View Poll Results: Poll: The Real Cost Part II (the hardware)

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  1.    #1  
    Someone brought up an intriguing question... what about the cost of a case?

    Please add up the expenses of all of your peripheral hardware and do the poll here too:

    Your case, replacement stylii, keyboards, SD cards, cradles, car chargers, gps devices, headsets (BT and wired), custom jobs, etc. etc.

    ALthough there has been some other threads to scratch the surface on it, we'd all love to hear about who makes the best cradle and keyboard too.

    ... and has anyone tried one of those long range (up to a mile!) Bluetooth kits with the 650 yet?

    Thanks for the suggestion for this poll and thanks everyone for the participation.
  2. #2  
    Case - VajaPA31 $100.00
    BT - Scala 500 $25.00 (on sale when i first got my treo)
    Cradle - Palmone Cradle Kit w/adapters $40.00
    SD Card - 128mb (FREE), 1GB ($75.00)
    Total $240.00
    Last edited by Franko515; 08/19/2005 at 09:08 AM.
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  3. #3  
    3 256mb SD cards Free (already had for my digital camera)
    128mb card Free (from P1)
    Case Free (got from the OTI promo)
    Car Charger Free (ditto--OTI)
    BT - Scala $50 From TC

    $50 bucks seems pretty good. But are these REALLY necessary (except maybe the SD card)? I don't think so. My Treo goes "naked" all the time, battery life is fine for me (I charge it overnight) and I feel ***** walking around with the BT headset on so I only use it in the car).
  4. #4  
    I went "all out" with the 600 and learned from that. My wife has that one now and is enjoying most of my extras. For the 650 I have only bought screen protectors ($16.95), car charger ($9.95), and eGrips ($12.95). Everything else I have either recycled from the 600 or decided not to purchase.
    Me = Nokia 5170/Palm III > Kyocera 6035 > Treo 600 > Treo 650 > Treo 700p > Treo 755p > Treo Pro > Palm Pre

    Wife = Treo 600 > Treo 650 > Treo 755p > Palm Centro > Palm Pixi
  5. b3n84's Avatar
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    #5  
    Logitech Mobile Pro BT headset: $43 from ebay
    Holster: $5 off of a street vendor in nyc.
    Screen protector+512mb card: left over from 600

    A note on the holster for the 650--it's awesome. Its slim, swivels, and fits perfectly. I like my holsters to be quick and easy--protection and "luxurious appeal" is less of a priority. Easy to remove and reinsert the Treo. The plastic is sturdy that it'll last at least a good year (I had the $5 holster for the 600 which lasted me about that long). If you're ever in NYC, drop by the vendors and see if they have a clip for the 650. Worth every penny. All 500 of them.
  6. #6  
    Scala BT headset - $65.90 (includes shipping)
    headphone adapter - $10.90
    1 GB SD Card - $76.30
    stylus - 19.94
    Seidio Cradle - $44.90

    Total $217.00

    I also bought a case for 30, a ipod case for running for 20 and i didn't even include the 512mb sd card i lost when i was hammered at the bar. yeahh!
  7. #7  
    Thought it was time to look again

    EB case = $45
    Extra Stylus = $10
    Antenna adapter cable = $15
    Palm travel cable = $15
    Screen protectors1 = $20
    Screen protectors2 = $17
    Seido Retractable travel cable = $15
    Seido Desktop sync cable = $15 (I cancelled the cradle order)
    Proclips for the car = $75
    BT headset from Palm = $50
    Car charger = $20

    Software
    TakePhone $20
    BB update $15
    Volume Call = $10
    PDANet = $30
    LEDoff = $5

    Total = $375+

    No regrets on any of my purchases.
    Pilot 5K->Palm IIIc->Tungsten T/T2->Treo 650/680 -> Pre+ (1.4.5 & Uberkernel)
  8. #8  
    I havn't bought the case yet. To the fellow who posted raving about the holsters, I'm considering a holster. I like the ones I've seen that position the Treo screen-in.

    So far, I have
    • Bluetooth headset: $30
    • Bluetooth GPS: $50
    • Sync'n Charge: $10
    • Audio converter from Radio Shack: $5 (worthless piece of crap)
    • audio converter from tiwaan: $4
  9. ERicJ's Avatar
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    #9  
    Below is a quick & dirty export from a spreadsheet I've kept since my Treo600 days.

