A quick look into the toy chest

by Volker Weber

There is a new toy in the chest: palmOne Lifedrive. I will give you a short tour after the jump.

First impression: Holy cow, this is a fat mother. It holds nicely in your hand, has a great screen, but it is a bit unwieldly to take with you. Which is the whole point of having this kind of device, isn't it?

The screen isn't actually any larger on the Lifedrive than on the Tungsten T3 after you opened the slider. Which is still my favorite design for a small device with a big screen.

Lifedrive and Treo share the same connector, so your power supply, car charger and other accessories should work just fine.

Both the Livedrive and the Treo use standard 3.5 mm connector so you can get yourself a decent headset to listen to MP3 files:

The Lifedrive finally brings back the voice recorder that went missing in the T5. Notice the small holes for the microphone left of the recording button:

This concludes the quick overview. I will be talking more about the features of the device soon. What I can say today is it ain't going to win the prestigious Editor-refuses-to-give-it-back award. And that has nothing to do with the fact that I do have to give it back. By the end of the month at least three of the devices in the top picture will go back to the friendly people who provided them.

Comments

I'd take them as well :-)

Ragnar Schierholz, 2005-06-23 17:41

Recent comments

Frank Koehler on BlackBerry Q10 für 150 € at 18:58
Manfred Wiktorin on Lumia Denim starts rolling out in Europe at 14:20
Maikel Maes on iPhone Case at 08:46
Stefan Tilkov on Le calendrier 2015 d'Aubade est arrivé at 23:45
Frank Koehler on Classic Voucher at 21:33
Armin Auth on Lumia Denim starts rolling out in Europe at 09:40
Torsten Rausche on Lumia Denim starts rolling out in Europe at 00:30
Hubert Stettner on Lumia Denim starts rolling out in Europe at 23:15
Hubert Stettner on 500 miles in 50 days at 23:12
Hubert Stettner on Steve Litchfield: the age of Nokia imaging supremacy is over at 23:09
Wolfgang Exler on Lumia Denim starts rolling out in Europe at 22:31
Peter Meuser on Classic launch in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... at 10:01
Volker Weber on Classic launch in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... at 09:44
Peter Meuser on Classic launch in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... at 09:34
Abdelkader Boui on Classic launch in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... at 00:17
Volker Weber on Classic launch in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... at 23:31
Abdelkader Boui on Classic launch in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... at 23:30
Ralph Hammann on Classic Voucher at 20:29
Volker Weber on Classic Voucher at 20:27
Abdelkader Boui on Classic Voucher at 20:24
Craig Wiseman on Classic launch in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... at 18:14
Jens Nullmeyer on Classic launch in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... at 17:55
John Lindsay on Bob Hoover Accepts Wright Trophy at 16:38
Philipp Münzel on Bob Hoover Accepts Wright Trophy at 16:31
Ingo Seifert on Bob Hoover Accepts Wright Trophy at 14:34

Ceci n'est pas un blog

vowe.net is a personal website published by Volker Weber a.k.a. vowe. I am an author, consultant and systems architect based in Darmstadt, Germany.

rss Click here to subscribe

Hello

About me
Contact
Publications
Certificates
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
Follow @vowe on Twitter

Local time is 00:02

visitors.gif

Tip jar

Archives

As most of my articles roll off the front page rather quickly, I am making an archive of previous posts available here. You can also use the handy search box at the top of the page if you are looking for something particular.

Last 30 days
More archives

Mobile tag for this page

© 1992-2014 Volker Weber.
All Rights Reserved.

Impressum