Summary: This product has completely replaced my paper daytimer. I like this product for what it is, as well as for what it is not. This product does not provide access to email or the internet, but is more than adequate at organizing names & numbers, appointments, notes, etc, - everything you would use an...
Excerpt: I've had my Palm Zire for around about two years now and it was great value for money when I got it (£20 in the bargain basement section of Woolworths) and I have used it on and off every day since.
Pros: easy to use, lots of programs, everything you need is supplied with the unit
Excerpt: I used various Handspring and Clié machines over the years and was eventually broken down by them because of their complexity - they are now trying to mimic a laptop in a tiny case - their instability - my Clié crashed about as much as my PC - and their dreadful battery life.
Excerpt: I was utterly disappointed with the Zire. It cost me £70 new, and was no better than my Vx, which cost less. I ended up selling the Zire after a week, and went back to my Vx. I found every aspect of it cheap, except from the price. The stylus was poor. The cover was flimsy, to say the least.
Pros: Looks good, rechargeable
Cons: cheap stylus, cheap cover, tiny screen, not colour
Excerpt: I started using my zire in desperation when my work seemed to be piling up, and I couldn't see what to do next, couldn't think straight, double booked myself... sound familiar? Very easy to carry around with you, simple to use, could potentially save your sanity!
Pros: Simple to use, touch screen
Cons: no back light, can be difficult to see screen
Excerpt: I bought this item a couple of months ago as an upgrade to my previous handheld and even though it doesn't have as many features as the £200-£400 handhelds the zire is a pretty good little organiser and with its USB connectivity its really easy and quick to synchronise with multiple programs.
Pros: Saves Carrying around numerous pieces of paper & diary