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Wallet with my phone inside

New Zealand's Nutshell Corporation makes a series of cases for handheld devices called "Tuff-as-Nuts". Gadgeteer Mike Reigel verified that the name was appropriate back in 2003. They combine that reputation with an interesting fastener in a tough wallet case for your smartphone. The main body of the case is a nice piece of gorgeous leather [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Wallets

Old Vinyl – New Sounds…


Got your vinyl stored away in boxes somewhere?  Grab out the best (or worst) record and revive its sound (well kinda). London Designer Paul Cocksedge molds old 12" records into a smartphone amplifier, working on the same principles as the gramaphones of old. Paul will be heating and molding old LP's at an Exhibition called [...]

Posted in: Gear, News

Ever need another hand with your phone, ebook, or other device? Maybe something you can clip to a table edge, wheelchair tray, or stroller handle? The iLevel takes a well-designed device holder and combines it with a strong gooseneck and clamp to accomplish this. iLevel offers a handy device holder and clamp in a few [...]

Posted in: Android, eBook Readers, Gear, iOS, Reviews

The KIN is Fin…ished


Good bye, sayonara, far well, adiós, nice knowing ya Kin.  The tween/teen generation for which the Kin was targeted has spoken and they did not embrace the Kin as Microsoft had hoped.  The socially included phone is being rolled off due to lack luster sales, which may be due to the fact that it was [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Vaja Classic Pouch for the Blackberry 8700 has been my most anticipated case in quite a long time. This was primarily due to the fact that my stock belt-clip holder has been broken for some time now and the clip was rubbing/marring my device. While being very utilitarian, this horizontal 'pouch' has all the Vaja style and craftsmanship that we have come to love & expect.

Posted in: Wireless

Product Requirements: Any of the PDAs, Cell Phones or Digital Cameras listed here Most of you know by now that my favorite protectors are the ultra clear ones - the type that look and feel like a naked PDA's screen when installed. One of Julie's and my favorite vendors, Brando Workshop, has recently come out [...]

Posted in: Windows Phone

Product Requirements: These protectors are available for just about every make of PDA. A complete list is here. I am really impressed with the number of long-wearing PDA screen protectors that have cropped up over the last two years. It wasn't so long ago that I was buying WriteRights from the now defunct Concept Kitchen [...]

Posted in: Windows Phone

Product Requirements: Device: Sony Ericsson P800/P802 PDA/GSM phone Finding a play through case for the innovatively designed PDA/GSM phone hybrid, the SE P800, can be quite challenging. Enter the Brando P800 leather case with belt clip, with its ruggedly handsome design (of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder). As you can see, [...]


Product Requirements: Device: Sharp Zaurus SL5500 I've always liked Extreme Limit cases, but I'll admit that after writing reviews of what must be a dozen or more, I wasn't all that excited when they said they were going to send me yet another one to review. This time it was a case for the Sharp [...]


Product Requirements: Device: Win95, 98, NT, 2000, XP This is a review of a mini PDA that is more of a novelty item than a real productivity tool. The P@L-mate is a touch screen PDA (I use that term loosely) that looks like an itty bitty Palm m100. Made of plastic, the P@L-mate is available [...]


Product Requirements: Device: PC or Mac with CD-ROM Drive LocalTalk or RS-232-compatible serial connection A new crop of PDAs have just been released, and yet another are being groomed for a fall launch - but is the latest and greatest gizmo always the best? As I have already made my PDA purchase for the near [...]

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Product Requirements: Desktop: Windows PC for syncing application How would you like to shrink your PDA down to the size of a keychain? Or even better, how would you like to actually turn your PDA into a keychain? Sound interesting? That's what I thought when I first heard about the Magic-i Keychain Mini Databank from [...]


Product Requirements: Desktop: Windows 95, 98 The ECHO PDA from Oregon Scientific is a REX-like device. As a PC card sized PDA, the REX became popular in 1997. An updated version named the REX Pro was released a year or so later. There have been subsequent other upgrades with the REX 6000 by Xircom being [...]


