Dave’s Ipaq – Listening with the JavoEdge EBuds on your iPAQ @ Dave’s iPAQ

If you are an avid listener you music on your iPAQ, you may have noticed that your headphone cord is often a little long and gets in your way when you are trying to do things. JavoEdge figured you wouldn’t want to have to deal with cords being to long and developed the JavoeBuds, featuring a retractable cable. When retracted, the headphones cables are neatly stored away making the full package only a couple inches long. When extended, the headphone cable reaches 47 inches. While JavoEdge has been innovative in their efforts to design a useful product, the question becomes, is it a good purchase?

Instead of coming with a case like most ear buds on the market, the JavoEdge ear buds have the case built right in. They use a self winding mechanism, allowing for the cable to be extended or retracted to seven different lengths. The product is easy to use, just pull on the ear buds and the headphone jack simultaneously until the desired length is reached. Then let lose until the mechanism catches and holds the length. When you are done and want to retract the headphones, pull slightly on each end and then let loose, letting the headphones retract. With the eBuds you don’t have to worry about tangled cords.

Overall, the JavoEdge eBuds are a solid product. While they might be a couple dollars extra over other ear buds, having the retractable cable is very much a plus for portability and easy of use. Personally I would have like to have seen a little more competitive specifications compared to similar products, but aside from that, they are good. This weekend, instead of packing my generic ear buds like I normally do, the JavoEdge eBuds went in my bag with my iPAQ.

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06-21-2005, 01:18 PM   #1

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6315 and voice command

Guys,I’ve installed the “voice command” and it works just fine;my question: is there any bluetooth headset that will use the voice dialing function in the voice command?

Thanks!

 
06-21-2005, 01:47 PM   #2

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I’ve got the Logitech® Mobile Freedom™ Headset. The headset works fairly well. It will work with the voice command, the only thing I have to do is to push the assigned button on the ipaq and then speak. Haven’t gotten it to work by pressing a button on the headset.

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06-22-2005, 08:58 AM   #3

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I don’t use Voice Command, instead I use the Cyberon VoiceCommander. I tried it with the Motorola HS820 and it was perfect! You still havve to hit your activation button on the PDA, but I use the record button on the left side and the headset worked perfectly!

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06-24-2005, 02:56 PM   #4

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Sorry,my bad! I wanted to ask if any device has a dedicated button that we can use so that we do not need to touch the ipaq when ” voice dialing”; it will help in the car or if you don’t have it handy.

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I use the Motorola 820 and yes, I do have to press the action button. Too bad! Other than that, it works well!

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I use the Jabra 250 ear peice. I need to know where you purchased the voice command soft ware.

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microsoft, handango, etc…

 
06-27-2005, 11:47 AM   #8

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So…….,nothing? Nothing we can do to have the ipaq in the back sack and press a button onthe”ear” and say “call Bob”? It’s unfair!!!! Oh life!!!! 🙁

Thanks guys!

 
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It certainly would be a great feature … something tha tI cetainly would find very useful! Who knows…maybe someone is listening!!

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Dave’s Ipaq – HP Maylasia Launches New Personal Digital Assistant Phone @ Dave’s iPAQ

Hewlett-Packard, Tuesday launched the iPAQ hw6515 Mobile Messenger, which it claims is the world’s first PDA (personal digital assistant) phone to integrate GSM (global system for mobile communications) and GPS (global positioning system) capabilities.

HP Malaysia’s country general manager of personal systems group, Wong Chun Fong, said the product is designed to give users greater access to data, e-mail and the Internet.

Wong said the iPAQ hw6515 is equipped with built-in keyboard and internal antennas for compact size and integrates voice and high-speed EDGE (enhanced data rate for GSM evolution) technology.

“With such technology, the device will give you really much faster access anywhere. On top of that, the GPS is able to track you by satellite wherever you are,” he told reporters at the product launch.

HP Malaysia’s market development manager, Alex Chang, said the product is able to provide users with precise directions through pictures and navigation.

The company, he added, worked closely with map maker, MappointAsia, on the GPS navigation and pictures for the Klang Valley area.

With faster data delivery rates, the iPAQ hw6515 enables mobile professionals to quickly stay connected to vital business information such as e-mail, spreadsheets and graphic presentations.

The product is priced at RM2,888 bundled with a map.

Wong said the company would offer accessories for the iPAQ hw6515 like extended battery, mini-SD (Secure Digital) cards and synchronised cables in stages from next month.

He added that with the introduction of the product, the company expects to strengthen its position in the fast-growing smart device market in the Asia-Pacific.

