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frater_secessus [smartphones]
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-Pro:  portability,​ battery life, availability of apps, connected by wifi or wireless data.+Pro:  portability,​ battery life, availability of apps, connected by wifi or wireless data, charge from USB. 
 + 
 +Con:  small screen, no keyboard, no pointing device, limited internal storage, limited RAM.  Some (iPhone?) are picky about chargers. Easy to drop and break.  
 + 
 +==== use as netbooks ==== 
 +Smartphones (and tablets -- next section) can be pressed into service as netbook work-a-likes by the addition of: 
 +  * a [[http://​amzn.to/​2FSKAHL|phone stand]] to hold the device at a useful handsfree viewingangle (usually horizontally) 
 +  * a [[http://​amzn.to/​2G48mDP|portable bluetooth keyboard]]. ​ Some have a phone stand built in. 
 +  * a [[http://​amzn.to/​2G6pKba|bluetooth mouse]] or other pointing device, sometimes built into the keyboard mentioned above. ​  
 + 
 +Note:  the keyboards mentioned above are normal keyboards, although usually sized smaller. ​ There are also [[http://​amzn.to/​2FW3opC|mini wireless keyboards]] used for "​lean-back"​ experiences with devices but they are not for touch typing. If you hunt-and-peck anyhow one of these phone-sized keyboards with integrated touchpad might work fine for you.  They come in bluetooth and 2.4G wireless. 
  
-Con:  small screen, no keyboard, no pointing device, limited internal storage, limited RAM. 
  
-as quasi-notebooks 
 ===== tablets ===== ===== tablets =====
  
communication/devices.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/18 17:04 by frater_secessus