Rex 6000 Review

Product Requirements: Desktop: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, or 2000 I'm a REX 5000 user, and I find the little device quite useful, though not quite "indispensable" as my cell phone would be. I recently "upgraded" to the REX 6000 and found the experience less than entirely satisfactory. The 6000 hardware is really quite impressive, [...]


Cybiko Review

Product Requirements: Desktop: IBM-compatible Pentium 90 PC or higher. Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 (SP5). 32MB RAM. Mouse. Microsoft Explorer 4.0 or Netscape Navigator 4.0 or later. One available RS232 port. 20 MB of available hard disk space. Dial-Up or LAN Internet connection availability and simplify sentences. The Cybiko from Cybiko, Inc. is a crossbreed between [...]

Posted in: Wireless

onHand PC Review

Program Requirements: Desktop: Windows 95/98 or NT 4.0 (NT 4.0 users Service Pack 5 recommended) The onHand PC from Matsucom is a computer / PDA that you wear on your wrist like a watch. Hardware Specs: 16bit-CPU MN10200 128kB-SRAM/2MB-Flash Memory 102x64 pixel LCD display Internal speaker Powered by 2 CR2025 lithium batteries weight .155 lbs [...]

Posted in: Watches and Clocks

PSION Revo Review

Program Requirements: Desktop: Windows 95/98 or NT 4.0 The new thin clam shell EPOC PDA by Psion is called the Revo. I've always liked Psion PDAs because they are well made and their built in software is powerful and full featured. I was really hoping that Psion would come out with a non keyboard palm [...]


The CM220 Universal Mount for Palm-sized Computers by Arkon Resources Inc. is a PDA holder that can be affixed to a vehicle or other location. This holder unlike the Unimount by Revolve Design is compatible with any PDA that is between 4.5" and 5.3" tall. Some of the PDAs that will work with this mount [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Windows Phone

A new line of leather PDA cases will be available soon through various OEMs here in the US. The company which is based in Turkey is called Dimension. They produce a nice selection of high quality cases. They were kind enough to send me their entire line (they even embossed my Gadgeteer logo into the [...]


I have noticed that there is still no mention of the new 5mx machine from Psion, so wanted to offer my own brief review of it.  There are several excellent reviews already available that go into extreme detail about the specific differences from the Series 5, so I am not going to cover this material.  [...]


SuperNames Review

Program Requirements: Device: Pilot1000, Pilot 5000, PalmPilot Personal, PalmPilot Professional, IBM WorkPad,Palm III, IIIx or Palm V 165 K free RAM Desktop: Windows 95 or NT 4.0 (NT 4.0 users require Service Pack 3 or higher) SuperNames by Standalone Software adds to the functionality of the built in address book. This functionality includes additional contact [...]


I've always liked the cases that the E&B Company creates and the Futura 50 is no exception. The Futura 50 is a black leather zippered case that fits palmtops that are 6.5 x 3.75 x 1.25 in or smaller. This case fits the Psion Series 5 palmtop perfectly and that is the palmtop that I [...]


Thinskin Review

One of the first accessories available for the REX PDA is the ThinSkin Protector by Tech Center Labs. These slipcovers are designed to help protect your REX while maintaining the slim profile. The clear plastic front allows you to use REX without removing it. The various backings adds a touch of class and provide some [...]


C.E.O. Review

The C.E.O. (Classic, Elegant, One-of-a-kind) case by MarWare is a leather play-through type case that comes in black or burgundy. This case earns instant points from me because it doesn't require you to put Velcro on the body of your Newton! Your MP2xk is held in place by two elastic bands and by sliding the [...]


Royal daVinci Review

Program Requirements: Desktop: Windows 95 or NT I've heard the saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's the case, then Royal must really have a thing for the PalmPilot. Royal who has been selling low cost organizers and calculators for years has recently introduced a PDA called the daVinci. This unit [...]