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Simple, low-cost PDA watch


June 4, 2004

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American online store Zyonshop has a range of cool gadgets, some of which we've never seen before. One of them is a US$79 PDA watch which synchronises with Microsoft Outlook, will store 500 emails, and is water resistant to 100 metres.

Now we haven't tested the watch, but on Gizmo's bang-for-buck scales, it certainly looks like a winner. It stores a lot of information, so it might be the ideal travelling companion in that it's very portable and can contain all your passwords, credit card info, emergency phone numbers, as well as its world time functionality. Whatsmore, at that price, you could keep a back-up in the hotel safe in case one went missing.

The data is transmitted through a touch pin as seen in the bottom picture so the watch is water tight and it comes with a watch cradle (USB interface) to sit the watch in.

Compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or 2003 computers, find out more at www.zyonstore.com

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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