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Roger Mitchell
2004-10-15, 01:17
Hi thmnmt, Mark etc, I have had an Ipaq 5450 for about a year now and it
works great - a nice bit of kit although a bit pricey here in the UK! If you
use the PDA skin in slimserver, it works a treat on wireless to control your
squeezebox. Using battery power you will only get an hour or two out of it
but when it's not actually in use it's convenient to drop into it's cradle
to keep it topped up.

Best regards
Roger, Newbury, UK



-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of thnmnt
Sent: 14 October 2004 22:44
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Wi-Fi PDA's - was: anyone weatherproof a SB?

on a side note - can people chime in about which PDA's they use to control
squeezebox? my last attempt at a wireless PDA was a Compaq ipaq that used
those enormous sleeves to hold the cards..i returned it in a day. what's out
there that has good screen rez, good wireless range etc.. yeah i could read
tom's hardware - but i want to use it for this so i'm asking here - what's
good? and what sucks?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Bennett" <mark (AT) markandliz (DOT) co.uk>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 5:18 PM
Subject: [slim] anyone weatherproof a SB?


>
> Have you considered buying a wi-fi equipped PDA and then using
> that to control your music through the web interface? This has
> the advantage of keeping you SB inside in the dry and warm,
> allows control from virtually anywhere within wi-fi range and
> is much easier to build up and manage playlists.
>
> Might work out a little more expensive, but certainly easier.
> (Of course if you don't have wif-fi then this isn't a viable
> solution.)
>
> ddewey (AT) cyberthugs (DOT) com wrote:
>
> > I bought my SB to use as an interface for my outdoor system; it works
great.
> > However, my initial plan to mount the SB in an interior window frame
didn't
> > work, it's not visibile due to glare and the angle at which I have to
view
> > it in this particular window.
> >
> > I'm thinking of doing something else, not sure what. Maybe mounting it
in
> > an exterior wall on my deck, building a weatherproof case, etc.
> >
> > Haven't thought a lot about this yet, but before I tackle it, has anyone
> > done anything like this? It's already cold here (northeastern US) so I
have
> > the next 9 months or so to figure it out. :-)
> >
> > dave
> >