fast
    - Super cool and well made

    - Battery life not great, but OK
    - Kind of pricey
    - Camera good only for low res pics

    - Landscape screen only (not a big deal to me)

    Buy it - you know you want it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Love at first glance, but then...
    I love it the first time I saw it, using the excelent services of I have it in my hands in couple of days.
    I changed from a nice Hp 1945 Pocket PC to Sony UX-40, but I'm not sure if was a wise idea:

    1. The screen is too small to have a comfortable sight
    2. Keyboard is nice in size but I don't like the feeling of the keys.
    3. It's not cheap, and the software provided is very limited, if you want to use the other software provided, you have to pay.
    4. Quality of photos is low

    5. You have to carry the cradle if you want to charge it in your car with the proper adapter.

    Very nice looking device but maybe is oriented to a younger market (but the price is not oriented to it)

    I will give it a couple of weeks, if not convinced, maybe my wife can give me back the Ipaq 1945 ... Read more

    10. Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 Handheld
    by Sony

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008K4BD
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Sales Rank: 5307
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The modern design of the newest SJ-Series CLI� handheld feels as good as it looks. The smooth, translucent cover protects the screen from dust and scratches, and flips easily out of the way for operation.The 66 MHz processor, high-resolution color screen, and built-in MP3 player are ideal for the latest multimedia applications. Get organized, listen to music, and play games, all with one stylish handheld. You can even view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files using Documents to Go - Standard Edition by DataViz, Inc.The Memory Stick media expansion slot provides virtually unlimited storage capability for your favorite applications. Plus, the Jog Dial navigator makes it easy to access most of your stored information using only one hand.The SJ33 comes with a variety of full-version and trial-version software so you can get maximum use and enjoyment out of your new CLI� handheld, plus the Palm OS software is compatible with hundreds of 3rd-party software applications available for download. ... Read more


    • DragonBall Super VZ 66 MHz processor running Palm OS software version 4.1
    • TFT color display with back lights, 320 x 320 pixels, 16-bit color
    • 16 MB internal memory
    • Built-in MP3 Audio Player
    • What's in the box: CLIÉ handheld, USB HotSync cable, AC adapter, Stylus, Headphones and volume controller

    Reviews (32)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Palm I have ever owned
    I am a long time palm user. First the Palm IIIC, then the Palm m500, then the Sony Clie SJ-22 and now the Sony Clie SJ-33.
    I have been using this SJ-33 since May of 2004 when I got it on a closeout sale for $149. It was the best deal on electronics I have ever received. I love the fact that I can sync outlook, word and excel documents. It helps with my work as an engineer greatly. The other thing that is great about this little handheld is that the Dragonball processor has more than enough juice to play movies. Little known fact about this handheld is that you can burn dvd's (using PocketDVD) and then convert them to .pdb format using Kinoma Producer 3 to watch full length movies on this palm. As far as I know it is the only pre Palm OS5 device that has the horsepower to do this. Granted, you have to buy PocketDVD and Kinoma Producer, and I recommend a 256Meg memory card to hold one movie but even with these costs you get the functionality of a much newer machine. The battery life is excellent, especially compared to my old IIIc and m505. I have a seperate memory stick that I use to listen to MP3's on this palm, that functionality is great as well. I take it to the gym in the morning and I either listen to MP3's or I watch a Seinfeld episode or 2 while I am on the stair master. There is enough battery life to watch two entire movies on one charge (with the brightness set to the middle). I already know that I will be using this PDA until it breaks and goes into the trash can.

    -Excellent multimedia capabilities
    -Jog dial, if you have never had one, you need one!
    -long battery life, and it is replaceable
    -very rugged construction, I have dropped it from waist level several times and aside from some scratches, no internal damage

    -You have to buy third party software to get full functionality
    -Sony support is dwindling since they have exited the US-PDA market
    -I wish the memory card slot would 'lock', when I have accidentally dropped it on the ground the memory card literally launches out of the slot, going several feet away

    1-0 out of 5 stars Sony support nonexistant
    If sony could get a zero, I would give them a zero.Sony has no concept of giving their customers any after purchase support.The battery on this clie has never held a decent charge.Due to my work, I am not able to leave it plugged in all day; so I tried to find a car charger. No one had one not even sony and their support never emailed me back.I decided to replace the battery and once again no one had a replacement, and sony was non responsive.I guess by halting support of their clies sony believes that everyone will have to buy a psp.NOT ME!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent PDA for an affordable cost
    This is my 2nd PDA. I had a Casio PV-S1600. So I was used to monochrome screen and no snazzy apps.
    This palm OS based color CLIE just blasted me away.
    The palm 4 os based software are easily available online. The PDA serves all my purpose ... entertainment or work. The built in mp3 player is great.
    I give it a thumbs up!

    A faster proccessor and RAM needed... (yes im greedy)
    No cradle available with package
    Built in Speaker not loud enough

    1-0 out of 5 stars Lousy product support from Sony
    We bought several units for office staff.Liked the unit's functionality, but several units had re-charging issues.Could not get satisfactory help from Sony, wanted nearly $500 to "fix" one unit, claiming that it had evidence of moisture damage to the mother board.At that time, it was less than two weeks out of the box, and never exposed to moisture.There was no one from Sony to talk to, despite their fancy voice interactive service line.Called numerous times.Best I got was a commitment that the service team that dealt with it would call me back within 24 hours.... nothing doing.Eventually returned the unit to me - without repair done.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good but flimsy
    I was happy with the features and screen of this PDA, although its plastic construction felt flimsy compared to my old Palm V.Unfortunately, I have had to return this CLIE for repair/replacement.The innards of the memory stick slot broke loose.SONY warranty service answered my call promptly, and quickly sent me a pre-addressed FedEx carton for return of the unit. ... Read more

    11. Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005 CD
    by Microsoft
    list price: $39.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002DODYY
    Catlog: Software
    Manufacturer: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 2495
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005.Microsoft StreetsTrips 2005 is the all-in-one mapping solution that delivers a comprehensive array of maps, points of interest, routes, driving directions and Pocket PC compatibility in one value-priced software package.Features:GPS support Orient yourself on the road with a GPS device running NMEA 2.0 or later. Simply plug the device into your machine running StreetsTrips and see your location. Updated maps of the United States and Canada More than 5.4 million miles of routable local, city, state, and highway roads in the United States and Canada representing the 35,000+ U.S. and 700,000+ Canadian postal codes. Route Planner With Route Planner, you can view, add, del, and rearrange destinations. Route Planner also lets you set fuel costs, driving speed, and preferred routes. Find what's nearby Locate more than 550,000 restaurants, 90,700 gas stations, 117,000 ATM locations, 7,950 golf courses, and much more. Road construction upds Be aware of local construction and road closures through updd information that's available on the Web for easy download. Pocket Streets for your Pocket PC With Microsoft Pocket Streets running on your Pocket PC or Smartphone, you can download maps or export an area from StreetsTrips 2005. ... Read more


    • Easily locate points of interest; Pocket PC compatibility
    • All-in-one mapping solution withU.S. and Canadian maps
    • Orient yourself on the road with GPS support
    • Download road construction updates quickly
    • View, add, delete, and rearrange destinations

    Reviews (2)

    3-0 out of 5 stars A step back from 2004, but still good
    The overall quality is good but.

