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« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2004, 01:56:08 pm »
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You can find the first photos in http://foxdie.timduru.org/zaurus/WristtopZ/

I have faith that the battery back won\'t break off unless very excessive force is applied, for example if pulled hard between a door.

What does everyone think? I like it


I like it!  Though since I\'m left handed, can you make a model that fit\'s on the right hand?
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« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2004, 04:30:49 pm »
Great !  

but don\'t forget to remove it before you attempt to put your coat on  :oops:

I also think it may fall foul of the uk police if you are caught \"wearing\" it while driving, It\'s ok if it\'s \"in a cradle\".  

Mind you, if you claimed it was a watch then you would probably get away with it.  Calculator watches and game watches have been arond for more than 15 years now.

In fact, that may get rou out of the £30 fine for using a mobile phone while driving, just tape it to your arm before you set off.

Honest officer, it\'s my watch, not a phone, look that\'s the time there in the bottom corner.
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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2004, 04:33:25 pm »
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You can find the first photos in http://foxdie.timduru.org/zaurus/WristtopZ/

I have faith that the battery back won\'t break off unless very excessive force is applied, for example if pulled hard between a door.

What does everyone think? I like it


I like it!  Though since I\'m left handed, can you make a model that fit\'s on the right hand?


Well it is ambidextrous in nature, I\'m a lefty as well but for some reason my right hand is quicker at typing one handed. It probably got more practice
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« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2004, 05:09:23 pm »
hoohoo i love it, i wish i had a clamshell so i could have a go... can\'t fork out on a clamshell atm, got to save up for a holiday with the gf... sniffle... althro she is as bad as i am when it comes to gadgets....
didnt someone already spray their z black, i remember a sexy bit of kit sitting in a car on this forum somewhere
on the point of geekyness, don\'t go for the eholster, if u buy the largest pda case it doesnt fit with a cf card in it, and if u are brave and decide to chop a whole in one end, the material is made from nylon stuck onto some sticky foamy stuff so its hard to make it neat.
also since the holsters are horizontal, u need one deep chest to be able to conceal it, all in all i was really disapointed... hmmm should i send in pictures... {disclaimer - I don\'t have one \'onest guv!}
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« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2004, 06:05:06 pm »
Do you mean you\'d need something like Sidetalking with a Z?

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« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2004, 10:42:10 am »
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on the point of geekyness, don\'t go for the eholster, if u buy the largest pda case it doesnt fit with a cf card in it, and if u are brave and decide to chop a whole in one end, the material is made from nylon stuck onto some sticky foamy stuff so its hard to make it neat.


So which model does not fit with a CF card?(I can\'t believe I am asking this)

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also since the holsters are horizontal, u need one deep chest to be able to conceal it, all in all i was really disapointed... hmmm should i send in pictures... {disclaimer - I don\'t have one \'onest guv!}


Though even if you don\'t have one it sounds like you have access to one.
Pictures would be interesting to decided if I should find a way to turn a 6000 into s wrist watch or go gangster and doing the e-holster.  I do have to say I had not thought about the fact it might be to deep for my chest.
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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2004, 10:52:37 am »
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Do you mean you\'d need something like Sidetalking with a Z?


Now thats funny, I think I\'ll submit a few pics.
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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2004, 01:52:31 pm »
my z is a 5600, I wont be able to do the pics of it until the weekend
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« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2004, 10:21:40 pm »
They make some elastic/velcro straps that are very long (could cut to length).  I found some at the Lowes hardware store.  I am using them for camping gear and for radio stuff.  They would work great for something like your project.  I don\'t remember the brand name or what the product name was though.  Might check out your local camping or hardware store for better straps.

I wanna clamshell (OK, I\'ll shutup for now).

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« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2004, 06:26:02 am »
Speaking of which...

Has anybody figured out how to get the Z to keep proper time?


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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2004, 06:29:05 am »
I\'m sure there\'s an automatic NTP client around somewhere
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« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2004, 12:50:02 am »
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I\'m sure there\'s an automatic NTP client around somewhere


So what, are you going to hack a cradle for the other arm? *grin*


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