Verizon’s XV6600 delivers the best PocketPC Phone on the market – page 2

Box Contents:

The unit comes with a charging cradle and the capability to charge an extra battery in the back. A wall adapter. A nice stereo phone headset (it is weird to make a call and hear the other person in both ears!). An extra stylus. CD, with a more detailed manual, and additional software, i.e. ActiveSync, etc.. It also comes with a the traditional iPAQ 37xx,38xx leather pouch case making me feel like I miss my old iPAQ’s. The unit also comes with Verizon’s Manual for Wireless Sync and how to check voicemail, minutes used and emergency numbers and the XV6600 PocketPCPhone. One great feature is that Verizon placed a plastic adhesive on the screen like similiar iPAQ’s asking the user to dial *228 to program their phone. By dialing this number it will download the latest roaming database and any software upgrades needed. What an easy and great feature!

Specifications:

The XV6600is based on the Intel XScale technology and offers the latest in Microsoft Pocket PC features with the Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 Phone Edition. The XV6600 is equipped with 64MB ROM / 128MB RAM and supports .wav, .mp3 .bmp, .jpeg, .gif files. The XV6600 also comes with the following features: Digital Only: 800MHz/1900MHz NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess Capable VZEmail with Wireless Sync-MSM5500 Chipset, 3.5″ QVGA 65K Color Transflective LCD. Bluetooth Capable, Integrated QWERTY Keyboard, SDIO Expansion Slot for additional memory and peripheral devices. Sorry no WiFi but why the heck do you need it when you are already surfing up to 750kps!

Software Included:

The only downfall with this phone is the lack of software bundled with it. Users of the HP iPAQ hx4700 are really spoiled compared to the bare bone XV6600 user. The software included is the generic Pocket Word, Excel, Windows Media, Album by HTC, Bluetooth Manager, xBackup and Wireless Sync. What is Wireless Sync? Wireless Sync from Verizon Wireless is an always on, “push” email technology so you can receive emails and real time calendar updates automatically. What you need to do is goto here and register your phone. The XV6600 already comes with the Wireless Sync client so their is no installation required on the PocketPC. Once you register you phone you are ready to syncronize your device.

On caption on the right you will see that you need to setup your email accounts for the wireless sync to check. The service also will work with Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes which is a huge plus for the corporate users. One the screenshot on the left you will notice Verizon allows a total of 164mb of space on their server!! WOW every Blackberry client I have used either on TMobile or Nextel they only offered 10mb. What a great plus for the corporate user! The way this works is that the wireless sync will check/send email every 15min in which anything lower will just drain the battery even faster. The user also has the option of checking email manually if they arent sure they received all their email.

Dave’s Ipaq – Pocket Boingo @ Dave’s iPAQ

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Extending simple Wi-Fi network access to a new range of devices, Boingo Wireless announced new Palm OS and Windows Mobile 2003 versions of Pocket Boingo, its Wi-Fi network access client for personal digital assistants.

Pocket Boingo for Windows Mobile 2003 is available today; a version supporting the Palm Tungsten C will be available later this summer. Versions of Pocket Boingo for other Palm OS-based devices are currently in development.

With Pocket Boingo, PDAs can be a more portable extension of a user’s connected world. It not only provides easier connections to private Wi-Fi networks at home and at the office, Pocket Boingo lets users tap into the Boingo Roaming System, a worldwide network of more than 8,500 hot spots under contract, for ultra-high-speed wireless Internet access. “Wi-Fi access expands the power and functionality of today’s PDAs dramatically, and Pocket Boingo makes that access super easy,” said Dave Hagan, Boingo president and COO.

Pocket Boingo for Palm and Windows Mobile sniffs out private, free and Boingo networks. It also includes advanced profile and security management for easy connections to preferred networks.

Windows Mobile 2003 users can also export network profiles from the Windows-based version of Boingo into their devices.

As with the existing Windows version of Boingo software (compatible with Windows XP, 2000, 98SE, and ME), Pocket Boingo is a free download from the Boingo website (www.boingo.com/download.html).

About Boingo Wireless

Boingo Wireless, Inc. is an ultra-high-speed wireless Internet service available in thousands of locations such as hotels, airports, cafes, and other public places, in dozens of countries throughout the world. Both directly and through major carrier and ISP partners, Boingo provides business travelers with a wireless broadband Internet connection to improve productivity while on the road. Through its Wi-Fi software and Roaming System, Boingo makes finding and connecting to Wi-Fi networks point-and-click simple and secure. More information about Boingo is available at http://www.boingo.com.

