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Pepper Pad Internet Media Player

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  • Web Browser-Directly access the Web with our Mozilla based browser
  • Integrated AOL Instant Messenger compatible IM client with tabbed session management
  • Download, store and organize music
  • Listen to Internet radio
  • Remote control-Control your TV and stereo equipment
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Product Description

Product Description

The Pepper pad is the ideal way to experience everything your broadband connection has to offer. With an innovative design that combines mobility with an optimal viewing experience, the pad offers a host of benefits for your favorite online activities: * Web Browser - Directly access the Web with our Mozilla™ based browser. Keep and organize your bookmarks and Web page clippings (for offline viewing. * E-mail - Send and receive e-mail using the virus and spyware resistant Mail application. Mail keeps all your messages until you delete them, remembers every address you have sent mail to, and automatically completes known addresses. Includes POP3, IMAP4 and AOL® Inbox support. * IM client - A completely integrated AOL® Instant Messenger™ compatible IM client with tabbed session management. * Music, video and photo libraries - Collect, organize and watch (or listen to) your favorite MP3s, MPEGs and digital photos. * Remote control - Control your TV and stereo equipment. * Journal - Store your thoughts, plans and ideas. Web clippings and a rich text editor let you format the pages of your journal to make them uniquely yours. * Internet Radio - Listen to your favorite streaming radio stations. * Games - Improve your hand-eye coordination (oh, who are we kidding? Just have fun) with our entertaining, ad-free games-quick, simple and always a hoot. Customer support available at http://www.pepper.com/support

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer The new 2.3 lb. Pepper wireless pad from Pepper Computer is the first portable device designed specifically for all the broadband activities consumers want to do most: browse the Web, e-mail and IM with friends, listen to music, watch videos, share photos and create personal journals. Offering a far richer viewing experience than small-screen PDAs or phones and much less maintenance than complex laptops, the Pepper wireless pad is the solution that millions of broadband users really need.

See a detailed diagram of the Pepper Pad's features.

With Wi-Fi networking capabilities, an easy-to-use interface, and an innovative, compact design, Pepper offers hassle-free, wireless, instant-on access to the Internet and is ready to go anytime. With Pepper's built-in digital media libraries it is easy to keep photos, music and videos organized and searchable. Pepper's additional applications make sharing photo albums or scrapbooks simple. The Pepper wireless pad is portable and rugged so you can use it in any room at home or away.

Additional unique features include activity-based multi-room TV remote control, automatic save, one-click sync with the Pepper Desktop for PCs, and the integration of most digital media formats. The Pepper software also guards against viruses and spyware, and is upgradeable to meet the demands of emerging technologies such as IPTV and VoIP.

Pepper Software—The Pepper wireless pad comes ready to use, right out of the box with Pepper's consumer-focused software. Offering the same great features as the software on the Pepper, the Pepper Desktop software is also available for Windows-based PC users. Both the Pepper wireless pad and the Pepper Desktop PC software include:

  • E-mail, Web Browsing, AOL Instant Messaging, Journal, Internet Radio, Remote Control
  • Music, Photo & Video Libraries (MP3, JPG, PNG, GIF, MPEG-4, AVI)
  • Linux 2.4 (MontaVista CEE 3.1)
  • Java 2, Mozilla with Macromedia Flash
  • Upgradeable via downloadable software updates.


  • Surf the Web, shop, do research, save Web clippings & more
  • E-mail and IM friends and family
  • Download, store and organize music
  • Listen to Internet radio
  • Edit, store and share photos
  • Watch and share videos
  • Keep a journal
  • Control your TV

Why the Pepper pad?
The Pepper wireless pad is the ideal way to experience everything your broadband connection has to offer. With an innovative design that combines mobility with an optimal viewing experience, the pad offers a host of benefits for consumers:

Your favorite online activities

  • Web Browser-Directly access the Web with our Mozilla based browser. Keep and organize your bookmarks and Web page clippings (for offline viewing)
  • E-mail-Send and receive e-mail using the virus and spyware resistant Mail application. Mail keeps all your messages until you delete them, remembers every address you have sent mail to, and automatically completes known addresses. Includes POP3, IMAP4 and AOL Inbox support
  • A completely integrated AOL Instant Messenger compatible IM client with tabbed session management.
  • Music, video and photo libraries-Collect, organize and watch (or listen to) your favorite MP3s, MPEGs and digital photos.
  • Remote control-Control your TV and stereo equipment
  • Journal-Store your thoughts, plans and ideas. Web clippings and a rich text editor let you format the pages of your journal to make them uniquely yours.
  • Internet Radio-Listen to your favorite streaming radio stations.
  • Have fun with our entertaining, ad-free games-quick, simple and always a hoot.

