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m:robe 100 and OS X

Yes, I know that the m:robe 100 isn't *officially* Mac compatible, but it's so sweet looking (fine, fine: "pretty"), that I'm sure somebody has hacked it together to work for the finer 10% of computer users out there... Has anybody had any luck with using the m:robe 100 on a Mac running (specifically) OS X.4.1?
posted by michaelkuznet on May 16, 2005 - 2 answers

Pedometer advice wanted

a) Anyone have a particular make/model of pedometer they like? b) Are they very reliable? I don't mean survey-grade reliable, but even for rough distance estimation? c) Calibration tips?
posted by everichon on May 13, 2005 - 8 answers

Fave iPod accessories?

What are your favorite iPod accessories? (More specific Q inisde) [more inside]
posted by dobbs on May 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Work travel advice, hard learned lessons?

i'm starting to travel a little bit for work soon after many years of only jumping on a plane for holidays to see the family and wondering if the AskMe community has any hard learned lessons they can bestow on the young padawan learner (sp?) that is me? How best to fly with a laptop and a digital slr? Suit case for clothes that won't make me look like i just picked my clothes off the floor (per a normal day)?
posted by joshgray on Apr 27, 2005 - 20 answers

Do I need a voltage converter or just a plug adapter

I'm going to be traveling from the US to Italy and Greece. Do I need a voltage converter or just a plug adapter to power my PowerBook and Minolta battery charger? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Apr 14, 2005 - 8 answers

San Francisco Akihabara?

I'm going to be in San Francisco for a conference from 3/14-->3/18, but sadly not the emerging technology conference. Anyway, I was wondering if there is anything like Japan's Akihabara--some sort of dense flea market with strange gadgets and such, that I might visit. Any sort of robot-themed "performance" involving flammable materials would be cool too, but I've heard that Survival Research Labs isn't allowed to play in the city any longer. In short, what would be some cool geeky/techy things to do while there that might not be available elsewhere and won't land me in jail? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Mar 10, 2005 - 9 answers

Low-end widescreen TV?

Any suggestions for a low-end widescreen TV?

We are looking to upgrade the aspect ratio on our media-skewed window to the world...
posted by fairmettle on Jan 5, 2005 - 10 answers

Clock Radio

I'm looking for an inexpensive clock radio that meets a few criteria...Any help? [MI] [more inside]
posted by neurodoc on Jan 3, 2005 - 8 answers

What's the best coffee-maker?

CoffeeFilter: The best automatic maker, straight up -- no double-teaming, grinding or frothing -- please?
posted by thinkpiece on Dec 7, 2004 - 20 answers


GPS solutions. I hate getting lost and not knowing alternate routes when I'm driving and it seems that increasingly I wish I had some sort of navigation unit. So I started looking. In-car systems are about $2k (and stuck in a single car), portable handheld ones are about $600 (I can use in other cars, which is good), but I hear iPaq PDA units with GPS are only about $500. Has anyone used an iPaq for road trips? Does it work ok with the small screen? What's the best add-on GPS to get for it? And what kind of iPaq do I need as a base to make it work?
posted by mathowie on Oct 21, 2004 - 15 answers

Choices, choices

I just won a $500 gift certificate/shopping-spree from the good folks at Vanns. From their limited selection I've narrowed down my choice to either a 40gig iPod or a Sony 17" LCD Monitor (SDM-HS73/W). I don't really need either item, as I have a monitor that works just fine and I have a 10gig 2nd generation iPod (although its getting really scuffy looking). The LCD monitor is more expensive (so I would feel like I am taking better advantage of the prize), but I've only seen a few reviews out there (mostly positive) on its quality. So is there anybody out there who's used this LCD monitor? If not, do you think I'd be wiser to go with one product over the other?
posted by Boydrop on Oct 5, 2004 - 8 answers

USB/mp3 voice recorders?


There seems to be a rash of "usb/mp3 voice recorder" flash thingies out there right now, like this. Many of them appear to be the same unit or same chipset, rebranded. Is there a good site that reviews stuff like this--generic gadgets available only online? And more specifically, how do I find the best one of these that will mount without drivers on my Ibook? I'd like to get something cheap to take voice notes in the car and be able to listen to mp3s.

I've been googling but not many reviews have come in. Many thanks.
posted by mecran01 on Aug 3, 2004 - 7 answers

Treo Case

I'm getting a Treo 600 in a couple of days. I need recommendations for a good carrying case. Anything related to first-time Treo ownership also welcome. Thanks!
posted by azul on Jul 19, 2004 - 9 answers

What was the Treo application for photos on the Mac?

I recall an application for the Treo 600 phone which allowed me to dump pictures from my phone directly to my Mac bypassing the built in route which only allows you to transfer images by emailing them. I think I saw it on Gizmodo or Boing Boing a while back, but can't find it now when I search. Anyone know what the name of this Palm application is?
posted by sharksandwich on Jun 10, 2004 - 1 answer

What causes things to vibrate?

What causes things to vibrate? [plus à l'intérieur] [more inside]
posted by plemeljr on May 3, 2004 - 7 answers

Lens advice for a Nikon D70?

I'm thinking of buying the new Nikon D70 digital, Nikons answer to the Canon Rebel. What lens should I get? I want to do travel photography big landscapes, nature, and occasional cultural/people shots. Someone mentioned this 17-35mm as very good but is that the best for this kind of photography?
posted by stbalbach on Apr 1, 2004 - 2 answers

SACD: worth upgrading my CD player?

About 5 months ago, we bought an awsome Sony home theater system. At the time, I was focusing on buying a system that would play fully loaded DVD's, and did no research concening audio CDs. Consequently, I've become aware of SACD Cds. Unfortunately, the DVD/CD player does not have that capability. Is the sound of SACD CDs worth upgrading my DVD/CD player?
posted by lola on Jan 16, 2004 - 13 answers

Questions about HDTV

I've got some HDTV questions [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Dec 8, 2003 - 27 answers

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