Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
The Chupa Chups NotePop PDA (Personal Dummy Assistant)
Posted on 15-Nov-2003 14:24 | Tags Filed under: News


The Chupa Chups NotePop PDA (Personal Dummy Assistant)
This is so funny, I had to show it here: a toy PDA, free with a Chupa Chups lollipop. I call it a Personal Dummy Assistant. No batteries, no synchronisation, no wi-fi, no Bluetooth, no need for instructions manual. It actually works like a mini Etch a sketch (without the buttons of course).

It's actually quite a nice form factor. The soft buttons look like the ones used on Palm OS based devices. The stylus is good (I can actually use this to write on my iPAQ or Sony Ericsson P800 with a screen protector). There is a lever on the right side that slides up and down to erase the screen contents.

It's only black and white, but on the plus side, think of the autonomy: no battery recharging required!

This reminds me of the story of Palm Computing Inc. founder Jeff Hawkins who went around with a wooden block the size of a device he only had an idea of at that time:

"He started by measuring a few of his own shirt pockets and carving a small wooden block that would fit comfortably inside them. That block was amazingly close to the dimensions of the final product: 3.1 inches wide by 4.6 inches high by 0.6 inches thick.

Employees reported seeing him wandering down hallways, penciling letters on the wooden block's face, puzzling out how the "graffiti" data-entry system he had developed years before might best function."






comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

2degrees WiFi calling
Created by freitasm, last reply by Handsomedan on 24-Nov-2017 15:57 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Kiwis to be hit with tax on online purchases
Created by Gordy7, last reply by MarkH67 on 25-Nov-2017 17:05 (183 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


Black Friday Deals
Created by DjShadow, last reply by Nil Einne on 25-Nov-2017 10:37 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Problem with mobile internet in Christchurch?
Created by PaulBags, last reply by Linux on 24-Nov-2017 21:17 (15 replies)

CGA claim - is this reasonable?
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by sir1963 on 24-Nov-2017 19:12 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


2talk ineptitude [RANT]
Created by martinjward, last reply by martinjward on 23-Nov-2017 14:52 (11 replies)

Phone scammers know our name.... how?
Created by kiwifidget, last reply by WyleECoyoteNZ on 21-Nov-2017 20:46 (11 replies)

I have 2 HG659 modems from Spark and would like to make an access point
Created by Lolmeplusyou, last reply by Jase2985 on 23-Nov-2017 21:41 (19 replies)
Pages... 2