A pocket-size substitute for a laptop when traveling by car
5 April 2013
Summary: Bought the item to have a handy reference tool for documents, places and access to internet while traveling as well as a guide to unfamiliar destinations. I especially like the GPS feature. The only thing I don't like is that it did not come with a User's Manual and I cannot find it on the net. I'm enjoying it more than the Dell Axim I had some years ago that did not have GPS.
Summary: Fantastic small format Pocket PC. I needed a new P-PC because the software developers had left my old one in the dust, and it was becoming erratic with frequent resets. I initially had similar "erratic frequent reset" problems with the A696, but after downloading/upgrading the firmware and OS, those resets became a memory. I like the cleaner/clearer screen.
Summary: I would call this device a jack of all trades but a master of none. The GPS works well, though it'd be better if I could control it with my voice so I could pay attention to the road. The touch screen works great and has good detail, making it good for watching movies. It plays mp3's fairly well, though without preamp control it can be a little quiet through headphones. Being able to sync it with Outlook was really nice. And it comes with a couple fun games!
Summary: Well for ASUS fanatics like I am, will find the A696 a decent PPC+GPS with an excellent processor,good GPS(Sirf+NMEA protocol),enough memory but not so bright screen. The point that this gadget is great, is its quality, very well made with strong speakers and without the annoying GPS antenna. So I strongly suggest it.
Excerpt: "The Asus MyPal may not be a Navigational system known to the masses, but is still one that shouldn't only be glanced at. With a long battery life, dramatic colours and ease of use, the MyPal is a must have for those long journeys to unknown places. The MyPal has several inept features to give the user more freedom and accessibility. These include a toolbar that shows a Postcode search and Town search, as well as downloadable voices for your own entertainment. ...
Excerpt: Tan pronto como comencé a utilizar el Asus Mypal A696 comprendí que es tan sencillo de utilizar que cualquier persona lo maneja sencillamente aunque he de reconocer que aparentemente no parece ser un sistema de navegación conocido para las masas, pero sí lo puede ser. Realmente satisfacer las expectativas de cualquier usuario en su uso personal como guía en los viajes.
Summary: L'Asus MyPal A696 est un bon PDA de milieu de gamme. - Visuellement déjà cet assistant personnel est agréable. une coque couleur acier brossé et une finition générale efficace donnent une impression positive dès la prise en main. Dommage que les boutons, rétro-éclairés bleus, parraissent un peu léger quand on y regarde de près. - Niveau ergonomie, L'écran est un classique 3.5" de bonne facture.