    In summary:

    $400.64 Hardware total
    $101.75 Software Games total
    $211.03 Software Utilities total
    ========================
    $713.42 Total Add ons



    Code:
                        What's on My Treo650 - 08/09/2005
    
                                                                        Must
                                    HARDWARE           Version    Paid  Have   Web Site
    ========================================  ================  ======= === ========================================================
                          Boxwave ClearTouch                    $ 15.45  X  http://www.boxwave.com/products/cleartouch/
                        DC Car Charger (OEM)                    $ 13.99     http://stores.ebay.com/The-GSM-Store...enameZl2QQtZkm
               Desktop Charger (Pacific Rim)                    $ 34.90     http://store.treocentral.com/content.../6-39--354.htm
                     Handsfree Headset (OEM)                    $  4.87     http://stores.ebay.com/Dans-Cellular...adset-adapters
                        Irock FM transmitter             400FM  $ 32.46     http://www.myirock.com/players/irock400fm.asp
                        Novii Remote Blaster                    $ 39.90     http://store.treocentral.com/content...46-81--335.htm
               Plantronics Handsfree Headset             MX150  $ 18.19     http://www.stores.ebay.com/danscellu...t10/index.html
                                     SD Card      1G Lexar 32x  $ 63.95     http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=430152
                                                (SD1GB-32-231)              http://www.digitalfilm.com/digfilm/sd_card.html
                                     SD Card       1G Lexar 4x  $ 49.99  X  http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10382184
                                                   (SD1GB-231)              http://www.digitalfilm.com/digfilm/sd_card.html
                                     SD Card   128M SimpleTech  $  0.00     http://web.palmone.com/support/sd.jhtml
                                     SD Card  32M HP (SanDisk)  $ 11.00     http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...mktng&rows=200
                           Serial Sync Cable        PLPT5-M9-6  $ 77.49     http://www.pcables.com/prod1.html
                             Side Case (OEM)                    $ 12.07     http://web.palmone.com/products/Product.jhtml?id=80004
                                                                            http://stores.ebay.com/Dans-Cellular...3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm
                     Stereo Headphones (OEM)                    $ 17.19     http://www.handspring.com/products/P...html?id=410007
                                                                            http://www.stores.ebay.com/danscellu...pt9/index.html
              Stereo Headphone Adaptor (OEM)                    $  4.87     http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5720382525
                    Stereo Headphone Adaptor                    $  4.32     http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=274%2D373
                                                                            http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=41315
                        Travel Charger (OEM)                    $ 22.07     http://web.palmone.com/products/Product.jhtml?id=80023
                                                                            http://stores.ebay.com/Dans-Cellular...3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm
    
                                                                        Must
                                    FIRMWARE           Version    Paid  Have   Web Site
    ========================================  ================  ======= === ========================================================
                           Treo650-1.12-SPCS        PRL: 10028   HW: A
                     SprintPCS Roaming Patch                Na  $  0.00     http://www.palmone.com/us/support/do...0_roaming.html
                        Fimware 1.08 updater              1.08  $  0.00     http://www.palmone.com/us/support/do...er/sprint.html
                        Fimware 1.12 updater              1.12  $  0.00     http://www.palmone.com/us/support/do...er/sprint.html
    