    - There are still many inaccuracies.MicroSoft doesn't really takesuggestions very well.

    - The GPS interface is buggy to the point of utter worthlessness

    - The substitution of Slow/Ave/Fast for the speeds on various road types in lieu of the previous numerical inputs is a BIG step back as far as I am concerned.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just like wine, it is only getting better with the years!
    Tuesday, September 14, 2004

    I receive my edition of Streets & Trips 2005 this week. I should mention that I've bought all previous versions of Streets & Trips since its debut.

    As a Paramedic in Montreal, Canada, since 16 years, I have to say that Streets & Trips as allow me to save at least 7 lives so far in my career, how? : I use it to know every single detail like one way streets, road closure, and new streets in the sector that I'm assigned witch allows me to stay on top of the latest development , IT'S SAVE US TIME TO GET WHERE WE HAVE TO GO WITH PRECISION and Streets & Trips delivers.

    ALL my colleagues that use Streets & Trips are saying the same thing, we have tried other software and all of us came to the same conclusions: nothing come even close to it.

    I can recall 7 emergencies's called that I manage to get on scene before the Fire department and the Police, 7 of theses emergency's where life threatening and because we where there faster because I knew the road closure and one way's, it has made adifference in our patient condition, a POSITIVE one.

    Edition 2005, just like wine, it is only getting better with the years!

    I personally recommend this software to ALL peoples; I use it (of course) to plan my regular trips to the U.S. and all over Canada during my holidays.

    The only thing that I have yet to understand is the people that complain about this software??? . My only conclusion is the complainer probably just doesn't know how to use the software properly.

    Respectfully, Francois, from Montreal Canada. ... Read more

    12. Garmin iQue 3600 PDA/GPS Handheld System with Americas Detailed Street Mapping
    by Garmin
    list price: $589.99
    our price: $415.85
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000087BXU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 1693
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Early Adopters Pick: August 2003. The first PDA to include integrated GPS technology.

    With the power of Palm OS 5 and the dependability of Garmin GPS technology, this super PDA redefines multitasking. Its integrated software not only allows you to look up appointments and contacts, it also locates and routes you to them with voice-guidance commands. Feature highlights include: GPS receiver, MP3 player, voice recorder, infrared communication, and vibrating alarm.

    The differentiating feature of the iQue 3600 is its integrated GPS capabilities. Garmin's innovative Que technology delivers location awareness, electronic mapping, automatic route calculation, turn-by-turn voice guidance, and map data interface to the iQue 3600. Que technology enables users to see where they are, find a street address, know where the next turn is via visual and voice guidance, get back on track when they’ve strayed off course, and navigate efficiently to their desired destination.

    Detailed Mapping
    Users can choose a configurable basemap of North America, South America, Europe, or regions in the Pacific Rim, with generalized information on highways, major city streets, highway exit services, railways, rivers, lakes, and state, provincial, and national borders. The iQue also has the added benefit of detailed street information on the included MapSource® CD-ROM, giving users the capability of looking up restaurant addresses, hotels, local attractions, transportation hubs, emergency services, and much more. Once a desired point of interest is chosen, you have the capability to view more info or even show it on the map screen. The mapping capability of the iQue 3600 makes it a versatile companion for the international frequent flyer who travels, for instance, between New York and London or San Francisco and Hong Kong.

    Customizable maps mean never getting lost again

    Powerful Organization
    The iQue 3600 is built around the Palm OS 5 platform and offers standard Palm applications, such as Address Book, Calculator, Date Book, Memo Pad, and To Do List. And there’s enough processing power to search large databases of stored information and to enhance display graphics with easy-to-read fonts and crisp electronic maps. There's also a voice recorder for making memos, quick notes, and messages. With 32 MB of built-in memory and an expansion slot, you can even store your favorite MP3s.

    The flip-up GPS antenna
    High-Tech Integration
    One of the key benefits of technology integration on the iQue 3600 is its patent-pending contact-locator feature. Enabled by Garmin's Que technology, this feature connects the Palm Address Book and Date Book to the GPS electronic map to give the user the ability to navigate directly to a specific address within the user’s contact database.

    The Garmin iQue 3600 features the new Motorola DragonBall MXL ARM9 microprocessor, and boasts 32 MB DRAM. This handheld is powered by Palm OS 5, which offers the processing power to take on the most demanding mobile computing tasks, together with advanced multimedia and the wireless connectivity and security that enterprises require.

    The iQue 3600 delivers brilliant images with its 2.16-by-3.24-inch display. It has a 16-bit color display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution.

    Expand your iQue 3600 via its Secure Digital slot.

    The iQue 3600 comes with the following Garmin Que applications: MP3, GPS Clock, Address Lookup, Electronic Mapping, Track Log, Trip Computer, Automatic Route Generation, and Turn-by-Turn Voice Guidance, as well as these Palm OS 5 applications: Address Book, Calculator, Date Book, Expense, Mail, Memo Pad, Palm Reader, and To Do List. In addition, it includes these third-party applications: Astraware Game Pack, Documents to Go, powerOne Personal Calculator, StarCaddy, SplashPhoto, and Vindigo.

    The Nuts and Bolts


    Included in the box
    iQue 3600, protective display cover, metal stylus, USB HotSync cradle, A/C power/charging adapter, quick start guide, installation/application, CD-ROM with manual, and choice of MapSource configuration with full unlock certificate: either 1) North America City Select CD or Atlantic European City Select CD.

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    • ARM processor powered by Palm OS 5
    • Integrated Que technology, with GARMIN GPS and mapping software
    • Speaker for voice-guidance commands, MP3 player, and message playback
    • Voice recorder for making memos, quick notes, and messages on the fly
    • What's in the box: iQue 3600, protective display cover, metal stylus, USB HotSync cradle, A/C power/charging adapter, quick start guide, CD-ROM with manual, and choice of MapSource configuration

    Reviews (159)

    2-0 out of 5 stars It is hard to deal with curstomer service
    If you want to buy it, just hope it won't show "route calculation error".Here is the email I sent to them last year and I am still waiting for reply.

    I called two times hoping to find answers of "route calculation error".Unfortunately the problem still exists.
    For the first time I used my new iQue 3600 during my trip to San Antonio, TX on August 6 to August 8, 2004.I was amazed at the functions the small one offered.It helped me a lot, especially in the downtown area.On my way back to home, the iQue stopped working and the "route calculation error" appeared on the screen.I had big trouble to find home back.
    After I got home, I called tech support and after several attempts I was told to reload the map.After reloading the map, the route calculation error disappeared temporarily.
    Today, August 24, I received my friend's new address and I couldn't route to her address and "route calculation error" appeared again.
    Today's customer specialist, Doug, after several attempts, still suggested to reload the map.To me it is not an option anymore to solve the problem.I can not reload the map all the time, especially when I am away on road without my computer.If I knew that I would need to reload the map so often, I would not buy it in the first place.
    Anyway you know your products better than me.I hope the problem can be solved quickly, otherwise I have to request the return of the product either to the store or to Garmin.
    Thank you.
    Feng Qin"

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good Product, but does have some faults.
    I bought this unit several months ago in anticipation of trip to Italy because of the detailed maps available through Garman. Well, the street detail was breathtaking! Venice is a very complex city with alleys & tiny streets that are bunched together in an impossible maze. As long a I got a clear signal (a drawback of any GPS unit)I knew EXACTLY where I was. Walking directions were right on.
    But, back stateside I started seeing some limitations with the unit: 1) Driving directions were not that great, taking you on round about routes in spite of requesting the least # of turns and/or highways (not side streets), 2) the battery life is terribly short and needs to be put back onto the cradle for re-charging, 3) it's a rather fragile unit - I'm somewhat of a klutz from time to time and have dropped the unit which then needed to be reset.
    The PDA part of this unit was a welcome bonus. I purchased a 1GB memory card which gave me the maps I needed plus plenty of extra memory. I loaded Pocket Quicken on it which enables me to keep track of my personal finances away from my desktop. Overall - worth the investment.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product
    Really nice product and worth every cent.I own a Garmin StreetPilot and have used a Palm PDA so I found this really easy to use.The ability to drag maps around to find places is amazing.

