Pocket Everything Device

I don't want to have my pockets filled with ipod, phone, camera, and (dont have yet) palm type thing, but I want all those capabilities still. Tentative solution? gumstix

 

  • audio output
    • bluetooth headset
    • sound card – audiostix AC97[BRD00006] – includes out and in – might be able to just make the bluetooth do it
    • mp3 codecs
    • skype
  • audio input
    • bluetooth headset
    • ?
  • storage
    • ideally hard drive, but might be harder to connect
  • visual capture
    • probably hack apart a camera
    • should be a separate device that transmits over bluetooth?
    • unobtrusive
  • visual output
    • lcd screen, gumstix supports this well
  • written input
    • actual keyboard or palm style graffiti
    • serial port
  • mouse-type input
    • touchscreen – included with lcd
  • internet and phone access
    • evdo – 60/mo, over PCMCIA card(50)
    • skype – ?/mo no need for dealing with wireless hardware

So the equipment –

  • gumstix connex-bt 200~
  • audiostix, maybe – 40
  • bluetooth headset – 40
  • storage – ?
  • lcd screen – 200~
  • camera – ?

Form factor should be small, dominated mostly by the lcd.

http://www.gumstix.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=Display 

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