    
                                    SOFTWARE                            Must
                                       GAMES           Version    Paid  Have   Web Site
    ========================================  ================  ======= === ========================================================
                                     Alchemy               2.3  $  5.99     http://www.astraware.com/games/popcap/alchemy/
                                     Atomica               2.3  $  5.99     http://www.astraware.com/games/popcap/atomica/
                                  Backgammon              4.3t  $  0.00     http://www.handmark.com/products/detail.php?id=90
                                                                            http://www.palmone.com/us/support/do...er_thanks.html
                                                                            http://software.palmone.com/basket.j...&code=TREOGAME
                                   Bejeweled              2.45  $  5.99     http://www.astraware.com/palm/default/bejeweled/
         Bejeweled - Valentine's Day Edition            2.45ve  $  0.00     http://www.astraware.com/palm/default/bejeweled/
                                  Bejeweled2               1.2  $ 14.95  X  http://www.astraware.com/palm/default/bejeweled2/
                                   Blackjack              1.13  $  0.00     http://home.triad.rr.com/rlwhitt/palm/#bj
                                 Blue Blocks               1.2  $  0.00     http://www.harbaum.org/till/palm
                                     BugTrap               3.0  $  0.00     http://www.palmgamingworld.com/puzzle/bugtrap.shtml
                                    Collapse               1.7  unregis     http://www.astraware.com/games/gamehouse/collapse/
                                       Cubis               1.0  $ 14.95  X  http://www.astraware.com/games/freshgames/cubis/
                                    DopeWars             2.4.4  $  0.00     http://dopewars.kicks-***.net/
                                  Equilibria               1.1  unregis     http://www.astraware.com/palm/default/equilibria/
                                      Euchre               4.5  $ 11.00     http://www.seahorsesoft.com/euchre.html
                                      Glinx!              1.00  unregis     http://www.astraware.com/games/gamehouse/glinx/
                        GTS Racing Challenge           1.05.20  unregis     http://www.astraware.com/games/pazzazz/gts/
                                      Hearts               1.1  $  0.00     http://davemayes.hypermart.net/hearts.html
                                       HMaki             3.9.1  $  0.00     http://www.klawitter.de/palm/hmaki.html
                        Hold 'Em for Palm OS              1.28  Betatst     http://standalone.com/palmos/hold_em/
                                    Incoming               1.3  unregis     http://www.palmgamingworld.com/arcade/incoming.shtml
                              InsaniQuarium!               1.2  $  9.95     http://www.astraware.com/games/popcap/insaniquarium/
                                     IR-Pong               2.2  $  0.00     http://www.harbaum.org/till/palm
                                IrBattleship               1.0  $  0.00     http://www.iscomplete.org/IRSinkIt/i...leship_old.htm
                               JacksOrBetter               1.2  $  0.00     http://www.palmgamingworld.com/card/jacksorbetter.shtml
                                    Klondike               2.3  $ 11.00  X  http://www.electronhut.com/games/klondike/
                               Lines (color)              1.0c  $  0.00     http://klyatskin.narod.ru/
                             Little Palm Pet               1.3  $  0.00     http://www.ldw.com/lpp_palm/index.html
                                        Ludo               1.2  unregis     http://www.seahorsesoft.com/ludo.html
                                   Mahjongg2               2.3  $  0.00     http://www.globalstarsoftware.com/
                                   Marbles^2               1.5  $  0.00     http://www.ihatemusic.com/palm/
                        Medieval Heroes Free             1.5.3  $  0.00     http://www.palmclub.info/modules.php...download&cid=8
                                  Mummy Maze               2.3  $  5.99     http://www.astraware.com/games/popcap/mummy/
                                  Noah's Ark              2.10  unregis     http://www.astraware.com/palm/puzzle/noahsark
                                   PalmJongg            5.5.2a  unregis     http://home.pacific.net.sg/~kokmun/p.../palmjongg.htm
                                 Parking Lot               1.0  $  0.00     http://www.mapopolis.com
                           Pyramid Solitaire               5.5  $  0.00     http://www.seahorsesoft.com/pyramid.html
                                  Rally 1000               4.2  $  0.00  X  http://pda.iconet.com.br/palm/preview/34938.html
                                  Seven Seas               2.3  $  5.99     http://www.astraware.com/games/popcap/sevenseas/
                                     Shuffle               1.5  $  0.00     http://www.bapsoft.com
                                  Solar Wars              3.08  $  0.00  X  http://www.freeware-palm-games.com/a...solarwars.html
                                   Solitaire              3.07  $  0.00     http://www.handmark.com
                                     TapDown             1.6.0  $  9.95     http://www.dejobaan.com/tapdown/index.htm
                                      Tetris             1.3.1  $  0.00     http://www.handmark.com/products/detail.php?id=83
                                Toucan Tango               1.0  unregis     http://www.astraware.com/palm/default/toucantango
                                        Yoda             1.2.1  $  0.00     http://users.ev1.net/~bantha/palm/
                                    Zap!2016              1.71  $  0.00     http://www.astraware.com/games/astraware/zap/
    
