Smaller Than a Breadbox, Pretty Much

February 14th, 2004  |  Published in Uncategorized

Part of the Palm legend lovingly told and retold among PDA enthusiasts is the way inventor Jeff Hawkins carried around a block of wood in his shirt pocket to ensure the form factor was just right. Indeed, I’d say my own Tungsten E is pleasant because it’s still svelte. Not quite as tiny and light as my late, lamented Visor Edge, but without the nasty habit of frying in its own heat because all the bits are too closely wedged together; and definitely sleeker than the Visor Deluxe that mostly just worked for two or three years and probably still would today.

All of those devices have one thing in common: They can fit in pants pockets if needed and always fit in a breast pocket without being too lumpy or bulgey. I like that about them, and it’s why I’m mystified by this… thing:

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It’s billed as a PDA case that actually comes with a shoulder strap. At 7x6x5 inches, it’s larger than a cube made of dollar bills. And it’s bright red.

Just cue Ogre yelling “Neeeeeerrrrrds!” and get it over with.

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