Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The CueCat Rides Again

Admittedly I'm a Luddite when it comes to tiny, expensive electronic toys; I never see the point and I hate carrying yet more crap around (plus they always make them so droppable. WHY WOULD YOU MAKE A THREE-HUNDRED DOLLAR CELLPHONE SLIPPERY?).

But it's with an extra jaundiced eye that I read a breathless review of the Groqit. It's tiny! It scans yer stuff! It keeps you from buying yet another copy of Steel Magnolias!

It's also already been done.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:58 AM

    No, the Cuecat is a tethered scanner. The pen in the picture had no display and minimal storage.

    The Groqit is a portable inventory computer (128MB) with a barcode reader. It scans, stores and searches barcode lists.

    The little silver cone at the end is equivalent to the Cuecat. The rest of the system is like a PDA.