No Batteries Required

December 15th, 2005  |  Published in old and busted

PocketMod: The Free Disposable Personal Organizer is a handy, more practical version of the infinitely hipper Necronomicon Notebook, and it comes in a standalone offline version, too.

Then there’s this:

> It looks like business users aren’t taking advantage of the power of PDAs in a connected or online mode because they are too hard to use.

> At least that’s one of the conclusions of a new report released today by Strategy Analytics, which surveyed business users of PDAs and cell phones.

> “What we found is that business users aren’t hollering for smaller sizes or even more battery life; they’ve mostly accepted those limitations,” Cliff Raskind, director of Strategy Analytic’s wireless enterprise strategies service told internetnews.com. “What they’re screaming for is better usability.”

I can agree with that. I think input is the biggest problem on any PDA I’ve ever owned, hence my enjoyment of things like PocketMod, which don’t suffer from any problem besides remembering to keep a pen in my pocket or the ease with which you can put one through the wash because it doesn’t make your clothes as noticeably heavy as a Palm or similar.

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