    
                                    SOFTWARE                            Must
                                   UTILITIES           Version    Paid  Have   Web Site
    ========================================  ================  ======= === ========================================================
                                   AfterSync               1.1  $  0.00     http://www.benc.hr
                                   BackupMan              1.53  $ 10.00  X  http://www.handango.com/PlatformProd...roductId=51970
                                                                            http://www.bitsnbolts.com/backupman.html
                                BatteryGraph              1.21  $  0.00     http://palm.jeroenwitteman.com/BatteryGraph/
                                  BlueJacker               1.0  $  0.00     http://perso.wanadoo.fr/bluejack/
                                 Bob's Alarm        3.538 beta  $  4.95     http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?fu...e&prodID=51750
                                                                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rarm_software/
                                   CardSpeed               1.2  $  0.00     http://www.audiost.com/vfst.htm
                                  ChangeName               3.2  $  0.00  X  http://www.mulliner.org/palm/changename.php
                                     Cleanup             3.37b  $  7.39     http://www.northglide.com/cleanup.html
                                   ClockPop5             5.0b1  $  0.00     http://www.freewarepalm.com/clock/clockpop5.shtml
                           Dataviz Tech Tool               1.1  $  0.00  X  http://support.dataviz.com/support.s...13395&pid=2000
                                      DbScan              1.9b  $  0.00     http://www.pimlicosoftware.com/utilities.htm
                                   DiddleBug          2.90.b.4  $  0.00     http://sourceforge.net/projects/diddlebug/
                                  Dir Assist              3.20  $  0.00  X  http://home.triad.rr.com/rlwhitt/palm/#da
                                                                            http://pdaphonehome.com/forums/forum...s=&forumid=154
                                   Discovery               0.9  $  0.00     http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=79131
                        Documents To Go Prof       7.006 (945)  $ 29.95     http://www.dataviz.com/documents
                       DrYoYo Diet Assistant               1.0  $  0.00     http://www.shapeservices.com/eng/im/DRYOYO/
                                     Expense          4.5.1.1P  $  0.00     http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...5&postcount=49
                                       FileZ             6.8.3  $  0.00  X  http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?fu...re&prodid=9992
                                                                            http://sourceforge.net/projects/nosleepsoftware/
                                Flght Status              1.04  $  0.00  X  http://www.andrewsoft.net/downloads.html
                                 Fuel Record               1.3  $  0.00     http://www.geocities.com/trandorous
                             HandZipper Lite               1.2  $  0.00     http://www.handwatch.com/handwatch2/?q=title/%2358
                                 KBLightsOff             1.2.1  $  2.00  X  http://www.lilapps.com/
                                                                            http://www.mytreo.net/downloads/details-417.html
                        KeyCaps650 (sez 600)               0.7  $  0.00  X  http://www.geekandproud.net/software/keycaps650.php
                               KeyguardTime+             5.0.2  $  0.00  X  http://www.mytreo.net/downloads/deta...?KeyguardTime+
                                   LauncherX            1.1.2B  $ 18.95  X  http://www.launcherx.com
                                                                            http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=75661
                                                                            http://www.launcherxplanet.com/forum...ST&f=23&t=1672
                                     LED Off             0.2.3  $  0.00     http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?fu...e&prodID=67607
                                    McPhling              5.70  $  0.00     http://mikemccollister.com/palm/#McPhling
                                 Memory Info               1.0  $  0.00     http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...36&postcount=3
                                 MinutesPlus              1.07  $  0.00  X  http://home.triad.rr.com/rlwhitt/palm/#mp
                                                                            http://pdaphonehome.com/forums/forum...s=&forumid=154
                                    MobileDB             4.1.3  $  0.00     http://www.mobiledb.com/
                                                                            http://www.handmark.com/products/detail.php?id=1
                                  Moon Phase               2.7  $  0.00     http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?fu...re&prodID=1489
                                    MMPlayer     1.0.0-RC2base  $ 13.76  X  http://mmplayer.com/
                              My Running Log             2.1.3  $  0.00     http://www.mysporttraining.com/products.htm#mrlpalm
                                    Note Pad               2.3  $  0.00     http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...8&postcount=63
                                 Notify Them              0.03  $  0.00     http://www.anpeco.com/NotifyThem.html
                                      OnlyMe          5.10Beta  $ 18.36  X  http://www.tranzoa.com/onlyme/onlyme.htm
                            Palm Insider Pro              0.51  unregis     http://www.zztechs.com/
                                    PalmPuke        0.2 or 0.5  $  0.00     http://www.chronologic.se/Palm/palmpuke.html
                                    Palm VNC        2.0.5 b214  $  0.00     http://palmvnc2.free.fr/
                       PDF reader for PalmOS              3.05  $  0.00     http://www.adobe.com/products/acroba...palmdload.html
    PhoneApp_SPCS.prc (call duration in log)                Na  $  0.00  X  http://shadowmite.com/p-f.html#misc
                            Pocket Bartender               1.1  $  0.72     http://www.neohand.com
              Pocket Cook Deluxe Web Edition               7.3  $  0.00     http://www.pocketcook.net/
          Pocket DVD Studio (actually on PC)             2.0.1  $ 29.44  X  http://www.pqdvd.com/watch_dvd_on_palm.html
                         Pocket Tunes Deluxe             3.1.1  $ 19.95  X  http://www.pocket-tunes.com
                        SlovoEd (Dictionary)             4.14T  $  3.04     http://www.penreader.com
                                                                            http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=67742
                                        Snap             0.2.5  $  0.00     http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?fu...e&prodID=64207
            SnapperMail - Enterprise Edition          2.2.7.01  $  5.72     http://www.snappermail.com
                              Sound_SPCS.prc                Na  $  0.00     http://discuss.treocentral.com/showp...8&postcount=14
                                      Speedy               5.2  $  0.00     http://www.aldweb.com/?lng=en
                                    SplashID              3.32  $ 21.42  X  http://www.splashdata.com/splashid/
                                                                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SplashData/
                                 SplashMoney              3.03  $  0.00     http://www.splashdata.com/splashmoney/
                                                                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SplashData/
                                 SplashPhoto              4.32  $  0.00     http://www.splashdata.com/splashphoto
                                                                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SplashData/
                                  TrackerDog              2.30  $  0.00  X  http://trackerdog.a0soft.com/
                                   TreoGuard            1.8.12  $  4.32     http://www.geakware.com/treoguard/
                                TreoNaviText               1.0  $  0.00     http://ranosoft.net/palm/
                              TreoSelectText               4.1  $  9.95  X  http://www.handango.com/PlatformProd...roductId=96921
                           Uninstall Manager              2.70  $ 11.11     http://www.northglide.com/um.html
                                       UpIRC              3.83  unregis     http://www.smittyware.com
                                     VFSMark               1.1  $  0.00     http://www.freewarepalm.com/utilities/vfsmark.shtml
                                  Voice Memo               1.2  $  0.00     http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...5&postcount=49
    
