Summary: A great palm device, but get one that isn't password protected. I lost two that would not reboot after a hard reboot. Don't expect an ipod, it won't connect to all wifi sites, and don't expect to synch to a windows 7 or 8 machine, XP only. Palm Inc. died before Windows 7 and they don't have a driver. Great fun if you get one cheap.
Nice try, but unfortunately it didn't quite make it.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The palm lifedrive is not a bad device, but with new technology out it is definitely obsolete. The device sports a 4gb harddrive which provides a lot of space, but battery life is a ridiculously low 2 hours. This provides enough time to watch a movie and that's about it. Additionally load times can be slow when data is stored on the harddrive because it needs to be spun up every time.
Summary: If you are caught between a TX and a Lifedrive--go with the TX. While the LifeDrive has more room, it is lacking in speed when compared to the TX. The TX is seamless when switching between applications. The LifeDrive will hang and freeze, when switching between applications, for what will seem like an eternity no reset is needed--just patience.
for a cheap fun device to mess around on it is OK but has been superseded by the smartphone
23 January 2011
Excerpt: Although a little outdated now, especially with the release of the iPhone etc. The Palm LiveDrive offers a sensible solution for keeping your live in order with a few little tricks to keep you entertained as well. To start of with the LiveDrive is very nice looking, cast in an aluminium body with a 3.8 TFT screen it is really nice to hold and feels really well made.
Excerpt: "...business trip I purchased a Palm Lifedrive at a cost of just under $400 (about £225). For your money you get a soft leather case, Charger unit and the PC data cable, along with a software CD. My main reason for the purchase was to buy a new gadget that combined MP3 playing with some other useful functions, like games email and internet. GENERAL The main reason for the Lifedrive choice was the 4GB internal hard drive memory. If you compress ...
Excerpt: "When I this arrived a couple of weeks ago I was dying of excitement, but reality slowly kicked in. The Hard Drive has to be the selling point of the PDA and thats about it the thing itself is pretty slow, and like many other users I have also experienced automatic reboots, and frankly for £290 or so I shouldn't have to deal with that. If you want to buy a reliable PDA this ain't the one to go for. However having said all that I do still use the PDA ...
Excerpt: "I bought a Palm Life Drive a few months ago and am still living with it, although there have been a few times when I have wanted to throw it with all the force I can muster from my office window. Having been a Windows PDA user I migrated to the Palm Life drive from reading reviews but never actually using one in anger. Having done so I have to say as soon as I can justify spending some money on a new PDA I will without any hesitation. Anyway, ...
Conclusion: La recomiendo como una maquina muy versatil y completa ya no necesitas mas de la computadora, esta pequeña mini computadora es ideal para cualquier tarea que se deba realizar.
Pros: Muy buena maquina realmnte no me puedo quejar estoy de vaje en un aeropuerto o donde hay terminales de wifi y 100pre estoy conectado mirando mails, operando con hojas de calculo, word, power point en definitiva la maquina a mi parecer es buena inversion
Summary: Acheté en 2006 déjà, je porte mon Palm Lifedrive toujours avec moi. En 2009, la question qui se pose éventuellement pour le lecteur est si cela vaut le coup d'acheter un Palm LifeDrive en occasion. A mon avis: non, sauf si vous tenez à avoir un Palm avec la fonctionalité WiFi. Sinon, vous pouvez très bien passez à des systèmes plus récent et continuer à utiliser certains applications du Palm en utilisant une application qui s'appelle 'StyleTap'.