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1. Sony CLIE PEG-TJ27 Handheld
list($649.99)
2. Sony Clie PEG-UX50 Handheld
$249.88 list($299.99)
3. Sony Clie PEG-TJ37/U Handheld
$649.99
4. Sony CLIE PEG-TH55/U Handheld
$399.99 list($299.99)
5. Sony Clie PEG-TG50 Handheld
list($499.99)
6. Sony Clie PEG-NX70V (Silver) Handheld
list($459.99)
7. Sony Clie PEG-NX73V Handheld
$295.99 list($149.99)
8. Sony Clie PEG-SJ22 Handheld
list($549.99)
9. Sony CLIE PEG-UX40/U Handheld
10. Sony Clie PEG-SJ30 Color Handheld
$234.98
11. Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 Handheld
12. Sony PEG-S360 Clie Handheld
13. Sony CLIE PEG-SL10 Handheld
list($249.99)
14. Sony Clie PEG-TJ35 Handheld
15. Sony Clie PDA (PEG-S320)
16. CLIE PEG-N610C/V Purple Handheld
list($219.94)
17. Sony PEG-T415 Clie Handheld
18. Sony CLIE PEG-N710C Handheld
19. Sony Clie PEG-NX70V/U (Metallic
20. SONY PEG-SJ30LB Clie Personal

1. 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

Features

  • 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


2. Sony Clie PEG-UX50 Handheld
by Sony
list price: $649.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000AQFZ9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 17626
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Built-in QWERTY-layout wide-pitch keyboard with backlight
  • 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 oz. with stylus
  • Integrated wireless LAN (802.11b) and Bluetooth interface

Reviews (30)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice and beautiful clamshell look but some cons
PROS
1. It is a very nice look .
2. has very good features like a camera and can also rotate.
3. It also has both bluetooth and WIFI that is a good for people on the
go.
4. It now has a low price than 2 years ago.
5. will atract and impress many people

CONS
1. bad battery life (can buy extra battery . 3X longer also sold at amazon
very cheap.
2. limited applications

I think this is a very good p.e.o. and you shoud buy it if you like attention or really need it

4-0 out of 5 stars Love mine, but there are some problems
I bought my UX-50 off eBay for about half the going rate of a refurbished new unit. Since I paid so little, I really don't have much to complain about. However, if I had paid $500 for a new-refurbished unit - or $800 for a brand-new unit when the UX-50s were first released - I probably would not have given a 4-star review.

Here are the positives:
- I don't understand why so many people complain about the UX-50 only having a "landscape" screen option. I got used to using the landscape screen in no time. There are third-party programs you can download to convert some applications to portrait mode if you want, but I really didn't feel the need. Granted, the landscape screen means there's a lot of wasted space on the touchscreen, but I didn't have any problems using the screen as-is. I also think the screen size is AWESOME considering the features packed into this little gadget.
- The functionality is, without a doubt, amazing. The UX-50 can replace your keychain digital camera, digital voice recorder, PDA, MP3 player AND you can check your e-mail with it! They managed to pack a lot of features into this little PDA.
- Sound on the MP3 player is great. I have a Sony VAIO laptop that has a built-in Memory Stick port so it's really easy for me to put a ton of music onto my 512 MB stick and have music wherever I go. I have a Nomad MP3 player but I rarely use it because the UX-50's MP3 player is so easy to use.
- The camera is great and takes good pictures in enough light. The zoom feature is neat.
- The PDA functionality is exactly what you'd expect - it works well. The UX-50 has enough internal memory for you to load lots of programs into it.

Negatives:
- It took me a lot of tinkering and research to get the 802.11B wireless feature to work. Apparently there was some kind of problem with the wireless connection software in most UX-50s, and if yours has the problem you have to download a special program, called Mobile Manager, to get it to work correctly. Not that Sony tells you this - I had to research it for myself on user bulletin boards. After a LOT of tweaking my wireless works - sometimes. The mobile browser, NetFront, won't load graphics-heavy pages and is quick to give "insufficient memory" and timeout errors. Unfortunately there's no way to upgrade NetFront 3.0, which came with the UX-50, to NetFront 3.1.
- Battery life truly does suck. I solved this by purchasing a third-party manufactured case and car kit off of eBay - the case has a USB port integrated, so now I can plug the USB sync cable into the case's port and charge my Clie. The car kit consists of a USB cable and an adapter that fits my car's cigarette lighter. Now I can charge wherever I go, which helps greatly with the battery life issue. And I don't have to use the stupid "charging sled" to do it. Which brings me to my next point...
- I would really like to know why Sony made a PDA that you can't charge with a USB cable. It seems ridiculous to me. Before I found the USB-port case I had to lug the stupid charger and sled around with me. The charger is bulky and the sled makes the UX-50 too thick to fit in a pocket or small purse. As it is, now I can't plug the UX-50 in and let it charge while I sync it throughout my workday, which is always what I've done with other PDAs. This was a really dumb design idea.
- The only other negative thing is that some parts of the UX-50 feel flimsy - I often feel like I am going to break the screen off rotating it back and forth, and the USB sync port has a small cover that feels like it could rip off at any time.

Overall, though, this is a great productivity tool and very nifty to carry around. It has a considerable "cool factor" and there's great functionality to boot. The negatives are bummers, but this thing is basically a mini laptop computer with a camera built in, so I don't expect everything to be perfect. I'm just bummed Sony's no longer going to be selling PDAs in the U.S. - hopefully they will change their minds before my UX-50 dies or becomes obsolete.

4-0 out of 5 stars Attack of the Chimera PDA
Wow, what a device. I was impressed with this PDA on steriods from the moment I pulled it out of the box. Normally I am dissapointed when I purchase a new gadget. It either doesn't work as advertised or it is so convoluted that I excile it to the land of misfit toys. This PDA though comes through on all of its promised features. With a respectable digital photo, video and audio capability combined with 802.11 wireless, bluetooth, Infra Red as well as USB data interface capability, what more could a PDA require. To be fair and balanced, The UX-50 does have a few issues that detract from its status as PDA nirvana. One is its fragility. I feel like I am holding a delicate piece of bone china everytime I use it. Additionally, I am very dissapointed in Sony and their decision to get out of the PDA business, and just when they seemed to get it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
It seems like most of the software built-in or bundled with the Clie is either limited or requires a paid upgrade for full functionality.

Playing MP3's is a headache, transferring music, is only possible with the pro or magicgate versions of memory sticks, unless you use a third party player.

Printing, is not readily supported from most applications either, unless you transfer the file to a desktop.

Another complaint I have is not being able to transfer, print, or otherwise use Clie Memo files (handwritten notes) on anything but another Clie.I use a lot of handwritten notes in my work, and aside from being able to read them back on the screen, the information cannot be stored, shared or printed.

Using Bluetooth for Syncing works well, but file transfer isnt always possible.

The Browser that ships with the UX50 is out of date and impossible to update (version 3.0) while it does work, 3.1 offers a lot better functionality and viewability.Checking web based e-mail is not supported by the current browser either.

The ux50 is not a bad PDA, but don't expect it to work well out of the box.there are a lot of third-party programs out there to work out a lot of the "bugs" but be prepared to pay more for them.

My advice to someone looking for a pda is to check out the PEG -TH55(also from sony)Its got most of the same features (minus the keyboard)and a much larger viewable screen area

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice toy.. definitely not worth the $
Bought a UX50 used off eBay. Have had it for about a month. I would pay 400$ max for a used one. Now that Sony has stopped the entire Clie line, you should find them cheap off the internet.

PROS:
- Nice keyboard
- Love the fact that you can listen to music at the same time performing other functions like browsing, email etc (probably an OS5 feature not restricted to this model only)
- The wireless works like a charm right out of the box.
- Great resolution.

CONS:
- Had to soft boot at least 3-4 times already.
- Most apps require portrait mode which the UX50 does not natively support.
- Battery life - 3hrs max if you use the wireless.
- Need an additional memory stick (128MB - 40$)
- Crappy camera - 0.3MP!!! cmon Sony!
- Native doc support restricted to read only.
- Need the docking station to charge, no direct connection to PDA.

Must have software:
- you can enable the landscape mode for most apps using Code Diver. This is a MUST if you want to use the UX50.

(shareware + 10$. Remember to use the latest beta and not the handango version)
- Also I strongly recommend buying Documents to Go and Contacts to Go (add another 75$ to the tag)

Overall, you can end up spending about 1000$ to make this thing really usable, not worth it. But if you dont mind getting a used one cheap off eBay, this is definitely a nice toy. ... Read more


3. 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

Features

  • 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


4. Sony CLIE PEG-TH55/U Handheld
by Sony

(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001D09XY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 11346
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The new PEG-TH55 CLIE Handheld provides everything you need to stay organized, entertained and connected, featuring a built-in 310K pixel (effective) camera, integrated Wireless LAN (802.11b) capability, and MP3 audio player. New generation Digital Organizer Suite includes Enhanced Date Book / Address Book / To Do List / Memo. High-resolution color screen (320 x 480 pixels) shows all of your documents and pictures in amazing clarity. Watch digital movies with the built-in video player. Access the Internet to browse the Web or send/receive e-mails using optional Wi-Fi (802.11b) access point(s). Sony� Like No Other. ... Read more

Features

  • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)
  • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery
  • Palm OS version 5.2, Sony Handheld Engine 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 (480 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)

Reviews (40)

2-0 out of 5 stars Clie Disappointment
I was excited by the features on the PEG-TH55 when I bought it.No other device offered more for the price.But in less than a year, I have had two problems with it.First, the screen failed after three months, Sony said it must have dropped and charged over $100 to fix and return it, even though I'm sure it hadn't.Now the camera software doesn't work and I have to return it to Sony again, incurring more cost.To top it off I cannot setup the return online but must call to arrange it.
Sorry but for me it's not worth the headache.My old Visor ran for years with no problems at all.Needless to say I won't be buying another Clie!

