Dave’s Ipaq – Seidio G2500 GPS Ready Mount @ Dave’s iPAQ

I have used a GPS for years and have found it to be an invaluable tool when traveling. In the early years, I had a GPS attached to my laptop which I would use to help guide me through the highways and byways of those new and exciting places we would visit. I tried to figure out a comfortable way to position my laptop in the car so either my wife or I could see the screen while we were traveling.

Of course, anyone who has ever used a laptop knows full well the difficulty that exists in driving and trying to view the screen which of course is why most (if not all) sellers of GPS devices place the caveat on their products that these devices should be used with a navigator in the passenger side of the car to assist in the navigation. I heartily agree!

However not every trip that you take may allow you the flexibility to have a navigator. With the advent of both written and spoken directions on the GPS program I use, a lot of the difficulty of navigation was eased while driving. Eventually I bought my first iPAQ and when I found a GPS solution I could use, it was a world of difference.

My wife found it significantly easier to use while we were on a trip and when I was alone, I could keep it resting on the console to glance at as I was driving. Hearing and seeing the directions clearly made it easier but it still was not enough. For a long time I adjusted to having my iPAQ rest on the consol but I wanted a better solution. I started to look at mounting solutions but the ones I saw were either too bulky or just really looked terrible. Most were made to be universal holders and that was just not the look I wanted. I wanted a better solution but I just was unable to find what I needed, that is until I saw the Seidio G2500 GPS Ready Mount.

The Seidio G2500 GPS Ready Mount had a variety of features that caught my attention but what I liked the best was that it was made specifically for my device — the 4700. That meant it was going to not look like an “add on” but rather something that would have an aesthetic look as if it was supposed to be there. It has the same color as the iPAQ and its slim design molds into the iPAQ giving the appearance that it was part of the original equipment. Besides good looks, what this mount provides is a professional, safe and secure system for your iPAQ!

So besides the “look”, what was it that I liked? Because it was a model specific holder, my iPAQ was going to fit snugly and securely in the holder eliminating the fear of it becoming dislodged while driving. There is an integrated power system so that when it was plugged into my DC power source, it would charge my iPAQ while driving. In addition, with the power on, there is an amplified speaker with a volume control built into the unit and there is a power out enabling me to charge additional devices while using the GPS mount. Although I use a Bluetooth GPS, it is GPS ready for wired GPS units. What you get is a neatly designed unit that is slim, stylish and lightweight that will provide you with the ability to use your iPAQ and GPS in your travels comfortably and most importantly, safely!

U.S. Wireless Online Acquires Verge Wireless Networks

U.S. Wireless Online, Inc., which owns and operates one of the nation’s largest wireless Internet broadband networks, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Verge Wireless Networks, Inc. Additional transaction details will be filed on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Verge Wireless is a provider of broadband connectivity and solutions to municipalities, businesses, academic and medical institutions, convention centers, and the hospitality industry. Verge Wireless currently provides municipal Wi-Fi “hot zones” in parts of Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge. It is also the wireless contractor for one of the largest broadband video security systems in the country, which allows the police department of a major municipality to coordinate video feeds from approximately 200 broadband-enabled wireless cameras.

“U.S. Wireless is continuing to move toward its goal of becoming the leading wireless broadband Internet provider in America,” stated Mark E. Rodgers, President of the Company. “The acquisition of Verge Wireless significantly extends our broadband capabilities in the fast growth sectors of municipal Wi-Fi networks and broadband homeland security applications. In addition, we are pleased to welcome Carlo MacDonald, Verge Wireless’ founder and CEO, to our management team. Carlo brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Company and will be a great asset as we expand within the broadband solutions market.”

“I am very pleased and excited now that Verge Wireless has become part of U.S. Wireless Online,” commented Mr. MacDonald. “This combination allows us to aggressively pursue new opportunities, expand our current systems and service opportunities, and develop new broadband solutions for homes, businesses and municipalities. The enormous potential for broadband solutions involving homeland security, handheld gaming, and VoIP, is just now being realized, and I look forward to contributing to the success of U.S. Wireless.”

