Tag Archives: Portable computers

Another Incentive To Leave The Office

By | August 31, 2004

I’m a big fan of AlphaSmart’s range of portable writing devices, which are aimed at students but are good for anyone with itchy feet who does a lot of typing and needs a device with a good keyboard, screen and battery life. After the Dana, the Dana Wireless and the AlphaSmart 3000, the company has just launched another… Read More »

News: IBM Pursues The Fold Out Computer

By | November 2, 2003

 I’ve always thought this would be the way forward: fold out computers. Now IBM are onto it, according to ZDNet.   One of their more promising designs, ZDNet says, uses a dual screen, connected by a single hinge, which provides a total display area closer to that used on desktop PCs when the device is unfolded.    … Read More »

Update: AlphaSmart to go wireless

By | July 1, 2003

 The folk at AlphaSmart tell me that yesterday they showed off the next generation version of Dana, the cool word-processing keyboard I reviewed a few weeks ago, at the National Educating Computer Conference in Seattle. (Their website has no details so far.)     The new model offers built-in Wi-Fi technology (802.11b), allowing Dana users to access email and… Read More »

Column: AlphaSmarts

By | June 22, 2003

Loose Wire — Frustrated Writers, Take Note: This Palm-powered, plain-vanilla, word-producing machine has none of the bells and whistles of other computers and won’t break your back or the bank — meaning more time for haiku By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 26 June 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.… Read More »