[clug] [for sale - free to good home] Old computing relic - Cassiopeia A-11A
postmodernhousewife at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 22:40:29 MDT 2010
oh Cool! That's practically a collector's item! I have an old
MobilePro which I bought off ebay for $80 literally months before
netbooks came out - at that point ultraportable data-entry devices
were all hideously expensive. I actually still use it.
While we're on the topic of old stuff -
I have an HP 6365 PDA which needs a new home - battery life not so
hot, doesn't speak WPA or 3G, but plays a mean game of frozen bubble.
It does okay as an Ebook reader but I find the screen a little small
(too much scrolling) for comfy reading. Got the sync cradle, CDs and
I'd rather pass it on to someone who'd find it useful (hack it into a
remote control or something?) than go thru the hassle of ebaying it.
(Especially if you'd like to barter it for a book on bash shell
scripting or Python 3)
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:53 PM, Conrad Canterford
<conrad at mail.watersprite.com.au> wrote:
> Well, not that old really, but a real granddaddy of handheld computing
> I have a Casio Cassiopeia A-11A in good condition going free to a good
> (any) home. Own one of the earliest genuinely handheld general purpose
> computing devices from back when such things were a stupid idea that
> would never take off!
> Dates from around 1997 I think, although this reviewer
> http://www.larwe.com/technical/cassiopeia.html seems to suggest he was
> looking at buying one in 1999. I have to say I found WinCE 2.0 quite
> usable using both keyboard and stylus, and (at the time) didn't find it
> half as bad as he suggests. Of course, it is abysmally slow by modern
> One owner, low milage. Runs WinCE 2.0 from ROM and has 4Mb RAM. Backup
> battery is completely dead, and the stylus is missing - but theCasio Cassiopeia A-11A
> touchscreen works fine with any stylus/pen tip. Still works - I fired it
> up this evening with a fresh set of batteries (uses 2xAA alkaline
> batteries) and it seems to be completely functional. Sadly, I don't have
> any idea where the interface cables for it are, which will be a
> complication for interfacing it to anything, nor can I find the manuals
> or software for it, although they can probably be found on the web.
> Comes in a stylish (or maybe not) genuine Casio black leather-look belt
> pouch. The belt stap bit of the pouch is showing that this item was
> genuinely used (and poorly made) and the stitching should no longer be
> trusted to hold the pouch on a belt.
> Pick up from Gundaroo after hours or weekend, or weekdays from Belconnen
> with at least 24 hours notice.
> If no-one is interested, I'll try to EBay it, and if that fails, bin it.
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