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    I was cleaning out my car the other day and I found two modules from my Handspring Visor days - a Tiger Woods golf module and a Memplug module for adding external memory. I have an MP3 module in a drawer in my kitchen that used an MMC card - it was actually my first MP3 player, and it required some sort of proprietary software to upload songs (and took a couple of hours to fill a 256MB card) to the card - when I lost the software and couldn't contact the company, the $100+ module became junk, though for some reason I still have it in my outdated technology drawer.

    I do wish that I still had my OmniRemote module - that was the best Visor module I ever owned, and if I hadn't sold it on eBay for a few bucks it would be worth it just to have an old Platinum laying around to use as a multi-device remote...

    I never did buy a GPS module but I always wanted one. I think the best accessory that I had for my Visor wasn't a module at all, but a connector cord that I could run from my Visor to my LG cellphone which allowed me to access my email remotely. I was the first professional on the block who could check email - literally - on the road, though I remember the frustration of needing to attempt my POP connection over and over again through Verizon...

    Ah, the memories...I am tempted to buy a Platinum or Edge (I never owned an Edge) for nostalgia, but I'd rather not load up dated Hotsynch software when I need it for my Treo...
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    I threw out my last one yesterday. it was a camera.
    visor deluxe->clie n760->treo 300->treo 600->treo 650 -> treo 700p -> treo 755p
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    The only one I had was the visorphone.

    Memmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm-reeeeeeeeeeeeees. In the corners of my mind.....
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    I had a voice recorder, mem card slot, camera, backup.
    visor deluxe->clie n760->treo 300->treo 600->treo 650 -> treo 700p -> treo 755p
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgarza
    I threw out my last one yesterday. it was a camera.
    One of the things that is/was funny about the EyeModule is that - while it may seem outdated as a CAMERA - its certainly not outdated in terms of comparison to current camera phone performance. I am still amazed and discouraged at how low the quality of both common camera phones is, and other products like webcams that seem to be firmly stuck at 640x480 mode.
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    I still have a memplug, camera, and GPs module. Man do I waste money sometimes! Seriously though, they were cutting edge back then.
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    I still have my 8MB Flash module.
    Keefer Lucas, I used to connect my Visor Deluxe to a Nokia 8290 to dial up to Earthlink to send and receive e-mail. Had to use either IrLink (not free) or ComLink (free) to redirect serial output to the IR port and use a script to get the thing to dial that way, but it worked pretty well with T-Mobile. (I still do that, but via Bluetooth between a Tapwave Zodiac and a Motorola v195. No funky tricks needed now.)
    "Yeah, he can talk. It's gettin' him to shut up that's the trick!"
    -Shrek
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    I had lots of modules, but the one I always wanted to buy and never bought was the SixPak. Anybody remember that?
    http://www.visorcentral.com/content/Stories/1210-1.htm
    I told my wife that I wanted to get it and she disagree in buying it because it was $200 We had arguments about it everytime I would bring that up and at the end the stupid thing never came out.



    Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treolo
    I had lots of modules, but the one I always wanted to buy and never bought was the SixPak. Anybody remember that?
    http://www.visorcentral.com/content/Stories/1210-1.htm
    I told my wife that I wanted to get it and she disagree in buying it because it was $200 We had arguments about it everytime I would bring that up and at the end the stupid thing never came out.



    Al
    Didnt that end up being vaporware anyway?
    As I remember that module never made it to market..

    I wanted one too
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    Actually, a few odd SixPaks did reach the market via eBay. I remember seeing them offered soon after Handspring marked the end of the Visor line and of the Springboard concept. I had the Innogear Minijam - made by the same company that proffered the SixPak - I wonder whatever became of the handful of companies that were really big into the Springboard concept...