HP Grabs Top Awards Across Its Consumer Electronics Portfolio

HP on December the 15th announced that it has won 21 industry awards over the last three months, including prestigious innovation and design awards from the Consumer Electronics Association and iF International Forum Design.

Demonstrating the company’s broad leadership in the digital entertainment market, every product category in HP’s consumer electronics portfolio – digital cameras, PCs, handhelds, displays, printers and digital entertainment products – received recognition during the period.

Consumer Electronics Show honorees include the HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera, HP LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Technology and the HP z545-b Digital Entertainment Center.

The iF International Forum Design recognized three PC products from HP, including the HP Pavilion dv1000 Entertainment Notebook PC.

Additionally, Popular Science magazine gave HP three “Best of What’s New” awards in computing, home entertainment and gadgets and it awarded the company the Grand Prize for the HP R707 Digital Camera in photography.

“HP innovation now touches every aspect of today’s consumer digital lifestyle,” said Siobhan O’Connor, vice president of consumer brand and marketing, HP. “With breakthroughs like our Digital Entertainment Center and at-home digital prints for as little as 29 cents, HP is blazing new trails for consumers. We’re honored to be recognized by this distinguished group of organizations.”

HP received several awards for its service, sales and support:

  • PC Magazine awarded HP its Readers Choice award for the 13th straight year for outstanding printer service and reliability.
  • HP’s online shopping website, www.hpshopping.com, was honored with “Best Computer Retailer Web Site” in the 2004 WebAward competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association.
  • The Service and Support Professionals Association (SSPA) awarded HP its first ever SSPA WebSTAR award, recognizing HP’s global support website for exceptional customer service and technical support.

HP has also been recognized in other countries, garnering more than 30 industry awards worldwide over the same three-month period. Key honors include the coveted EISA (European Image and Sound Association) and DIWA (Digital Imaging Website Association) awards for digital photography products, as well as Gartner’s “Best Digital Home Product” award for HP’s digital projectors, presented during its Europe Fall 2004 event.

U.S. award details

2005 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards – each year the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honors the latest in outstanding design and engineering across a broad range of consumer electronics categories:

  • HP z545-b Digital Entertainment Center – Computer Components
  • HP f2304 23″ LCD Monitor – Digital Displays
  • HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera – Digital Imaging
  • HP Deskjet 6840 Color Inkjet Printer – Digital Imaging
  • HP Photosmart 2355 All-in-One Printer – Digital Imaging
  • HP Photosmart 2710 All-in-One Printer – Digital Imaging
  • HP Officejet 7410 All-in-One Printer – Digital Imaging
  • HP xb2000 Notebook Expansion Base – Computer Accessories
  • HP Dual TV Tuner – Computer Accessories

Popular Science Best of What’s New 2004 – thousands of new products and innovations are reviewed and the top 100 winners across 12 categories are chosen for inclusion in the annual Best of What’s New issue:

  • HP LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling – Computing
  • HP Wobulation – Home Entertainment
  • HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera – Grand Award Winner 2004
  • HP iPAQ 6315 Pocket PC – Gadgets

iF International Forum Design Award – enhancing appreciation for excellent design, drawing attention to outstanding design achievements and helping users recognize the different nuances in a complex product world, the iF design award honors the latest in design trends:

  • Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook PC
  • HP Pavilion dv1000 Entertainment Notebook PC
  • HP xc2000 Notebook All-in-One Media Cable

Web Marketing Association – judged on seven different criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, navigation and ease of use, the seventh annual WebAward competition recognizes outstanding corporate websites that are judged against Internet standard and peer sites within their industry:

  • www.hpshopping.com – “Best Computer Retailer Web Site”

Service and Support Professionals’ Association:

