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VisorCentral Awards 2001 - Day 11
Storage Module of the Year, MultiMedia Module of the Year
Handspring was the first company to release a Palm-compatible with 8 MB (and now 16 MB) of RAM, but there is never enough storage space. Springboard module manufacturers have stepped up to the challenge and released modules that allow external storage. Imagine having 128 MB of space to play around with!
The Memplug has redefined storage management on the Visor. Hate HotSync? Just copy applications to the external card and use PiDirect to run them on the Visor. Want to view JPG files? Use PiViewer to view pictures of almost any size. Want the features of VFS that new Palm models have? Done. And with frequent software updates, the Memplug keeps getting better and better.
Hromadka: The Memplug is one of the most useful modules that I have ever used. It backs up the Visor, runs applications and static data from flash, and comes with software for viewing .JPG images. This module is a power user's dream.
Ducker: The Memplug owns the [retail] market in the storage revolution for the Visor. It did this because it was affordable, full featured, and almost flush. Fast-forward six months and now the Memplug has VFS capabilities, better programs, and has changed the way I use my Visor; I'm sure that most people who have the Memplug would agree!
When the first InnoPocket CompactFlash module was released back in February, it raised the bar for storage modules.
The FlashPlus is InnoPocket's second generation generation storage module, and
like the MemPlug the software comes bundled on the module. InnoPocket is excellent and very high quality product, and
helped ignited the storage revolution that modules are undergoing.
The Palm operating system has not exactly been known for its multimedia capabilities. Poor audio, low resolution, and limited memory have resulted in very limited efforts in multimedia on the platform. That changed with the introduction of the Handspring Visor. Now users can listen to music, take pictures, watch movies -- the possibilities are endless!
Winner: eyemodule2 by IDEO (now licensed to Handspring)
The eyemodule2 has addressed the complaints about the original eyemodule, like low resolution and poor images when pictures are take in low lighting. With desktop software that works with both Windows and Mac OS, the innovative eyecontact software that lets users associate images with address book items, and an intuitive interface, the eyemodule2 is a Springboard module that anyone can use.
Hromadka: This is a fantastic module. It is great for quick pictures when on the go. Picture clarity has been dramatically improved, and eyecontact is a godsend to people like me that want to put a face to a name.
Road warriors rejoice! Now you don't have to lug around that laptop
just so you can give a Powerpoint presentation. With the
Presenter-to-Go Springboard module, users can project presentations (or
any Visor screenshot) to a projector/monitor that has a VGA connection,
while using a special remote control that utilizes the Visor's infrared
port. Business meetings may never be the same again.
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