Dave’s Ipaq – Dave’s iPAQ Podcast #18 @ Dave’s iPAQ

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iPod Shuffle vs Sandisk MP3 – part 3

So which one do you think is the better deal? For $16 less I am getting a FM Player, Built in display, Built-in Equilizer, Voice Recorder and free arm band! Yes you have to add batteries to this unit, 1 AAA but remember what Apple says the rechargable batteries will eventually die. Overall the Sandisk will stay in my wife’s hand and my new iPod Shuffle will be placed on Ebay. Sorry Apple . . .

Sandisk MP3 Specifications

• Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for fast music transfer speeds • Up to 1GB internal storage • Support for MP3, Windows Media file and Windows Media-based DRM music files • Up to 15 hours of continuous use with a single AAA battery • Digital FM radio with 20-presets • Integrated voice recorder with built-in microphone • Four-line Indiglo Backlit LCD that display song titles and artist names • Compact design and shape

Apple iPod shuffle Technical Specifications

• 12-hour rechargeable battery • 22 grams • 8.4 mm thin • Built-in USB connector • Lanyard • Apple earphones

Price

• Sandisk MP3 1GB Player as low as $133.00 • Apple iPOD Shuffle 1GB player $149.00

Buy your Sandisk 1GB MP3 Player

Buy your Sandisk 512MB MP3 Player

Buy your Sandisk 256MB MP3 Player

Buy your iPod 512MB Shuffle

Buy your iPod 1GB Shuffle


Quote Readers note: I am a big Apple supporter, but I am extremely disappointed with the iPOD Shuffle. All of the die hard fans who read this don’t be too bothered thinking this is a Windows guy who hates macs, yesterday I purchased a new Mac Mini from the online Apple store.

Dave’s Ipaq – Cirond PocketWinC @ Dave’s iPAQ

CONCLUSION:

Pros

· Finds Wireless Hotspots better than the built-in “Wireless Card” tab in Microsoft “Zero Configuration Networking”. · Provides all the details you need to effectively isolate existing WiFi Networking troubles. · Allows the user to determine whether or not RSSI is presented in native dBm or a Percentile format. · Integrates with Cirond’s Flagship product WinC AirPatrol, allowing the user to apply “provisioning” files generated by an AirPatrol (enterprise) server. · Updates to the program code are frequent and generally resolve many issues with each update. Most recently was a fix for hx4700 not showing proper RSSI values (usually 0%). . Supports the following security: 802.11x, Open, and 64 & 128 WEP

Cons

· Does not support WPA or WPA-PSK security at this time.

THE INFO:

Author Company: Cirond. Current Version: Version 2 (Build 986).

Company Website: Cirond (http://www.cirond.com)


URL for Product: PocketWinc (http://www.cirond.com/pocketwinc.php)

Cost:

$19.95

Cirond PocketWinc is on sale for $9.95! 1/2 off!

You can find it HERE!

Rating:

5 out of 5.

Dave’s Ipaq – Advice From SanDisk About Flash Memory Cards @ Dave’s iPAQ

Travel Plans This Summer? Here’s Advice From SanDisk About Flash Memory Cards for Your Digital Camera; Which Cards Should You Buy? How Should You Handle Them? Are They Safe in Airport Scanners? The Experts at SanDisk Offer Tips for Vacationers…

If you’re getting ready to pack your suitcase, your sunscreen lotion and your digital camera for a summer getaway, don’t forget to pack extra flash memory cards. And, since you’ll be capturing plenty of magic moments, the experts at SanDisk(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK), the world’s largest supplier of flash memory cards, have some tips on how to get better results from your photography and protect your images from heat, rain and even accidental erasure.

— Get Higher Capacity Cards:

With card prices falling while digital camera resolutions are rising, consider upgrading your memory, so to speak, with cards that are at least double your previous capacities. If you’ve been using 256 megabyte (MB) cards, move up to a 512MB or one gigabyte (GB)(1) model. If you want sharper and larger photos, you’ll need to set your camera at higher resolutions and this, in turn, will consume more memory. Consider using a high-capacity, high-performance card such as the SanDisk Ultra(R) II 1GB.