4-0 out of 5 stars Swansong for sony PDA's
The TH55 was/is a great PDA, no doubt about it.

The battery life has to be the best around and that includes the multitude of PDA's that have been launched since it came to market.

Great display, Best implementation of PALM/OS I've seen.
(I've never been a fan of the stunted implementations of Windows on the IPAQ and similar. You may as well use your laptop!)

Slightly quirky buttons and an average camera but so what!

Show me another PDA that can run for 7 days plus ,despite what you throw at it!

It ranks as a classic along with the Palm V and Palm Vx for its compact size and stylish design.


5-0 out of 5 stars It's a Shame, Really...
that Sony decided to drop out of the PDA market (at least in the USA), because the PEG-TH55 would be my choice for PDA of year. It does absolutely everything except make phone calls, and does it with great style and ease of use. The display is simply breathtaking, and while the processing speed could be faster given the price tag, it's hard to pitt an additional 5-sec load time (when displaying thumbnails of 150+ graphics) against the clarity of the images. A good set of ear buds will deliver beautiful sound, and the camera is more than adequate for the type of spur-of-the-moment pictures one would take with such a device. I also love the ability to play videos in widescreen mode.I favor the standard Palm OS datebook, address book and memo pad just because I'm used to it, but the Clie Organizer adds a nice touch of wimsy for those who lean in that direction. I'm also a big fan of the Free Notes utility. Nothing beats the ability to write directly on the screen like a tablet when you're in a hurry.

I want to add that the documentation states .wma and .wmv formats are not supported, but there is an updated Image Converter download on Sony's support site that will take care of it, so you can drag and drop files in Windows Media format as well as Mp3 and Quicktime.

I suggest you purchase an aluminum hard case made for this model for extra protection.

5-0 out of 5 stars perfect for school
Some things I find it very useful at school for:
Zap notes off whiteboards with the built-in camera.
Record lectures in high-quality digital with built-in recorder.
(I have dedicated recorder for this, but have used my clie as backup once and it worked very well).
I like the built-in wireless especially, so I can hang around outside at the edge of the library hotspot and check email and radar weather without having to go in, dig out my laptop, etc.
The camera is good for copying office hours from professor's doors, and also library hours.
The basic PDA functionality is simply palm OS, so rock solid. I like the IRda hotsync so don't have to mess with messy cables.
The high resolution screen makes reading ebooks very easy, and displays photos and web images with near laptop clarity.
Internal memory is big enough for a major bookshelf of ebooks. I have about a dozen books in mine. Great for while waiting in lines. Memory stick pro capability means 512K and 1gb capacity for MP3 tunes. Easy to switch out MP3 sticks for my lecture sticks. Lately I heard Sony stopped making clies. Thats too bad! They really are nice. I suppose I will get a pocket pc or something similar next. What I really would like is built-in GPS with moving map display...and perhaps walkie talkie or cell phone capability to boot. Aloha!

1-0 out of 5 stars Good Product TERRIBLE customer service
I would recommend this item, but what use is a good product if not backed by good customer service.The agents are rude and unwilling to help.Avoid Sony product if you can. ... Read more


5. Sony Clie PEG-TG50 Handheld
by Sony
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B00008L3HH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 19336
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The PEG-TG50 CLI� handheld features Palm OS 5 software, high-resolution color screen, built-in voice recorder and MP3 audio player, providing everything you need to stay organized and entertained. Integrated keyboard can be used to type in new appointments or take notes on the go. Don't want to take your notebook PC on the road? You can view native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the handheld with no need to convert the files. Integrated Bluetooth networking feature will allow you to browse the web using wireless connection with similarly enabled cell phones. Very unique, very Sony. ... Read more

Features

  • Palm OS v. 5.0, as well as an ARM-compliant 200 MHz CPU and 16 MB RAM
  • High-resolution TFT color display (320 x 320 pixels)
  • Built-in Bluetooth, MP3 player, and voice recorder
  • Built in keyboard, remote control feature, and polyphonic audio alert feature, as well as lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • What's in the box: Sony Clié PEG-TG50, USB HotSync cradle, stylus, AC Adapter, AC cable, hand strap, installation CD-ROM, instruction manuals

Reviews (33)

5-0 out of 5 stars Not the best handheld, but it is still my choice.
The TG50 is not the best Clie, but it is my top choice. I bought it when it first came out, and I broke the motherboard by having it in my bag. I loved it so much I ordered another one on ebay for $110.

4-0 out of 5 stars TG 50
I got my tg50 from ebay, you all should.It retails for about $300, I got a used one(that is great) for $97, less than I payed for my clie sj20 (b and w screen)
1- keyboard, gotta have it cause i hate graphiti
yah it takes a little getting used to but i like it (but it obviously doesn't compare to the one on the ux50)
2- Truely awesome crisp colorful screen
3-well thought out and overall fantastic design
4-very thin (1/2 inch thick)
5-OS 5
i previously had a sony sj20, which has a palm OS (no OS 5), so I am used to a palm pda, but that being this pda is extremely easy to use, I never looked at the manual, but figured out all the features anyway.
Neccessary accessories include
-a memory stick (64mb if just using for apps, 256 if you want to store a few songs(get these on ebay too, for about half price))
-a case, if you are getting a case that stays on it all the time(custom fit) which I recommend get the Bellagio one, its nice and it allows the pda to hotsync in a cradle while still in the case

1-0 out of 5 stars Down and Out After One Year
What a nightmare. I had bought my Clie less than a year ago when it refused to stay on. After several tries to do a "hard boot" on it where I had to constantly restore y data from my back up I called what Sony loosely refers to as Customer Support.... What a misnomer. It took me approximately10 days just to get a person on the phone that understood the problems with my Clie and agree to let me send it in for warranty repair. I found the Service Tech's rude and very hard to understand. I needed to repeat what the problem was with the unit several times and was told it wasn't under warranty. I had to prove to them the date of purchase...not a problem.

Once they got their hands on it they decided that it had physical damage that caused the problem. I had had an area on the screen that had faded for at least 1-2 months before the problems began on a unit I used several times a day. After 10 days they phoned me back to say it was physical damage and they needed $138.00 to cover the repair and shipment of my unit. After I had paid the ransom for the return of my Clie to me it took another 15-20 days of constant phone calls to get status of the repair. Once they stated it would be sent the next day and to call for a tracking number. Once that they were waiting for parts, then that it was in for exchange due to the fact they were unable to keep it booted. This was my initial problem. Finally have someone call back from Sony San Diego stating that they no longer made my model and want to send me a sub-standard unit to replace it. If I want them to replace mine with a like unit that had the equipment on it I once hadI will have to give them another $60.00. They have little respect for their customers and have no qualms in using the old it was physical damage to make up for a poor warranty service. To this day I still have nothing resolved. I would give anything to have bought from any other company than Sony.

J. Peterson R.N.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sony Clie TG50 and my eMac
I bought my Clie TG50 a week ago as the sales person said "it runs OS 5.0 so it will work with your eMac", I learned sales clerks know as much as I do about technology! I purchased the refurbished Clie and bought it home 200 miles to learn it isn't compatible at all with my eMac. After phone calls and frustration, I learned to download "Missing sync" off the internet ($40), go to apple.com, download iSync and iSync conduit for PDA. Now I was finally having some success. Now that I have my eMac talking the same language as my Clie TG 50, I am really digging it.I love the date book, the memo's, the fact with a memory stick I can listen to music. I have downloaded a freeware game or two.My old paper date book has been retired, now I pack around a lite little box that has my info and some entertainment to boot. And my purse weighs a lot less!!In a way, if that clerk hadn't sold me this Clie', I wouldn't have learned so much about it and my eMac.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good value for your money
I have used the TG-50 for about 9 months now and it has performed well.In addition to the basic PDA functions, I like the one button activated voice recorder.I also use it to play MP3s and music videos and it works well.

I use Outlook on my PC when I hot sync, and have not had a problem.The software that comes with the TG-50 lets you sync with Outlook without much hassle.

The only irritaion that I have had is, sometimes it will give an error and the only option left is a hard reset.However, when it comes back up the most recent data is still there (I use a memory stick). Use the TG-50 with a memory stick and back-up regularly.Data back-up is essential no matter what technology you use.

