__/ [Laurent Bugnion] on Monday 29 August 2005 12:22 \__
> Hi group,
> I just came back from 2 weeks holidays in Crete (excellent place, BTW),
> and thought I would report. I took my LD with me, and my Clié NR70V as a
> backup, though I didn't need to use it at all. The LD performed very well.
> I took with me:
> - Palm universal keyboard
> - Charger
Same here. Always. In fact, travel seem to be the only circumstance where
the keyboard gets used. I have had that same Universal Keyboard for over 2
years. For some reason I though the LifeDrive had a USB connection and no
support for the Universal Connector...
> I used the LD for:
> <large list>
Clearly you also used your LifeDrive to compile this list... *smile*
> I didn't use the LD to listen to MP3s or to watch videos, because I also
> took my Archos AV420 with me.
> All in all, the LD performed splendidly. For power reasons, I used the
> excellent brightnessFix2 to reduce the screen brightness (the minimum is
> much too high for me), so that in the end of the typical day, I still
> had around 50% power available.
Consider a battery extender. I once looked into it, but gave up the idea. It
would have gotten used only a few times a year so it was not worth the
> ... more interesting stuff snipped ...
> So, I hope that this report is useful to other travellers. I loved to
> have my LD with me during this trip. It worked excellently, and together
> with the keyboard, works better than a laptop for a leisure trip (and
> probably for most business trips too ;-)
Definitely. In fact, when I bought a new computer on Friday I made the bold
decision to stick with a desktop and not a laptop (had one since 1999). My
Palm simply makes the laptop far less necessary.
Thanks for sharing. It is interesting to see how others take advantage of
mobile computing while away. Just remember that vacations are supposed to
/avoid/ us messing about with technology.
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