  • First ever SSPA WebSTAR award recognizing HP’s global support website for exceptional customer service and technical support
  • SSPA High Call Volume STAR award recognizing HP for the excellent quality of its customer support delivered through the call centers
  • First company ever to win two STAR awards in the same year from the SSPA

PC Magazine

  • Printer Service and Reliability award – 13th straight year, November 2004

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2004, HP revenue totaled $79.9 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

© 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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HP iPAQ h6300 @ Dave’s iPAQ

Wifi/GSM/GPRS/Bluetooth HP delivers a monster of a phone

It is Monday July 26th at 6:00am in the morning and my new iPAQ h6300 alarm goes off as I hit the snooze for another 15 minutes. Before I knew it my alarm went off again and I was delighted to lay comfortably in my bed, as I make a connection via wirelessly on my 802.11 network. I immediately connect into my corporate network via VPN and log into my Microsoft Exchange email. Seeing that my assistant made a change to my Power Point presentation, I download the presentation and opened it in the ClearView Presentation software bundled in my iPAQ h6300 in which I noticed my assistant spelled the customer name wrong and made the change. I hop out of bed and jump into the shower, get dressed and I am off to my work. As I am driving to work I turn on my iPAQ h6300 and log into AOL Instant Messenger which is bundled with the unit and send an instant message to my assistant telling her about the mistake and that I made the change and not to worry. Since I didn’t need to go to my office I drove directly to my customer’s location. I grabbed my portable projector which works with my iPAQ and was ready to make my presentation for the customer. During my presentation with the customer they had requested some literature on some products I spoke about during my presentation and told me they would make a decision once they received the literature. After leaving the customers site I got into my car and started to respond to their request immediately. Since I have all my product literature saved as a PDF I was able to connect via GSM/GPRS on T-Mobile’s network and log into my corporate email. I typed my message using the attachable keyboard supplied with my iPAQ h6300 and attach the PDF and sent it off to the customer. Does this sound more like how you envision working? Well now you can!

The iPAQ h6300 is probably one of the most advanced Pocket PC phones available in the market today. Since I have been using this iPAQ for some time I was able to put it through the paces and really get a feel of the unit. In our review we will go over four different elements of this phone such as design, wireless definitions, software included, and functionality.

Design

The iPAQ h6300 is comparable to an iPAQ h2215 in size. The unit has some new characteristics such as as (1) Receiver (2) GSM/GPRS LED indicator (3) Bluetooth LED Indicator (4) WLAN LED Indicator (5) Power Button with Charging LED. The top of the iPAQ no longer features the traditional SD or CF slot in which the traditional iPAQ owners are used to. While traveling in my car at night I liked the placement of the LED indicator lights showing me which connection I was using such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or GSM/GPRS. HP has done a fabulous job with providing a smart data connection. What this means is that if you are in your house and running a wireless network your iPAQ will not connect to the GSM connection but will utilize your WLAN. Once you leave your house your iPAQ will notice you left a WLAN connection and switch to the T-Mobile GSM connection. Home network users make sure to encrypt your wireless network since any iPAQ h6300 user walking by will auto detect your network and be stealing some bandwidth. A word of advice for all, encrypt your wireless network.

Dave’s Ipaq – Greenlight Wireless Announces New Version of Skweezer @ Dave’s iPAQ

IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2005-Greenlight Wireless Corporation today announced the release of a new version of its popular SkweezerR portal, which optimizes Web pages, searches, and e-mail for use on PDA’s and cell phones.

Skweezer is both a mobile-optimized browser and a fully functional Web portal, which includes an e-mail client, contacts list, RSS reader, and other useful features. In this latest incarnation, Skweezer’s compression and optimization technology has been extensively redesigned to make Web content download faster than ever. For example, a sample page from the eBay Web site has a 238 Kb file size and in testing took an average of 192 seconds to download over a standard GPRS connection. The new version of Skweezer compresses this Web page to 16 Kb and loads it over the same wireless connection in 12 seconds, 4 seconds faster than the previous version of Skweezer. This same page from eBay loads in only 3 seconds with the images tuned off in the new Skweezer.

