Now as I was saying before my computer so rudely interrupted me and
sent my note prematurely...
For the computer-scared (not many, if any, on this list), the blindness-specific notetakers offer an easy interface that takes a bare minimum of learning to be useful and productive, yet still offer the power to actually be useful...thinking of the Braillenote/ Voicenote and its predecessors, yes, even back as far as the Keynote SL in its day. I don't know that the same can be said of the PacMate, but maybe it can.
For specific applications like GPS, I think that so far, the blindness-specific ones have the edge, being more or less optomized for pedestrian use and, besides, the off-the-shelf ones aren't very easy to use, although I must admit to being a bit put off by the high (indeed, one might say extortionary...is that a word?) prices for them.
Anyway, that was all, I think. -- Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV | Work from home the Watkins way! Email: buddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx | Your phone and computer can really pay! 888-75-BUDDY (888-752-8339) | More info at http://www.tastybiz.com AIM/Skype/Yahoo: kb5elv | Check out the extensive selection of MSN: kb5elv@xxxxxxxxxxx | Watkins' essential products: http://buddy.brannan.name | http://www.tastyshop.net