Bottom line is...It really is a cool little gadget, and provides great value for your money. ... Read more


6. Sony Clie PEG-NX70V (Silver) Handheld
by Sony
list price: $499.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006RSJ1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 21192
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Palm Powered PEG-NX70V CLIE handheld is Sony's most powerful handheld yet, featuring the Palm OS v. 5.0 as well as an ARM-compliant 200 MHz CPU for enhanced overall performance and exceptional multimedia experience. PEG-NX70V comes equipped with a built-in digital camera (310, 000 effective pixels) for taking digital pictures and video. The camera resolution has been improved to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) with an option to save the images on Memory Stick media in JPEG format. Furthermore, PEG-NX70V will record and playback video (MPEG-4) and store it on Memory Stick media. PEG-NX70V is equipped with a wireless communication slot for adding optional wireless LAN (802.11b) card. Browse the Web, check emails and synchronize data wirelessly with your PC via wireless local area network (LAN access point sold separately and Internet service provider required). This CLIE also incorporates a voice recorder feature to record and playback voice memo. ... Read more

Features

  • High-resolution TFT color display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • 16 MB of RAM, 16 MB of ROM, Memory Stick expansion slot
  • What's in the box: PEG-NX70V, USB HotSync cradle, stylus, AC Adapter, stereo headphones, remote controller, plug adapter, plug adapter attachment, hand strap, installation CD-ROM, beginner's guide
  • Built-in digital camera (310,000 effective pixels)
  • Integrated wireless communication slot

Reviews (42)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good not Great
I think it's pointless to go on and on when writing a review so I'm gonna keep this short:
The Sony clie peg-nx70v is one wonderful piece of equipment.
I found that I extremely liked some of it's features like the compact design with the rotating screen, the thumb keyboard, the icon lay out, the camera/video recorder, and the voice recorder.
However, I rate it only good not great because of the annoying weight, how prone it is to being damaged, it's batery which tends to die rather quickly, and it's price.

Overall, I recomend the Sony clie peg-nx70v to most anybody!

5-0 out of 5 stars me and my Clie
This thing has more buttons & bells than I'll ever use!I'm glad I bought a book "How to use Your Clie".The included paperwork doesn't begin to explain everything you can do.Screen display is sharp & clear.I like using Graffiti to enter data rather than the keyboard. (You have three entry methods to choose from.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
Unbelievable technology!!!Great sony software to improve the useability and increase the features available.Incredible leadership by Sony, very innovative.I purchased mine for $299 a display model at a local retailer, I had a 32 mb memory stick from a video camera I had,I have only had the CLIE for a few days but its wonderful,I have not tried to sync it yet, for mac you need the program the Missing Sync for 30$ you can download it I haven't yet, but I have read good reviews and it seems like a solid program.

No complaints, it seems that something like this should costat least$1500.The software that Sony provides for it is excellent Bravo Sony!!!I purchased the Zire 71 which is also an excellent product at a great price around $249, but if you can get the Sony for anywhere close to $369 or more its still a great deal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
I have had one of these since they came out. I havent had any problems with it except a stuck pixle. I purchased mine from a retail store with the warrenty so i had it replaced.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb!!!
Sony hit a home run with this model of the PDA. This is my 8th PDA, and it's far and away the best. The display is very readable. The colors are great and really pop!! The machine is very customizable. The operating system is an improvement over the past offerings. I realize that Palm produced the basic OS, but Sony has added a lot of value for buyers of this most excellent machine. It's fast and accurate. YOU ROCK SONY!!!!!

The only drawback is that it doesn't use the Memory Stick Pro specification. But that's just a matter of a difference in specification maturity.

It can still use the 128 MB and 256 MB (128 MB x 2). It is enough storage for most folks.

The 70 is a splendid machine. ... Read more


7. Sony Clie PEG-NX73V Handheld
by Sony
list price: $459.99
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Asin: B00009TT2W
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 15409
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The PEG-NX73V redefines the popular NX-Series CLIE handhelds with a new design, improved hardware features, and upgraded application software. Palm OS 5 and ARM-compliant 200 MHz CPU provide enhanced overall performance and an exceptional multimedia experience.The built-in 310, 000 pixel digital camera supports VGA (640 x 480) resolution, and can be used to save JPEG images or MPEG4 motion video onto Memory Stick media (sold separately).Designed for the CLIE Wireless LAN Card (PEGA-WL110, sold separately), the CompactFlash slot also provides limited support for CompactFlash Memory Cards as optional data storage. When the CompactFlash (Type-II) Slot is not needed, it can retract into the back of the unit, maintaining the slim profile.With the optional Wireless LAN Card equipped, you can check email, browse the web, and synchronize data wirelessly with your PC via wireless Local Area Network (LAN access point sold separately, and Internet Service Provider required).Three methods of text entry are provided to give you maximum flexibility. In addition to the built-in QWERTY layout keyboard and standard Graffiti method of entering text, the PEG-NX73V also features Decuma Input Handwriting Recognition Software, which converts your natural handwriting into text. Use the text entry method that's easiest for you.The PEG-NX73V also includes a built-in MP3 player and stereo headphones. You can listen to music on the handheld while using other applications or with the screen turned off to conserve battery life.The built-in Voice Recorder lets you take notes even if only one hand is free, and the adjustable microphone sensitivity helps keep voice recordings clear.Plus, most of the CLIE software that comes with the PEG-NX73V is pre-installed into ROM memory, leaving the RAM memory free for you to add your own software applications! ... Read more

Features

  • Built-in voice recorder with adjustable recording sensitivity
  • What's in the box: CLIÉ Handheld, USB HotSync Cradle, AC adapter, Stereo headphones and remote controller, AC plug adapter, Hand strap, Retractable Stylus, Installation CD-ROM, Instructions Manual, Graffiti Card
  • High-powered handheld running Palm OS 5 and packed with multimedia features
  • Built-in CMOS camera offering 640 x 480 resolution
  • Video recording and playback capability

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent option for palm lovers
I came from using TRGpro & Handera 330. Difficult to find a new PalmOS machine with the high usability of extinguished models.
I bought this unit recently, and love it. The screen is sharp (screen protector is a must before any use) and colourful. The dual card option (memory stick & CF) is scarse in PalmOS PDAs. I am a pediatrician an use both 1GB CF & 512MB MSPro cards.If you need to store a lot of data for reference or database needs, then NX-73V or NX-80V is for you. The difference: 5MB more (real) RAM and 1.3MP camera for NX80V. But NX73V is comparable in use and has a beautiful black case.
JackFlash is a must to take use of 15MB aditional FlashROM memory available inside the NX73V, so you take many files off RAM (to cards or FlashROM) to make space available.
Hope Palm & others will offer dual card capability in the future for PalmOS, but it would be unlikely.

5-0 out of 5 stars I like it!
I gotta say, I bought this thing thinking that I would probably just use it to store numbers and play MP3's.I've owned the old Palm Pilot Original, the Palm V, and now this Clie.I must say that the Clie simply blows everything else out of the water.It's like a mini computer! I can view pictures, PDF's, XLS, DOC with the bundled software. The screen resolution is really awesome.

I've found myself taking it wherever I'm going (which is the point of a PDA!!!). This never happened before with my older PDA's because they were simply calendars and phonebooks... I enjoy having the camera on me at random times.Taking a little picture of my favorite dish at a restaurant or capturing a great picture of my dog at the park.Those are times you always wished you had brought your digicam but never had it on you!

The DECUMA input sucks... you need to write really neatly and separate e a c hl e t t e rso that it knows what you're talking about.I much prefer Graffiti 2.Graffiti 2 is soooo much cooler than Graffiti 1 that I have been using previously.BUT best of all, this thing has a QWERTY keyboard. I cannot stress how much nicer it is to use the QWERTY.I haven't used the stylus much at all. Most of my inputs are now a process of using my fingertip and then using the keyboard.It REALLY is much faster.

I also enjoy the fact that the thing doesn't have to boot up to get to the digicam or the voice recorder. One click of either button and the unit automatically snaps to the application you are requesting.I am enjoying taking oral notes with the voice record feature when I'm on the go and don't have time to type.

Overall, I'd suggest that you also check out the NX80 due to the better camera.I think I'll buy an NX80 eventually, but right now, for the price, the 73V does exactly what I need without costing TOO much.

4-0 out of 5 stars Glad I Upgraded
Previous happy owner of a Clie NR60 but had to upgrade when I dropped it and broke the screen.The NX73 has everything I liked about my previous machine and in addition is Faster, has better screen resolution, and the Upgraded Palm OS.The Decuma handwriting recognition is great.The more I use it the more I like the ablity to take notes in my writing.The camara is lame and not a reason to buy this machine.The option for using CF cards is great plus in flexibility and cost.If you like to type your notes into your PDA, then this machine is not for you.The touch of the keyboard gives barely enough feedback.The Tungsten C has much better keyboard feel if you feel this is important.Bottom Line, if you like the big screen of the CLIE clamshell models (which to me makes a big difference), this is definitely the machine to buy.

