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Sony PEG-S300

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  • If I Only Had Small Fingers

    Mar 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: real backlight, expansion slot, photos in Address application
    Cons: only USB, Mac support only through third party, buttons hard to use

    Summary: Last fall Sony finally released its long awaited Palm OS device. I had heard rumors about its feature set for some time, and even knew someone who works at Sony who had given me some idea of what to expect from the unit. Still, nothing compares to seeing ... read more

  • Well Done Sony

    Jun 30, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Memory stick expansion, Unique design
    Cons: Can not run apps off memory stick, Sony support

    Summary: I recently purchased this PDA used (mint condition) and right away fell in love with it. For it ... read more

  • Sony's First PDA Is Still Great!

    Apr 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, JogDial, Speed, Great Backlight, A PDA Well Ahead of it's Time
    Cons: Windows XP Sync, So-so Grafitti Recognition, Bad Implementation of Memory Stick

    Summary: Intro The Sony CLIE PEG-S300 was Sony's first venture into the PDA Market. Dubbed a "Personal Entertainment Organizer," the CLIE was the first PalmOS-based PDA to offer a JogDial, used to scroll through screens and select items quickly. It ... read more

  • A great Pda to start with...

    May 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great look and style, the size is perfect, great programs and features
    Cons: Monochrome, that's about it, took my a while to find the backlight

    Summary: With all the new Pda's (personal data assistant) coming out I was not sure which brand to go with. The Handsprings and Visor are very popular, but I was not impressed with the size and portablity of them. So I was looking for something that would have ... read more

  • Clié (N760)

    Apr 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Elegant design, terrific screen and backlighting, MP3 player
    Cons: Flimsy stock cover

    Summary: After losing my Palm Vx about 6 months ago, I compared the color Cliť, HP Jornada and Compaq Ipaq, and based upon my existing Palm OS software and databases and the fact that I already had a laptop with which I travel, I decided to stay with the Palm ... read more

  • Powerful little buddy

    Apr 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stylish, good price, small, lightweight, memory stick, lots of memory
    Cons: case is metal colored plastic, screen scratches easily, crashes too often

    Summary: I've had my Sony Clie for a few months now. Been very useful, handles my needs nicely. I don't require too much, I like playing games and using it as a planner. At the time I bought this it was cheaper than the Palm V and has about the same features. ... read more

  • Sony CLIE 300 - It's No Palm

    Apr 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I like seeing Sony on my electronics.
    Cons: That's it. No other pros. Only cons.

    Summary: My Palm III screen broke, and it was out of warranty, so I purchased a new (open box) Sony CLIE 300 to replace it. There is no single feature of this device that is better than the Palm III. The screen is smaller. The ... read more

  • Not the Handheld for Mac Fans!

    Mar 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Takes Sony Memory Chip
    Cons: Not Mac Compatible!

    Summary: I bought this handheld thinking I'd enjoy compatibility with my memory stick. Then I upgraded to a Mac and, lo and behold, this handheld does not port to the Mac! I find this particularly ironic when one considers Mac's marketspace in the ... read more

  • Funny Name for a Serious PDA

    Aug 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable; sleek; expandable; includes MemoryStick, JogDial, nice stylus & case, Li-Ion battery.
    Cons: Few peripherals currently available, require 3rd-party software to use Clie to fullest extent

    Summary: The first part of this opinion is a story, and the second part chronicles my quest to find the perfect bargain PDA. If you simply need to know the hard facts regarding this Palm device, please skip to the third section. Part 1 ... read more

  • Palm device with Sony style.

    Aug 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small and light, memory expansion, proper backlight.
    Cons: Few Memory stick accessories, Third party programs required for Mac connection.

