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Mobile NoteTaker

Oooooh … another GADGET!

I’m a bit (mmk, a lot) “old school” – I really love good ol’ pen and paper – so when I spotted this Mobile NoteTaker, my eyes immediately lit up 🙂

Mobile NoteTaker is the world’s first and only truly portable handwriting capture device that enables you to write in comfort on ordinary paper and then upload your handwritten notes and sketches to a PC.

Everything you write is captured. A built-in LCD confirms what you write is saved; meeting notes, lecture notes, sketches or any other information you need to save while away from your desk

Here are the features:

  • User can take notes while being away from the computer in meetings, classroom or at home.
  • Stores 50+ pages (A4) in its flash memory.
  • When connected through USB, in “Online Mode”, the pen’s 2 mouse buttons and hovering functionalities are activated.
  • LCD status icons, including “Page No.”, “capture mode”, “Battery status” etc.
  • Handwritten notes, drawings and sketches can be stored and retrieved according to file name, date or any other criteria decide by the user.
  • Optional handwriting recognition applications in 11 languages.
  • Rechargeable battery (through USB).
  • Optional Bluetooth or RF connection to computing devices or cellular phone.
  • Supports Windows VistaTM and Office 2007 digital ink features and utilities.

The idea of being able to write and sketch offline and then have my scribbles transferred onto my computer is awesome! And at only R399.00, it’s not too expensive.

My new little toy

The cow_grrrl bought herself an early Christmas pressie 😀

It’s all my Dad’s fault … he rocked up here to show me HIS new toy,
which I recognised as being the *perfect* solution for my future Out and Aboutness!

So I spoiled myself and bought the MSI WIND U100.

Hehe … bread and water for the next month.

Saul Kropman said I must upload some photies, so here you go:

And my kitteh just loves the paper bag 🙂

MSI WIND U100 Features:

  • Display: 10″ WSVGA LCD
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
  • Color: White
  • CPU: Intel® AtomTM N270 1.6GHz
  • Graphics: Intel® GMA950
  • System Memory: 1GB DDR2
  • Hard Drive: 120GB SATA I
  • Communications:
  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet
  • Built-in 802.11b/g WLAN Card / Bluetooth Supported
  • Dimensions: 10.23″(L) X7.08″(D) X 0.748″~1.24″(H)
  • Weight: 1000 grammes (3 cell)
  • ‘Cause gadgets are kiff

    As you know by now, I’m a true gadget gal – a sucker for all things new and clever and I’m also a bit of a closet geek … shhhhhh, keep that to yourself please =)

    So today I was jumping around the interwebs and came across something I’m really glad to have accidentally discovered and I thought I’d share it with you.

    Nudjit is a site that publishes gadget reviews for South Africa.

    Personally, I think that’s a fantastic angle and very helpful as so many gadget and tech sites and feeds that are anywhere close to being good simply don’t cater for us here on the Dark Continent.

    “The site aims to inform, entertain, and alert South Africans about the gadgets that are available to us. Our gadget reviews don’t just highlight the technical aspects but will also judge how well they work, where one can get them, and if our local technology infrastructure can actually support these electronic toys.

    The site offers detailed written reviews, quirky video posts, aggregated gadget news from all across Africa, user ratings, and hot links from popular gadget sites from around the world.”

    Nudjit covers a wide range of topics and includes product info from all the top brands – as it applies to the South African consumer. Gotta love their tagline, can’t get more SA than that =)

    The main gadget categories are:

    1. Audio/Visual
    2. Computing
    3. Gadget News
    4. Gaming
    5. Mobile
    6. Photography
    7. Software
    8. Stuff (GPS / Household)

    Although the site looks like its fairly new, and some of the content is a weeny bit thin at this stage, I think it has huge potential and I’ll definitely be subscribing to their feed to follow all their latest gadget news. The latest post is by Justin Hartman, author of Chapter 7 of the new SA Blook and co-founder of He’s in Berlin at the moment, attending the “HP Connecting Your World Conference” and, as part of the journalist welcome pack, he was given a pre-release HP iPAQ 910c Business Messenger phone! Lucky bugger =) Anyway, you can scoot over to Nudgit and read his first impressions of the phone.

    The site design is clean and the layout is beautifully simple – you just can’t get lost on it! That’s important for me – I don’t have time to navigate my way around complicated designs that are fencie just to show off the designers’ skills – nothing chases me away from a website faster than a nav system that tests my problem-solving skills. Nudjit isn’t one of those sites …

    I enjoy that the reviews and comparisons are subjective and honestly written and because they offer more than just the bog-standard technical specs, they are both informative and entertaining. Site users can also leave comments and ask questions, which is a great interactive feature, and one that is quickly becoming the norm amongst succesful online businesses.

    And I also happen to know that the chaps behind Nudjit are extremely knowledgeable and are greatly respected in the tech and web world so I am quite happy to trust their opinions.

    Thanks guys, well done!