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Adrian W.

Adrian W.

Joined on 06/02/05

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Most Favorable Review

Quality GPS, works with Nokia 770

I.Trek Bluetooth GPS Receiver
I.Trek Bluetooth GPS Receiver

Pros: Small, simple design, rubber-like padded underside for extra grip (also comes with a mat to place on whatever surface you're using). Within 3 minutes, it had a good signal with 4 satellites, and zeroed in on my office building (single floor w/ attic). Outside, it picked up 10/11 and tracked movement updates very well.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Reported battery life is "10+", we'll see how it fairs in real life. I bought this to pair with a Nokia 770 and maemo-mapper. Get the bluetooth KB and GPS drivers, auto scan for GPS in maemo-mapper, and it works perfectly. Make sure you get maemo-mapper from the garage.maemo.org site, and not out of the repository in the Application Manager; the site is much more up to date.

Great performance, little price

ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Pros: Great product, solid design and structure (although fins are thin... good for heat dissipation, bad for fat fingers). Comes with thermal compound (although I have a supply of Arctic Silver 5), attaches to the stock retention mechanism, and will mount properly regardless of socket orientation (included retention arm is S shaped, to accommodate heat pipes if socket is vertically oriented).

Cons: Fan LED is green, and all the other fans in my case are blue ;)

Overall Review: On an AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+ Socket 939 (89W), temps were hovering around 46-48C at idle w/ stock heatsink and fan (Everest Ultimate 4, average of CPU and per core temps). Now temps are 38-40C idle, and 49-51C with both cores at 100%.

Nice keyboard for Nokia 770

Think Outside XTBTUE Gray Bluetooth Wireless Ergonomics Keyboard
Think Outside XTBTUE Gray Bluetooth Wireless Ergonomics Keyboard

Pros: Nice little portable keyboard, pairs well with Nokia 770 (after you get the bluetooth KB and GPS driver package from garage.maemo.org). After pairing and turning off the 770 and closing the keyboard, they reconnect automatically when the keyboard is re-opened.

Cons: Not really a con, but the two-collect function keys take getting used to, especially since the O letter key is right next to the 0 number key (I keep accidentally hitting the O key and getting a 9).

Overall Review: Built-in foldout PDA stand works with the 770, but won't leave room to charge or connect the USB port. I suggest using the stand included with the Nokia 770, and detaching the built-in stand on the keyboard.

Works great with Nokia 770

Kingston 2GB MultiMedia Mobile (MMC mobile) Flash Card Model MMCM/2GB
Kingston 2GB MultiMedia Mobile (MMC mobile) Flash Card Model MMCM/2GB

Pros: Comes with a full sized SD adapter, as most microSD do these days. Fast transfers, between 7-14MB/s in my USB thumb reader.

Cons: It's not 4GB ;)

Overall Review: I bought this for a Nokia 770 I got for cheap (N800 was a few hundred more). There was a question as to whether the 770 would recognize the 2GB size, but it works great.