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    Hi,

    Has there been anybody who uses their Pocket PC as a Image Tank?

    I've thought about bringing a laptop, with a external USB harddisk, but my laptop would really be heavy and cumbersome, since I don't have those ultra-portables.

    I have read from dpreview, that there are people who use an IPAQ with a dual PC card sleeve, than use 1 PCMCIA-CF converter and than connect a external PCMCIA harddisk to get the ultimate Image Tank? Ridiculous? I guess if the guy already has a PPC and the Sleeve lying around it should be a good solution. It is also affectionately called the "brick" hee no need to explain right?

    Anyway.... there is also another solution from www.imagetank.com.sg, this does seem to be a cheap alternative, but the contraption seems to be very filmsy to me. Furthermore there have also been problems with quality of the battery packs . The image tank also only allows upload through the CF/SD cards and it can't be used as an external harddisk, such a waste yah?

    Anyway if there are better alternatives to store images into external storage do share okie

    Ciaos.

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    how abt products from Vosonic??


    http://www.vosonic.co.uk/vmp3h.html

    This version have LCD for u to view your picture...u can even store your MP3 or Mpeg-1 movie into the HDD and use it to listen to music or movie anywhere!

    it is abt 449g (including HDD)
    and size is 15.4cm x 9.2cm x 4.6cm

    Vosonic's marketing department have emailed me the price....it is US$175 + shipping and HDD not included, which is abt S$300 and u still need to get a notebook HDD

    if u dun want LCD, u can try out

    http://www.vosonic.co.uk/vp2030.html

    it can read 6 different media, no adpater required, and using Li-ion batteries! Dimensions: 13 x 7.5 x 2.5cm Weight: 288g (including HDD)

    price i dunno
    Last edited by Wai; 27th July 2002 at 11:28 AM.
    We are HDD of PC & FT are MB add to storage;
    so PC never hangs with enormous storage capacity - LKY

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    The image tank according to the imagetank site is selling for $259, the vosonic's offerings looks very attractive indeed @ S$300 and probably handling & shipping at around $30-50?

    you planning to order it kamwai?

    http://www.printamax.com.sg/pix/imagetank.jpg

    Originally posted by kamwai
    how abt products from Vosonic??


    http://www.vosonic.co.uk/vmp3h.html

    This version have LCD for u to view your picture...u can even store your MP3 or Mpeg-1 movie into the HDD and use it to listen to music or movie anywhere!

    it is abt 449g (including HDD)
    and size is 15.4cm x 9.2cm x 4.6cm

    Vosonic's marketing department have emailed me the price....it is US$175 + shipping and HDD not included, which is abt S$300 and u still need to get a notebook HDD

    ....


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    Actually the Image Tank CAN be used as an external hard disk. You connect it to your computer using a USB cord. A bit slow, but useful for porting large files around.

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    Originally posted by kamwai
    how abt products from Vosonic??


    http://www.vosonic.co.uk/vmp3h.html

    This version have LCD for u to view your picture...u can even store your MP3 or Mpeg-1 movie into the HDD and use it to listen to music or movie anywhere!

    it is abt 449g (including HDD)
    and size is 15.4cm x 9.2cm x 4.6cm

    Vosonic's marketing department have emailed me the price....it is US$175 + shipping and HDD not included, which is abt S$300 and u still need to get a notebook HDD

    if u dun want LCD, u can try out

    http://www.vosonic.co.uk/vp2030.html

    it can read 6 different media, no adpater required, and using Li-ion batteries! Dimensions: 13 x 7.5 x 2.5cm Weight: 288g (including HDD)

    price i dunno
    IS it available locally??? Anyone planning for a MO ?

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    I've just emailed Vosonic on the x-drive for the pricing, I think it's still not available yet. However, it does seem to have good potential... but it would have been better if they decided to come out with a usb2.0 or firewire version!

    Originally posted by kamwai
    how abt products from Vosonic??

    ....
    if u dun want LCD, u can try out

    http://www.vosonic.co.uk/vp2030.html

    it can read 6 different media, no adpater required, and using Li-ion batteries! Dimensions: 13 x 7.5 x 2.5cm Weight: 288g (including HDD)

    price i dunno

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    Woo that's cool, I've used those USB1.1 external hdd casing, the speed is not that bad.

    Originally posted by StreetShooter
    Actually the Image Tank CAN be used as an external hard disk. You connect it to your computer using a USB cord. A bit slow, but useful for porting large files around.

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    i actually wanted to get one sample for review

    so i contacted the marketing manager, then she told me that there is no distributor here in Singapore, and ask if i can help her to "distribute" these product here

    i dunno what is the minimum amont to order, may be those who are intested can leave your name in this post, while i contact the manufacturer again?
    We are HDD of PC & FT are MB add to storage;
    so PC never hangs with enormous storage capacity - LKY

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    Originally posted by kamwai
    i actually wanted to get one sample for review

    so i contacted the marketing manager, then she told me that there is no distributor here in Singapore, and ask if i can help her to "distribute" these product here

    i dunno what is the minimum amont to order, may be those who are intested can leave your name in this post, while i contact the manufacturer again?
    Maybe u can check with Darren whether he want to distribute this product. I think there is potential for this product.

    Darren, Sorry to mention your name.
    it's just a suggestion. Since you are distributing the Acratech Ultimate Ballhead, maybe u can add this to your product line.

    Rgds,
    extreme2

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    Originally posted by kamwai
    ...it can read 6 different media, no adpater required, and using Li-ion batteries! Dimensions: 13 x 7.5 x 2.5cm Weight: 288g (including HDD)

    price i dunno
    6 different media types? Does that include the memory stick? Should right? Off the top of my head I can only think of 4 types of storage digital cameras use...

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    I think if priced reasonably the xdrive does have potential. I tremble at the thought of having 30Gig of space to store my images

    Oh 6 types, are CF, CFII, SD, MMC, Smart Media, Memory Stick

    Originally posted by qhelix

    6 different media types? Does that include the memory stick? Should right? Off the top of my head I can only think of 4 types of storage digital cameras use...

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    Handsup. me interested in the xdrive.

    Originally posted by kamwai
    i actually wanted to get one sample for review

    so i contacted the marketing manager, then she told me that there is no distributor here in Singapore, and ask if i can help her to "distribute" these product here

    i dunno what is the minimum amont to order, may be those who are intested can leave your name in this post, while i contact the manufacturer again?

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    Originally posted by kamwai
    i actually wanted to get one sample for review

    so i contacted the marketing manager, then she told me that there is no distributor here in Singapore, and ask if i can help her to "distribute" these product here

    i dunno what is the minimum amont to order, may be those who are intested can leave your name in this post, while i contact the manufacturer again?
    Check with her the requirement of being a distributor. I think we can all pool money into setting up our first photography lover company. If it earns money, then it will help us lower the cost of keeping this hobby.

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