Innovative design

  • 8.4 inch color display with touch screen, making your online experience more enjoyable
  • QWERTY keypad, for fast and easy typing
  • Rugged and water-resistant design for those occasional mishaps
  • 20-bit stereo CODEC for excellent sound
  • SD/MMC card for future expansion

Mobility

  • 802.11b Wi-Fi, for instant-on Internet in any room in the house or on the road
  • Bluetooth device support, which lets the Pepper pad "talk" to your other high tech products, such as a full-size keyboard and/or mouse
  • Only 2.3 lbs, and small enough 12.1" x 6.6" x 0.8" (309x175x20mm) to fit into a briefcase, backpack or purse

Ease of use

  • Instant-on capabilities-no more waiting to boot up and the Web is always ready when you are
  • Intuitive Pepper software and applications that make sharing and organizing your digital files a snap

Storage and power

  • Intel XScale PXA270 (624 Mhz) processor
  • 20 GB disk drive-that's hundreds of photos and videos you can store
  • Rechargeable lithium battery offering hours of use, plus smart power management

Security

  • Mozilla-based browser, making the Pepper pad both virus- and hacker-resistant

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0009AFX0S
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: PP20624
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,569 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 15, 2005

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The user interface is clever and intuitive.
tr65
Right out of the box, my Pepper Pad found the local wireless network with no problem.
Merry B.
I called tech support and they never got back to me.
AE

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By tr65 on December 19, 2005
I wanted to love my Pepper Pad; but after two weeks of making excuses for its flaws, I returned it.

First the good: The size and weight are terrific. It's comfortable to hold, whether sitting on a sofa or lying in bed. The built in stand is well designed, allowing me to connect the pad to a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse at my desk. The user interface is clever and intuitive. There's no need to refer to the manual to operate most of the applications. The browser is especially good, incorporating Mozilla's tab capabilities without cluttering the screen with too many menus and buttons. The synchronization with a desktop computer is a plus. I downloaded the Pepper Desktop software, surfed to my favorite sites and bookmarked them in the desktop application and then synced the desktop with the Pepper Pad. Transferring photos and music from the desktop to the Pad was also very easy.

Now the bad: Wi-fi performance is marginal. I have a 802.11g Linksys router that establishes excellent or very good connections with my laptop and desktops in all corners of my house. In some of the same locations, I couldn't connect the Pad. Even in spots where the connection with the Pad was strong, the auto-connect feature was flaky. Sometimes the Pad would say it was connected to the router, but then it would disconnect saying it could not get an IP address from the router. This happened even when I was in the same room with the router. To address this issue, I used the wi-fi config on the Pad to assign the Pad a fixed IP address. But every time I turned the pad off and restarted, it would revert to the dynamic IP setting and my fixed address was lost. I contacted customer support about this, was told I would get an email back, but I never heard from them.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By David Solomont on September 7, 2005
I've got to start by telling you I love my Pepper Pad! This is the same feeling I had when I first turned on my apple II (serial number 358), albeit with a casette recorder for 'mass storage'; my apple Macintosh with its limited expandability or was it none; my original McIntosh audio system back in 1977; and of course its only rival is my wife's (and kids') apple iPods.

Finally, I have a 'Blackberry' for home/leisure use. I'm not really a techie, so USB 1, 2 or 3, or the lack thereof, doesn't phase me. What's really amazing, for those of us who have spent weeks trying to get an off the shelf major brand notebook on the WiFi network, is that I turned on the Pepper Pad, it automatically connected to my wireless network with no calls to customer servie or obscure wiring diagrams to follow. Of course, there is Pepper Desktop, a free companion software program for my desktop computer running Windows something or another, that enabled me to 'synch' close to a gigabyte of photos and music that I have on a 'bunch' of computers scattered around my home, office and kids dorm room and apartments, transferring them automatically to the Pepper Pad.

This is obviously a product with substantial thought behind it. The "GET UPDATES" button, which has worked quickly and flawlessly, lets me know that I'll get all the USBs I ever need and then some.

I can bore you with further details about the perfect screen size etc... A way to peruse photos that looks and feels like my old fashion photo album in terms of size, weight and comfort passing it around the family room, of course while listening to dad's ecclectic mix of music (Jerry Jeff Walker).

This is truly the dream machine or "Pad" for the best broadband access experience. Whether it's Google, Yahoo!
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121 of 147 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Wanko on June 28, 2005
*** EDIT: I do not own this device. I previewed it during a road show in NYC. ***

I have wanted a device like the Pepper Pad since... forever. I want to be able to sit on the couch while my Wife watches HGTV and "gets her design on". We'll talk during commercials, and when "Design at Nine" comes back on, I can go back to browsing the web, remotely controlling my servers in the basement, and listening to music.

The Pepper Pad is so close to this ideal that the interface limitations make me crazy. Sure, it has a 20Gb hard drive, so you're already way past the Palm LifeDrive in capacity. It has WiFi and Bluetooth, so you've run past iPods and Archos PMPs already (although Archos does sell a device that will eventually compete with this, the PMA 400). It has USB and an SD/MMC slot, stereo speakers, and it runs Linux. Really, this thing kills on paper, until you read the fine print.

The fine print kills the deal. USB is 1.1, not 2.0, so those file transfers of MP3 and VOBs will crawl if you plan on loading this up. WiFi is 802.11b, not 11a or 11g, so you'll be capped at 11 Mbps on a very good day. And there's no PCMCIA slot, so forget about adding a card to push you to higher speeds (or another HDD, etc).

Now, if the fine print doesn't sour you, you'll be really happy with the size and weight. It's almost instant-on (what's a few seconds between friends?), and the screen is big enough to browse most websites without panning; it's light enough to use on the couch without straining yourself, and the thumb-based split keyboard isn't very hard to master. If it bugs you enough, the digitizer in the screen allows you to use the stylus for handwritten entry and mousing actions.
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