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Gadgets for sale

June 19th, 2008 (02:22 pm)

I've bought a Nokia N810 (a Web tablet), and I'm going to sell off the gadgets it's replacing for me:

First: a Zaurus 6000 PDA. Linux, 480x640 screen, 400MHz ARM, QWERTY, SecureDigital and CompactFlash slots, USB Host, WiFi (WEP only, no WPA). Comes with 1GB SD card, 2GB CF card, Ethernet CF card, and Bluetooth CF card, sync/charge cradle, relatively new battery (replaced less than a year ago). Oh, and two chargers and two of the adapter cables that let you plug in standard-sized USB devices. No stylus. Great for browsing, taking notes, or programming—I've got it stocked with C, C++, Python, Ruby, Scheme, Prolog, Standard ML, and Haskell. Asking $75 for the lot.

Next, a Sansa View MP3 player. 8GB RAM, nice screen, FM radio, voice recorder, plays videos, MicroSD slot (SDHC capable, meaning it should take cards up to 32GB), works with Windows Media Player or in USB Mass Storage mode. Asking $90.

Next, a Nokia 770 Web tablet. Linux, 800x480 screen, WiFi (b/g, with WPA), Bluetooth, 2GB RS-MMC card, USB cable, spare stylus, spare protective cover, carrying bag. Great for browsing, email, IM. Asking $125.

Next, a Bluetooth FrogPad (a one-handed keyboard). Comes with USB charging cable, AC-to-USB adapter, protective case, and documentation. Asking $90.

Finally, a USB GPS receiver. No software, but it uses the standard protocols, so it should work with whatever software you can download. Asking $25.

If you're interested in any of those, let me know; easier to sell them to someone I know than on eBay. All in working order. The Zaurus is a little scuffed up; the rest all look fine. The touchscreens on the Zaurus and the 770 have protective sheets on them, so they're unscratched.


Posted by: eclecticmagpie (eclecticmagpie)
Posted at: June 19th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)

I'm interested in the Zaurus, the Nokia 770, the GPS and the FrogPad. I guess that's everything but the MP3 player.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)

Wow! OK, so, by the asking prices, that all adds up to $315--sound good?

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)

One thing I forgot to mention: on the Zaurus, one hinge is missing on the hard screen cover. It stays on well enough in a pocket, but it's a little unstable if you're holding it with the cover flipped up.

Does that change your mind?

Posted by: Alexx Kay (alexx_kay)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Omission

If he changes his mind on the Zaurus, I'm interested in at least giving it a look.

Posted by: eclecticmagpie (eclecticmagpie)
Posted at: June 26th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: Omission

LJ has been forwarding your comments to me via email. It has then been kindly dumping my replies into the bitbucket so as not to disturb you with them. We should talk more directly. Try me at eclectic (at) mit (dot) edu.

Short answer: yes, I'm still interested.

Posted by: dsrtao (dsrtao)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)

The USB GPS sounds interesting. You've used it with something running Linux?

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)

My journal is set to screen non-friend comments, so you didn't see eclecticmagpie had beaten you to it. Sorry about that. (I've changed the settimg for this post now, so that horse won't escape again.)

In case he changes his mind, though: yes. Works as a serial USB device, speaks a protocol that gpsd understands.

Posted by: dsrtao (dsrtao)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
Re: Oops

Well, if Eclectic changes his mind, or I can convince him that he doesn't really want it, I'm in.

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