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Transmeta at Rockefeller Center - PCExpo 2002
Transmeta at Rockefeller Center - PCExpo 2002 - PCSTATS
The weather was hot and humid (like the back of a Pentium 4 laptop!). (Archived from PCSTATS' retired tech site, TransmetaZone)
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External Mfg. Website: PCexpo Jul 16 2002   Max Page  
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CharmedTech TM5800 Wearable Computer

Charmed Technologies

The concept behind the CharmIT Pro wearable computer is one that follows along with the open source programming community closely, but in this case with hardware. The CharmIT Pro is a open source Crusoe based wearable built with off the shelf components like an SBC from Boser and created from the minds at MIT's Media Labs. The unit shown here (about $2400USD) is a professional version of the same device, and comes in a custom, heavily ventilated carry pack.

The CharmIT Pro uses an 800MHz TM5800 Crusoe processor and contains 256MB SDRAM, a 20GB hard drive, and an SBC motherboard which boasts 10/100 Ethernet, serial ports, USB ports, a 32-bit Mini PCI expansion slot, and video controller. Battery life for the 1.75lb unit wasn't specified, and we weren't able to track down the 'Charming rep' for this bit of kit at the time of the PCexpo event.

Mainstream consumers may look at this and wonder what the gig is, but I showed this picture to our Linux guy and he lit up like a Christmas tree. Wearable computers running Linux with cool Crusoe processors are pretty hard to resist for some techies.

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Contents of Article: PCexpo
 Pg 1.  Transmeta at Rockefeller Center - PCExpo 2002
 Pg 2.  The star of the show, OQO!
 Pg 3.  TMTA Reference Motherboard
 Pg 4.  Avenue Music PC
 Pg 5.  Gericom A2 Notebook
 Pg 6.  Gespac PCISYS-59
 Pg 7.  PaceBlade Pace Book
 Pg 8.  RLX Technologies Razor 324
 Pg 9.  Antelope Technologies MCC
 Pg 10.  Sony VAIO PCG-U1
 Pg 11.  — CharmedTech TM5800 Wearable Computer
 Pg 12.  FIC Crystal tablet PC
 Pg 13.  NEC Netbrain Office Server
 Pg 14.  Other Notebooks & Tablet PC's

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