— Get Faster Cards:

All flash cards are not the same. “If you have a late-model digital camera with a rating of 5 megapixels or higher, and if you like to shoot moving objects, you have a better chance of capturing the specific moment from a faster card,” says Tanya Chuang, product marketing manager for the SanDisk Ultra II and SanDisk Extreme(TM) III high-performance cards. “For example, moving from a standard card to a SanDisk Ultra II card provides up to three times faster writing speeds in many of the newer digital cameras that have fast internal processors.” (Actual speeds depend on the image processing ability of your camera and the make of your existing flash card, however.) SanDisk offers the Ultra II line in SD(TM), Memory Stick PRO(TM) media and CompactFlash(R). Even if your camera is not fast or high-resolution, having the faster cards will be welcome when you upgrade to a new camera in the future.

— Get A Faster Digital Camera:

Perhaps your camera is a few years old, and maybe it was your first digital camera. If so, think about purchasing a newer model — and look for information on the buffer processing times of the camera. Manufacturers now offer digital single-lens reflex cameras that can record higher-resolution images faster than their predecessors for well under $1,000, and many new, small digital cameras of 5-megapixel resolution currently retail for under $300. Most of these newer cameras reduce noticeably the momentary hesitation you may have experienced when you click the shutter. With a new camera and a faster card, you’ll have a better chance of freezing the action.

How should you handle your flash cards? Lisa Tisdale, SanDisk’s technical help desk manager, offers these pointers:

— Taking Cards Through Airport X-Ray Machines and Metal Detectors: You can put full or empty flash cards in your checked baggage or in your carry-ons with little risk of damage from airport scanners. The International Imaging Industry Association conducted tests last year with security devices used in U.S. airports and found that no damage to the cards resulted with normal travel frequency. As an added precaution, SanDisk recommends that you take the card out of your camera before passing through security devices.

— Avoid Exposing A Flash Card to Water or A Washing Cycle: It happens, not infrequently, that people might accidentally leave a card in a pants pocket and then wash the garment. Or they might drop the card in a swimming pool or waterway. Don’t despair. Let the card dry for a couple of days — you can even use a hairdryer with a non-heat blower — and there’s the possibility, based on experience reports from SanDisk customers, that the card might still function. Consider testing a completely dry card first in a card-reader of a personal computer.

— Avoid situations that can damage images. Although no battery power is required to store pictures, it’s important to have sufficient power when your camera is transferring captured images to your card. If the battery is too low, you could lose one or more images during the transfer, so it’s a good practice to stock up on a spare recharged battery. Also, never remove a card while a camera is writing to it or while formatting the card in a camera.

— Recovering Deleted Images: Suppose that, in sorting through your images, you accidentally delete a picture that you really wanted to keep. Or perhaps you’ve reformatted your card by accident and wiped out all of your photos. They are gone from sight, but usually they remain stored on the card, although in inaccessible memory locations. Using a software program such as SanDisk’s RescuePRO(R), which you can purchase for $40 through SanDisk’s website (www.sandisk.com) and install in your computer, you can often recover so-called “lost” images by selecting “Full Recovery.”

— Coping With Heat: If you leave rolls of traditional analog film on the back seat of a closed, parked car during summer temperatures, you stand a good chance of ruining your film. Although it’s advisable to keep flash cards at room temperature, SanDisk’s standard flash cards are designed to withstand relatively high temperatures — up to 60 degrees Celsius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit — without loss of stored images. SanDisk’s Extreme III cards are designed to operate in extreme temperature conditions at the limits of human physical endurance.

— Making Prints While Vacationing: If you’re anxious to print your photos while traveling, before you drop off a card at a professional photo processor or use a self-print kiosk, back up your images on a laptop PC or burn them to a CD or another storage medium. That way, if your card is lost or damaged, you still have another set of pictures.

And here’s one last thing to keep in mind: You can buy cards at odd times of the day. If you run out of memory and need to find a card or two early in the morning or late at night, head for a supermarket or drug store. SanDisk produces a line of readily available and inexpensive cards, called SanDisk Shoot & Store(TM), that come in capacities of up to 128MB in formats of SD, CompactFlash and Memory Stick PRO.

Enjoy your vacation!

SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.

SanDisk’s product and executive images can be downloaded HERE.

SanDisk’s home page is HERE.

(1) 1 megabyte = 1 million bytes; 1 gigabyte = a billion bytes. SanDisk, SanDisk logo, CompactFlash, SanDisk Ultra and RescuePRO are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Shoot & Store and SanDisk Extreme are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation. SanDisk is an authorized licensee of the SD trademark. Memory Stick PRO is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

Contacts

SanDisk Corporation Mike Wong, 408-548-0223 [email protected] dot com

Dave’s Ipaq – Podcast Awards are starting @ Dave’s iPAQ

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