    I wasn't able to get a VisorPhone because where/when I lived Sprint service was not available. I wanted one and remember feeling terribly alienated because Verizon wouldn't play along...
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    Oh dear, it wasn't too long ago that I had my Visor with some of those modules. I kept it til I purchased my T650! I do recall having the camera, mp3 player, Tiger Woods, Flash module. Yes, I remember the 6-pack and recall it was only offered on Ebay. They're all packed away now.
    Handspring Visor 2mb; Visor Prism; Palm i705; Tungsten2; VZW Treo650; TMO Crimson Treo680; iPhone 3g on TMO edge
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    Quote Originally Posted by simba
    They're all packed away now.
    One of my weekend projects is going to be setting up a circa 2000 system running Windows 98 and Office 2000 - I have a number of older programs I still enjoy for nostalgia purposes, and would like to have a Visor Platinum and docking station tethered to it. Its no fun having all those Springboard modules packed away. It would actually then be a worthy geek-project to build the Ultimate Visor collection for less than $100, with things I already own and can scrounge off eBay or the board here for next to nothing...
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    You know, let me be the first to suggest that once one of two things happens - either Palm goes out of business, or stops using the ubiquitous Hotsync Manager program as a software methodology - we can load a circa 1999 version of Hotsync Manager and be uber chic, walking in to staff meetings with a vintage Visor Deluxe (clear), OmniRemote or Presenter to Go and look soooooo retro cool. I think I must do this now.
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    My wife's computer is still running Windows 98 and a version of Palm Desktop that will sync my Visor Deluxe, and the Visor's cradle is still plugged in. If it comes to that, I could have that ol' thing running again in a few minutes.

    (I'd have to choose between the Visor Deluxe and my "Palm III"-upgraded PalmPilot Professional, though.)
    "Yeah, he can talk. It's gettin' him to shut up that's the trick!"
    -Shrek
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    I have the most enviable Handspring Visor Floss module, alongwith Eyemodule II and the VisorPhone module.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenoepist
    I have the most enviable Handspring Visor Floss module.
    Was that one similar to the bussines card module?
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    I do not remember the business card module, but the floss module was basically an shell of springboard module with a reel of high quality floss string in it. The reel had spring action like that of a measuring tape, it would retract in the shell when you let go off it. I had couple of them, one I used when I traveled with my blue visor deluxe the other still in its original package lies along with other legacy palm/handspring/palmone products in my storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keefer Lucas
    Ah, the memories...I am tempted to buy a Platinum or Edge (I never owned an Edge) for nostalgia, but I'd rather not load up dated Hotsynch software when I need it for my Treo...
    The Edge is sooo hot. I never owned any visor moduals but i was a handspring guy anyway. I wish they made a Edge model with a color screen though. That would have been the best Visor ever.

    Timmay
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    Visor Pro -> Visor Edge -> Treo 180 -> Treo 270 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> T|T2+SE T68i -> Treo 600 -> T-Mobile MDA -> Treo 755p -> Treo 800w -> Treo 755p -> PALM PRE -> Palm Pre 2 -> HP Palm Pre 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenoepist
    I do not remember the business card module, but the floss module was basically an shell of springboard module with a reel of high quality floss string in it. The reel had spring action like that of a measuring tape, it would retract in the shell when you let go off it. I had couple of them, one I used when I traveled with my blue visor deluxe the other still in its original package lies along with other legacy palm/handspring/palmone products in my storage.
    The business card module was kind of the same.. a folded business card fitted perfectly in the dummy springboard module.
    Also 3M yellow post-its had a smal version that fitted perfectly..
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    The Visor's screen was held in place by press-fit metal "washers" on plastic posts, and one or more of those posts would sometimes break. A folded-up Post-It note or two pressed between the screen and case would fix it nicely.

    (Remember the huge "screen protector" thread in VisorCentral's forums? Some guy calling himself "inventorb" claimed he invented screen protectors and was going to put Concept Kitchen and Fellowes out of business. We gave him all kinds of Heck. He failed.)
    "Yeah, he can talk. It's gettin' him to shut up that's the trick!"
    -Shrek
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