4-0 out of 5 stars NX73v is a slight upgrade from the previous nx series
The only thing that made me upgrade to this nx73v from my nx60 was the Decuma handwriting input.It is by far the best input software and I have been a graffiti user for 5 years.I thought I was fast on graffiti, but with decuma, I can write more naturally and much more quickly.Sony does it again. ... Read more


8. Sony Clie PEG-SJ22 Handheld
by Sony
list price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00008L3HI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 10042
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The PEG-SJ22 Clié handheld provides everything you need to stay organized and entertained. Compact and lightweight, you can take your Clié handheld wherever you go.The high-resolution color screen shows images in full detail and color. In addition to the 16 MB internal memory, the Memory Stick media expansion slot offers unlimited storage capability for all your favorite applications.Plus, the unique Jog Dial navigator provides easy access to your stored information. Finally, PEG-SJ22 comes bundled with a variety of entertainment and productivity applications to fit both your needs and your lifestyle.

Display
The PEG-SJ22 features high resolution on its 320 x 320 pixel backlit color display, which can display over 65,000 colors.

Operating System
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ22 is powered by Palm OS 4.1, which comes with programs such as Address Book, Calculator, Card Info, Date Book, Mail, Memo Pad, PalmDesktop v. 4.0.1 (for PC), Security,and To Do List.

Extra Software
The PEG-SJ22 comes with the following Sony software: Clié Paint, Clié Mail, Memory Stick Autorun, Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Export v. 1.2 (for PC), Memory Stick Gate, Memory Stick Import, PhotoStand, PictureGear 4.6 Lite (for PC), PictureGear Pocket, and World Alarm Clock.

Compatibility
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ22 is compatible with Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000 Professional, and XP Home and Professional Edition (not Macintosh).

In the Box
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ22 comes with a USB HotSync cradle, stylus, AC Adapter, AC cable, protective cover, installation CD-ROM, Start Up Guide, End User License Agreement, Graffiti card, and limited-warranty statement. ... Read more

Features

  • What's in the box: Clie handheld, USB Hotsync cable, AC adapter, AC cable, Stylus, Protective cover, installation CD-ROM
  • Palm OS version 4.1, DragonBall VZ 33 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM
  • High-resolution TFT color display (320 x 320 pixels)
  • USB (HotSync cable) and Infrared interface
  • Lithium-ion rechargeable battery

Reviews (64)

2-0 out of 5 stars Lost all memory!
My father and I both got this PDA for Christmas last year. After around a month, his lost everything. It was sent to be fixed, but after another month, it lost its memory again! By this time, mine also was losing its files. Both PDAs were sent to be fixed only to still delete memory. The repair man said not to let their batteries run out all the way, but by this time, the life of one charge would only last a day if I was lucky and that was if it hadn't been on. I would try to turn it on the next day and the screen would be blank. Today, I never use it anymore because it simply will not turn on!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellant PDA
Wish it had OS 5 so I could do MP3, but that asside, I have had my SJ22 for over a year and it's wonderful; not a missed beat!!From planning times and fuel for a flight to business, to downloading web stuff from free Avantgo.com, to playing Bridge and Chess, to keeping student records.I love this thing!!!!!!!Battery has great endurance.
My girl friend bought it for $100 after rebate...she thought it wasn't very good but all she could afford....wow, what a find!!!!
I had a Palm 120 and hated it!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars I love my brain
My Clie is the first PDA I've owned, and I've had it for about 2 months now (I bought it on eBay for a nice, cheap price after using Amazon's rating system to decide which PDA I wanted). It was definitely a good purchase, especially if you're looking for basic PDA use. I keep track of everything in it, and have been much more productive as a result.

It is easy to use, and the screen is clear. Battery life seems to be pretty decent, especially when the backlight is not turned up too high. Even on low backlighting the screen is easy to see.

I have downloaded a few programs to it, as well as some books/Bibles. Once you figure out the downloading system, everything flows together pretty smoothly.

I bought a keyboard to go with it. That didn't turn out too well. Amazon matched the wrong keyboard to this Clie, so be careful when buying a keyboard. Make sure that the model you're buying (even if it says "for Sony Clie") actually matches the Clie you have. Amazon doesn't always match things correctly. But I'll be buying another one, which will be useful when I go to graduate school this fall.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this product. I've had to do a couple of hard resets, but I didn't lose anything at all. I don't know whether that's just "beginner's luck" or what. Anyway, this Clie has become my brain. I know where to be and when because of this thing, and I love my brain.

1-0 out of 5 stars It was trash in 13 months due to poor cable connections
Pretty much shopping for a new PDA now cause this one no longer consistently charges when plugged into the charger.Seems like pretty poor cable connections for this to be an issue so early, I'm used to the touchscreens wearing out after a few years.

Otherwise just fine, but without power, it's no use to anyone.

Luckily the office owns this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA lacking some features
I really liked this PDA. It combined funtionality with a great price and a easy to use product. I loved how this was priced so low and it was color and rechargable. But it lacked MP3 capibility. It was a great PDA but I have updated to a Palm Tungsten T. ... 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

Features

  • 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.

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

Cons:
- 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 Amazon.com 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-SJ30 Color Handheld
by Sony

Asin: B00006JNCM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 11230
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Palm-powered PEG-SJ30 Clié handheld provides everything you need to stay organized and entertained. Compact and lightweight, you can take your Clié handheld wherever you go. The high-resolution color screen shows images and documents in fine detail. In addition to the 16 MB internal memory, the Memory Stick expansion slot offers unlimited storage capability for all your favorite applications. Need to get some work done on the road? You can view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files on the handheld with Documents to Go Standard Edition by DataViz. Plus, the unique Jog Dial navigator provides easy access to most of your stored information.

Display
The PEG-SJ30 features high resolution on its 320 x 320 pixel backlit color display, which can display over 65,000 colors.

Expansion
With this Sony Clié's Memory Stick expansion slot, you can get virtually unlimited data storage with Memory Stick removable media. You can transfer digital content between your Clié handheld and other Memory Stick-compatible products, including digital cameras, digital camcorders, and PCs.

Operating System
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ30 is powered by Palm OS 4.1, which means it comes complete with all the standard Palm OS applications you need for organizing your life, including Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, Mail, Expense, and Address Book. HotSync software is also included.

Extra Software
In addition to the built-in applications that come with Palm OS 4.1, the PEG-SJ30 comes with the following Sony software: Clié Paint, Clié Photo Stand, Memory Stick Autorun, Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Export (for PCs), Memory Stick Gate, Memory Stick Import, PictureGear Lite (for PCs), PictureGear Pocket, and World Alarm Clock. Value-added software includes: AcidSolitaire, Amy Reiley's Pocket Gourmet, Amy Reiley's Pocket Vineyard, BalanceLog, Bejeweled, Bump Attack Pinball, ContactsPro, Documents to Go Standard Edition, gMovie, Mobipocket Reader, powerOne Personal, Presenter-to-Go, Race Fever, simpliWrite, StreetFinder Express, Vindigo, WorldMate, and Zap!2016.

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

Compatibility
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ30 is compatible with Windows 98 SE, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home, and XP Professional editions. PCs must have a minimum 133 MHz or faster processor, 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended), and at least 128 MB of available hard drive space. A USB port is also required.

In the Box
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ30 comes with a USB HotSync cradle, AC adapter, stylus, protective cover, installation CD-ROM, application manual, Graffiti sticker, and registration materials. The Sony Clié PEG-SJ30 is covered by a one-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • What's in the box: PEG-SJ30, USB HotSync cable, AC adapter, stylus, protective cover, installation CD-ROM, application manual, Graffiti sticker, and registration materials
  • Palm OS software version 4.1. Includes a hotsync cable.
  • TFT color display with backlight, 320 x 320 pixels, 16-bit color, over 65,000 colors
  • 16 MB internal memory, 33 MHz CPU
  • Memory Stick expansion slot

Reviews (43)

4-0 out of 5 stars A good product with a few grievances
I own this PDA and love it.I work as a nurse and this PDA allows me to carry several reference books and nursing "tools" even without an extra memory chip.I also have several games for downtime fun.The screen is capable of displaying high quality graphics.However, sometimes the super sharp graphic version of a game/program might run slower than I would like.The personal organization software that comes with the unit is my favorite part of the whole deal.It turned my laptop into my personal organizer and you can download your whole schedule to your PDA for later reference.Most software runs without problems on the unit.I've only had difficulty with some of the oldest palm programs (most of which you would not want to use anyhow).Once you are ready to expand your memory you can use Sony's generic memory chips....up to 128 megs I believe.So long as Sony keeps using those for their cameras and other products those chips will remain available.

The battery lasts a good long time.Long enough to use the unit productively without the worry of running out of batteries halfway through the day.You may run out if you play games a lot on the unit.The good news is the unit charges quite quickly (especially if you buy a better cradle than what comes with the unit).So, its managable if you have some place to charge the PDA if you are a big game player.