    Summary: Sony's first dip into the Palm market made a big impression on arrival. Its styling and packaging aimed at a more consumer buyer than other Palm devices. The CLIE looks good out of the box, its purple and silver case is smart and comfortable ... read more

  • Clie - Good Organizer, That's It

    Aug 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Palm OS, 8 MB of RAM, True Backlight, Ease of use
    Cons: Too simple OS, Tiny Stylus, Non-expandable, Jog Dial

    Summary: When my birthday came around in March, I decided that a handheld device would be a good present, organizing my life a bit. So, on that special day I bought myself a Sony Clie. It looked nice, simple, yet well designed. I walked out with a $350 PEG-S300 ... read more

  • Sony's Clie - The Standard for Size, Convenience, and Reliability

    Jul 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, capacity, battery, jog-dial
    Cons: Screen size

    Summary: Everybody had a PDA at work and at first I thought that these are simply the latest gadget fads going around and are bound to die down and everybody will go back to using their Franklin Planner's for organization. WRONG!!! ... read more

  • Another PDA, but worth it.

    May 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Super awsoma palm power!,
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: I really like the Sony Clie, which is hard for me to say because i really don't like Sony all that much to begin with. Regardless, the memory stick expansion is a good feature, though as others have stated, you can't run any applications off of it, ... read more

  • Great PDA, if you're willing to install some 3rd party software

    May 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large memory Expansion Fast Processor Powerful jogger navigation dial Small Size
    Cons: Software package although nice, lacks some functionality software for the jogger and memory stick.

    Summary: Features: Memory stick: Comes with 8MB, allows for memory expansion up to 64MB. Plus with third Party Programs such as PowerRun any applications can be transparently stored there and will launch from shortcuts just like your normal programs. ... read more

  • Good Thing Small Package

    May 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small Size, Rechargeable battery, reliability
    Cons: marginal audio capability, slow hot sync for usb connection

    Summary: As a pharmacist in an entry-level management position I find myself running to meetings, providing staff coverage and managing my responsible areas. One of the challenges to be dealt with daily is remembering when and where I am supposed to be at any ... read more

  • The Clie is a big memory version of the Palm at the same price

    Apr 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, sleek, lots of memory, affordable power
    Cons: No color yet, few accessories available (ones for Palm VX work well)

    Summary: I'd been looking for a new PDA for some time. Went through the "I want a portable that acts like a PC" phase. Had a NEC Mobilepro, which has a keyboard, tons of memory, runs Powerpoint, Office on a big color screen, at $700. But it was too bulky, and I ... read more

  • Quality Sony PDA, but a bit disappointing

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sony design, jog dial, memory stick enhanced, Compact.
    Cons: Lacks Mac support, Not all apps support jog dial, Industrial design not as sleek

    Summary: I've owned the Palm IIIx, Palm Vx, Handspring Visor Deluxe, and the Sony. When I first heard that Sony was getting into the Palm PDA business I was very excited. I knew that Sony would be the one to do it right. The Sony Clie running Palm OS is a great ... read more

  • Competition for Palm

    Mar 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: memory stick, USB cradle, 8MB memory
    Cons: sync with Mac, not attractive, memory stick expensive

    Summary: I bought the Sony Clie after my Palm III retired. I have enjoyed using a Palm OS pda and wanted to replace it with another. I considered the Palm V/Vx and the Clie, but thought that the Clie would work better as I just purchased a Sony Vaio. The biggest ... read more

  • At $260 -- CLIE FOR ME!

    Mar 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Uses Palm OS, backlit screen, price
    Cons: 8MB memory stick only for data storage, can't run apps from it.

    Summary: BACKGROUND: Iíve owned my Palm Pilot V for over a year now. Iíve found it to be great tool to keep me organized. All my contact numbers, notes and calendar/appointments in one small package Ė plus the alarm makes sure I donít arrive late for ... read more

  • Classy, Light, Impressive, Expandable (CLIE )

    Feb 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Slim, Flexible, Great Backlighting
    Cons: Can't run programs from Memory Stick

    Summary: After trading in my Handspring Visor Deluxe, and giving the iPAQ a try (see my opinion), I finally got the real deal. Size/screen: It's a bit narrower than a PALM V but just a bit thicker. Barely though. It's as light as a feather. I think ... read more

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