A few years ago, most of the people reading this article probably carried two devices with them every day in their pocket or bag: a mobile phone and a PDA. PDAs aka Personal Digital Assistants were the norm back then, while smartphones were still just a glimmer in eye of Steve Jobs and the Google whiz [...]

Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS

Lately, most of the tablet talk has centered on HP and the TouchPad/webOS soap opera. The drama continued today when various tech news outlets reported that HP may be making as many as 1,000,000 more TouchPads to fulfill commitments with their supply-side vendors. At an estimated loss of almost $200 per unit I’ve got to [...]

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Stump Stand Review

The Stump Stand

With all of the accessories available for your iPad, Kindle, Nook, TouchPad, Xoom, or other tablets, it isn't surprising that there are some great accessories and some not so good ones on the market.  Knowing which ones to consider for your own use can be a challenge at best, so I am always excited to [...]

Posted in: Android, Gear, iOS, Reviews

Maxpedition Rat Wallet

I can't even begin to say how many times I have wanted to run a quick errand without taking along more than the basic necessities - my ID, Amex, some cash and my PDA phone. Even as a die-hard Gadgeteer I feel that it is a bit of overkill to make a quick trip to [...]

Posted in: Gear, Wallets, Windows Phone

Sharp Zaurus SL-C3100

The SL-C3100 is the latest entry in Sharp's line of Zaurus PDAs. Sharp sold Zaurus PDAs in the US for a while, but decided to pull out of the US market 2 or 3 years ago. Interestingly, though, there are still many importers bringing Zauruses to the US and Europe, and there is still an [...]


It's trivia time folks! If you've been part of the PDA 'scene' for any length of time, you should automatically associate luxury PDA cases with one company in particular: Vaja. We've reviewed many many of their cases from as far back as the year 2000. Now, how many of you can remember the luxury PDA [...]


Product Requirements: A PDA that measures under 5.5" long x 3.5" wide x 0.9" deep When I reviewed the OtterBox Armor 3600 back in 2003, there was no doubt in my mind that I had just discovered the "Humvee of PDA Protection." No case I had seen, or that I have since seen, has even [...]

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Posted in: Windows Phone

Product Requirements: Device: Various PDAs   I'm already on my second Sony TG50. I think that most of my problems with PDA damage (or at least a good 40%) stem from the fact that I carry them around in my breast pocket. Everything is fine with this method, unless (of course) my torso does not [...]


Product Requirements: Designed for the classic iPAQ 3600/3700/3800/3900/500 series PDA, but can be used with any PDA with the majority of it's buttons on the front panel,  that needs the ultimate water-resistant/crush-proof/dust-proof case ever. When I am sitting at my desk, about to begin working on another review and sipping yet another Starbucks latte, it [...]

Posted in: Windows Phone

Sharp Zaurus c760 Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sharp Official Support: Windows PC 98, 2000, ME, XP or later Unofficial Support: Mac OSX file transfers thru free 3rd party OSX USB Driver or storage cards, possible sync support in future thru 3rd party   OVERVIEW The recently released in Japan Sharp Zaurus SL-C760 is the current top of the line [...]


Product Requirements: Device: Any PDA smaller than The Newton Anyone out there remember my review of the PDA Plus case??? (If so, you get a Master’s Degree in Gadgeteer Third-String reviewer trivia; I used to be Second String but let’s not talk about the Axim). Anyhoo, as I was reviewing said leather flip-out case, I [...]


Pygmy Pouch Review

It is highly likely that most of our readers have had to buy several different cases over the years as they upgraded to different PDAs. Depending on your tastes, this might be quite an expensive prospect. One of the more obvious ways to avoid this dilemma is to use a pouch that can adapt from [...]

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As a longtime user of the HP200 and its predecessors the HP100 and HP95 (since the late ‘80s), I have been looking for a replacement for these seriously obsolete machines. A PDA which would keep the advantages of a useable keyboard, a real operating system (like the HP's DOS) with wide software choices, while giving [...]


Product Requirements: Device: Sony CLIÉ NX Series PDA Though I have never heard of Digital Express, I have gotten my hands on a case of theirs for the NX70v CLIÉ from Sony. The case is a good thing to look at, with a nice black tone and a soft yet strong feel in the hands. [...]


I recently reviewed a Sharp Zaurus specific metal and leather case from Extreme Limit. Now they have made a new metal and leather case available. This one is called the Gadget Case. It looks very similar to the original case, but is marketed as more of a gear case then an actual PDA case. It [...]


River Otter Bags Review

Product Requirements: Device: Any item (smaller than 7" x 10" that is not water resistant) I like to read e-books in my hot tub. Sure, there is always some nervousness as I hold my PDA above the water level, my hands getting sweaty, my arm starting to relax… Am I making any other Gadgeteers out [...]

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Product Requirements: Device: IBM-Compatible 486 PC or higher Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0 or XP CD-ROM Drive Julie's comments are in Black, Judie's are in Blue Pocket PCs can fit in your pocket and Palm OS PDAs can fit in your palm. But, what do you do if you want a Palm or Pocket [...]

Posted in: Gear, Watches and Clocks

Product Requirements: Device: Any PDA with dimensions of 5.5" tall x 3.5" wide x 0.75" thick   One of the things that I have often wished for when reviewing PDA cases was that a manufacturer, any manufacturer, would take their product to the next level. Instead of offering just an alligator or ostrich embossed case, [...]


PDA Plus Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Most Palm / Pocket PCs So, I’m sitting in the movie theater watching Resident Evil and one of the elite security personnel (the techie geek) whips open a little Libretto-looking jobber strapped to his left forearm with maps and information about the secret lab complex. No, this is not a movie review [...]


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: Device: PDAs of dimensions 5 1/4 x 3 1/4" When I was at Fall Comdex 2001 I saw a new RhinoSkin case that practically had me salivating. A nice front flip up case that used elastic plastic rings to hold III-style devices in place, the Molded EVA Foam Sportcase was calling my name. [...]


Product Requirements: Device: Any PDA smaller than 5.3" (13.5cm) tall x 3.4" (8.7cm) x .7" (1.7cm) Updated 02/05/02 to reflect the addition of the new m500 series case. All new comments appear in RED. Are you looking for a case that really protects your PDA, but doesn't look like an industrial by-product? Have you been [...]


Product Requirements: Desktop: Windows 98, or 2000, USB Port PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) have sure come a long way since the chicklet keyed Sharp Wizard clamshell devices. Way back in 1988, when the Wizard was first introduced, these devices weren't even called PDAs. Instead, they were called Electronic Organizers.  At that time, the Wizard was [...]


Product Requirements: Device: Almost any Pocketable PDA Scribble, longtime makers of hard cases and accessories for the Psion line of PDAs, has created a slightly different than usual case that uses neoprene and comes in bright cheerful colors. If you are still looking for an inexpensive Christmas gift for a PDA lover, you might want [...]