Martin’s Musings: Emergence

eccentric interests!


bLOGical: “The latest iPod clone .
ba1000_big.jpg The iPod clones keep coming. The latest is the BA1000 from Bantam Interactive, which comes with a built-in MP3 recorder, so you can record directly from a CD player or turntable without having to use a PC. Comes in a 5GB and a 2GB version, has a built-in FM tuner (that you can record from as well!), and uses USB 2.0 for file transfer.
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bLOGical: “The Mini-PC .
226Hand.jpg A new half-size laptop that weighs less than a pound and is just one inch thick from Vulcan, a company owned by that other Microsoft billionaire, Paul Allen. The Mini-PC will run Windows XP, and have integrated WiFi, a 5.8-inch screen, a 20GB hard drive, and a built-in mini-keyboard.
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bLOGical: “On looks alone .
clie_nz90.jpg New flagship CLIE handheld from Sony. The PEG-NZ90 has a 320×480 pixel screen, built-in 2-megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth, and an expansion slot for 802.11b. Ok, so the NZ90 looks great, and is well-designed, but the cost? $800?! For that kind of money you may as well buy a top-of-the-line Pocket PC, which will almost certainly come with integrated 802.11b, a heck of a lot more memory, and use something other than Sony’s horrid Memory Stick for extra storage. At most this should cost $400. Sometimes you can’t get by on looks alone.
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February 8, 2003 - Posted by | Random Thoughts

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