    The integrated PDA functionality really adds value.A must for anyone in sales that travels (you could actually know where your taxi is going and where to find dinner in any city).

    If you are just doing navigation for your car you could just go with a StreetPilot - a bit easier to use.My third great GPS from Garmin.

    PS. Some of my kids first words in the car "turn right daddy" - copying my nav systems audio - Dad's car talks!

    4-0 out of 5 stars User for 9 months
    My 3600 GPS did not work the first time and was returned.After a new one was sent, it started working well.There are two detailed manuals which you should study (I downloaded and studied while I was waiting for delivery).For clarification on their 'too detailed instructions' I had to call their service about 5 times each spending 20 minutes on hold.Now that I have had it I can't do without.It is accurate 9 out of 10 new addresses I enter so don't trust it 100%.I use it everywhere (East coast and West coast).I use it to get to any new address and very valuable even trying to get out of a large parking lot after I arrive.After 3 months I started to use it to find shops and eatery while on the road.If you don't remember exactly a specific address, you can get there if you remember a store close by.The unit requires a soft reset every few weeks.The biggest plus is that you never lose your addresses because you sync it up with your home computer. There is a selection of 'fastest path or shortest distance' which could be confusing if selected wrong.I realize there are other GPS which are more costly, longer battery life with larger fonts but for the money it is the greatest product since the PC.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product and very useful.
    I moved to a new city and bought this PDA upon my friends recommendation and I must say that I am very pleased with it. It has been of great help to me when I get lost or am exploring new areas of the city.

    So far I have had no issues with it. I highly recommend this to anybody. The only thing I'd suggest is to get a car kit and antenna so that it does not attract prying eyes while driving. ... Read more

    13. Sony Clie PEG-TJ37/U Handheld
    by Sony
    list price: $299.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001D09YI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Sales Rank: 3660
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    PEG-TJ37 delivers wireless freedom, rich productivity and multimedia features. With built-in wireless LAN (802.11b), you can access the Internet wirelessly at home, the office, and public hotspots where the Wi-Fi network is available. Take a picture with the built-in digital camera, make a free-hand note, and email the files to your office. TJ37 also offers natural handwriting recognition by Decuma Input. TJ37 makes your office portable - with Picsel Viewer you can review Mircosoft documents and PDF files. Enjoy MP3 music with TJ37 on your flight home from your business trip. TJ37 has all of your business and personal data needs covered. ... Read more


    • Palm OS version 5.2, i.MXL application processor, 32 MB RAM
    • Built-in 310K Pixels CMOS Camera with 2x Digital Zoom (JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution), audio player, and video player
    • High resolution TFT Color Display (320 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
    • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)
    • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery

    Reviews (25)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA for PDA functions
    People are asking too much for a PDA to be a PDA. If you want to get an all-in-one device, then get a smartphone/black-berry kind of thing. This is a PDA and it worked well for me. The only thing that doesn't come with it is the voice recorder (but you can alway make some notes). I got it for about $155 brand new in the box, and I think it's worth for the price.
    Sony screen resolution is alway the best. Internet connection is great. Yes, you need an extra memory stick (but it's cheaper now with 512MB MS-Pro for about $55 online). Sony stops making PDAs. Therefore, these PDA will be "collectable" Sony brand PDAs soon.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Clie is the palm to go with
    I read through many reviews on amazon before buying so I thought I would give my opinion on some of the issues.The two biggest complaints I saw were about the stylus being too small and the battery being too delicate.I was a little worries about the stylus because I write a lot (actually wore out my last palm's writing surface), but I figured I would carry my own stylus.This was not necessary because the Clie stylus is great!I have no idea what the complaints were based on.It is a retractable stylus, meaning it is small when you remove it but it extends to the length of a normal, comfortable stylus.In fact, the design is very smart :)As for the battery, mine works great -- although I've only had the Clie a few weeks.however, I imagine that some people who were complaining about battery failure did not take care of the battery.Every lithium battery is delicate.The best way to preserve the life of your batter is to calibrate it once every 3 months.This means completely draining the battery down to 0 before charging it up again.if you don't do this your battery life will become less and less over time.In conclusion, this is the best Palm I've ever used.It is snappy, runs 3rd party apps very well, has an easy to use launcher, nice graphics, camera takes nice pictures, wireless works great (although it supports limited encryption types), all in all a great purchase :)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Extended Warranty is worthless on this unit
    I purchased the Sony Clie PEG-TJ37 because it had the features I was looking for at a reasonable price. I did't want to learn a new operating system. The unit worked perfect for the first six months. I did experince some problems with the built-in software but was able to upload patches to fix the wireless connectivity problems. The camera was excellent. Being able to take digital pictures and then send them via the internet wirelessly was such a comfort. I never used the mp3 player. All other funtions as for as hot sync's of software was a snap. The problems I had were due tothe flimsy cover to protect the screen. It lost one of the rubber hinges and didn't offer much protection. I purchased the 2 year extended warranty from Sony. That also was a big mistake. My unit would not cut off and the screen was cracked due to an accidental drop. The warranty was to have covered this, but I found out later that it didn't cover the cracked screen. I am very hesitant about buying another PDA from Sony for this reason. I will never pay for an extended warranty again. I have been asked to pay 147.00 to repair the unit even after purchasing the extended coverage which i refuse to pay. Hopefully I can find another unit and if I do pay for any insurance I wll make sure that what is told me by the salesman is also written and underlined in the contract before buying.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good features, bad construction, ugly customer support
    I purchased the PEG-TJ37 because it had an excellent suite of features.I was disapointed to find out that some of those features didn't work unless you threw down another 100 bucks for a reasonably sized memory stick.I was happy with the WiFi feature, which was the main reason i got it.I also thought the camera was great.Many people thought of it as a gimmicky extra feature, but it works better than any cell phone camera that i had used, and it seems more fitting for a pda to have a camera.It was especially useful for capturing signs or pages in books at the library, and i could see potential for it in a lab environment to get quick snapshots of results.Sony could have done more to legitimize it's integration into a pda, like including optical character recognition software to allow you
    to take pix of text and incorporate it into memos.

    My disillusionment with this product began with the poor battery life.That coupled with the switches tendency to be turned on in my pocket was a disaster.I went for a run of losing data everyday due to the battery being completely drained.Luckily
    i did go ahead and purchase a memory stick so i was able to back up the clie and restore the data from anywhere, once i managed to get it charged.

