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  • What's new in my pocket computers pages?

    Friday, October 15th : Ricoh RDC i-700 received
    Device securised this morning! No page for it yet; will be one some day.

    Wednesday, September 15th : Sharp MI-10 added
    Created a page for the Sharp MI-10 i've received.

    Friday, July 23rd : new homepage, new machines listed
    My collection reached 49 units yesterday as i've received 2 new watches. Added them to the list (no pages yet) and changed the homepage to a weblog format.

    This feature will soon be available

    Seiko UC-2000 and UC-2200
    Weird Watch with Basic programmable Keyboard
    I'm sorry, but I will not reply to user manual requests or to dealer location inquiries anymore.

    Please read my FAQ page that might help you if you have any of these questions in mind.
    Feel free to contact me for any other question or comment regarding this machine!

    Special features :
    - certainly comes from another world!!
    - BASIC programming
    - ROM cartridges to install small apps into the watch
    - built-in printer

    Weak points :
    - i guess it's no use in *our* world! :)
    - BASIC programs won't run on the watch alone

    Related machines in my collection :
    From the same Seiko family :
    Seiko DATA-2000
    High Tech Watches :
    Casio VDB-1000
    Casio WQV-1
    Microsoft BASIC computer :
    Canon X-07

    Now that's certainly the weirdest system in my collection!
    I don't know how i could define it, actually! It's not really a programmable watch, since the watch doesn't allow direct programming; it's not a Basic computer since only one part of the system is Basic programmable...
    Seiko developped the external keyboard watch concept in order to make data input easier. Adding the BASIC and other features sound more like a technological demo to me!
    In 1983, when Seiko released this system, it offered quite honorable features when compared to other pocket BASIC programmable computers : 4KB RAM, 4x10 characters display, large keyboard, ROM cartridges port, built-in printer...
    However, the question remains : what could this be used for?
    The keyboard itself is no use at all without the watch. Without the keyboard, the watch will be used either for data browsing or to run small binary apps.
    When the watch and keyboard are connected together, BASIC programming is available. Even then, though, the very small and slow display as well as the slooow typing speed won't allow for ferocious programming!
    However, the system remains a very appealing one, and it is a brilliant example of a pure 80's gadget.

    Processor : Watch : 4 bit 32Hz/ Keyboard : 8 bit 455KHz OS : Proprietary
    RAM : Watch 2KB/Keyboard 4KB ROM : 26KB
    Graphic display : no Text display : 10x4
    Display : B&W Input :Keyboard

    Built-in Applications :
    Watch : date/time, alarms, stopwatch, data viewer
    Keyboard : calculator, microsoft BASIC, data editor, ROM cartridges, schedule.

    Open to other applications :
    Watch : binary executables can be loaded from ROM cartridges
    Keyboard : BASIC programming
    Ports :
    - 1 ROM cartridges port
    - power supply entry
    - the watch and keyboard dialog using an induction circuitry