Hans is still using his iPhone for mobile surfing. But the small screen makes it difficult to work with for some web pages. An iPad Mini is a natural choice. It has a 1024-pixels screen and is still small enough to carry.
Hans buys this iPad Mini 2013-05-11 from MacSupport in Västerås for 4195 SEK.
May 2013: Hans adds a robust Otterbox case to protect the iPad.
Image courtesy: Otterbox
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Bought from the telecom provider 3.
This unit is a major step forward compare to the previous dedicated palm computer Pocket Loox C550:
The operating system is upgraded from IOS 4.2 to IOS 6.1. The main difference is that from now on all IOS upgrades can be made without connecting the iPhone to a computer.
A replacement for the broken Acer N30 computer is needed. This unit has a faster processor but the bigger difference is the WLAN connection. Now it is possible to connect to the Internet.
The only problem is that Hans don't have any WLAN himself. Anyway the unit is synchronsised with the Outlook mail on the main computer, enabling off-line reading of mail and calendar entries.
Bought from Dustin for SEK 3512.
The Pocket-Loox product-line was discontinued by Fujitsu-Siemens in 2007.
A very slim PDA which Hans enjoyed.
Unfortunately, in the end of August, after just 6 months, he drops the unit in a stone stairway from the third floor. The electronics survives (the synchonization works) but the display is broken.
Bought from Expansys for SEK 2178.
Hans drops the unit into the floor several times without problem, but just before Christmas 2004 it refuses to start and to charge.
Bought 2002-04-26 from GEAB The Phone House, Hälla, Västerås for SEK 7703. At the same time a Compact Flash Card 64 MB is bought for SEK 760.
Hans first PDA is used for personal planning and taking notes. It is also used in his work for remote connection to computers via his Ericsson mobile telephone [ Mobile telephones ].
Hans drops the unit into the floor several times without problem, but in 2001 the front glass is brakes into pieces. After repair in the US, costing 100 USD it is OK again but later the display becames unreliable. The unit has to be physically "kicked" to switch-on the display...