    Within a month of owning the clie i noticed a screw was missing,
    now at 4 months all but one have fallen out.

    3 months after i got it, the camera button stopped working.

    at 4 months the digitizer on the screen broke while it was in my pocket.

    This made the device useless so i called customer service to get it fixed.I was given the same run around as others on this sight, "the screen isn't covered no matter how gentle you were
    with it, pay us $140 and we'll fix it."That is more than half of it's current value.

    You know, I could have looked up the warranty before i purchased
    this product and seen that screens weren't covered.I probably would have purchased it anyway, not knowing just how darn fragile
    the clie was.Maybe I was naive to think that Sony would make a quality product and that if they messed up they would stand behind the product anyway.But they made a poor product and have failed to stand behind it.This is my third pda and the first that essentially fell apart.My first was a Palm m100 which i replaced because i needed something better, but it stood up to 3 years of use and still works.My second was a Visor pro, which also proved to be very durable, lasting about 2 1/2 years before the buttons started to malfunction.And now here i am 4 months after purchasing the most expensive of my pda's and it's a paper weight.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Decent PDA, but extras left me wanting.
    The Sony TJ37 is my fourth PDA since 1998, when I jumped on the bandwagon with the first Palm III (since then: IIIxe, Clie SJ30, and now Clie TJ37). Back when I first had the Palm III, I wrote a memo to myself entitled, "When this technology will be worth it" The items I wanted in this palm-sized device were:

    1) A full-fledged desktop computer with unrestricted internet access
    2) A radio
    3) A TV
    4) A telephone
    5) A weather station (therm., baro.)
    6) GPS device
    7) Almanac

    The TJ37 offers none of those. It does have 802.11b support, which comes in handy if you're at a hotspot. The bundled browser is a passable solution for on-the-go email checking, although it doesn't work with certain websites, like Gmail). Other bundled software is appreciated, but not the boon to the PDA industry it should be. PicselViewer is the only stand-out among the new Sony-specific applications (a multi-format document viewer). I still found myself going back and installing apps that go above and beyond the limited offerings of programs for DateBook and the like.

    The biggest selling point for me was the inclusion of MP3 support (via the slick-looking AeroPlayer) and the digital camera, both of which excited that part of my brain that's excited about convergence of technologies. But, as with all Swiss-Army-Knife-style gadgets, the add-ons were underwhelming in their functionality.

    AeroPlayer is limited to how much Memory Stick storage you have available (an empty 64 MB stick will get you less than a full album's worth of songs) and the anemic battery life while playing the music.

    The camera is likewise underwhelming, performing particularly poorly in low light situations. Exposure time is automatic, with no user control available, so unless you have a steady hand, you'll find yourself with grainy, blurry, yellow-hued pictures more often than not. Pictures in settings with more ambient light fare somewhat better, though the low resolution makes this camera far from a replacement for the dedicated digital cameras on the market now (even the cheapest ones have resolutions four times higher than the Clie's highest resolution setting. Still, the camera is good to have in a pinch.

    The TJ37 was my first exposure to Palm OS5, and I found the OS unable to meet the hype of its rollout. It includes a new Grafitti handwriting-recognition algorithm that more closely resembles normal handwriting. The downside of this only occurs to folks who have become used to the old style of Grafitti. I found myself unable to create captial letters, T's, I's, L's and K's properly until I forced myself to relearn the system. But that falls under the category of annoyance more than debilitating feature.

    In terms of form factor, it's almost exactly the same as my previous Clie, the SJ30. The JogDial has been moved to a position of prominence between the four hard-wired buttons below the silkscreen area, a change I appreciated very much. Flanking the JogDial on either side are a pair of navigation buttons that would be extremely helpful if they'd been used by more applications. Perhaps the best feature in the case is the addition of a "hold" position to the power button. This prevents the Clie's power being sucked dry by a accidental pressing in a pocket or purse. The new stylus design did not bother me as much as it has some other reviewers, and indeed I appreciated the engineering it took to get a full-sized (if telescoping) stylus in to the case. The drawback is tha tif you lose it, you're pretty much out of luck, as it's a stylus design common to no other PDA.

    All in all, the TJ37 seemed to promise much, but the overall execution left it wanting. The new features, while appreciated, were carried out in the lackluster manner that befits a line of products that Sony is phasing out of America. ... Read more

    14. GoVideo PVP4040 Pocket Cinema Portable A/V Player with 3.5" LCD
    by Go Video
    list price: $299.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001X4VV0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Go Video
    Sales Rank: 47241
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Marketing description is not available. Please refer to the manufacturer web site for any updated marketing information. ... Read more


    • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides 5 hours audio listening, 2 hours video playback
    • Includes USB cable, audio cables, software, a carrying case, rechargeable battery, charger/adapter, and earbud headphones
    • Measures 3.7 x 3.1 x 0.7 inches (W x H x D)
    • Plays MPEG-4 audio/video, MP3, MPG, A/VI, MP4, DAT, WMV, ASF; records MPEG-4 in real time (using included transcoder software)
    • Stores up to 110 minutes of video internally; offers SD Card slot for additional storage and photo viewing right out of your SD camera

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars An essential device if you want to digitise home videos
    Gives a new life to family movies
    Reviewer: Gavin Wilson from Thames Ditton, Surrey United Kingdom
    It's fascinating to contrast my experience of this device with the reviews of others. This in itself is testament to the flexibility of the machine.

    My situation is that I had several Video8 cassettes gathering dust. They contained priceless material -- films of my children growing up -- but I hadn't got around to watching them for a while. I was also aware that the non-digital format was outdated, and that viewing the films would become increasingly more difficult over time, as the tape ages and manufacturers stop making compatible players.

    But with this device, you just plug the camcorder in, press 'play' on the camcorder and 'record', and you're transfering all your analogue material across into digital format. (They come across as .ASF files which Windows Media Player recognises.) Brilliant!

    Rather than copy a whole Video8 tape across as one huge file, I tend to break it up into five-minute segments, simply by pressing the 'stop' button, then re-starting.

    Anyone with old analogue video material should get one of this type of device. Judging by the other reviews here, the PVP4040 seems as good a device as any.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I have it for a year and it just got good!
    I bought this a year ago, and was very disapointed.It had very few features, was hard to use, and SD cars cost so much, it was worthless.Now, there is a firmware update you can get through yahoo groups, that adds all the features of the expensive units, and SD cards are reasonable.I love my new year old toy.You can record video with a timer, and on a 512mb SD card hold 6 hours of video.Everything you need is in the box.Very satisfied.Life is good when the stuff you already own gets better..........

    3-0 out of 5 stars Where to get the latest firmware update!
    Goto this Yahoo Group below to get the lastest goodies about this PVP404 unit. Like the hard to find firmware updates.. Join the group and stick around!

    CONS: the battery life needs to be improved, but folks are already on the case locating cheaper battery alternatives to the Govideo OEM battery..


    5-0 out of 5 stars very nifty at new price
    firstly there is substitute firmware around, not hard to find, that really makes this unit work fantastic.

    secondly the prices of these are half of what you see here so look around.

