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Varti

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A wooden Psion series 3A...
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:58:52 pm »
... or rather, a Psion PDA with a cool wood-like casing. Looks nifty, I never heard about it until now:

https://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?/topi...omment=10692929

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A wooden Psion series 3A...
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 08:57:59 am »
Having seen and touched one of those “in the flesh” so to speak I have to say it looks way better in pictures.  It looks and feels like that fake plastic wood that Lincoln put in the Continentals in the 1970s.  Yuck!  
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 08:58:51 am by HoloVector »
I think I'm coming down with what kahm's got!  I now have 3 Zaurii in house!  ;)
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A wooden Psion series 3A...
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 09:00:55 am »
Quote from: HoloVector
Having seen and touched one of those “in the flesh” so to speak I have to say it looks way better in pictures.  It looks and feels like that fake plastic wood that Lincoln put in the Continentals in the 1970s.  Yuck!  
Someone commented on #planetgemini that it looks like a cigar box... I must say I agree

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A wooden Psion series 3A...
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 09:30:08 am »
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Having seen and touched one of those “in the flesh” so to speak I have to say it looks way better in pictures.  It looks and feels like that fake plastic wood that Lincoln put in the Continentals in the 1970s.  Yuck!  
Someone commented on #planetgemini that it looks like a cigar box... I must say I agree

Varti

Definitely cigar box-esque.  I had almost forgotten about that variant.  My question is did the casing material on that model get all gummy over the years like my poor Series 3c did?

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 10:20:56 pm »
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Definitely cigar box-esque.  I had almost forgotten about that variant.  My question is did the casing material on that model get all gummy over the years like my poor Series 3c did?

No, it doesn’t. It had a non-rubberized super glossy coating.
I think I'm coming down with what kahm's got!  I now have 3 Zaurii in house!  ;)
Current: Zaurus SL-C3200 -  Bobby (Configuring pdaXii13 Akita with Full 5.4.9 upgrade running IceWM)
Zaurus SL-C1000 - Hachiko (Configuring Cacko 1.23 with evilJazz's new kernel)
Zaurus SL-C860 - Fett (Customized Cacko 1.23 with handmade Boba Fett Theme)
Symbol WiFi CF card|Buffalo WiFi CF Card|Buffalo Ethernet CF Card|Red Piel Frama Case|PDAir Case|Black Pelican 1020 Case|Pentopia Stylii|SaruTek Protectors|Transcend SDs (4GB 150X, 1GB 80X, 256MB 45X, 128MB 45X)|2GB PNY SD|2GB SanDisk SD|Transcend CFs (1GB 80X, 512MB 80X)|Sandisk CFs (4GB, 512MB, 256MB)|256MB Netac USB-CF|RH-1 Remote
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A wooden Psion series 3A...
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 08:55:10 am »
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Quote from: Alius
Definitely cigar box-esque.  I had almost forgotten about that variant.  My question is did the casing material on that model get all gummy over the years like my poor Series 3c did?

No, it doesn’t. It had a non-rubberized super glossy coating.

Drat, now I want one...similarities to certain unfortunate car interior choices notwithstanding.  I did a lot of my earliest programming in OPL on my Series 3a, because it was always with me.  Nothing against Turbo Pascal for DOS which I also enjoyed, but, at the time, I couldn't bring that with me on the go.

Thank you for the info, too!
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 08:56:06 am by Alius »