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Backstage: Danger’s Sidekick II

picYes, I’ll be reviewing it here on Backstage. Soonish. Not tomorrow soonish, but soonish nevertheless.

And no, the Sidekick II is not the secret iPod accessory we’ve been hinting at. But we’re trying to get the okay to talk about that, too. In all honesty, it wasn’t my intention to build up too much hype around it (it’s not something -huge-), but it’s something I really do like.

By the way, the earlier Sidekick is Dennis’ favorite gadget beside the iPod.

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1

I recently upgraded my OLD Nokia 8290 to a Sony Ericcson T610.  It’s *horrible*.

Slow, buggy, and disgustingly feature-bloated.  Man, I wish they made smartphones with the same design considerations the iPod:  Just-work-ness, speed, efficiency, and simplicity.

If the Sidekick II could be described that way, I’ll immediately upgrade again… I loath my T610.

Regardless of my hate of my current phone, the Sidekick II looks sweet.  I like the auto-syncing with the online database, and the fact that it’s relatively full-featured online… I’ll be waiting for your review, Jeremy.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on August 28, 2004 at 9:39 AM (CDT)

2

You dare to dislike the most popular phone of 2003?? *Shock*
Seriously, if you want a smartphone get a P910 or XDAII (the XDA II is available on Orange under a different name).

Posted by smirf83 on August 28, 2004 at 10:29 AM (CDT)

3

Just realised you guys in the US probably don’t have Orange or O2. Just get the P910 then. :)

Posted by smirf83 on August 28, 2004 at 10:30 AM (CDT)

4

If this secret iPod accessory ends up being a Power Support product, that would be a new low for iPodlounge.

Posted by br- on August 30, 2004 at 1:15 PM (CDT)

5

“If this secret iPod accessory ends up being a Power Support product, that would be a new low for iPodlounge.”

Agreed

Posted by Ben N on August 30, 2004 at 3:10 PM (CDT)

6

I agree.  Come on and review some cool IPOD STUFF already!

You guys are losing it…

Posted by Noonan on August 30, 2004 at 11:31 PM (CDT)

7

The secret accessory is a still-undisclosed Griffin item that we’ve had to wait a bit too long to talk about. It’s not the EarJams, but it’s something that some people may see as similarly trivial. That said, we liked it and are waiting to recommend it.

The wave of 4G iPod accessories is just around the corner, and the flow of new and interesting 3rd party products slowed down temporarily when Apple unexpectedly rolled the new design out. Companies had to scramble to get new accessories out and halted some of the things they had in progress. No need to attack the messenger.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on August 31, 2004 at 8:28 AM (CDT)

8

Being the owner of a SK and SKC, I’m eagerly waiting the SK II… and hoping that the build quality improves now that Sharp is manufacturing the SK II. My SKC’s seem to only last 2-3 months of heavy use (no abuse.)

Posted by C K on August 31, 2004 at 9:03 AM (CDT)

9

a P910 huh, I don’t know what those things go for in whatever country you are in, but around these parts that is a $800 phone.  SK2 is $250.

Posted by CP on September 24, 2004 at 11:26 AM (CDT)

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