    I am confused at the previous review because I easily get 2 hours on the onboard lilon battery (not to mention the ac and dc adapters). the killer app is that it takes standard sd card flash mememory and one gig cards are now south of ninety bucks. since the pvp4040 can be bought for one hundred bucks that means less than two hundred bucks get's you a very cool device able to hold over almost four hours of mpeg4 video on "fine" (native 480x240) resolution.

    it converts easily to mpeg4 with its own decoders (quite cool and simple) and you can record off of your pcr,or as I do off your pc using any dvd you own or any tv program you captuer if you have a capture card like an ATI. I keep 20 full length 90 minute two hour films converted to mpeg4 at 240x480 on my hard drive. they take less than $5 worth of hard drive space and I can stick two of them on an sd card in about one minute (actually my nine-year old can).

    my kid loves this unit for the car. it goes anywhere in your pocket and is a lot hardier then portable an easily broken portable dvd players.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not good enough...
    Most people should pass on this device.

    It is probably about 1 or 2 years behind the current portable a/v technology; the screen quality is barely adequate for video or picture playback; the interface is awkward to use; the battery life is short (maybe 45 minutes for video playback and picture viewing); and finally, it is difficult to encode video clips for this device.

    Cool concept, small form factor, nice design, but it does not work very well. ... Read more

    15. Think Outside Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard for Pocket PC
    by Think Outside
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $86.44
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002OKCXE
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Think Outside
    Sales Rank: 702
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Stowaway Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for Select Pocket PCs, SmartPhones, Tablet PCs, Notebooks and Computers ... Read more


    • Write email and notes easily
    • "Includes carrying case & detachable PDA/phone stand
    • "100% full size keyboard for touch-typing
    • Hassle free - Bluetooth technology removes needs for wires
    • User programmable shortcut and command keys for fast access to other applications

    Reviews (12)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great keyboard from the makers of stow-a-way
    This is my third keyboard that I've purchased for my PDA (Axim X50v) and I'm thrilled with the quality and performance of this keyboard.I highly recommend this product to anyone considering a keyboard.

    I first bought a Belkin IR keyboard from Office Dept and it sucked.It felt cheap.The keys were poorly spaced and I couldn't get it to work with my Axim X50v.But in reality the biggest problem was the cheapness of the keyboard.I paid $60 for the keyboard and felt that I should have paid $20.Piece of crap.Decided to return it within 5 minutes of opening the box.

    The second keyboard I bought was the "Dell Axim X50V Portable / Foldable / Full Size Bluetooth Keyboard" from Suntekstore / Amazon.This keyboard sucked for several reasons.First off, while it may have number keys (unlike this keyboard) the keys are all undersized so I couldn't type with them.Not a good start.Second problem is that the keyboard was made for cell phones, NOT PDA's!I couldn't put my Axim on the stand without it falling over or leaning at an unacceptable level toward the ceiling.Total crap.And the third problem was that I couldn't get it to connect to my PDA.I'm sure i could've figured out the third problem but the keyboard sucked so bad I made the decision to return it after an hour of opening the box.

    Then I ordered the Think Outside keyboard...

    This keyboard is head over heals better than the other keyboards that I just mentioned.The keys feel nice and they are well spaced.Opening the unit was a little stiff at first, but now slides open and closed easily with a satisfying "click" at either end of the process.The Axim fits PERFECTLY into the cradle that is built into the unit (I use the Axim in landscape position).I was also able to get this keyboard to work in about 30 minutes.Not plug and play, but reasonable.The keyboard sacrificed the number keys to make room for the larger key spacing, but I haven't found that it's a problem to type numbers by holding down the function keys.The best thing about this keyboard however is the quality.I paid $90 for it and I'd do it again in a second.

    BTW, for those of you who are trying to figure out if the extra money for bluetooth is worth it, it is!I keep my PDA in its cradle by my computer charging when I'm at my desk.At any time I can flip open my keyboard and start typing notes without ever removing the PDA from its cradle.It's very convenient!

    I've owned the keyboard for about a week and I'm very thrilled with the quality and performance it.It's a joy to use and easily doubles the usefulnexx of my PDA


    1-0 out of 5 stars A change of heart
    It seems that this keyboard acts a little like those gold fish you bring home in a plastic bag from the pet shop.You have to put the whole bag in the tank until it acclimates to it's new surroundings.I went from wanting to love the thing for the sheer coolness boxing it up to send back when it wouldn't sync to my Axim giving it another chance and after it was good and ready to work flawlessly, I now love it again.The keyboard is smaller than standard but very useable.It's great for writing a longer e-mail, inputting contacts, or writing a letter in word, when you don't want to peck at the screen with your stylus endlessly.The construction feels solid and opening and closing is a snap.Pun intended. The only major flaw is with the cradle that holds your PDA.It is removable which is the desired use to space the PDA a little further away from you.But the feet that clip it to the keyboard just don't want to let go.The plastic it's made out of doesn't seem especially robust and I feel certain it will snap off eventually.Also the curved lower part of the cradle that holds your Axim, et al, is a little under developed and if bumped will readily jettison what it's holding.Other than that it works very well and never ceases to make me grin when everyone passing your table at Starbucks has to stop and ask you about it. I previously gave it one star, but now that it's acclimated and working I give it 4 only because of the cradle shortcoming or else it would have been a full 5.I know it shows one star, but Amazon wholdn't allow me to edit the scale.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Could not get it to work on Dell Axim X30BT
    Oh how I wanted this to work.

    I ended up sending it back after spending seven hours, over two days, trying to get it to activate. Followed the instructions to a "T." Again and again.

    Downloaded the new software. The instructions for both the old and new software ARE quite confusing.

    Spent time on the web trying to find a support phone number for Think Outside. No such thing. Found an email support address. Emailed for help. Found a support forum. Posted my questions. Didn't hear back for two days and so mailed the unit back to Amazon. Then heard back.

    Think I MAY have figured out--from the response they sent--something I could have done to get it going. But, too late. Too frustrating.

    Obviously (from reading the reviews) it loads more easily on some other pocket devices. Allow lots of time for experimenting and contacting support by email and awaiting responses if you're loading it onto a Dell Axim. AND read the recent comments from other Dell Axim users here who had difficulties but figured out how to get it working. (Wish I had realized there were new comments from Dell Axim owners.)

    I've used a Stowaway keyboard for my Palm for years. Works wonderfully. Never needed any help. Expected this one to be just as easy to install and delightful to use. Or even more so, being bluetooth. Wish that HAD been my experience. Had no idea there is not a support number for Think Outside. Had never had reason for one before.

    I ordered the keyboard early in March and at the same time ordered the Bluetooth Travel Mouse. Had planned to install them together. But the Travel Mouse didn't come with the keyboard. I kept waiting. (Turns out the travel mouse is on major -- couple month -- back order.) When I realized that almost 30 days had passed since the keyboard had arrived and the mouse was not here yet, I decided I had better load the keyboard software and try it out. Wish I'd played with it the day it arrived. Would have given me plenty of time to do the slow back-and-forth email thing with Stowaway and, hopefully, get it going.

    If you have a Dell Pocket PC, this is probably not going to be plug and play for you. (But if you do get it going, I'll bet you'll love it.)


    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice Hardware. Poor Software.
    When I installed the driver on my Dell Axim X30 the device became unusable. The "Built-in Storage" section of memory had disappeared.A hard reset and restore from backup brought things back to normal and the second install attempt succeeded. Not too much fiddling to get the devices paired and talking.

