Pocket PC-based carputer idea.
To cut the long story short, I have a Toshiba e740 Pocket PC (can be bought for $115 on eBay). It's a full-featured little computer with a 400MHz processor, 64 MB of RAM, wi-fi, microphone, touchscreen, CF and SD slots. Sounds nice, but isn't it a little too small?
Well, here's where the expansion pack comes in. I just found this today:
/\ this plugs into your Toshiba Pocket PC (this is compatible with quite a few models). The device lets you connect a VGA monitor to your PDA. It also enables your PDA to accept various USB devices with the proper driver. You can use a USB hub to connect things like external hard drives, CD-R/RW drives, DVD drives, keyboards, mice, etc, etc. Most of those things have Windows CE drivers written for them. Anyways, I had this crazy idea of using the Pocket PC for a carputer, or to be precise - as a second computer in my car to be used fot GPS navigation and various miscelaneous things. There are programs out there that will make your Pocket PC work in resolutions up to 1024x768 so this sounds like a good deal to me.
Anyone else out there thinks that this could be done?