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Reviews of mobile and wearable technology from that cool smart watch to the personal training device you have strapped to your arm as you cross the finish line of your latest marathon!

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Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Jan 9, 2011
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

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Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Sep 23, 2009
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.

588052 griffin powerdock Griffin Power

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Aug 17, 2009
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.

583807 avanquest mystery storieNintendo DS Mystery Stories

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Aug 2, 2009
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.

579899 blackberry pearl 8110 smart phone sidBlackBerry Pearl from T-Mobile

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Jul 17, 2009
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.

578243 nintendo ds pass your driving tesDriving Test for DS Lite

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on June 7, 2009
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.

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Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Dec 31, 2008
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.

archos 605 wifi multi media playeArchos 605 WiFi

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Mar 14, 2008
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.

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Published in Mobile Tech by petew on Dec 6, 2007
A flexible personal GPS navigation system that can also provide a range of other in-car services.

t mobile mda compact iii phone satnav gpMDA Compact III from T-Mobile

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Oct 31, 2007
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.

mio a501 GPS satnav mobile phonMio Digi Walker A501

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Oct 17, 2007
This is a full featured PDA a phone and of course a GPS unit. However unlike some other PDA’s 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.

mio c520t digiwalker gpMio C520t DigiWalker

Published in Mobile Tech by mfereday on Sep 6, 2007
Technology can help take some of the strain out of driving by supplying directions through a SatNav device.

tmobile sidekick 3 personal info manageSidekick 3 from T-Mobile

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Aug 20, 2007
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.

fujitsu pocket loox n110 sat naFujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on May 28, 2007
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.

mio p350 satnaOn the Road with Mio

Published in Mobile Tech by mfereday on Feb 13, 2007
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.

Acer E310 Travel Companion

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Jan 24, 2007
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.

Acer N310 Pocket PC

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on May 15, 2006
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.

Yakumo Alpha GPS PDA

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Feb 17, 2006
Last week (10/2/06) I told you about the Navigation software supplied on this PDA, now as this is a functioning PDA in it’s own right I can tell you about it.

Dell Pocket PC

Published in Mobile Tech by mfereday on Feb 16, 2006
As the advert states “You can’t but them in the shops” yet that has not stopped Dell from becoming a household name with a range of products that include PDAs.

Yakumo PDA with Navigation

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Feb 10, 2006
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.

LifeDrive from Palm

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Jul 29, 2005
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.

Treo 650 Smartphone

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on May 18, 2005
It makes sense to have a PDA and phone in one unit. However most – until now – have been to say the least bulky.

Palm Tungsten E2

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on May 2, 2005
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.

Acer n35 GPS handheld

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Mar 21, 2005
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.

Data In Your Pocket

Published in Mobile Tech by mfereday on Jan 19, 2005
With Sony leaving the PDA market, others are more than willing to take up the slack.

Tungsten T5 a different PDA

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Dec 28, 2004
I have looked at numerous PDA’s especially those from Palm, here is something that is more than a little different.

A Travelling Friend

Published in Mobile Tech by mfereday on Dec 17, 2004
Let me introduce you to MyPal. This handy device is a PocketPC from Asus.

PDA Games from Landware

Published in Mobile Tech by paul_smart on Nov 22, 2004
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.