PDA Peripherals

By Jamie McAfee

Total Recall Digital Voice Recorder
The Total Recall Digital Voice Recorder gives users 4MB of storage, which translates into 1.5 hours of recording time. The features include voice recording/filing, automated date and time stamp, dictation, and message editing. The included desktop utility allows users to move, attach, and send voice messages via e-mail.
Targus; 800-283-6325; www.targus.com; $100

Compaq Dual-Slot PC Card Expansion Pack
Expand the possibilities of your iPAQ PocketPC with the Dual-Slot PC card expansion pack. This allows users to add optional PC and CompactFlash cards. Different cards can access a wireless network, add file storage, or access the Internet wirelessly through a cellular phone. The expansion pack holds two Type II or one Type III PC cards that are compatible with the PocketPC operating system.
Compaq; 800-888-0220; www.compaq.com; $200

Matias HalfKeyboard
Get rid of the writers’ cramp with the Matias Corp.’s HalfKeyboard which allows you to type with one hand. The 5.9- by 3.2- by .06-inch keyboard is designed so that the spacebar also works as the shift key to access the other half of the keyboard. The HalfKeyboard has full-size keys and some typists have clocked in at 64 words per minute. The HalfKeyboard is compatible with Palm and Handspring.
Matias Corp.; 888-663-4263; www.halfkeyboard.com; $100

PocketSpider Wireless Modem
Mobile users can add a wireless IP modem to any PocketPC or Palm device with the PocketSpider using the CompactFlash card slot. Access your enterprise, receive stock quotes, send and receive e-mail, and get directions. The PocketSpider also features its own LCD screen to reveal signal strength, battery status, and other vital information.
Enfora; 972-633-4400; www.enfora.com; $350

Kodak PalmPix Camera
Say cheese. Users can now turn their handhelds into digital cameras with Kodak’s PalmPix module. The PalmPix has a 2X digital zoom. Upload pictures to a notebook or PC through HotSync to access them as color 24-bit VGA (640 by 480 pixels). Users can save images as BMP or JPEG files.
Palm; 800-881-7256; www.palm.com; $100

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