    The feel of the keyboard is really good. I've used laptops that were less intuitive for my fingers. I'm still getting used to the route to the numbers and symbols. PDA keyboards I have owned in the past were not rigid enough to be used in a lap. I wanted this one because it was reputed to have improved on this, and I am not disappointed. I can easily use it in bed to IM my sister or whatever.

    Another unexpected bit of happiness came when I tried to use the keyboard while I had a Bluetooth ActiveSync connection. I didn't expect it to work, but it does. Cool!

    Overall I would recommend this product. The instructions say to back up the device before you install the driver and that turned out to be very good advice.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent tool
    I've been dreaming of getting this, or another, keyboard for my Dell Axim x30 since the first time I wrote a detailed email on it. No matter what, writing 1000 plus characters with the stylus and on-screen keyboard just doesn't work out.

    So, the package arrives with my new keyboard, first thing I notice is the batteries ARE included (yippie - my wife had used the last of our 'spare' AAA's in one of the kids games). Next, I was pleasantly surprised by how sturdy the keyboard feels.Despite other reviews that I've read, I noted no loose keys. Finally (just in reference to the look and feel) I am blown away by the nice tactile feel of the keystrokes!

    Now it is time to set it up. I activated my PDA, connected (via BlueTooth) to my desktop using ActiveSync. Installing the driver over the connection went fine, though it seems not to function if you install it to the storage card. Downloading and installing an updated driver is a little confusing too. NOTE: Turn bluetooth OFF before activating the software, if your bluetooth is on when you go to activate the software (after resetting your device) the software won't find the bluetooth system.

    Once up and running, this keyboard is even better than what I have been expecting, it has nicely laid out hotkeys for openning PDA functions and programs, making the stylus almost obsolete.

    Overall, other than a few SMALL snags with setup, the quality and operation of this keyboard are excellent! ... Read more

    16. Wine Enthusiast Guide 2004 For Palm & Pocket PC
    by LandWare, Inc.
    list price: $24.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001851H8
    Catlog: Software
    Manufacturer: LandWare, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 2686
    Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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    • Mobile companion for choosing, evaluating, managing, and enjoying wine
    • Up-to-date reviews, ratings, and details for 10,000+ wines worldwide
    • Comprehensive wine glossary with over 1,400 terms and definitions
    • Gain further wine knowledge with an in-depth Wine 101 course
    • Interactive vintage chart with wine maturity and harvest-quality ratings

    Reviews (2)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nonexistant support,missing wines, and tecnical glitches
    I purchased this software (2004 version) for an HP Windows-based PDA in Decemeber.Upon installation, I was alerted to the fact that the software was written for an ealier version of the Windows PDA software, and that certain aspects of the software may not function correctly.Sure enough, there were some technical glitches- not too serious, but enough to be annoying.

    Emails to LandWare tech support went (and have still gone) unanswered.

    In order to try and remedy the glitches, the 2005 upgrade was purchased directly from the LandWare web site.This failed to fix the problems, and the same error message was received upon installation about it being programmed for an earlier windows version.

    In addition, the library of wines is incomplete and does not include listings from the actual Wine Enthusiast magazines printed up until the 2005 version was released.This is contrary to Landware's claim of up-to-date listings and reviews.

    I just have to reiterate how downright disgustingly terrible LandWare's customer support is.If it were better, it might excuse some of the software shortcomings.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Great Content but Beware Copy Protection and Support

    The Wine Enthusiast's PDA Guide 2004 Edition is an incredibly useful program and very appropriate for a PDA. If you are new to wines, it will guide you through the learning process and help you avoid disappointing purchases. If you like to explore new vintners and new vintages, it's a great tool to take with you when shopping at the local wine merchant. And if you're out at dinner and you're overwhelmed by the wine list, this is exactly what you need to cut through the clutter and pick the perfect beverage.

    The reviews are numerous (over 10,000), but brief and to the point. It will easily group wines by variety, price, rating, style and region. You can even use it to maintain your personal tasting notes and cellar inventory.


    The Guide has some nice technical features. You can beam information to other PDA users and even store the program on a removable memory card. But because of the small memory footprint it occupies, you may not have to take advantage of that feature. The installation is straightforward.

    HOWEVER, the poorly designed copy protection scheme can be a real problem. And unfortunately, the documentation is silent on this. When you install the program from the CD or purchase an activation code after downloading the Guide from LandWare, the program links the Guide, the activation code and the owner's name as listed on your PDA. This is not a problem unless you modify the PDA owner's name. In my case I simply added my middle initial. Any change, even in case, will invalidate the install and cause the program to deny entrance and ask you to purchase a new license. So rather than linking the copy protection to a serial number on the CPU or some other element of the PDA hardware, LandWare chose to link it to a user-changeable field and didn't bother to warn you not to change that field. This is very poor design, not something a technologist would have created. Maybe marketing designed it?


    I contacted LandWare for assistance and was told the following:

    1) The software is licensed to a specific user for one PDA. Aside from the fact this is contrary to their license agreement (installation on one PDA at a time and create one backup copy), my Axim 3i, like most PDAs, is not multi-user capable unless you count handing it from person to person.

    2) Initially, they were unwilling to help me because I had not sent in my warranty card. The fact that one had not been included in the sealed CD case I received from Amazon and that there is no way to register online did not seem to matter.

    3) Because I had purchased the Guide from a third party (Amazon), and not downloaded it from their site, I would have to fax them a Xerox of my CD and the authorization number before they would try to help me gain access to the Guide and the data I had already entered, even though I had the authorization number and CD I had originally used to install.

    4) I suggested in a very nice way that I understood why they had copy protection and that for future releases perhaps they should consider linking the copy protection to something inside the PDA like a serial number or configuration that doesn't change. And if that was not workable, that they at least warn people not to modify the username field on their PDA. I received a curt response that I can best characterize as "Shut up and sit down. We own it and this is the way we do it."

    In the end I did a hard reset and reloaded my applications to get the Guide to properly reinstall. And of course I lost all of my tasting comments and cellar data from the Guide.


    It's great content, but LandWare stumbles on poorly designed copy protection and weak support. The Wine Enthusiast is a great magazine and I am very excited to see them produce this product. I just wish that had chosen someone else to produce and support it.

    Caveat Emptor. Know what you are buying and the risks involved. ... Read more

    17. Magellan MapSend Streets (Europe)
    by Magellan
    list price: $169.99
    our price: $94.04
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000682QQ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Magellan
    Sales Rank: 10544
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    Product Description

    The Magellan® MapSend® Streets Europe map CD-ROM contains highly-detailed maps that can be easily downloaded from your PC to your handheld GPS receiver for a fun and simple way to navigate. It allows you to create your own waypoints on your PC and edit and download them to your GPS receiver for adventures. Save thousands of routes on your PC for recording your every journey. ... Read more


    • For use with Magellan Meridian, SporTrak Pro/Pro Marine/Map/Color and MAP 330
    • Highly detailed maps of Europe that can be transferred to your GPS receiver
    • Create thousands of routes on your PC
    • Plot current position in relation to famous landmarks
    • CD-ROM for Windows systems

