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Peek Mobile Email Device - Gray

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Product Description

What's in the box: Peek mobile email device, AC charger, Rechargeable lithium ion battery, Quick start guide

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001FC0BWE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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134 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Leo Franklin on December 7, 2008
This device is a great concept that's poorly executed. I was looking to move away from BlackBerry to a separate phone and email device and this seemed like the perfect solution. I used it for a few months but the shortcomings were too much for me to justify the monthly service charge and initial investment.

Positive aspects
- Email only device: just what I was looking for, an email only device that does not tie down my phone when I don't need email. This way I can throw it in my briefcase or coat when needed and leave it back at other times
- Keyboard: this device has the best keyboard of any mobile device I've used (which aren't too many). It's certainly better than the one on either the iPhone or BlackBerry. It's a full keyboard and you don't need to use the shift key for the most commonly used keys and numbers.
- Screen is bright and clear even outdoors. Font and layout is good as well. Much more soothing to the eyes than comparable devices.
- Can automatically download your address book from your online email service! (a first?)

Neutral aspects
- Only allows you to download email from 3 email accounts (vs 10 for BlackBerry)
- Setting up a custom email server to download cannot be done automatically, you have to call customer service. I have not tried this, but bothered not to after finding out.

Negative aspects
- Polling speed, 10 - 60 minutes: coming from a BlackBerry I was used to instantaneous email notification, if you haven't used one, it's true, the email may show up on the device even before it's in your email client on the PC! I was willing to compromise on the polling speed but the peek gets nowhere near this.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By MagnumMan on September 26, 2008
Got mine through other than Amazon, but mainly as a potential salesperson for future orders, not necessarily to keep; however, I will keep my sample (sorry, I'm not selling them -- the markup isn't worth the effort).

Extremely easy to use. Turn it on, enter your email addresses (up to 3) and it does the rest. Uses a thumbwheel like most of the Blackberrys and some smart phones to scroll through emails. Press the wheel and it brings up a submenu that offers to reply, delete or forward the email in question. Make a mistake? Just push the back button and go back to the beginning.

It's so simple I had it operating without using the owner's manual.

On the plus side, it seems to last forever on a battery charge and the signal always seems to be strong to moderately strong, even in the usual weak areas.

As for the bad points, it does have a couple. First, the power connector appears to be a mini usb but it's not. It's a "mini-mini" usb that I have no been able to find accessories for yet. I imagine that's coming.

Also, deleted email does NOT delete it from your server, just the Peek itself. I don't mind but some may.

I can guess that the $20 monthly fee (actually $19.95) will eventually go down as more people sign up.

Great device for those like me who don't want to pay for a data plan that costs $30 or more per month and is slower than molasses on many phones.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Edward Barnett TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 16, 2009
DO NOT BUY A PEEK. Copied below is my original review. The product never worked well, and from what I can tell the company has effectively left behind the business of selling the standalone Peek device and moved on to other things (their "genius cloud" idea). Read the reviews carefully and go to Peek's web site -- looks to me like this is a discontinued and largely unsupported product at this point (June 2012).

My original review from a few years ago:

I purchased a Peek last year based on a favorable review in the Wall Street Journal. I was looking for a mobile email solution to replace my Blackberry (which was provided by my company and stayed behind when I changed jobs). I liked several aspects of the Peek, relative to a Blackberry or other smartphones. In a nutshell:

+ The device does not require a service contract. If you don't like it, you can discontinue the service. You can also reactivate the service later if you choose to. Peek service offers an unprecedented level of flexibility.

+ Having a separate device for email, rather than a single smartphone for both voice and email, appealed to me. I carry my cell phone all the time, but don't always need email. The Peek allowed me to carry a very small cell phone all the time and a larger email device only when I needed it.

+ The full keyboard on the Peek, which reminds me of the original Blackberry, is much more efficient than trying to tap out messages on a cell phone keypad.

+ Peek email service is relatively cheap, at $20 per month.

+ The Peek allowed me to synch up with three separate email accounts and did not require forwarding copies of messages to the device like some solutions do.

That was the promise.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Healthy Guy on February 3, 2012
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USELESS! There is no longer an service available for this device. So there is no reason to buy it.

This information was not promoted on Peeks site and took 2 weeks to get Peek customer service to respond to my request for help in activating the device only to be told:

Peek Care, Feb 03 12:43 pm (EST):
Dear Peekster,

We have been winding down the service on Peek devices in the US for some time now, and doing our best to extend the life of the Peeks out there in people's hands. Back in 2010, we did a mass replacement of thousands of Peeks at our own expense -- every Peek sold before then went dark. After maintaining the network through 2011 for the relatively small group of remaining users, we have decommissioned the service at the end of January 2012.
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