I've been using computers daily for at least fifteen years but I am still kind of a luddite. Text messaging and social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace totally freak me out. (I must admit that I keep pages on both, just on the off chance someone from junior high wants to find me. It's happened a couple of times already…) Since I started blogging, my email volume has gotten crazy and it's hard to manage on the go since for some reason I decided a desktop computer would be more practical than a laptop. I recently received a Peek device to try out and discovered the exciting world of emailing while waiting for preschool pick-up. It's easy to get hooked on.
The Peek is a cute handheld device that resembles a PDA with a screen and keypad. What makes Peek different than a smartphone or PDA is actually the things it doesn't feature– unlike those devices, Peek is dedicated solely to email. It has nationwide wireless coverage and can be purchased at any Target store (or online) for about $100, with a flat $20 monthly subscription fee that can be cancelled at any time.
I love the Peek concept and it is very handy for receiving emails and small JPG attachments, but I did miss being able to click a link in an email and pull up a website for more information. (I am such visual media junkie!) I think it could be a great way to introduce older relatives who are internet hold-outs to the concept of staying in touch via email. If you had a dedicated email account for important missives only, Peek would be a great tool. Also worth noting: Oprah included Peek in this December's O List!
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