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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsPDA Jul 29th, 2014 - 5:47 PM EST
    Targus Handcam
    Author: JonnyGURU
    Date Posted: January 31st, 2002
    Rating: SLRating: 7.5/10

    Introduction

    Targus is a company that I, for one, have always associated with soft goods. Targus was one of the first names that would come to mind when considering briefcases for laptops, bags for cameras and wallets for PDAs. One look at Targus.com however, would enlighten you to the idea that Targus is actually a company of accessorizing a portable world. Not only does Targus.com have bags, but also cables and even a Compact Flash 56K modem.

    One of the more recent items to join the Targus collection of goodies is the Springboard Handcam for Handspring Visors.

    Probably the best thing about a Handspring Visor is the Springboard expansion module. Components are easily installed into the Springboard slot to allow a Visor to become, among other things, a cell phone, an MP3 player or a digital camera.

    Digital cameras typically sell for about $300 these days for a very average point and shoot model. The cameras that interface with Handspring Visors tend to run between $50 and $150 dollars.

    Why the big price difference between the typical digital camera and a Springboard digital camera module?

    Take a look at your lesser expensive (say around $100) stand-alone cameras and what are they missing? The LCD. Obviously, if you're converting an existing Handspring into a digital camera, there's no need for an LCD as it's already there!

    So what's the difference between a $50 Springboard digital camera and a $200 one?

    The primary difference between all of these models is the amount of memory. Springboard camera modules tend to have anything from no memory to 6MB. A module with no memory is completely dependant on the amount of RAM available on your Visor. A model with 6MB, on the other hand, can store 50 full size (640 X 480) pictures just in the camera itself.

    >> What I Like About The Targus Handcam

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    1. Introduction
    2. What I Liked About The Targus Handcam
    3. A Few Sample Pictures Taken With The Targus Handcam
    4. Where The Handcam Falls Short On Picture Quality
    5. More Than A Camera For A Handspring
    6. In Conclusion

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