Product Watch: Help Your Visor
Spring Into Life!
modules for the Visor
A while back we covered
the launch of Handspring's Visor PDA. Running the Palm OS, the Visor
series is compatible with the vast collection of shareware and commercial
Palm applications. The Visor may not win any beauty contests, especially
when pitted against the sleek Palm V, but it does sport one distinct
advantage over the Palm PDA's. Handspring's proprietary "Springboard"
slot accepts hardware and software expansion modules which extend the
functionality of the PDA. The Springboard slot can be used to add modules
like: MP3 players, pagers, GPS hardware, city guides, modems, games,
additional memory etc. Modules don't require drivers and load any needed
software when inserted into the Springboard slot. Below we give you
details on some of the currently available modules.
eyemodule Digital Camera - Blocks
File this under very cool! This module turns your Visor into a
digital camera. The eyemodule digital camera captures black and
white or color images using a low-power CMOS imaging array. The
module ads only 15mm to the Visor's length and nothing to its
thickness! The Visor screen acts asthe camera's display.
A Visor Deluxe with 5 MB free memory can hold more than:
- 500 black & white images at 160x120 pixels
- 125 large black images at 320x240 pixels
- 25 color images at 320x240 pixels (color images are gray scale
when viewed on the visor of course)
A 2MB Visor will hold roughy:
- 125 black & white images at 160x120 pixels
- 31 large black images at 320x240 pixels
- 6 color images at 320x240 pixels
Unfortunately, there is currently no Mac conduit available for
transferring images to your desktop. A conduit is expected "late
Spring" this year.
Star Trek BookPak - Peanut
For the ultimate Trekker (or was that trekkie... I never can remember)
on the go. Includes a full featured program called Peanut Reader
for viewing the book(s).
This collection includes the Invasion Saga with a book
from each of the four Star Trek realms and the Q Continuum. The
Invasion Saga Includes:
- First Strike The story of how Captain James Kirk meets
the first phase of this invasion when the Klingon Empire contacts
the Federation with a plea for help.
- The Soldiers of Fear Continues the story when Captain
Picard must face the return of the Fury.
- Time's Enemy Benjamin Sisko and the crew of Deep Space
Nine are summoned to answer the most baffling question of their
- The Final Fury The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager face
the Fury for the fate of the galaxy.
2000 PDR Module - Franklin
Or, the Physician's Desk Reference for the acronym impared.
Contains accurate, up-to-date prescription drug information .
You can search by brand or generic name, or compare drugs within
classes such as Antihistamines, Antidepressants, Antirheumatic
Agents and many others. The 2000 PDR contains the full text of
six key topics:
- Indications and Usage
- Adverse Reactions
- Dosage and Administration
- How Supplied
Also included are manufacturer and generic name for every prescription
drug fully described in the 2000 PDR and PDR for Ophthalmology.
Handspring Modem - Handspring
It won't break and speed limits at 33.6k but it will allow you
to sync with your desktop remotely. With the appropriate additional
software you should be able to:
- Send and receive e-mail
- Send faxes
- surf the web
According to Handspring, the modem module ads just under .5"
to the depth of the Visor.
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