Thanks for the feedback Steve!<br><br>I don't plan on using as a total laptop replacement, so that was a bit of a misnomer I guess. I plan on really using it to surf the web, watch video and do some more advanced stuff from a slim device. I run linux @ home so having a device like that is what I want to roll with.
<br><br>I traveled this year and a friend had a cellphone that could do internet, that was cool. I realized I wanted to surf the web from a small device but I dont want the phone. Ive had laptops in the past but they are just a bit too big to stuff in a hiking/travel bag :)
<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Oct 30, 2007 12:42 PM, Steve Yelvington <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<div class="Ih2E3d">Jon Dodson wrote:<br>> can i plug in usb stuff to it? i can get usb converters i dont care<br>> about that.<br></div>The normal USB setup is for mounting the N800's SD cards as drives on a<br>
PC. There's been some discussion on this list of running the N800 in<br>host mode, but that would require some cable magic and I'm unclear about<br>the success rate.<br><br>If anyone has been able to plug the N800 into a digital camera I'd love
<br>to hear about it. Any experience with something like this?<br> <a href="http://www.delkin.com/products/connect/usbbridge/" target="_blank">http://www.delkin.com/products/connect/usbbridge/</a><br><div class="Ih2E3d">
><br>> do bluetooth headsets work with it? as in you got something to work?<br>> if so what kind?<br></div>Haven't tried. The N800 has worked with every set of wired headphones<br>I've used, though.<br><div class="Ih2E3d">
<br>><br>> battery is advertised to be about 3 hours for wifi and 5 for video,<br>> does that seem to mesh with your experience?<br></div>Maybe just a tad optimistic, but I've had no issues on long airplane<br>
flights listening to the Greatful Dead while playing Aisle Riot.<br><div class="Ih2E3d">><br>> does the battery life degrade over time badly?<br></div>Not so far. The battery is a standard removable/replaceable Nokia BP-5L,
<br>which runs $30 to $50 at online retailers.<br><div class="Ih2E3d"><br>> did you find yourself needing more than the two flash card slots? do<br>> you use more than 4 gigs of storage(2 gig sd seems cheap now).<br>
</div>Not so far. But I haven't stocked it up with video. I am using the<br>internal card primarily for swap and the external SD for media files.<br><div class="Ih2E3d"><br>><br>> how is the UI overall? i can console but i do enjoy ease of use(i
<br>> find gnome easy to use).<br></div>Not bad overall. It's more stylus-friendly than finger-friendly overall,<br>especially when using some of the contrib applications (i.e. Claws<br>mail). I think the upcoming revision of the UI (created for the 810) is
<br>a significant visual improvement and look forward to the upgrade.<br><br>In general, I use mine pretty much as a toy, for checking mail and<br>looking up stuff on Google/Wikipedia while wandering around, and for Skype.
<br><br>Being able to call home practically free from Europe while not having to<br>drag out the laptop was very nice.<br><br>When I can't find an open wifi point, the N800 easily connects through<br>my Nokia cellphone to T-Mobile's EDGE/GPRS network. Setting that up took
<br>about 90 seconds and all the T-Mobile magic was preconfigured for me.<br>Most network providers are included. VERY well done!<br><br>Overall, though, if I had no laptop I'd make that my first priority,<br>especially with Wal-Mart selling a basic Acer for about the same price
<br>as I paid for my N800. The very small form factor of the N800 has<br>advantages, but I find it much too small for any extended work. YMMV.<br><br><br><br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>-jon<br><br><a href="http://www.jdodson.org">