blackdog

Smart Mobile Assets has a review up for the BlackDog Mobile Personal Server, a full on Linux computer that plugs into your USB port and allows you to run secure applications and services off of it through a Windows-based launch bar, with the added security of a biometric fingerprint reader. The size is actually comparable to the iPod nano, and the reviewer found setup to be a snap, merely requiring plugging the device in once for installation, and then plugging it in again to boot and start XServer and the application launcher. It runs Firefox fine, and should be great for taking your own browser, e-mail, and chat clients for use wherever, though that will probably be about all this little 400MHz guy can handle. Available with 256MB of memory for $199, and 512MB for $239, which is expandable via MMC.

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