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Zypad WR1100 Rugged Wrist Wearable Wireless Computer

Zypad WR1100 Rugged Wrist Wearable Wireless Computer (Images courtesy Parvus & Matt Groening)
By Andrew Liszewski

The first time we brought you one of Parvus’ wearable wrist computers was waaaaay back in 2006 with their Zypad WL1000 model. While that version was targeted torwards the consumer market, their latest model, the WR1100, seems more suited for those in the military or law enforcement fields. Powered by a custom Linux OS, the WR1100 features a 3.5-inch 640×480 touchscreen with an automatic contrast mode allowing it to be used even in direct sunlight. The fiberglass-reinforced nylon/magnesium alloy case is designed to be extremely durable yet lightweight, and the unit is rugged enough to withstand water, dust, extreme temperatures and other harsh operating conditions.

Functionality-wise, the Zypad features everything from GPS to Wi-Fi to even Bluetooth and Zigbee support allowing the device to communicate with other users and other electronics while you’re ‘in the field’, wherever that may be. At 23 ounces it’s probably not the lightest thing you’ll ever strap to your wrist, but if you don’t want the hassle of digging a PDA out of your pocket while hanging off the side of a cliff, this is probably your best option. And on a side note, it’s also suitable for Leela cosplay.

[ Parvus Zypad WR1100 ] VIA [ CrunchGear ]








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    It even has a hot swappable battery module so you can switch in the field. A a mission specific module that can also be swapped out in the field. I finally got my birthday gift wish list item..

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    My PIP-boy 2000! Now we just need a mutant nuclear apocalypse and my Fallout costume will be complete!

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    nice photo of teh device.. seems to be quite useful though it looks pretty odd.

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    That looks great. Can imagine something like that being used by the forces in future. “Call in the air strike”.