There are two downsides to this product.The biggest is that Sony had abandoned the PDA market.This means that sooner or later it might become difficult to find spare parts and software upgrades to keep up with newer operating systems.Currently they do not offer hardware support from Sony's stores.You'll have to order everything online/over the phone.There is some consolation because the unit can use palm software, so you will be able to get new software (just not sony specific programs/upgrades).The second problem is that the cradle that comes with the unit is downright lousy.The cradle is easy to lose and easy to break.The good news is there is a wide variety of people who make much better charging/linking cables than what comes with this PDA.I'm so happy with my new cradle (not made by Sony) that I would suggest you purchase another cradle when you buy the unit.The cradles sell quite cheaply.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good PDA - shame about the connectivity
I have used PDAs for a few years, starting with a basic Palm 100. I received my Sony Clie as a gift for Christmas 2002. During the first year, the cable started to fail to charge up the device and I sent it away to the Sony workshop. It was fixed on the second attempt under warranty (apparently it needed welding and I was not impressed with the service). However, the same fault has recurred and I gave up and bought another PDA, chancing another Sony with a 2-year guarantee. Guess what? The new cable charges up the old PDA no problem. Also, I wonder if anyone else has a problem with displaying pictures from a Sony memory stick - my PDA shows a pixillated mess!

4-0 out of 5 stars faulty cord?
I love my Clie, but I had exactly the same problems with the power hovering around 50% to 60% after leaving it to charge overnight.

Turns out it's not the battery (at least, not for my machine), it's the Sony cable. I got a new USB cable from someone on eBay, and it fixed all of my battery woes. The new cable fits tightly into the connector, and now the Clie takes a full charge again.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great product, but the battery may do it in...
I really enjoy my clie.I use it everyday, all of the time.I have had it for a little over a year now.The great display is what really got me at first, the visibility is great even in daylight.I have used this product for everything and have stored about 15 third party software programs on it already.Although, it is a very slow to open the ones saved on the memory stick.Also, my battery quit working on me about a month ago.It would say it had 50% memory and go to 100% and back down to 20%, and was jumping around everywhere before it wouldn't turn on again.I was unable to use it and was trying to get some customer support (which was impossible) they wanted me to send it in for a diagnostic test; which would be $25 whether or not they could fix it, $75 for labor for anything, and they wouldn't even tell me what the possible price was for a new battery.No one knew anything (I talked to 5 different people), so I just figured it would be the same price or cheaper to get a new one.I had begun looking for a new PDA after my clie wouldn't power on for the past two weeks (even when plugged into the charger), and just when I was about to purchase another one I tried it and all of the sudden it started working again.So weird.I back it up all of the time now, expecting for the battery to fail.Other than the issue with the battery and slow processor this would be a five star.

3-0 out of 5 stars good looking ... but bad quality
You should assume the battery is the last to give up on a PDA, right? NO! My SJ30 works in just over 1 year, and the battery has some problem. Initially, it seems it can never charged up, always stuck with 70%, then 50%. Well, one day it gives 100% again. So I keep on using it until suddenly it collapse without any warning. Strange thing is, even with power plug in, the Clie can't be turned on! Either the cable connection is not right or the battery has charging problem. However, the light is on showing power IS pluged in!

I heard about same bad story about the touch screen on another one year old clie.

What the heck is happening to Sony?! ... Read more


11. 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

Features

  • 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.

Pros:
-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

Cons:
-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!

Cons:
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


12. Sony PEG-S360 Clie Handheld
by Sony

Asin: B00005Y3V5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 22191
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

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

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

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

The Sony Clié PEG-S360 comes with a number of exclusive Sony features. The Jog Dial navigator allows you to access images, phone numbers, notes, even video clips, while keeping your other hand free. And you get virtually unlimited data storage with Sony's Memory Stick removable media. Transfer digital content between your Clié handheld and other Memory Stick-compatible products, including digital cameras, digital camcorders, and PCs.

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

The Sony Clié PEG-S360 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000 Professional, and Me, and connects to your PC using the USB port. It comes with a USB HotSync cable, AC adapter, stylus, and protective cover.

What's in the box

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

Features

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

Reviews (63)

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

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

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

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

1-0 out of 5 stars Seller Maliciously Falsified Product Information-ON PURPOSE
I ordered a Sony Clie Handheld from this seller and he intentionally didn't list that the item is unusable, irrepairable, and worthless.After purchasing the item the seller stated this: "the sony clie has already been sent. As mentioned, it has not been tested and the screen is fixable by sony. go to sonystyle.com for more info."

He then went on to say: "the details on the Sony clie were and has been listed by Amazon since the item was posted. I dont know how you could have missed it. I have attached the link in which all the details were mentioned. http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/exchange-glance/Y04Y3657545Y8593902
All sales are final."

Even after rechecking the seller's page there was no sign of this link.I e-mailed the seller and he still is standing by his sale, although it is evident and apparent that he falsified the information for this product.

Please don't purchase from this seller unless you want to be put in a bind.Retract your purchase immediately by calling your bank and putting a hold on this transaction, at least until your product has been delivered and it is the product you were initially sold.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Sony Peg-S360
This handheld is good for someone starting in the electronic word. Being the cheapest of the Sony handhelds, this Palm operated PDA keeps you organized and reminds you to do things. though while this is all it does, unless your into a handheld arcade, its still pretty practical.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK Starter PDA
This was my first foray into the world of hand-held computing. I was a confirmed Day-Timer user and didn't think that all my "stuff" could be condensed down into such a little thing. During my orignal research, I settled on the Sony Clie PEG-S360 for several reasons:
1. Palm OS - Superior ease of use compared to Windows CE.
2. Palm OS units - generally much lower cost than Windows units. I wasn't about to spend [the money] when a Palm OS unit would cost less than half that.

OK - So now I had narrowed it down to the Palm OS. So now which one? I looked at many different makes and models and selected the PEG-360, mainly due to:
3. I knew I wanted a black & white display because of superior battery life and cost and this unit had the best display of all that I saw.
4. Easy one-handed operation with Jog-Dial. I thought, at the time that this would be important.

That was it. Now for the results after a year and a half of heavy use:
The Positives:
1. Battery life is excellent. I recharge maybe once a week.
2. Display likewise excellent. I can easily read in a variety of lighting conditions.
3. 16 MB of Memory - plenty of room, even for some fairly sophisticated database applications that I run.
The Negatives:
1. No MP3 capability. I've discovered the wonders of free music and would now like something that incorporates this.
2. Sony's stupid flip-top cover [is not good]. It broke twice. It's now held together with scotch tape.
3. This unit has limited expandibility. I'm interested in a portable GPS for aviation work that I do (I'm a pilot). It's much easier to accessorize a Palm unit than a Sony.
4. The job-dial; it works, but I discovered it's not such a big deal one way or the other.

For these reasons I'm starting to look into something new and am leading towards the Compaq IPAQ, especially since the prices have come down. But for those who want basic functionality, an excellent display screen and lots of memory, the PEG-S360 is an excellent choice. ... Read more


13. Sony CLIE PEG-SL10 Handheld
by Sony

Asin: B000069J56
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 15886
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Introducing the new PEG-SL10 CLIE handheld - so many unique Sony features in a new compact design, for the amazingly low price! The new Palm-powered PEG-SL10 CLIE handheld provides everything you need to stay organized and entertained. Compact and lightweight, you can take your CLIE handheld wherever you go. High-resolution screen shows images and documents in fine detail. In addition to the 8 MB internal memory, the Memory Stick media expansion slot offers virtually unlimited storage capability for all your favorite applications. Need to get some work done on the road? You can view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files on the handheld with Documents To Go Standard Edition. Plus, the unique Jog Dial navigator provides easy access to most of your stored information. ... Read more

Features

  • What's in the box: Clié PEG-SL10, USB HotSync cradle, stylus, two AAA alkaline batteries, protective cover, installation CD, application manual, Graffiti sticker, and registration materials
  • Palm OS software version 4.1
  • DragonBall VZ 33 MHz
  • 8 MB internal memory
  • Backlit monochrome display, 320 x 320 pixels, 16 gray scale

Reviews (82)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA...Disadvantages though
I bought this PDA a few months after it was released. I was happy with it except a few things. I didn't like that it was B&W or that is was not rechargable. There was alot todo with it until almost all the pda's on the market went Color then the software was limited. I really like the functionality and the features. But now I have updated. I would recomment going for the Song SJ22 for a little more money. Tis color and recharagable and alot more funtional.

4-0 out of 5 stars Combines Basic Organizer Functions With A Hi-Res B/W Display
This is the third PDA I've owned, but my first CLIE. After my Palm Vx's screen broke, I decided to upgrade to the color Palm m130. About 6 months later it stopped functioning and I decided to just forget about returning it and throw it out because I really didn't like it all that much anyway. So I decided to shop for a third PDA. I wanted something small, light, and inexpensive; something to use just as an organizer. I was thinking about a Palm Zire, but while looking on eBay I found the CLIE PEG-SL10 in brand-new condition for half the price. I bought it, and was pleasantly surprised at what I got. I didn't know when I bought it that it used AAA batteries instead of rechargeable batteries. I was a little disappointed at first, but I found later when going on vacation it was much easier to bring an extra set of batteries than a charger cable. The high-resolution display is great. Text comes out clear and easy to read. I sort of miss the color display of my old m130, but the hi-res makes up for that. The included 8MB of RAM is more than enough for storing contacts, memos, and date book entries. I even had enough room left for JPEG pictures I transferred from my computer using the included software. While I never bought a memory stick to expand the memory, that feature would be useful for people who want to store photos, video (with included gMovie software), or games. While it comes with dozens of applications on the CD, almost all are trial versions or shareware. It does, however, include street finder with one free map download. It takes up a lot of memory (around 2MB for program and map), but is very useful. It also includes powerOne personal, which is an upgrade to the included calculator and includes more features. It's been about 6 months since I bought this PDA. I'm now thinking of upgrading to a Tungsten C to take advantage of my new WI-FI home network. This PDA was great and I haven't really had any problems with it. I would not suggest this to anyone who needs a PDA for music, movies, internet, or games. This is a very basic PDA with some more advanced features. Overall, it is a great investment for anyone who needs a inexpensive, basic PDA.

