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Monday, February 12, 2007

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Hand Held PC

Here is a cool little gadget called the OQO.

It is literally a fully functional PC in the palm of your hand. I have a first generation version and I love it. Small, portable but powerful. The OQO two looks even better. Thanks to Andy Shean, a former student who brought this to my attention.

Here is what Andy writes:
…looks like a pretty intense piece of hardware. With a gig of ram, and a 60 gig hard drive, this thing can run Windows Vista and just about any application that you want to throw at it. Released as of a few days ago you can also have broadband Internet built into it from Verizon or Sprint for Internet anywhere. With the travel package, broadband access, Vista Ultimate and the warranty it totaled roughly $2600

Here is what the company says.
  • Ergonomically designed for usability on the go, the model 02 features an integrated backlit thumb keyboard, track stick, and capacitive TouchScrollers™.
  • Encased in a magnesium alloy chassis, the model 02 is a standalone, handheld computer with shock mounted hard drive and drop detect technology.
  • At the office, the model 02 functions as a desktop PC. The optional OQO docking station allows quick and easy connection to a full size display, keyboard, mouse, and wired Ethernet.
Here is what I say:
One neat gadget to lug to conferences, light weight and powerful enough to show all your slide shows. And it is fun to pull it out and set it up, always draws a crowd.

Check out more about the OQO2. It is one neat gadget. Thanks Andy for dropping me the note about the new OQO!

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