My Lifedrive warranty expired about 2 minutes before the battery finally bit the dust.
Loathe to ship my PDA (with all my passwords, financial info, and very personal info on it) to some stranger and incur the costs--and possibly loss or damage during shipping, I decided to take a chance and buy a battery and do it myself.
Yesterday, I changed the battery, charged it up, hotsync'd it, and let me tell you this:
If you can start an IV, you can change this battery.
Feb 11, '07
Six pounds?! Heck no. More like 6 oz.
Mine has been turning on at odd moments lately, which runs down the battery, so I went into Preferences and changed it to auto shutoff after 30 seconds.
Other than that, no problem.
However, I would not get another one in light of the fact that it was quite expensive and Palm does seem to be discontinuing the model. Changing the battery was easy enough, but it was either change the battery myself or be without my PDA for however long it took the Palm people to do the repair.
I feel like if you're going to spend a lot of money for something, it shouldn't have to be repaired a year after you get it.
However, I have no idea how the others compare to this model, because I've never used them.
I can see myself having to buy another model down the road. Not happy about another huge outlay of money.
Oh, and about the bulkiness of it. I got the leather wallet case and I just use it for my wallet as well as PDA case.
Last edit by UM Review RN on Feb 11, '07