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|Thu Oct 7, 1999 - 2:54 PM EDT - By Marcus Adolfsson|
Marcus: Having owned a Newton, PalmPilot, and Cassiopeia E-100, the Visor stylus feels just like any basic stylus to me. Nothing fancy about it. VisorCentral reader David Levine, currently a Palm III user, thought the "the all-plastic stylus felt light and flimsy."
Mike: Those of you who will just hate the standard Visor stylus, and long for the features of a Palm III-type stylus, take heart! I was shown a new stylus you can buy for -- of course -- extra money! It is plastic at the ends and metal in the middle, just like the Palm III-series stylus. Unscrew the tip and thereís a plastic Reset pin. Unscrew the back -- and the metal cylinder ends with a screwdriver head! A screwdriver head that can be used to open the Visor case (have at it, hardware hackers!).
Marcus: Didnít get a chance to try the new "metal" stylus. They sell in a five pack for $15.95. The screw driver "feature" may not exist in the shipping version. In the background of the photo above is the Ice colored serial docking station.
Mike: This is a huge mistake! It is very clumsy to put on and to remove. I do not regard it as a cover; as I told one Handspring rep, it should be called a pseudo-cover. A third-party NEEDS to come up with a way to get a Palm III-style flip-up cover on this thing. Again, except for "Graphite," all color units have an "Ice" snap-on (wrestle-on!) cover.
Marcus: Again, I agree with Mike. While the current cover is better than no cover at all, it is quite an inconvenience. A flip-up cover would be a great accessory, however, one who uses several Springboard modules might find it hard to use such a cover because off the various seizes of the modules. Some are quite high and tall (which would limit the "flip" distance of such a cover).
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