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    Pepper Pad 3

    Has anyone tried using Slim on the Pepper Pad 3. It looks to me like a pretty ideal super remote (plus lods of other things of course) I know you can stream to it but I wondered how the skins worked on it Touch or Nokia 770 in particular. If anyone has ben playing around and has a screen shot that'd be fantastic...



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    Never even heard of it until now.

    http://www.pepper.com/products/pepper_pad3.html

    Looks really nice. Runs Linux, has wifi, IR, touchscreen AND a Blackberry-style keypad. 256 MB RAM - it could even run SlimServer on its own! (Don't know whether the processor is up to snuff though.)

    Now that would be cool, running SlimServer on the very device you're using as a handheld remote...

    It's specifically promoted as a remote control too.

    It'd be neat because it has IR, which could be used for super-fast control of the Squeezebox.

    Edit: The AMD LX800 is a 500 MHz x86 processor! See here: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Connectivit...E13057,00.html Now I'm almost convinced it can run SlimServer all on its own. It has a 20-30 GB internal HDD so you could store some music. You could store more music on a simple NAS like the Linksys NSLU2 and have it get its music from there, or plug a USB 2.0 HDD into the Pepper Pad's port.

    2nd edit: at $699 it sure as heck ought to be able to run SlimServer! Still, it might be a hair cheaper than a laptop if you were planning to use a laptop to control or run SlimServer and nothing else.
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    $500 on Amazon. New. Some lousy reviews too. Only 802.11b.

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    nope!

    thats the original one the pepper pad 3 looks a lot better but not as cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandt View Post
    I know you can stream to it but I wondered how the skins worked on it Touch or Nokia 770 in particular.
    PepperPad3 has a 800x480 resolution screen...exactly the same resolution as the Nokia 770. IMO, Nokia770 skin should work fantastically on a PepperPad, as the CSS in that skin is specifically designed for that resolution. It runs Linux and comes with Firefox 1.5. It'd be a shock if it didn't work great, as that's pretty much the platform I developed the skin on.

    Who wants to send me one?

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    told the kids to forget the socks and ties for xmas...

    ...and the wife to forget the leather wallets and trousers.. got em to club together to buy me a pepper pad 3 instead (yeah I pay for em all anyway)

    so ill let you all know how well it works as a slimcontroller (and maybe slim host) Should be here early next week.

    Graham

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    If this device could host, what else would you need -- just a router/hub with a networked disk drive?

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    thats about it

    If the processor is fast enough - id just need to access the network storage (if the 20 gb on the device was not enough) i assume it can see the network shares but hell if all i get is a handy living room linux machine plus uber remote plus slim client Ill be fairly happy. It also seems to be splash resistant which means bathroom slim streaming!


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    Brilliant! The off-the-shelf truly slim SlimServer I was asking about 6 months ago! And really not a bad price when you consider how much you're getting as compared to what you pay for a typical PDA. The only trick would be having a robust enough wireless infrastructure to handle all the hopping.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    If this device could host, what else would you need -- just a router/hub with a networked disk drive?
    Yep, that's about it.

    Unfortunately, something I forgot about, you'd have a 2-hop wireless arrangement. The Pepper Pad 3 has no Ethernet port so it can't be wired (it does have a USB port so you can use one of those USB - Ethernet adapters though).

    But yes, you'd need a router that it could talk to and that could talk back to the SB, plus if the 20/30 GB internal drive wasn't large enough, a large HDD, either attached to the Pepper Pad 3's USB port or otherwise visible on the network through, say, a simple NAS like a Linksys NSLU2. I believe there are one or two wireless routers with a simple NAS capability, i.e. Linksys WRTSL54GS.

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