Buy my Books!


The Sketchnote Workbook is a fully-illustrated book and video, showing how to use sketchnotes in new ways, along with advanced tips and techniques.
Learn about and buy the book →
Download a FREE chapter →
Watch a FREE video sample →


The Sketchnote Handbook is a fully-illustrated book and video, designed to teach regular people how to create sketchnotes.
Learn about and buy the book →
Download a FREE chapter →

Mike Rohde (Color - Square)

ROHDESIGN is the website of designer Mike Rohde, who writes on design, sketching, drawing, sketchnotes, technology, travel, cycling, books & coffee.
Read more about Mike →

SIGN UP! Get the Rohdesign Newsletter.

« Embracing Iterative Design at Graphic Define & Web414 | Main | Weekend Sketches »
Friday
Apr062007

SOLD! AlphaSmart Dana Wireless Laptop Alternative

UPDATE 2006-03-06: Well that was quick! Thanks go to Paul T., who emailed at 11:30 CST and bought the Dana Wireless package! Hard to believe it was only posted around 7 this morning. :-)

If you are interested in a Dana or Dana Wireless device, feel free to email me here, as I know a few friends who might have one or two available for sale. I can't guarantee anything, but I can certainly see what my connections have in the way of gently used Dana and Dana Wireless devices.

It's spring cleaning at Rohdesign! Since my readership includes many tech people, I wanted to offer my extra gadgets here first.

Today I'm offering my AlphaSmart Dana Wireless package for $300:

Dana Wireless: Package
(click the image to see the detailed Flickr notes)

This versatile and unique device is a great writing tool. Even better, it has super-long battery life. I've had about 16 hours use from the Dana when WiFi is deactivated (for writing). I did an IRC chat test, with the WiFi fully active, and got about 7 hours.

The Dana Wireless can send pages to printers with a dedicated USB port for this purpose (1 of 2 USB ports), act as a keyboard on a PC or Mac and sync as any good Palm OS device can. It even has dual SD card slots, so you can have more than one SD card in use at a time.

Features include:
• Palm OS 4.1.2
• Very nice full keyboard with special action function keys
• 560x160 pixel grayscale LCD widescreen with backlight
• Long-lasting rechargeable battery (can be replaced by 3 AAs in a jam)
• WiFi 802.11b wireless
• Dual USB ports
• Dual SD card slots
• IR port

Useful, Flexible and Mobile
I've found the Dana useful for mobile email, IRC, IM chat, and especially for writing. It comes with AlphaWord, a variant of Wordsmith, that takes advantage of the wide screen and has a special "Send" function that can fire your written text via USB cable to any text editor window on your PC or Mac.

Condition & Added Items
The Dana Wireless is in great shape, as I've sparingly and lovingly used it for writing, email, chat and even a little web browsing. It comes with original CDs, power supply, USB cable, and manuals. I'm throwing in a 64MB SD card and a Wetsuit 2.0 case for easy carrying to the cafe.

Reviews of the Dana Wireless
Greg Gaub (The Gadgeteer)
Shawn Barnett (Pen Computing Magazine)
Vern Seward (Mac Observer)
Catherine Roseberry (About.com Mobile Office Technology)
Vikki Lipset (WiFiPlanet)
IT Reviews

I'm asking $300 for the Dana Wireless and all of the extra gear; retail for the Dana Wireless is $429. If you're interested, drop me a line with "Dana Wireless" in the subject line to work out the details.

I'd love to see the Dana go where it can find many years of productive use. :-)

Reader Comments (4)

Mike,I'm definitely interested. Was looking for one just this week. Coincidence?Hellene
April 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHellene
I'll be in touch Hellene about other folks I know who may have Dana Wireless devices for sale as well, since you were the 2nd inquiry after Paul, you get first shot at whatever I might turn up. :-)
April 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
HiInterested in a Dana Wireless - don't need a bunch of stuff with it as I'm loaded with Palm software for my Handspring Prism.Eric
April 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEric Nelson
Thanks Eric, I've already emailed you directly with info on a seller. Hope it works out for you two. :-)
April 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.