Skweezer’s user interface has also been redesigned to be more intuitive and faster to load. The Skweezer “View Modes” used in previous versions of the portal have been replaced with simpler controls that allow the user to show or hide images while browsing with Skweezer. Skweezer also has a new directory feature, which replaces the “Featured Links” section of the Skweezer Home Page and includes over 175 mobile-ready links in six regional settings. Other updates include changes to the reformatting technology that make “skweezed” pages easier to view and support for form posting in double-byte languages.

All Skweezer and Skweezer Pro users will automatically be upgraded to this latest version of the product. More information about using the new features can be found on the Skweezer User Guide, which is accessible from both the Greenlight Wireless Web site and the Skweezer portal.

About Skweezer:

Skweezer is a free Web browser/portal that optimizes Web pages, searches, and e-mail for use on PDA’s and cell phones. Mobile Internet users access Skweezer by visiting www.skweezer.net, then using the portal as a “wireless gateway” to browse and search the Web. Skweezer compresses and reformats content being downloaded to the user’s device, so that it loads faster, looks better, and is easier to navigate. Skweezer Mail, Greenlight Wireless’ popular mobile e-mail solution, is also included with a free personalized account.

About Greenlight Wireless: Greenlight Wireless is a leading innovator of wireless technologies, providing ASP and server-component solutions for enterprise-level businesses and wireless carriers. Greenlight Wireless’ consumer-oriented Skweezer service optimizes Web content for handheld devices, providing a richer mobile experience and adding value to wireless data offerings.

Find out more at Skweezer

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What’s a good program to use to assign ringtones to contacts?

Why this feature didn’t come built in the phone is beyond my comprehension but I was wondering are there any programs I can download that have this feature?

 
04-04-2005, 08:09 PM   #2

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I used Pic&Ring.

 
04-04-2005, 11:29 PM   #3

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Use Pic and Ring

Its cheap, easy and most of all IT works!

 
04-06-2005, 08:51 AM   #4

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Ok cool. Where would I find this Pic and Ring program?

 
04-06-2005, 09:53 AM   #5

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Google is your friend

Pic&Ring

 
04-07-2005, 06:37 AM   #6

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Try PhonExt… it uses ringtones by assigning them to categories… the best thing – it’s FREE. Thanks PhonExt!!!

 
04-07-2005, 07:20 AM   #7

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Does it work on PPC 2003 like iPAQ 6365?

 
04-07-2005, 07:32 AM   #8

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Works great on my 6365 – Great program

 
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Where can you get PhonExt

 
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Here you go http://phonext.oabsoftware.nl. __________________ Steve Moderator, Dave’s iPAQ Dave’s iPAQ is not affiliated with HP Don’t forget to check out my weekly Tips & Tricks segment on the Dave’s iPAQ Podcast.

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Does anyone know if the PhonExt will work on PPC 2003

 
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Can someone confirm that they have PhonExt working on their 6315?

I have never been able to get it to work on mine.

 
04-07-2005, 07:45 PM   #13

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I have it on mine but I do not use it for ringtones.

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Quote:

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Google is your friend

Pic&Ring

Google may be our friend, but that page isn’t. It hasn’t come up for me at all in the last three days since harleyxlc suggested Pic&Ring.

 
04-08-2005, 03:21 PM   #15

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It came up for me right away. PM your email addy and I will forward the program. it is not free, though.

 
04-11-2005, 08:55 AM   #16

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no it doesnt

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Can someone confirm that they have PhonExt working on their 6315?

I have never been able to get it to work on mine.

I tried it too on my 6315 and it doesnt work , i think it doesnt not work for 2003 windows mobile versions

any other free ones ?

