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Fri, 18 Jun 2004

Zire to get Wi-fi too

After endless delays it looks like my Palm will get to do the wireless thing too. It seems that Palm themselves have beem holding up the process even though they don't have much in the way of wireless options themselves.

Anyway, the SanDisk card should be available very soon, but just for the Zire 71 for now. See here.

I'm not desperate just now, but it might be a nice thing to have one day.

[12:49] | [/Palm] | Comments | G

Palm Zire 71 can now be a webcam

When the Zire 71 came out with it's built-in camera lots of people wanted to know if it could do more than just take still pictures e.g. record video or act as a webcam. The expert view on the forums was that this was unlikely, especially the webcam, due to limitations of the hardware.

A while back Movierec and Movie Maker appeared, offering video recording. I've played briefly with the latter and it works. No sound though due to the lack of microphone. The Zire 72 should do it though.

Then today I saw this. A shareware webcam program. I've given it a try and it works. Unfortunately it managed to blue-screen my PC, but I'll let it off as it's new software.

So the number of uses for my Zire keeps growing. I mainly use it as a calendar and address book, but it does a great job as MP3/OGG player and e-book when I'm travelling. I just bought some lovely Sennheiser PX200 headphones. They fold up quite small and sound good to me, with better sound isolation than the crappy earbuds I was using before. I'll report on them when I've had more time with them.

[07:48] | [/Palm] | Comments | G

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