Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Alpha Smart for Writers

I am inspired! This little gadget has the word processing capabilities of a Netbook (more on that one later) without the heat! It can compose and export to WORD, EXCEL, and POWERPOINT! It only displays a few lines at a time, so the urge to re-write is squashed and the freedom of creativity is unleashed.
The cost is $219, when purchased from the company, Neo Direct, Inc.
The link to there site is here:  http://www.neo-direct.com/NEO/default.aspx
Some of the impressive points to consider, other than the hardware, are:
  • They offer a 30 day guarantee and 3 year warranty.
  • Connectivity is very simple: USB cables!
  • Battery life is great! About 700 hours on 3 AA batteries, and you can buy a rechargeable one for about $30 extra. I was concerned about the data disappearing if the batteries died, but it has a back-up lithium battery just in case!
  • It has an IR (infrared) port, or Beamer, for sharing files wirelessly, and can be connected to your PC and a Printer at the same time.
These gadgets HAVE to be tough, since they are made for kids in classrooms...
Please, let me know if you like or dislike the Alpha Smart!

Deb

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