    18. PalmOne m130 Handheld
    by PalmOne
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005Y1Z6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: PalmOne
    Sales Rank: 2827
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The Palm m130 handheld is a stylish, affordable tool that will keep you organized at work, school and even during your (few) spare moments. You'll be ready to go right out of the box - in no time at all you'll be loading your address book and checking off items on your to-do list.Flip open the cover, and you'll find a backlit, easy-to-read display with support for thousands of colors. Games and photos never looked so good. A built-in lithium-ion battery automatically recharges in your HotSync cradle. With normal use, it will last for up to a week between charges. Add games, applications, eBooks and more on MultiMediaCard and SD expansion cards. Snap an MP3 player, portable keyboard or GPS receiver to the Palm Universal Connector. It couldn't be easier to extend the capabilities of your handheld. ... Read more


    • Bright and easy-to-read color screen with support for 58,621 colors
    • Built-in 8 MB memory stores thousands of contacts, appointments, to-do items, and notes
    • Expandable via Secure Digital and MultiMedia cards--add memory, applications, and content
    • Windows and Macintosh compatible--includes desktop software for both platforms
    • What's in the box: Palm OS 4.1, USB cradle, rechargeable battery, and add-on applications including Documents to Go, powerone Personal Calculator, MultiMail, and Palm Reader

    Reviews (126)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Worst customer service for a bad product
    I would have given this -10 stars if I could.I had mine for less than 90 days when it just wouldn't turn on.This happened around Christmas, so I couldn't contact them until after the 90 days was up.When I contacted them, they wanted to charge me to talk to them on the phone and wanted me to pay $100 to have it repaired.It took me 2 1/2 months to get them to finally fix it for free.1 month later, I finally got a refurbished one mailed back to me.(They also kept my cover that noone told me to remove)Then about 3 months later, the one that they sent to me died.When I contacted the company again, they said it would cost $100 to fix it.When I complained, the man that I spoke with told me he could give me 1/2 off another one.I then gave their customer service a bad review.No one ever contacted me.This is the worst piece of junk and the company that makes it is even worse.They don't care about making a product that is good, and they don't care about making the customer happy.Also when you call customer service, you can't get anyone in America.I would steer clear of this product.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Mine died!
    I bought my Palm M130 less than a year ago and it was great.Then one day it wouldn't turn on.I hit the reset button and it was fine for a few months.Then recently it wouldn't turn on again.I tried resetting it in different ways and no luck.Now i have a dead palm and all my phone numbers and calender info are stuck in my work computer!i wouldn't bother buying this product as i am sure it will die on you too :(

    3-0 out of 5 stars Decent PDA with all basic features
    I bought this Palm back in December 2002, and so far it has never let me down. Okay, the PDAs standards have developed a lot, but the basic features of this device remain useful: calendar, address book, and the Docs to go.
    I am now giving thoughts to get an state-of-the-art PDA, but the bad reviews I've read here at Amazon regarding the Tungsten Chave make me think about moving to a smartphone, perhaps Sony Eriksson P900...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Does everything I needed!
    I did a lot of research before purchasing my first palm pilot (my m130 for myself as a mother's day gift) and I am so glad I moved from a paper calendar to this.I originally hoped to get a phone and pda in one but to be honest w/a laptop at work and a computer at home w/internet access, I don't need wireless connectivity and I have found that anything with any phone feature gets so ridiculously expensive in addition to wanting you to pay for wireless service in addition to phone... well... I decided the option to add wireless later if I need it does exist on the m130, so I got it and a cell phone separately.

    I have never had any trouble, have had it over a year and I really maximize the calendar and contacts features using outlook at work and transferring everything to my palm daily.I used the documents to go feature frequently before I got a laptop, so that was really handy as a storage unit so I could work on documents between home and work.I have for the most part, given up on taking notes most of the time more because of our work culture, then the pda, when it is appropriate I certainly use the note pad feature the most of the "extras".But for everything I hoped it would do... it has been perfect.

    I did have to get some help from IT at work to get my outlook to synchronize properly w/the palm software, but once it was all set up it has never crashed or done anything wrong for me.There are a lot of people at my office who use this model and say the same.Slowly the whole organization is switching to outlook calendars and this really makes it easier.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Be Sure A Palm is Right For You
    A Palm Pilot can either be one's best friend or one's biggest burdon.This review is designed for a first time Palm buyer to give you the strengths and weaknesses of this model(the M130) and Palm Pilots in general, so that YOU can decide whether you need another useless peice of plastic in your life or not.

    The Draw and the Drawbacks of Palms in General---
    Palm Tops are a very nice way to write notes to yourself (if you like learning to write in grafiti), keep a neat calender and hold on to important names and numbers.It is clean-- self contained and much more proffessional looking that a paper and pen. But is it More efficient?If you are out of room in your day planner and find yourself so busy and overbooked that you are constantly forgetting dates, this is a nice alternative-- if you think it would be fun and useful, try somethiung else.Overall I found that a Palm Pilot takes so much time to set up and operate that it seemed more efficent to go back to pen and paper.I found, for example, that it took me much much longer to write detailed notes, as I was so frustraed that I abbraviated and shortened until my note was useless and illegable jargon.Soon I ran into a guilt complex, "should I just give up?OH NO, but I payed so much money..."So I kept using it.Finally I gave up, and as part of the healing process I wrote this review.

    "Special" Features---This Model
    -Color Screen: If you want a few extra bucks to look like you payed a few hundred this is for you.Very Mid range color screen, but it gets the job done.

    -Internet: There are much better ways to connect to the internet, a computer for example (or even a cell phone).This feature seemed pretty useless to me.

    -Picture Viewing: Great, you can upload pictures and look at them... maybe even send them to other people.My only question is- how often wil this be more convienient that a computer?

    -Games:Oh Goody!

    -Read uploaded Text Documents: If you like reading things on a screen go for it-- I got lots of headaches.

    -"Scribble" Pad:This is the best thing ever-- I wrote lots of illegable notes and drew funny pictures, woo hoo!

    Last Words--
    Palm Pilots are a great way to organize a busy schedule, nothing more, nothing less.If you feel that paper and pen aren't cutting it-- make the switch, but know that it will most likely be a bit of a headache at the start, and the headache may continue until you go back to your day planner.Best of Luck ... Read more

    19. Suunto n3 Smart Watch
    by Suunto USA, Inc.
    list price: $199.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00016LAEI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 26729
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Suunto N3 Smart Computer Watch. The Suunto N3 Wristop computer Smart Watch will change the way you interpret your world by bringing internet content to your wrist. The N3 makes useful items like weather, stock quotes, news, and sports instantly accessible. It keeps you connected to friends, coworkers, and family through instant messenger (MSN Messenger) and calendar (Microsoft Outlook) programs. The N3 only receives informationso you won't be able to immediately reply to messages. It is, quite simply, a revolutionary step forward in mobile internet technology. So how does it work? The Suunto N3 is a MSN Direct device, so youll need a paid subscription to the service ( MSN Direct has service areas throughout the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and Canada. It currently reaches close to 120 metropolitan areas. Simply plug the N3 into your computers USB port, log on to MSN Direct, and customize the data that is continually sent to your new watch. The watch is simple to set up, learn, and easy to use. Of course, the N3 has all your favorite sports watch features as well: a stopwatch, lap and split times, an interval timer, programmable alarms, time, and date. ... Read more


    • Rugged body, water resistant to 100m
    • 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

    Reviews (12)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good product. - Thick
    humongous, clear face - stunning
    pretty watch
    easy user interface
    waterproof, bangproof, everything proof
    many timer features
    MSN Direct - like nothing else

    $60 per year, unless you just want to keep time for $300
    $300 for the watch
    THICK - I thought there was a mistake on the amazon review. This seriously is half an inch thick.
    No hourly weather

    Great product. It is still amazing to me. The backlight is strong, and I get the sports scores while riding my bike! It is easy to use for a "gadget". Note: this is much better than the Fossil/Fossil-Abacus watches. It can take a beating, and recieve messages. Graphics are clear and common. It is a great watch (I believe, because this is my first watch). Just note: this thing is really thick. Every picture seems to hide it, but not this one: Think this watch over - it is different. However, it is very good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Watch
    This is an awesome watch.Forget the naysayers.Just buy it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars overrated, again microsoft in over it's head
    I feel gyped after having used this a few months. It has a few neat features and keeps perfect time but it's ugly, heavy and has no two way anything and to have to pay MSN on top of this is obscene

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great but...
    I've had my Suunto for about 2 months, and I really like it.

