While most eBooks are using eInk that causes battery power to only be used when a page is turned and I see that Binatone do one of those (higher price) I am looking at a model that uses a conventional display screen and has extra features.
In this final part of the look into the iPhone economy I take a softer approach - looking at what you
can load onto your iPhone from Apples appStore
Often as part of my tests of a Satellite Navigation system I take it for a ride on a bus or train, sometimes both. It gives you a chance to see exactly what is shown on the screen and indeed this can be extremely interesting.
Here two items from Griffin to enable you to power iPods. The first PowerDock 2 allows you to charge two iPods simultaneously. The second allows you to power an iPod from either in the car or by inserting an AA battery to give you a Power Boost when out and about.
Okay so my normal games involve cards, but as I have a Nintendo DS this is one that Michael could not cover. Over the years I have reviewed a number of software products from GSP for the PC, here a mystery solving game for DS.
Buy the BlackBerry Pearl from T-Mobile and the included SIM gives you 12 months worth of web access and emails included in the price. Yes this is still a phone as well (you do need to pay for phone calls) but it means you email can follow you everywhere.
This product concentrates on the Driving Theory Test. It is a product that runs on the Nintendo DS Lite. Some readers may know that many years ago before the theory test I used to be a driving instructor. Then of course all this was the Highway Code section after the practical test.
On the face of it this is just another of the huge range of devices to tell your where you are and how to get to where you are not. However after a few days of use I soon realised it did lots of things that other such devices do not.
There are two 605 models, the 30GB version I saw and a 20GB version that comes with several Harry Potter films pre installed.
Satellite navigation is become more popular with big price reductions and many
competing designs. The basic price though can still be fairly expensive. Here we
look at an alternative that uses the processing power and display capabilities of
your mobile phone to offer an alternative pricing plan.
A flexible personal GPS navigation system that can also provide a range of
other in-car services.
On the face of it this is a similar device to the recently reviewed Mio A501 but there are subtle differences. This is first a communications device and only then a device that has GPS capabilities indeed they do a model without the GPS.
This is a full featured PDA a phone and of course a GPS unit. However unlike some other PDAs with GPS abilities this is firstly a GPS unit and it has the ability to make phone calls and to be a PDA. Of course being a PDA you only have a soft keyboard.
Technology can help take some of the strain out of driving by supplying directions through a SatNav device.
For those readers of shall we say more mature years you will remember Sidekick as perhaps the first PIM (Personal Information Manager) product on the market, here it forms part of a mobile phone offering from T-Mobile.
This is a tiny sat nav system but not only is it for cars etc but also for pedestrians and bicycles. When I say small it fits into the palm of my hand and I do not have enormous hands.
As a prime target for break-in merchants, it does help if your Sat Nav device can be placed in your pocket when away from the car. The Mio P350 certainly qualifies.
I would call it a personal navigation unit as not only can it be fitted in a car but it has a pedestrian mode that lasts a reasonable time between charges.
While these devices are no longer the huge sellers they once were they still do a job vital to many and the ability to work with Word and Excel files is an important feature.
Last week (10/2/06) I told you about the Navigation software supplied on this PDA
, now as this is a functioning PDA
in its own right I can tell you about it.
As the advert states You cant but them in the shops yet that has not stopped Dell from becoming a household name with a range of products that include PDAs.
A Pocket PC PDA with navigation from Marco Polo the unit being sold in the UK by Evesham Technologies. As regular readers will know I do not have a great record with PDA navigation.
Regular readers will know I am a keen Palm user. This however is a new departure as it is the first Palm device to have a hard disc.
It makes sense to have a PDA and phone in one unit. However most until now have been to say the least bulky.
This unit outwardly looks exactly the same as the original E except that the connection on the base for synchronising is different. The other main difference is that this model has Bluetooth something the original E did not.
By no means a unique product, however unlike a number of other PDA type packages setting up the unit is, on the face of it, quite simple.
With Sony leaving the PDA market, others are more than willing to take up the slack.
I have looked at numerous PDAs especially those from Palm, here is something that is more than a little different.
Let me introduce you to MyPal. This handy device is a PocketPC from Asus.
PDA games are big business and I see that Landware also have offerings for Smartphones. Here I am putting two games for Palm systems through their paces.