Still playing with the Palm LifeDrive, and I’ve changed a couple of opinions. It seems that there is a way to use the entire screen for Grafiti. I guess I should read the manual! That makes this a much more useful device.
I also got the keyboard to work. I was skeptical, especially since it takes triple A batteries. Like the LifeDrive to which it attaches, it’s a bit bulkier than its Tungsten C counterpart. However, it unfolds much more easily, and with the IR connection, all you do is set the unit in the cradle without having to dock the keyboard to PDA. It’s also nice to be able to type in landscape mode. The layout of the keyboard is closer to that of a full-size. You don’t have to press function keys to get numbers and punctuation, as with the Tungsten keyboard.
Battery life is a bit worrisome. WiFi especially drains things. I haven’t figured out how bad the drain is for listening to music. I guess I’ll find out on this weekend’s trip.
BTW, this entry was totally typed and transmitted using the LifeDrive.