    -Battery lasts a long time, probably can go 7-10 days without a recharge.When traveling, can recharge from your laptop with a USB port as long as you have the cable.
    -Love having Outlook pushed to my watch, don't have to whip out the PDA to see where I need to be next.The watch will count down the amount of time to your next appointment (or how late you are!).
    -Correct time as long as you're in the MSN direct service area.
    -Sports content is betting better, given the late start time for NBA playoffs, I can pop out of bed in the AM and check out the scores and the box scores.
    -Excellent customer support from MSNdirect.I've e-mailed tech support and always gotten a response - one that works - within a couple of hours.

    -Will MSN direct survive or will you be left with a $300 watch that functions like a $20 watch?
    -Some features a little buggy - I've had to reset the watch to receive content and correct time information when traveling.
    -The only watch that will cost you $60 every year that you own it.You could buy a lot of watches for that money.

    Bottom line: great for gadget-freaks, the obsessive compulsive (always have the correct atomic-clock time), those with busy calendars.For me, taking a stealth peak at my watch versus pulling out a PDA or cell phone is less disruptive/obtrusive in many meeting settings.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Cool product which might not survive
    Really a neat, smart product, especially if you love new electronic toys. What I am concerned about is not the watch but Microsoft, which with its notorious arrogance might kill it before it has the chance to grow and glow
    Their customer support is everything but support. The "first line" technician is very polite, but cannot help beyond taking your info and refering you to a "specialist", which if you are lucky, will call you in 4-5 (business) days.
    Microsoft is not very good in keeping their promises either; they say the sport channal is"around the corner" and even use it in their ads, but it has been just around the corner for the last three months. They also promise "new watch face every month", well I own the watch for 3 month now and got just one new face when I subscribed.
    So it's in Microsoft power to keep this watch ticking... ... Read more

    20. HP iPAQ 1945 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard

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    Asin: B00009RL1W
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 13754
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    This slim and sleek, feature-and super-value-packed Pocket PC is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse yet substantial enough to keep your life in order. It includes multimedia, Bluetooth (wireless ready with SDIO WLAN 802.11b card), and plenty of room to expand and accessorize!Be productive wherever you are with popular applications, including Microsoft Office (Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel), varied features, and large storage capability. The HP iPAQ h1945 fit in your purse or pocket: at 2.75" wide and 4.37 oz., it's easy to keep with you. Access the Internet, e-mail, and corporate data at home, at work, or on the go with the optional SDIO WLAN 802.11b card. Print documents, e-mail attachments, and pictures straight from your HP iPAQ h1945 to a local printer (printing software included). Be entertained by your favorite multimedia, right at your fingertips. Enjoy brilliant color and image sharpness courtesy of the transflective TFT LCD (64,000 colors). Be ergonomically correct with the touch-sensitive display for stylus, built-in speaker and microphone, four programmable launch buttons, and more. Do more as your needs grow by expanding via the integrated SD slot. ... Read more


    • A thin, light, and affordable Pocket PC
    • Includes mobile versions of Microsoft Office: Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel
    • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices
    • Great multimedia features
    • What's in the box: iPaQ 1945, USB synchronization cable, AC Adapter, battery, charger adapter, audio adapter, iPAQ Pocket PC companion CD

    Reviews (75)

    1-0 out of 5 stars FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT BUY IPAQS!
    Product is overpriced for its chintzy characteristics. Looks really nice, but as they say,"looks can be deceiving".I bet 90 percent of the iPaqs out there that have been purchased from 2003 through the present date are either completely useless or are in some need of repair and 99 percent of those broken are most likely not the fault of the purchaser.Hp/Compaq has a HUGE problem with screens (as you can read from the other hundreds of negative postings on Amazon alone).Mine was very well taken care of and lasted about as long as everyone else's has (5-6 months).I even purchased the extended warranty plan, in which you have no way of proving that you did not drop the unit. SOL! My suggestion: file a complaint with your local attorney general.That'll scare HP! (oh wait, they dont care because they are overseas in another country).

    3-0 out of 5 stars Love the unit but super fragile.
    When I started using the HP1945 it was the ultimate timesaver for me, especially the Outlook Contacts. I loved the design and the way it worked. After one week of use, the screen cracked just from being in my shirt pocket, and the unit was useless. I was lucky and able to return it as defective to the store I bought it from, and get a refund. I will be searching for a similar, but sturdier PDA.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good if no problems, terrible customer service
    I bought my IPAQ 1945 in Feb of 2004 and after six months of great use the screen started flickering.I sent it in and was told that "You have spilled water on it and it will cost $190 to replace the screen."(a rude way to put it even if true). I knew it was not true but apparently had no recourse.Either pay up or do without.Now after going six month's without a PDA I'm getting ready to buy another and I just can't make myself get another HP.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but never great; the fatally flawed Clinton of PDA's
    The HP1945 is a very good idea, with some serious problems. I've just ordered my third one. The first one lasted a month, the screen cracked, and after arm-twisting, HP replaced it. The second one lasted 14 months. This one is out of warranty, so I didn't bother with HP. It appears that the power supply went and fried the circuit board. (At least the blazingly hot spot on the casing and the near-instantaneous power drain of the lithium cell makes me suspect that.)

    So why am I ordering a third one. a) I'm an idiot, b) I'm an optimist, or c) The 1945 just happens to do exactly what you need a PDA to do, perfectly, with no extra baggage?

    [sigh] I'm afraid it's all three. This liitle machine is compact, versatile, efficient, and does exactly what I need it to do. Then it breaks far to soon, and really ticks me off.

    5-0 out of 5 stars experience with iPAQ 1945 model
    Regarding the iPAQ 1945:

    FWIW:I have been using this iPAQ model with Outlook 2002 and Microsoft ActiveSync with a Windows XP Professional machine for quite some time now (1 year? if forget).Sync'ing is not a problem (reported elsewhere), either with the direct cable or using Bluetooth.Considering how big a pain windows can be in general, there is probably something else going on with the reported problem of windows sync'ing and the iPAQ 1945.I have never had a problem with that feature.

    For the price, the device has been a pretty good piece of equipment and I have become addicted to the basic capabilities it provides. If I shopped around some more, I am sure there would be more powerful devices available, but this one is a good price and capability combination. ... Read more

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