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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsPDA Oct 23rd, 2018 - 6:19 AM EST
    CardAccess Thinmodem Plus
    Author: Tom Solinap
    Date Posted: April 19th, 2001
    Rating: 10/10 SystemLogistics
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    Pros

    The benefits of having a modem for your Visor speak for themselves. You can check email, look at websites, chat, and Hotsync with your home PC all in the palm of your hand. You don't need an expensive laptop anymore because you can get most of the same benefits with the Visor in a smaller package. I mean, if you have one of those stowaway keyboards, your Visor is virtually a laptop. The Thinmodem Plus not only gives you all the benefits of going online, but also serves as a flash memory module to store even more programs. The provided File Mover application is great for managing files between your Visor and the module. You can store rarely used applications in your module memory so they don't fill up your Visor. The price tag of $149.95 is good considering you're getting two modules in one here. The software that's bundled with the Thinmodem Plus is convenient for people that just want to go online as quickly as possible. The installation process is very simple and easy to follow. The small size of the Thinmodem Plus makes it a real winner since it keeps your visor nice and slim. You don't need to use any external batteries since it runs right off the Visor's power. The Thinmodem Plus also has adaptive power management to consume less power than other modems. I can go on and on about all the great stuff this module has to offer, but I think you guys get the point.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any bad points to this product. The price tag is a good value but some people might still be somewhat reluctant to pay that much. Well, considering Springboard modules are pretty expensive, at least the useful ones, you'll have to spend this much anyway. The only annoyance is that you have to register with Intellisync to use Browse-it. Also, the phone cord that comes with the Thinmodem Plus is custom made for it. If you lose it for some reason, you'll have to buy one from CardAccess. That's about it for anything bad.

    Conclusion

    The Thinmodem Plus is an excellent product. It provides everything you need in a modem and flash memory module, and blends the two together into a neat and slim package. The compact size of the module gives it a one up over other modems out there. The installation process is very user friendly for those of us that just want to go online without having to deal with all the BS. For $149.95, you get two modules in one. That value can't be beat, considering a flash module by itself costs around $80, and a modem over $100. With support for modem speeds up to 56Kbps, you have a relatively fast connection. Everything about the Thinmodem Plus impresses me, and I really enjoyed reviewing the product. That's why I gave it a perfect score over-all. It's probably the best modem solution for the Visor out there right now. Thanks again to CardAccess for providing us with a review unit.

    Installation: 10
    Features: 10
    Value: 9
    Performance: 10
    Quality: 9
    Final Score: 10

    Rating: 10/10 SystemLogistics

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