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A solution to the complainant of tech overload has from an unlikely source--Fossil. The popular watch-maker has unveiled the Wrist PDA and Wrist PDA/PC, companions to the Palm-based based and PocketPC-based operating systems, respectively. The new time-peices function as mini PDAs, allowing users to access contacts, appointments, to-do lists, and memos while on the go.

The Wrist PDA is a neat gadget, but we found the joystick and buttons a bit rigid. And while we appreciate being able to leave the PDA behind on short trips, it was often difficult to read the tiny print on the watch face. Additionally, because the buttons were rigid, we had to remove the watch to open the applications, turning the device into another handheld.

The Wrist PDA/PC supports the Pocket-PC operating system for the Compaq iPAQ, Cassiopeia, and the Hewlett-Packard Jornada. The Wrist PDA is compatible with most Palm-based handhelds, including the m100 and m500 series and Handspring Visor, Edge, and Sony Clie. Should you buy a Fossil Wrist PDA? If you would rather set the trend than keep up with the Joneses, you'll likely love the device. But at $145 (almost the cost of a PDA itself), the Wrist PDA is a bit too pricey a trend for our tastes (www.fossil.com/pda).
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