 
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PhonExt on 6365

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Does anyone know if the PhonExt will work on PPC 2003

I am using an Ipaq 6365 with PPC 2003. PhonExt can be installed and set up on my Ipaq. However when the phone ringing, it does use only the wav file as set up, the sound level remains the same; e.g. very very soft! It seems like PhonExt does not comunicate 100% with the PPC version. Any other experience?

 
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Originally Posted by apnguyen88

I am using an Ipaq 6365 with PPC 2003. PhonExt can be installed and set up on my Ipaq. However when the phone ringing, it does use only the wav file as set up, the sound level remains the same; e.g. very very soft! It seems like PhonExt does not comunicate 100% with the PPC version. Any other experience?

That matches my experience with PhonExt. I’ll bet it is written to the ril and not tapi.

 
05-03-2005, 10:26 AM   #19

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I use MTUX.COM’s RintoneX app, seems to work pretty well. Only problem i ran into is using the storage card, it makes a copy of the file in the windows ring folder even tho it reads the file from the storage card.

 
05-03-2005, 03:10 PM   #20

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if you want pic n ring you can get it from my site as well as i’ve had it on there for awhile ever since people were having problems getting it from the pic n ring site.

*edit* oops..forgot to give site…http://www.lvlolvlo.net/Files.htm

 

Dave’s Ipaq – Sonic Mobility Extends NetIQ AppManager Suite @ Dave’s iPAQ

NetIQ’s User Conference, Sonic Mobility (www.sonicmobility.com) today announced the availability of new functionality in sonicadmin that gives users remote access to NetIQ(r) AppManager(r) Suite via Pocket PC or BlackBerry wireless handhelds. Sonic Mobility’s sonicadmin is a standalone software solution that enables users to securely connect to their Windows NT/2000/2003 network to diagnose and fix problems on the fly, all from a handheld wireless device. sonicadmin offers powerful remote systems management features out of the box. In the most recent version, Sonic Mobility has developed additional interfaces to several leading network administration solutions to expand users’ abilities to manage their networks with more flexibility. NetIQ AppManager Suite is the latest solution to be supported.

Dave’s Ipaq – Dave’s iPAQ community grows to 20,000 members @ Dave’s iPAQ

In October of 2000 I ran into my local electronics store and stumbled on the iPAQ 3650. This device delivered it all! I could not believe what you received in this package. The iPaq 3650 sports a 206 MHz Intel StrongARM Processor, 32 MB of RAM, 16 MB of ROM, and a 12-bit (4096 colors) Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Display. The iPAQ also had advanced multimedia capabilities in the form of MP3/WMA playback, voice recording and offline web browsing/email. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I became an iPAQ FREAK in days. Frantically I searched the internet looking for iPAQ news, information anything I get my hands on. Unfortunately I couldn’t find one web page that featured iPAQ’s. I couldn’t figure out why someone wouldn’t want to create an ALL-IN-ONE site for the iPAQ. So being the artsy person I am I started to design a layout for my newest venture a website. Weeks went by and I finished the layout and couldn’t figure out a name for the site. During dinner I was speaking with my wife and asked her, “What would you call it?” She said, “why don’t you just call it Dave’s Compaq iPAQ?” Here I was trying to find some fancy website name and my wife comes up with Daves Compaq iPAQ. It was a go! The first month live I couldn’t believe my eyes 10,000 visitors! I was amazed, 10,000 visitors without ANY advertising? I knew I was onto something since 10,000 visitors is no drop in the bucket!

Over the next year my site grew gradually and I was continually adding features. By October 2001 my site reached 1,000,000 visitors within 1 year! We were named to PocketPC’s Magazine “Best Sites” an award I was extremely proud of. PocketPC Magazine was a source in which many PocketPC readers went to and to be awarded this was the ultimate award in its time for a PocketPC Evangelist. As I was recognized by PocketPC Magazine I was also approached in the possibility of having my site converted over to the PocketPC Magazine website. Hal Goldstein if you ever meet him is probably one of the nicest people in the PocketPC world you could meet. At the time both parties weren’t just ready for that. In July 2001, I was approached to write for the publication in which I was glad to accept.

