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Neoncouple
04-15-2006, 12:11 PM
I'm looking to a palm for caching and was wondering what to buy. I know I want a palm and not a different brand. I'm looking at the Tungsten E2. What do you think? too much or too little?

dí76
04-15-2006, 12:30 PM
I'm looking to a palm for caching and was wondering what to buy. I know I want a palm and not a different brand. I'm looking at the Tungsten E2. What do you think? too much or too little?

I have the e2 and love it. It does everything that I want

Haffy
04-15-2006, 04:08 PM
I have the Zire 71,but you know what? If I had to do it all over again I would buy the cheapest one out there. I say that because it is just too expensive to bring it along caching and take a chance of dropping it and ruining it. I know because I speak from experience,I had it in my back pocket and fell on my butt and ruined the first one. I ended up buying another on Ebay for less that half of what I paid for the first one. You can get some really cheap ones on Ebay for less than 50 bux and will be plenty to hold cachemate and anything else you might have a use for it. Just my 2 cents.

attroll
04-15-2006, 04:44 PM
It all depends on what you want to do with your PDA. I have a Zire 72 and absolutely love it. I use it for more then when I go geocaching though. So what I have may be overkill for some people. I can put the Delorme Topo maps on mine and all the elevation grids and and minor roads, logging roads things of that type. Some people do not use that. I do.

WhereRWe?
04-15-2006, 04:51 PM
I have the Zire 71,but you know what? If I had to do it all over again I would buy the cheapest one out there..

I agree. I also have a Palm Zire 71, but almost ANY model Palm will work with Cachemate - which is what you want on your PDA. I have an old Palm VII (which I'm supposed to sell to Starz - by the way - I FOUND IT!!!), and I see that there is at least one on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/PALM-VII-x-HANDHELD_W0QQitemZ9711024311QQcategoryZ11175QQrdZ1 QQcmdZViewItem) with a starting bid of $7.99 and a "Buy it Now" price of $14.99.

:D :D

Starzz
04-15-2006, 05:18 PM
I have an old Palm VII (which I'm supposed to sell to Starz - by the way - I FOUND IT!!!), :D :D
I got tired of waiting and I bought a Palm Z22 (http://www.palm.com/us/products/handhelds/z22/)! :D I got it on Amazon for $90. It's small too, but I can't find a carrying case for it. I've had it caching with me only once so far, and it beats carrying around all the papers!!!

Beach Comber
04-15-2006, 05:20 PM
As many have heard me say (or whine!), I have an iPAQ PPC. I dare say, that I finally have it running smoothly for the list of caches and still have a bit to work on for the map aspect. It seems to be a bit slower than the Palm platform for this application. If I had to do it over, I would definitely get a Palm. Since I already had my iPAQ before caching entered my life, I have stuck with it.

Have fun!

Neoncouple
04-15-2006, 05:44 PM
I really only want it for caching. however I love gadgets and I would likely find other uses for it. Therefore I quess i want a good cheap one. whatever that is.

WhereRWe?
04-15-2006, 05:44 PM
I got tired of waiting and I bought a Palm Z22 (http://www.palm.com/us/products/handhelds/z22/)! :D I got it on Amazon for $90. It's small too, but I can't find a carrying case for it. I've had it caching with me only once so far, and it beats carrying around all the papers!!!


Sheesh! What do you mean "can't find a carrying case"? Have you tried eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Leather-Case-Deluxe-Palm-PalmOne-z22_W0QQitemZ9713031993QQcategoryZ15017QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem)?

LOL! ;) ;)

Haffy
04-15-2006, 06:34 PM
I would suggest getting a hard case though, don't think the leather case would do much in protecting against dropping it or falling on it.:)

Hiram357
04-15-2006, 09:15 PM
Sheesh! What do you mean "can't find a carrying case"? Have you tried eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Leather-Case-Deluxe-Palm-PalmOne-z22_W0QQitemZ9713031993QQcategoryZ15017QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem)?

LOL! ;) ;)

so is your PDA back up for bids then????

Beach Comber
04-15-2006, 09:19 PM
Here is a link for just about any case you could want........
http://www.styluscentral.com/pdacases.html (http://www.styluscentral.com/pdacases.html)

Neoncouple
04-15-2006, 09:34 PM
Thanks all. I just got the Palm E2 Way more power than I need but I'll find something to do with it. I wanted the one with built in WI-FI but it was more then I was willing to spend. Now all I need to do is figure out how to use it.

Starzz
04-15-2006, 09:44 PM
Sheesh! What do you mean "can't find a carrying case"? Have you tried eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Leather-Case-Deluxe-Palm-PalmOne-z22_W0QQitemZ9713031993QQcategoryZ15017QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem)?

LOL! ;) ;)

Yeeeeeeeeees I tried ebay, but I am looking for a hard case for it. :)

Starzz
04-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Here is a link for just about any case you could want........
http://www.styluscentral.com/pdacases.html (http://www.styluscentral.com/pdacases.html)

........ except a Palm Z22!!! ;);)

WhereRWe?
04-16-2006, 07:15 AM
........ except a Palm Z22!!! ;);)

How about this (http://www.cases.com/palmz22.htm)?

Starzz
04-16-2006, 08:49 AM
How about this (http://www.cases.com/palmz22.htm)?

Ohhhhhhh thanks!! :) Must buy! images/smilies/biggrin.gif