                                       COSTS
    ========================================  ================  ======= === ========================================================
                              Hardware total                    $400.64
                        Software Games total                    $101.75
                    Software Utilities total                    $211.03
                               Total Add ons                    $713.42
    
                             ADDITIONAL INFO
    Launcher Reviews: http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/softwa..._launchers.htm
    Screen Protector Reviews: http://www.brighthand.com/article/Protect_Your_Screen
    Replacement battery site: http://www.handspringbattery.com http://www.gethightech.com/Merchant2...ct_Code=PA1547
    
    
    EXT WARRANTY OR INSURANCE RECOMMENDATIONS:
                                 BestBuy PSP           $80/3yr  Too many exclusions on phone/PDA units to be useful.
                            Sprint Lock/line            $48/yr  Mixed reviews
                                  State Farm            $30/yr  Uses depreciated value for replacement costs; might be best value after break-in period.
    
    
                          USEFUL DEBUG CODES              Dial             Mnemonic
                                Crash Report             ##377             ##ERR
                            Lifetime Minutes             ##786             ##RTN
                  Debug Signal Strength (db)           ##33284             ##DEBUG
                                   Radio Off             ##633             ##OFF
                                    Radio On              ##66             ##ON
                             Signal Strength             ##744             ##SIG
                           Voice Privacy Off           ##87633             ##VPOFF
                            Voice Privacy On            ##8766             ##VPON
    
                                                                        Must
                                 UNINSTALLED           Version    Paid  Have   Web Site
    ========================================  ================  ======= === ========================================================
                                     SD Card  32M HP (SanDisk)  $ 11.00     http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...mktng&rows=200
                                     DateBk5              5.4a  unregis     http://www.pimlicosoftware.com/datebk5.htm
                                                                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pimlicodatebk/
                                                                            http://oetiker.ch/dtbrc.cgi
                               KeyGuard Time          4.03-TMT  $  0.00     http://discuss.treocentral.com/forum...ad.php?t=47246
      phone_SPCS+.prc (call duration in log)                Na  $  0.00  X  http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...4&postcount=25
                     ProfeoLC - broke on 650             0.9.6  $  0.00  X  http://www.freewebs.com/nachon/donwloads.htm
                                   Ringo Pro              4.38  $  2.72     http://www.electricpocket.com/products/ringo.html
  10. #10  
    Purchased for 650

    Seidio 2100m hands free cradle 87.00
    Haicom GPS receiver/mouse 70.00
    Travel charger 54.16
    3 pen stylus screen protect 2 sync & charge 90.70
    2 backup batteries ebay 49.65
    351.51


    Purchased for 600 that works with 650

    San Disk 1gb SD card 59.00
    Belt case 32.95
    Audio adapter and converters 45.00
    136.95


    Planned Future Hardware Purchases
    Bt Headset 50.00
    Seidio battery charger 25.00


    Total software 600 and 650 370.00

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