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The other major thing I would like to use it for is to store pics taken with my 5 megapixel camera. I'm pretty snap happy plus I will probably want to take a couple of movies, so this could take up a lot of space (I would think 5-10 gig).
So a couple of questions -
Is it possible to use an external USB hard drive (like the cutie drive)with any PDA?
If not, why not? If so which PDA/s?
If it isn't possible to attach an external hardrive, any ideas as to the best way to handle storage of around 5-10 gigs of info on a PDA?
True about hardrives sucking too much juice, but how about a usb harddrive with external power? Or for that matter any other USB device.
Can you even use a usb flash drive? They have no moving parts, so power shouldn't be a prob.
I'm not sure about uploading lots of 2-3M pics at internet cafes, some of the places I'm going are not going to have broadband connections. Sure I could decrease the size/quality of the pics but then what's the point in having a 5M camera?
Thanks for the input,
a external cd-burning device.
You can insert a memory card (wich is used in digital camera's) and with a press on the button it will burn the contents to cd; then also check the cd.
Works on batteries.
Batteries can be charged via a normal electric cable.
Haven't got a clue on the brand or what it's name was.
But you should be able to figure that out I think.
At least you now know it's available.
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And thanks for the note. How is the PCMCIA Air card on batteries? I could see that eating up my PDA's battery fast. That's also a concern for a PCMCIA USB addapter.
Thanks SEOMike. Actually, I'd say it's not too bad on batteries - not much worse than the wifi, if that, but then the iPAQ PCMCIA Expansion Pack Plus has an external battery that snaps into the back of the pack that powers the card - ie it draws little if any power from the PDA's battery. There are also extended batteries for the pack. I carry a couple spares - they're lightweight and thin, they just snap onto the back and it's usually enough until I can get to a power source. They also make a travel battery charger that will charge both the Expansion pack batteries and the iPaq standard batteries.
I've also got a Sundog Sport - which is a small folding solar panel - about the size of a journal - that you can use with your car cord - does a nice job of charging things up and has a built-in reserve power pack. Very light weight. I seldom need it tho.