1-0 out of 5 stars OK, for a while...
I received this product as a gift a year and a half ago. Initially, I noticed the unit was getting turned on and the batteries drained while being carried around in my bag, thanks to the wonderful "feature" that turns the unit on when any of the front buttons are pressed. These buttons are constantly pressed when pressure is applied to the flip cover. I read on the SONY site there's no way to turn this feature off. Bummer. I started carrying it around in a cardboard box so this wouldn't happen, but that sort of negated the benefit of its small size. Also, if you use the backlight you can literally watch the battery meter drop.

The big problem is that once the AAA's are drained, the small internal battery drains as well. Normally this small battery is only supposed to make sure you don't lose everything when you change the AAA's, and is supposed to be kept constantly charged by the AAA's. Now EVERY time I change the AAA's, whether they're discharged or not, the system resets and I lose everything. I have to back everything up on the MS (which leaves you SOL when you don't have enough juice) or HotSync all the time to combat--but not fix--this problem. I inquired about sending the unit in for service to presumably replace the small internal battery (it is out of the warranty period) and they quoted the fix at $138--more than the unit cost brand new a year and a half ago, and well over what they're selling for now. I'm so completely annoyed at this, I'm not sure if I'll try another PDA (NOT SONY), or go back to old fashioned paper.

In summary, OK for the first 1.5 years, pretty useless after that.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Trust about "Expandable Memory"
I really like to express the problem I have struggling with Sony SL-10.I thought it was a good buy with additional Memory Stick (MS).I found out it was really a waste becuase I cannot run/read a text book from MS with an application such as Reader in internal system.I had to transfer everthing (all data: a whole textbook)from MS to internal; then, it runs.So, my point is "Don't get fooled with Memory Expandable."What is the point of getting a memory stick which you cannot run the programs from?All you can play is with 'internal free space, 7 MB.'

I called twice to get help from 1-877-760-7669, but nothinghelps.It blames on low memory space.

Believe me! Most of us using this product are
undergrads, grads and professional students.We need more memory space (without a memory stick)..

I regret that I bought it.Now I am in search of a Palm pilot........other than SONY after 2 years frustration with this product.

3-0 out of 5 stars Defective battery cover design
The AAA battery cover slips out easily - causing battery mispositioning & complete data loss. Recommend frequent Hotsync.

The rest of it is not too bad for the price. ... Read more


14. Sony Clie PEG-TJ35 Handheld
by Sony
list price: $249.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000DBJRF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 29209
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Stay organized and entertained - at home or on the road with the PEG-TJ35 CLI� handheld. Listen to your favorite tunes on the road with the integrated MP3 audio player and optional Memory Stick PRO media. Write letters naturally and Decuma handwriting recognition software matches characters instantly for fast and easy data input. View native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, or PDF and HTML files with the Picsel Viewer software. The high-resolution color display produces over 65, 000 colors and shows your documents and pictures in full detail and color with amazing clarity. The PEG-TJ35 comes bundled with a variety of entertainment and productivity applications to fit both your needs and your lifestyle. ... Read more

Features

  • Listen to tunes on the road with the integrated MP3 audio player and optional Memory Stick PRO media
  • View native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and PDF documents
  • Write letters naturally with Decuma handwriting recognition software
  • High resolution color display produces over 65,000 colors for amazing clarity
  • Stay organized and entertained--at home or on the road

Reviews (20)

2-0 out of 5 stars Sony CLIE PEG-TJ35/U from Tech for Less
I recently returned my reboxed Sony CLIE PEG-TJ35/U from Tech for Less.PalmOS 5.1 caused some of my repair tracking programs to not work so I returned it within four days.Tech for Less charges a 20% restocking fee; fair enough but I asked to defer that until I can research which older Palm OS will work.

It seems that PalmOS 4.1 works with my program but now Tech For Less says that I had to take store credit at the time so no deal on credit the $19 that they charged for restocking fee towards a older Sony Clie PEG-T665C.

Oh well, they loose and another seller on Amazon .com got my business.

3-0 out of 5 stars I wish this could be a better review...
I bought my TJ35 about 6 months ago.As others here have said, I am a true Sony fanatic.I researched carefully before choosing this item, and felt as though I got the best PDA for my money.Considering I use my PDA about 4 hours a day, that is saying a lot!

Let me say that I love the screen of this unit.It hardly scratches, is crystal clear, and the picture is very sharp.The software bundle is very robust.The flip cover is cheesy and the telescope stylus drove me nuts, however!

IMPORTANT: The batter will last a long time for any PDA if you do this one important thing: in the Prefs general section, look for the item labled "beam receive" and turn it off.I think it is under the general section, but I'm not positive.This will vastly improve your battery life!!!

All worked well until about 45 days later when the unit suddenly stopped hot synching and charging.I mean, I literally hot synched the unit, installed another program 10 minutes later, and nothing would work.I tried everything I knew, but couldn't get it to work.As I built the three computers in my house and have an IT degree, I feel that I did an extensive amount of troubleshooting.I called the company and had to go though the "Did you reboot your computer" steps with the person for 45 minutes just to get a ticket to send the product back.Then I had to wait 17 days for Sony to send the item back to me.

This is where it gets interesting.They determined that they couldn't fix my brand new device and sent me a refurbished model.I called up the company to complain, stating that I didn't want someone else's rejected model, I wanted a new one like I sent them.Especially with all the backlight problems the model has had.I was assured that the model sent to me had no backlight issues.

Wrong.Less than 30 days later, the backlight goes out.I call up customer service again, demanding that I receive a new model, since this is the second defective one I've received.No go.I told them I didn't want to go without a PDA for three weeks every two months.I was told by a supervisor that he didn't care how long I had to go without my device.

After more than 25 phone calls to Sony Customer support, I finally received a service return box in the mail.And then another.And then another.With three different return authorization numbers.These boxes came the week I moved, so of course I didn't have time to send the item off then.And after that, I became seriously ill and was diagnosed with a significant long-term condition that has left me barely able to leave the house.So now I will send the PDA and the three authorization forms to Sony and see what they will do.Probably nothing, because it's obvious that the company cares little for the insignificant hard-working customers who shell out two week's worth of grocery money for their product.

Who knows, maybe next Christmas one of my family members will buy me a Tungsten!

1-0 out of 5 stars Backlight Hell
The old saying "misery likes compay" has never been more true.I'm somewhat comforted by reading about others who have also expressed extreme frustration over the backlight issue with this PDA.Frankly, I loved it.It is smaller than my first PDA (a Handspring Visor) and had an awesome screen.It works like a charm with Outlook at work.A real nice machine. Then the backlight went out.And they fixed it.Then it went out again. And they fixed it.Then the light went out.And they aren't returning my e-mails.I'm officially done with Sony.I should have gone wth my gut that said up front, "don't buy a Sony product" but the guy at Best Buy assured me that my past bad experiences with Sony products were history.Live and learn.Go with your gut.Don't buy Sony.

4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my needs.
I've had this PDA for 2 months, and have resisted writing an early review such as "I just got this thing yesterday and it's sweet!".

I wanted a Palm based PDA that could play MP3's and had no camera. Software is not an issue for me since I can download and install whatever I want so I won't address that here, suffice to say that it does what I need it to - manage contacts, appointments, play MP3's.

Build quality is generally very good. The slider button at the side (which I is the only one I find myself using) feels very solid. My only complaint with the build is the roller in the center - it's made of light plastic which seems incongruous with the metal area at the side. It should be heavier to the touch. The wand could be bigger - people with large hands might find it awkward to use.

The screen is not extremely bright, but bright enough - no complaints. Battery life is very good, I haven't charged mine in 3 weeks and have used it a little bit every day.

My main complaint would be the lack of cradle, but I paid $140 for mine at CDW, so for the price it's no big deal - I can always buy one later.

3-0 out of 5 stars Adequate but flawed
I have used many pocket PCs over the years and regularly upgrade them.This is my first Sony and there are a couple of things about this I like.It's nice and small.It has a "hold" button that lets you listen without the screen being on.

However, there are several very annoying things about this model:
- the cover is flimsy, as others have commented it lasted days before busting.This is annoying (what were they thinking?) but not that serious
- hotsync frequently turns itself on in my bag (I think because the on button can be knocked on).This wastes battery and that's important because the battery does not last long because
- there is no option to dim the screen for different usage situations (which saves power).This is a sensible feature of IPAQs that Sony have missed out.
- software other companies throw in for free (like simple games and cut down versions of office) are items you have to buy seperately. There are games loaded, but they are evaluation copies which expire.
- Because the battery runs down quickly, you need two power cables (for home and office).These are UNECESSARILY expensive and the part that attaches to the unit is flimsy.You cannot buy or plug a seperate power cable into the unit, it comes with the syncing cable.As you tend throw this kind of stuff into a suitcase - the fliminess is quickly apparent. I am on my 3rd.

