Originally Posted By: bchester
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I’ve used Palm-Tech and my Axim X3? for a couple hundred or so reports and daylight viewing has not been a problem for me until my screen cover gets scratched up. I found the Dell covers didn’t last very long and were expensive. I now use wide clear packing tape that I carefully lay over the screen (to avoid bubbles) and trim around the edges. I can replace this screen cover in about three minutes. I also learned that a little dust on the cover and the plastic tip of the stylus don’t go well together.
Some more info on this. I started using the Axim while I was still dialing in my program. I quickly learned you can’t see very much on a PDA screen and you really need to be familiar with the hidden areas or you’ll use a lot of time scrolling. My solution was to print some sheets to guide me instead of scrolling. All I did on the PDA in enter info. This was a real pain because I was sometimes carrying these sheets and the PDA in the same hand. It didn’t take long and I created what (for me) works very well and really protects my PDA.
I attached a Rhino Skin near the bottom edge of a clip board for the PDA and cut my sheets to seven inches long to fit at the top.
I’ve dropped this setup hard enough to break the corner off the clip board. No problem, just bend the Rhino cover until it will close and keep going.
I’ve never used a laptop on site so I can’t make the laptop vs PDA comparison. I can say I usually stop wherever the condition is and select my note. I take my PDA in nearly every attic, some crawl spaces and an occasional roof.
Hope this helps,