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  • Started 6 years ago by TheTalentedMissWendy
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TheTalentedMissWendy
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I am looking for a way to do my Uni writing while I am on my lunch at work. My office allows no internet access and bars all mobile phones as well. My laptop is just too heavy to bring in with me, so I am looking to get a tiny version. Can I get a little keyboard to plug into my PSP? (I really want a little WERTY keyboard to write on).

Anyone got any sugestions? I don't need it to have any WP capabilities, just a removable mem stick to keep the text in. In Japan, I had a PDA phone with an attachable keyboard with a tiny 15cm X 2cm screen. The keyboard was too little for my fingers, and I still had to type with my thumbs.
It was only via my phones Email address, and had only about a one page memory (and ate batteries like it was starving).

I have spotted a few teeny weeny keyboards advertised on Ebay, but I have no idea what they would plug into.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, Wendy

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Lighthouse
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How tiny do you want? Asus do a very small laptop. Or maybe you want a PDA (but with them it is thumb typing)

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Scott
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Something like this?

http://www.pcworld.com/product.....icing.html

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Lighthouse
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Hey Scott, that is an Asus!

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Lighthouse
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and to TheTalentedMissWendy. what is a WERTY keyboard :)

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Scott
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Yes Lighthouse, you were quicker...this time.

There's a PCWorld review of all the mini laptops somewhere.

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Lighthouse
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Scott. is this a competition? You know more than me. Check your emails

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Scott
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Is this a spelling competition? ;)

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Lighthouse
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I don't understand (I'm not a witch)

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whs
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@Lighthouse, QWERTY is an american (amongst others) keyboard. I have a QWERTZ which is German with the extra letters germans have. Maybe you have a french one, but I do not know how they are called.

@ Wendy, I second the suggestion of the above. The Eee by Asus seems to be quite nice - at least that's what the computer press says. And it is only $300 (300 Euros in Europe - they think Europeans are rich). In Europe it comes out these days. In the US it is available.

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Lighthouse
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@whs French ones are called AZERTY.
TheTalentedMissWendy clearly says WERTY. sorry my dear I am being pedantic

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whs
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You really are. She probably has a wireless keyboard. They sometimes miss letters - like mine.

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taybay
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This may not even be what you're looking for and is probably out of the question, but I had to post this for people to ogle at. It always impresses me every time I see it. http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/8193/

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Scott
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Sweet stuff, taybay.

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chris
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If you want a laptop that is very thin yet very powerful, i consider you think about getting a mac laptop. There's a new apple laptop that is about less than a centimeter thick screen. And everyone now knows that mac is advacing WAY faster than any other companies so their computers are getting so much more powerful. Also it's security system is much MUCH more stronger than XP since it's an entirely new feature. That's the reason why mac yet don't have many viruses, since hackers are having quite a lot of troubles getting the viruse in. You should go more for mac laptops since it's very light(that's what you want) small and powerful. chris

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whs
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Here is the webpage for the Asus Eee

http://eeepc.asus.com/us/product.htm

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Lighthouse
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Hows about this?
http://beta.ivancover.com/wiki.....l_Upgrades

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whs
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Lighthouse, Could not get this webpage to show up. On none of my browsers.

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InDiSent
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MAC, schmack......i would go with the asus. But wait, if your company doesn't even allow cellphones why would they allow a laptop?

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whs
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InDiSent, looks to me like Miss Wendy can use a device as long as it is not "connected" to the outside. I like places that bar cell phones. I am with you, the Asus is a hot deal. Seems, they cannot keep up with demand.

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