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    I really havn't been here in a while, and I'm glad because I likely would have already blown $370 on one of those new sonys.

    Anyway, the last time I was here regularly we were buzzing about the $100 Mako machines. I still use mine and the old visor really hasnt been missed (aside from the Amy Riley wine/food software; I do miss that one).

    I love my Mako. In fact I use it more than I ever used my visor; especially as a planner. I truly never used the visor as a calendar 'cause the alarms realy stunk. The mako is my alarm clock because it is so loud if you need it to be.

    Another reason I love the Mako is because of the stability. It has NEVER crashed and I have never lost data EVER. I have dropped it LOTS of times. I always carry it in my rear pocket and sit on it. It is virtually indestructable! I back it up and sync it only about once per week, and only to update the stuff on my desktop; I almost never use outlook anymore.

    I have never ever had a battery problem. The batteries built into the mako far outlast a fresh set of alcalines in my visor (about 4-6 weeks on a charge). Another cool thing about the mako: it doesnt let you use it if you do let the batteries get too low. It protects its data from loss by doing this.

    I liked grafitti better than the keyboard on the mako, but the mako is so well made and reliable I cant say I would switch back to the visor.

    I must admit, in hindsight... the visor was really a poorly made unreliable machine.


    P.S. Quick question though. Is the sony better quality and more stable than the visors were (yes, I see the visors as past-tense).
    Here's the London Daily Mirror last week: "On a visit to the British Museum he [President George W Bush] was asked by one of 30 pupils gathered what the White House was like, to which he replied: 'It is white.'... Then he went on to tell the audience the importance of a good education. He said: 'Sometimes boys and girls would rather watch TV than read. When your teachers say read, they are giving you pretty damn good advice.' "
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    I still use my Macko, but no where near as much as my Prism. I prefer the Prism for several reasons:

    1. Format: I tend to use my PDA to look things up, not do serious work or data entry. I find the Palm format to be more convenient for those purposes than the clamshell form of the Mako/Psion. If I am going to do serious work, I'm more likely to use the Prism with my Stowaway

    2. AvantGo: For me, other than the PIMs AvantGo is the killer PDA app. I get a lot of my news via my morning hotsynch with AvantGo. There supposedly are similar applications for the Psion/Mako, but they cost money and supposedly aren't as good.

    3. Color: I simply prefer the color screen on the Prism. The Mako isn't even backlit, which still baffles me.

    All that said, I do like the Mako. If my Prism blew up tomorrow, I'd be happy to use it as my primary PDA while I decided what else to buy. I agree with a lot of your points: The OS is powerful and stable, the alarms are great, and the built-in apps (particularly the word processor) are very good. The keyboard isn't bad, although not up to the Stowaway.

    I have had some of the battery problems referenced elsewhere, and can see why people get annoyed with it on that score.
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    [whispermode]
    I hardly use my VDX anymore since I got my Mako...
    I like the keyboard, its size and the look.
    And the sound is heaps better...
    [/whispermode]

    I'm waiting for the Treo 270.... and hoping my boss will pay for one...
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    That thing was cool, but I just couldn't justify keeping it. If I had an extra $100 to spare, I would have, but I don't have that kinda cash. I had a Clie 710 at the time, so it had little use. It was cool to play with, but that's about it. Great that you're still using it! Haha, I wish I could be content like you!
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
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    Originally posted by AzNCoMpUtAnErD
    Haha, I wish I could be content like you!
    Dude, I'm never content; but PDAs are expensive and the cheapest one I have ever owned is the best yet (the mako). I would really like a color pda, but for the price of two of them I can buy a laptop which will play my dvds and allow me to do work away from home. A laptop is likely going to be my next purchase.
    Here's the London Daily Mirror last week: "On a visit to the British Museum he [President George W Bush] was asked by one of 30 pupils gathered what the White House was like, to which he replied: 'It is white.'... Then he went on to tell the audience the importance of a good education. He said: 'Sometimes boys and girls would rather watch TV than read. When your teachers say read, they are giving you pretty damn good advice.' "
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    Originally posted by jeffbeerman2
    Dude, I'm never content; but PDAs are expensive and the cheapest one I have ever owned is the best yet (the mako). I would really like a color pda, but for the price of two of them I can buy a laptop which will play my dvds and allow me to do work away from home. A laptop is likely going to be my next purchase.
    LOL, I think with all the money I've spent, I could have gotten that PowerBook G4 I wanted... errr, oh well...haha. Go buy a Sony or Apple notebook...soooo niice Any PDA will work for people, it's just how happy they are with it and what it can do. I want something nice, small, and packed with features and cool stuff
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .

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