As with any computer, the PalmPilot itself is likely to be only the beginning of your expenditures. A rapidly growing industry of add-ons and accessories awaits your credit card.
The purpose of this appendix, then, is to alert you to the most interesting and surprising add-ons. Who could have guessed that there’s a pocket-sized scanner that can read business cards directly into the Address Book program? Who wouldn’t be intrigued by the EarthMate, a gadget that calculates your exact position on the face of the earth by receiving signals from satellites now in space? And who among us couldn’t use a replacement for the carrying case that comes with the PalmPilot?
Consider this chapter a directory, a wish book, or a mind-expander when it comes to contemplating the potential of this tiniest of computers.
All of the 3Com/Palm-branded gadgets listed below are available at the Palm web site, http://www.palmorder/modusmedia.com.
A small, lightweight modem, about the size of a bath-size Camay, for surfing or email; see Chapter 13, and Chapter 14. An AC adapter is available for $20 more. 3Com, $120 (or $170 for the Palm V model).
A cable to replace the HotSync cradle (see Chapter 6), for those for whom briefcase space is at a premium. 3Com, $20.
A duplicate of the cradle that came with your PalmPilot. Why? In case you plan to HotSync regularly with a second computer. 3Com, $30.