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Chris Mason
2004-01-12, 17:40
For my luxury villa installation, I need to provide a PDA for the guests to
control the music system. I tried a Zaurus and the client liked it with the
handheld interface, it worked great. However, poor battery life was a
problem, and we are concerned the guests will trash the units as they are
not very robust. We've looked at cases such as
http://www.otterbox.com/product.cfm?product=103&code=NA but they are so
large and ugly.

Cost is also a factor, if there was a cheaper wifi pda that would do this
job as well I would be happier as I know we will go through a dozen a year.

Has anyone any suggestions for
A: a pda that will work well
B: a cheaper pda
C: a rugged pda or case solution.

Chris Mason
masonc (AT) masonc (DOT) com
Box 340, The Valley, Anguilla, British West Indies
Yahoo IM: netconcepts_anguilla (AT) yahoo (DOT) com
264 497-5670 Fax: 264 497-8463
www.netconcepts.ai

Jonathan Greene
2004-01-12, 19:43
while I favor Palm PDA's for my personal use, it's hard to beat the
functionality of the software on the Nevo based HP IPAQ -
http://www.mynevo.com I can't see it being to hard to customize this
for the Slim if it has not been done already.


On Jan 12, 2004, at 7:40 PM, Chris Mason wrote:

>
> For my luxury villa installation, I need to provide a PDA for the
> guests to
> control the music system. I tried a Zaurus and the client liked it
> with the
> handheld interface, it worked great. However, poor battery life was a
> problem, and we are concerned the guests will trash the units as they
> are
> not very robust. We've looked at cases such as
> http://www.otterbox.com/product.cfm?product=103&code=NA but they are so
> large and ugly.
>
> Cost is also a factor, if there was a cheaper wifi pda that would do
> this
> job as well I would be happier as I know we will go through a dozen a
> year.
>
> Has anyone any suggestions for
> A: a pda that will work well
> B: a cheaper pda
> C: a rugged pda or case solution.
>
> Chris Mason
> masonc (AT) masonc (DOT) com
> Box 340, The Valley, Anguilla, British West Indies
> Yahoo IM: netconcepts_anguilla (AT) yahoo (DOT) com
> 264 497-5670 Fax: 264 497-8463
> www.netconcepts.ai
>