On June 2002 I announced a partnership with Handango which enabled our community the option to shop for software and support the site. At the time Laura Rippy former CEO of Handango commented “Dave’s site caters to the Pocket PC fans,” said Laura Rippy, CEO of Handango. “Customers who visit Daves site for news, accessories, chat, and hardware bargains, can now shop for the best Pocket PC applications. We’re pleased to add Dave’s iPAQ to Handango’s set of one hundred channels for handheld and wireless software”.

On November 2002, I announced a partnership with Mobile Planet which was the first Mobile Planet branded store. By this partnership I was able to offer all of you the on stop shop experience in return the community would be supporting the site without getting bombarded with tons of pop up banners

Dave’s Ipaq – Daves iPAQ Podcast #16 @ Dave’s iPAQ

Our weekly podcast is avaliable. If you use this and copy the address into your aggregator. Now you should be all set and automatically download any of our podcasts on the fly. Just like setting up a season pass in tivo! If you would not like to use an aggregator you can download the direct link by right clicking here.

Today Jack, Steve and I talk about Tech Ed, HTC Universal and of course the iPAQ.

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Tivo To Go

Push Email a necessity or hype?

Logitech diNovo Cordless Desktop

Dale Coffing HTC Universal Review

Dave co-hosting KLAV radio in Los Vegas

Skweezer Pro Winners

Apple Support top notch!

Photos of the new Intel Chip on the Macintosh

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Dave’s Ipaq – iTECH Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard — A Real Taste of Virtual Reality!! @ Dave’s iPAQ

Having several iPAQs, it is always a challenge to use whatever accessory I get on all of them. Not that I will use the accessory of each one, I just want to know that it works and that I can do it. I have 5 iPAQs and installed the BTVKB on four of them (4700, 2715, 1940, 5555). The only reason I didn’t try it on my 3970 was because my wife is in California and took it with her. I did find that switching between devices meant a little extra work. For some reason, I had to delete the pairing and then redo it. The chances of me switching between my iPAQs frequently are slim, so having to redo the pairing is not a big deal. What is a big deal is that it worked on my devices and it was superior in performance.

I did find the need for a stand while entering text. I tried leaning my iPAQ against a book but it just wasn’t the perfect situation. SO I decided to take a trip to my local Gift Store to see if they had any stands. They did, it was absolutely perfect, and it only cost $2.00 so I bought two; one for my desk and the other to keep in my SCOTTeVEST. It is adjustable and will fold flat for transportation.

I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of different devices and accessories for them. By far, this one is about the “coolest” accessory that I have ever used with my iPAQ. Besides being very small, functional and clearly complementary to my iPAQ, it is just a real neat “toy” to have. Without the slightest hesitation, I give the BTVKB my highest recommendation.

COST: $224.99

Pros:

Bluetooth Small, well designed Clear virtual display Easy connectivity

WOW factor!

Cons

Battery monitor could be better

Rating: 5 out of 5

To find out more about the iTECH Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard,
you can visit 2P here.

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Specifications

Bluetooth Specification: Version 1.1 class 2

Device Compatibility for VKB usage:

O2 XDA I O2 XDA II Orange SPV E200 Palm Tungsten T3 Palm Tungsten T5 QTek 8080 Smartphone Palm m505 HP1940 HP2210 HP3417 HP rx3715 (Use HP 5550 Driver) HP 3800/3900 Series (Use HP 5455 Driver) HP3715 HP4700 HP4150 HP5455 HP5550 Palm Zire 72 Laptops / Desktops via serial connector

Operating Systems:

Pocket PC 2002 Pocket PC 2003 Smartphone 2003 Palm OS5.X Palm OS4.X Win XP, 2000, NT, 98

Battery Capacity: Approximately 2 hours of continuous typing

Dimensions: 90mm (L) x 34mm (W) x 24mm (H)