Summary: We are a two Visor Prism household, one of us has to run NT 4.0 on a laptop (so, no USB). We also bought a second one to use with our Audrey. Both cradles work perfectly and have held up to the abuse of being stuck in a briefcase and dragged around.
Summary: Unlike the previous two reviewers, I have the serial cradle. Physically, it is identical to the USB cradle. The first reviewer is correct, it takes a little jiggling to get the PDA seated correctly. However, a green LED immediatly flashes brightly when the device is seated, there is never any doubt.
Summary: OK, to be totally honest, I don't actually have this particular cradle (yet, anyway -- I'll probably be getting one sometime soonish, though), but I do have a Visor Prism, and I can't imagine that this cradle is substantially different in physical characteristics from the USB cradle (which I do...
Summary: The one truly bad thing about the Prism is its cradle. The PDA doesn't snap into the cradle securely like the Palm V snaps into its cradle. You sort of have to tilt and jiggle the unit a bit until the light comes on so that you know it's getting recharged.
Summary: This is a great product. It has a wealth of software available for it, but I find that I have to recharge it at very least every 2 days, more often if I use it a lot (and I do use it a lot, about 30 minutes to an hour every day).
Pros: Great color and options of programs
Cons: The battery doesn't last long enough between charges.
Excerpt: The Handspring makes organising so easy. You could describe it as fun to use, it’s not bulky and comfortable to hold, but is also solid and chunky and you can feel even the strongest person would have a problem breaking it.
Pros: Colourful, Bright, Reactive, lots of thrid party support
Cons: hard to find good third party support . hard to see in sunlight,
Excerpt: WOO-HOO! I've finally got my hands on the new Handspring Visor Prism! Luckily, Handspring has learned from its past mistakes and ordering a Visor is now quick and painless. ----------- Blue devil ----------- The first thing that hit me when I opened the Prism box was that the machine looks COOL.
Excerpt: The Visor Prism is Handspring's first colour palm device. It's 16-bit (65536 colour) display is the most vibrant I have ever seen on a PalmOS based device. It's far superior to the 256 colour display of the PalmIIIc, and much brighter than the new Palm m505.
Excerpt: I used to have a Palm V. It was very small and I grew to love the Palm OS. I decided to go all out and buy the best new Palm OS handheld available and that is the Handspring Prism. First the cons: large and somewhat heavy. You can't really put this in a pocket.
Pros: Great color . Great battery life . Expandable . New datebook and calculator
Cons: Backlit screen won't show up in sunlight . Like any backlit device, fairly large size
Excerpt: The Visor Prism is Handspring's attempt to emulate the success its principal competitor, Palm Computing, has achieved with Palm IIIc. The latest version of the Palm operating system, version 3.5, adds colour support for the first time.