SO, add another US$60 for power cables, plus say another $40 to get software others throw in free, and you have something more like the real price of the unit.

This is dissapointing from a company that prides itself on design and knowing consumers.They have not thought about how people will actually use it.I can see why they are giving up manufacturing these.




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15. Sony Clie PDA (PEG-S320)
by Sony

Asin: B00005T391
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 39454
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

It's slim and sleek enough to slip right into your busy lifestyle without making a single wave. The PEG-S320 is your ticket to unmatched mobility and remarkable functionality in a great-looking little package. Powered by Palm OS v 4.0, Sony's latest CLIE Handheld is a powerful productivity tool. Whether you're traveling away from home or just en route to your next appointment, The PEG-S320 will always keep you updated with your schedule and contacts. And take the edge off with fun applications that let you play games, watch video clips, or turn your CLIE handheld into a digital picture frame. Your CLIE handheld comes pre-loaded with easy-to-use software applications that help make life on the go a little more of a breeze. And since it's compatible with thousands of Palm OS applications available for download, it's easy to customize your CLIE handheld. ... Read more

Features

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

Reviews (27)

2-0 out of 5 stars Great product, horrible company.
I am divided over this thing called "Sony".

First off, the PEGS320 is great and everything I want.It suits my needs perfectly.After 4+ years the batter still works fine, the hardware is working, and it still functions.I like how it looks and the size.The different programs work perfectly, and the only base software problem I have is a crash with Windows XP when giant amounts of information are Hotsynced.Windows XP isn't support by the Sony Clie PEGS320 software, though.

But I have a problem with Sony.And a warning about Sony's Customer Support.If you are wanting to get something that is expensive and you want Customer Support, DO NOT GO WITH SONY.Sony is a headache when it comes to this.I'll explain why.

My Sony Clie handheld lasted me a while until the screen broke.I then contacted Sony about it.Sony said that the screen can be replaced for $200 dollars - yes, that is the cost of the handheld at the time.I got it down to $100 dollars, but still, the screen can't be worth half the cost of the handheld.Nevertheless, I sent it in.It then takes two months for it to ship out, get fixed, and arrive back at my house.But Sony did not leave it at that.The handheld returned minus a screw.But it has stayed togther with just the four of five it has.

I do like the handheld, Sony comes out with nice products, but the Customer Support ruins the balance.If they had good Customer Support I believe they would be much better off.From using and working with my Dell computer, Dell has the bestCustomer Support I've ever seen.Go with them if you want that assurance.

Sony is not friendly for the long-term committed type.If you buy it, plan _very_ hard not to break it. =)

5-0 out of 5 stars Provided faithful service for over 2 years now!
This is a super PDA.I've been using mine now for over 2 years and have had no problems whatsoever.I want to upgrade to a color version with more memory now, but I'm afraid I won't find one that is as reliable and robust as this Clie.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super Little PDA - fits perfect in my pocket
This is a great little PDA - the nice thing is that it's very slim and the battery lasts forever.The screen is very easy to view and I love the backlit greenish-effect - it makes it so easy to read in limited light situations.

I've had mine for 2 years and this thing takes a beating and keeps on going.I've dropped it several times and it's had no effect upon it.Great job, Sony!

If you're concerned about hot sync with Windows NT, 2000 or XP, it WILL WORK FINE, contrary to what others have posted.All you have to do is make sure you install the software using an Administrative account, rather than a limited account.Simple solution.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


16. CLIE PEG-N610C/V Purple Handheld
by Sony

Asin: B00005T38Z
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 48615
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Stylish color PDA
  • 8MB, Palm OS software
  • gMovie player, Jog Dial
  • Expansion slot
  • What's in the box: Clie Handheld, USB HotSync Cradle, Detachable AC Adapter, Stylus, Installation CD-ROM, Applications Manual, Graffiti Sticker, Protective Cover, Top Cover Piece

Reviews (15)

3-0 out of 5 stars Clie N610C. A repair after 14 months coststoo much
I bought the unit in January 2002. By design or bad luck, the unit froze. I bought it from [a department store] and they offeredno extended warranty.

I called Sony two days ago. They have the most impressive and accurate voice messaging system I have ever heard. After a lengthy, but clever, screening, I managed to hear human voices. Very kind, obviously reading scripts from screens. I could not distinguish the electronic voice system from actual real people. They were following a coreographed procedure. Did you reset? Yes. Did you recharge? Yes.After repeating about 3 times, I was told to ship the unit for repair. The cost [is] mind boggling... After only 14 months since new. This is the end of the script of Sony Clie Service.

I just want to warn the potential buyers. Sony charges the PDA consumer hidden costs tha annoy and make an otherwise a loyal owner very disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent PDA
When my Palm 3XE was on its death bed I began searching for a PDA. I ended up replacing it with the Sony N610C.

The Good:

Excellent display-High resolution; I appreciate this more than I thought I would. Go for color-its worth it.

Long battery life.

Jog dial-really nice.

Cover is fine-I have had no problems with this.

Asthetics-very nice looking PDA.

Price-you can get a great deal on one now that the 615 is out.

The Bad:

Its heavy.

Sony provided brochures not very helpful - although I had a good experience with Sony customer service. They had my info from my old palm into my CLIE in 15 minutes.

Overall this is an excellent PDA. As long as the weight doesn't bother you I would highly recommend this PDA.

4-0 out of 5 stars A worthy upgrade
When I saw a demo unit of this beauty sold for only $250 at CompUSA, I could not help me to get one to upgrade my aging Palm IIIx. Overall, it is a worthy ugrade. Here are what I like and not:

What I like:
1) best screen I've ever seen, bright and Hi-Res, it is great to shot off your photos;
2) Jog-dial is easy for one hand operation;
3) long battery life;
4) very stylish;
5) Memory stick - what! Did say Memory stick is good? Yeah, you bet. Comparing with CF, it is small. Size does matters. I guess it is why Palm uses SD or MMC, but they are more expensive than MS. Again, MS is not Sony-only any more. I use Lexar and I see SanDisk out there too;
6) 8MB is enough if you know how to use MS with MsMount, and you will never short of storage. I recommend not-so-big 32MB since this one can not be used as a MP3 player.

What I don't like:
1) clip-on cover sucks, fall off too often, why Sony can not give us one come with Sony T-series?
2) lack of better font support to take full advantage of the great hi-res screen;
3) lack of lock mechanism for MemoryStick, I often accidently knock it out, although no harm to Palm OS at all.
4) a bit heavier than what I like, a form factor like T615 will be perfect (T615 is expensive and its buttons are too bad). In fact size and price are my main objections to Pocket PC devices.
5) lack of accessaries, I lost my stylus, Guess what? I can not find a replacement form local stores. Since Sony is relatively a newcomer comparing with Palm and HandSpring, it surely will be better over time;
6) don't bother with palm Desktop software come with Sony, it is slow and has problems with Avantgo, and can not sync with Netscape Mail. Download version 4.0.1 from palm instead.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
The bought the Sony Clie after having problems with the Compaq iPAQ.The Sony has worked great.So far the 8 megs of memory have been plenty, even though I have added a number of programs.Syncing up with the computer works well and it is very easy to move programs from computer to the Clie.I have not have any problems with the docking station, it seems much more stable than the one for the iPAQ.The battery life is excellent, easily going over one day.The display is the high point, both in bright and dim light the display is very easy to read.It is amazing that it can be so bright and yet still have good battery life.The jog dial on the side is also a very useful feature for scrolling through large lists or documents.I highly recommend the Sony Clie 610 for those looking both forfunctionality and fun.

3-0 out of 5 stars A pretty good PDA
I purchased this as a replacement for my Handspring Visor Deluxe, and on the whole, I would say it has been a positive experience.

What I like:

1. The sharp color screen.
2. The smaller, thinner size.
3. Memory stick capability.
4. It is faster.

What I don't like:

1. Placement of the power button directly below the up/down button.
2. Buttons are too small and not as ergonomically friendly as those on the visor.
3. The sync software is terrible. It comes with Intellisync Lite, which is quite inferior to the Chapura PocketMirror that comes with the Visor.
4. I wish they could get together with Handspring and license the slot. I never used my old slot, but you never know when it might be useful.

