Igor Bertolucci igorbertolucci at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 13:38:04 EDT 2019

I had purchased one of these last year NOS. It is the last Magic Cap devices ever made and is considered to be the best implementation on the OS. One of the great things about this particular model is that it uses standard Sony camcorder batteries that you can find today. So there is no problem powering the device.

I played around with it for a few weeks. It’s an interesting device but honestly you can do much with it. I eventually sold it a few months later.


> On Apr 17, 2019, at 01:52, Forrest <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com> wrote:
> I have several searches set up on eBay for various hard-to-find items; one of these is a Data General One laptop and parts, circa 1984.
> This was my first laptop; purchased in May 1998 at a secondhand store in Parker, AZ for $100, IIRC. I loved this device, although I struggled with its usage at first. I’m always looking for parts, etc. I also have a Data General One Model 2T, which features a hard (“fixed”) drive and backlit display.
> Anyway, yesterday this search picked up this guy: a Data Rover 840 (I’m certain based on the word “data” in the search criteria).
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-NOS-General-Magic-Cap-DATA-ROVER-DATAROVER-840-VINTAGE-PDA-PC/333160472764?pageci=7802c66e-d2ce-48ad-a382-da74ac8cd82d
> Who out there is familiar with this model? (I’d bet Grant has about 3—🤔😉 just kidding! I have a small device/PDA collection, but nowhere near as impressive as yours.)
> Listed as NOS in excellent condition for $199.
> Mahalo,
> Forrest
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