I wouldn't have bought this if I had to pay full price for this. However, I couldn't pass up the beautiful shape and sharp color screen for the low 3rd party price I got. ... Read more


17. Sony PEG-T415 Clie Handheld
by Sony
list price: $219.94
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005ULPK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 31815
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Help is always in the palm of your hand. The new Palm-powered PEG-T415 keeps you entertained and organized. The super-slim aluminum body is designed to fit your hand just as comfortably as it does your life. Measuring only 1cm in thickness it is the world's thinnest PDA. Full aluminum casing provides high quality look and durability. The PEG-T415 High Resolution Display (320 x 320 pixels) shows images in fine detail featuring enhanced backlight for better viewability in poor lighting conditions. The new PEG-T415 handheld runs on the Palm operating system, which means it's fully compatible with the thousands of Palm programs available for download. Plus, the PEG-T415 handheld has all the standard Palm OS applications you need for organizing your life. Yet another strength of the new CLIE handheld is its stamina battery operation. Built-in Lithium-ion polymer battery lasts up to 15 days of use. Sony's exclusive Jog Dial navigator allows you to access images, phone numbers, notes, video clips while keeping your other hand free. The PEG-T415 can be used to remotely control audio and video products using its enhanced infrared port and CLIE Remote Commander software. Slide a Memory Stick card into the Sony PEG-T415 handheld and enjoy virtually unlimited space for extra applications, images, and video clips. ... Read more

Features

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

Reviews (33)

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

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

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

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

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

3-0 out of 5 stars SonyT415
I bought this as my first PDA.Its very thin and handles nice in your hand.I dont like the backlight, if I had it to do again I would buy a color one with better color and light

4-0 out of 5 stars I HAD a Palm M125 BUT....
I bought a T415 after three palm M125s that self destructed within the first 30 days of owning them.They failed without being dropped or having any damage at all.They stopped recognizing graffitti, crashed, locked up, or just wouldn't stay on.
I gave up and bought the Sony Clie T415.What a difference!It seems faster, and I can't say I agree with any of the complaints (except maybe the cover popping out the memory stick) I hear.
Unfortunately, Sony seems to be discontinuing the T415, and now that I DID drop the thing, I can't get a replacement from the point of purchase!
I would buy another one in a heartbeat, though, if i could. ... Read more


18. Sony CLIE PEG-N710C Handheld
by Sony

Asin: B00005T3UO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 58563
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • What's in the box: Sony Clie Handheld, Headphones, USB HotSync Cradle, Audio Remote Controller, Detachable AC Adapter, Memory Stick (8MB), Stylus, Installation CD-ROM, User Manual, Graffiti Sticker, Protective Cover
  • High-resolution color screen!
  • 16MB, Palm OS software
  • MP3 playback, Jog Dial
  • Palm OS 3.5

Reviews (3)

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice While It Lasted
After about 12 months of non-reckless-use the MP3 audio jack went bad, only delivering one channel of sound. Shortly thereafter, the jog rotary dial stopped functioning.At the 18 month point, the touch screen gradually went farther and farther out of calibration to the point which it became unusable.Sadly, I can no longer use the PDA and it is destined for the electronic graveyard.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This clie is the best. i had it for about half a year now.My dad has a better one but mine is just fine for games and schoolwork.I defitnetly Reccomend this item.Shoutouts ZAK lol jk

4-0 out of 5 stars Slick PDA
I picked this CLIE up last year when it first came out.I have been really happy with its performance overall.This CLIE does everything a PALM would do, and it adds a much better display, (color, very sharp), and an MP3 player.I travel one to two times a month and this CLIE goes with me everyhwhere.Not only does it keep my schedule but I slap on a Targus keyboard and I easily compose word documents.This is also handy for graduate school as a laptop is cumbersome to have in class, the CLIE simply makes taking notes easier, and takes up less space.This CLIE is visually pleasing in appearance, and performs at a high level.

Another great part of this CLIE is that it has the memory stick technology.Part of the travel I do requires working with a digital camera, I can take pictures, and view them on the clie simply by transfering them via the memory stick.You will be happy with this PDA, and soon your CLIE will go with you everywhere. ... Read more


19. Sony Clie PEG-NX70V/U (Metallic Grey) Handheld
by Sony

Asin: B00006RSJ3
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 44471
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Palm-powered PEG-NX70V Clié handheld comes equipped with a built-in digital camera (310,000 effective pixels) for taking digital pictures and video. The camera resolution has been improved to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) with an option to save the images on Memory Stick media in JPEG format. Furthermore, the PEG-NX70V will record and play back video (MPEG-4) and store it on Memory Stick media.

The PEG-NX70V is equipped with a wireless communication slot for adding an optional wireless LAN (802.11b) card. Browse the Web, check e-mails, and synchronize data wirelessly with your PC via wireless local area network (LAN access point sold separately and Internet service provider required).

Display
The PEG-NX70V features high resolution on its 320 x 480 pixel backlit color display, which can display over 65,000 colors.

Operating System
The Sony Clié PEG-NX70V is powered by Palm OS 5.0 for more processing power, multimedia features, wireless connectivity, and higher security than OS 4.1.

Extra Software
The PEG-NX70V comes with the following Sony software: Audio Player, Clié Album, Clié Camera, Clié Mail, Clié Memo, Clié Remote Commander, Clié Viewer, Flash Player 5, Image Converter 2 1.0 (for PC), Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Export 1.1 (for PC), Memory Stick Files, Memory Stick Import, Movie Player, Movie Recorder, PictureGear Studio (for PC), PhotoStand, Photo Editor, SonicStage LE 1.5 (for PC), Sound Converter 1.0 (for PC), Sound Utility, Voice Recorder, and World Alarm Clock

Compatibility
The Sony Clié PEG-NX70V is compatible with Windows 98 SE, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home, and XP Professional editions.

In the Box
The Sony Clié PEG-NX70V comes with a USB HotSync cradle, stylus, AC Adapter, stereo headphones, remote controller, plug adapter, plug adapter attachment, hand strap, installation CD-ROM, beginner's guide, add-on application guide, End User License Agreement, Graffiti sticker, and limited-warranty statement. ... Read more

Features

  • Built-in digital camera (310,000 effective pixels)
  • Integrated wireless communication slot
  • High-resolution TFT color display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • 16 MB of RAM, 16 MB of ROM, Memory Stick expansion slot
  • What's in the box: PEG-NX70V, USB HotSync cradle, stylus, AC Adapter, stereo headphones, remote controller, plug adapter, plug adapter attachment, hand strap, installation CD-ROM, beginner's guide

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars OMG for a while ago
tghis was the top of the line awhile ago. It still kicks most pdas butts but the high end ones can be campoared but un noticeable difference.(expect for 802.11B) but 8.02.11B can still be gotten on this thing for $150 extra. Get a load of this people say that the nx80v is better but they did not look at specs. for example the processor notice in this baby is 200MGZ not to mention made by intel and in the 80 it is frekin 66mgz i mean what is that crap!. Too bad it was disscountuned tough. Sony still has full support for it though

5-0 out of 5 stars Rediculously Awsome!
This PDA is everything and more. The NX80v is only a little better but this is the better buy because it is half the price!

4-0 out of 5 stars It's December 16, 2004 - still the swiss army knife of PDAs!
UPDATE 12/04 - I still use this crazy PDA every day. This PDA becomes MUCH more interesting if you update (i.e. replace) all the non-CF compatible files with new ones. You'll need a program called Filez off of freewarepalm.com and some files you can find if you type "pelaca mirror" into Google. You will be able to upgrade Clie Files, Clie Camera, Movieplayer, and other odds/ends so they work with CF cards. Buy a 1 or 2 GB CF and you're golden.

Also, highly recommend you pick up a Hagiwara memstick 802.11 card. They're only $49 at Mobileplanet (don't think Amazon sells them). Run don't walk to get one of those.

The NX is still top-notch in technology and use. The screen blows away everything I've seen...I highly recommend this device...because it can do just about everything...it has loads of upgradeability in it...You won't be disappointed...

Get a screen protector because my graffiti text area is starting to sound really scratchy after 2 years of use...

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money on a lesser PDA
The functionality of this PDA is almost that of a laptop.I simply carry this wherever I go, and if I need a camera, it's got one - a video recorder - it's got one, a dictation machine - it's got one, .......... need I say more.People may say that this is overpriced, but not if you compare the functionality.

Get with the program....

5-0 out of 5 stars Best pda EVER
The NR70 was almost perfect. It had every feature one could want, except wireless access and a voice recorder. Well, guess what? Sony released their next-generation and now has everything! Not only that, but the killer features of the NR70 have been tweaked to perfection. The camera can take movies and is now a decent resolution for non-printing (although you still should use a "real" camera for "real" photos), the built-in apps now work with HiRes+, and it now uses an ARM processor and PalmOS 5. This pda may be a little expensive, but it'll last for years. ... Read more


20. SONY PEG-SJ30LB Clie Personal Entertainment Organizer
by Sony

Asin: B00007F55R
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 117708
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Product Description

The new Palm Powered PEG-SJ30 CLIE handheld provides everything you need to stay organized and entertained. Compact and lightweight, you can take your CLIE handheld wherever you go. The high-resolution color screen shows images and documents in fine detail. In addition to the 16 MB internal memory, the Memory Stick media expansion slot offers unlimited storage capability for all your favor... Express yourself with this new Limited Edition color CLIE Handheld. The Liquid Black PEG-SJ30 features a glossy black finish with yellow accents on the power button, stylus. ... Read more

Features

  • exclusive Jog Dial(R) navigator allows you to access features, images, phone numbers, notes, even video clips with incredible ease
  • Features Palm OS 4.1 for diverse applications and connectivity
  • 16 MB internal memory
  • Expand your memory storage using optional MemoryStick storage media
  • Backlit High-resolution screen (320 x 320 pixels) shows images and fonts in fine detail with up to 65,000 colors

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