Brainwagon Radio: Dell Axim x50v, iPod shuffle, and the Soweto Gospel Choir

February 6, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Brainwagon Radio, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host wakes up early and knocks out another podcast, even while suffering through an at-times painful head cold. Hope the sound of nasal drip didn’t offend.

Links from the show:

  • My new PDA is a Dell Axim x50v. 802.11, Bluetooth, VGA resolution screen, both SD and CompactFlash slots, lots to love!
  • Got a good scoop on sale prices for the PDA from
  • I picked up Microsoft Streets and Trips, which includes PC, PocketPC and Smartphone versions of their mapping software. Seems to work really well!
  • I’m having difficulty with the iPod shuffle I bought for my wife yesterday. Back to the Apple Store later today to get it worked out.
  • Music today was from NPR : Soweto Gospel Choir: ‘Voices from Heaven’ I really love this kind of music, even though admittedly I know nothing about it. 🙂

Addendum: I believe by my at times unreliable count that this was podcast number fifty! Thanks to all who have patiently listened to my drivel.


Comment from Tyler
Time 2/6/2005 at 1:09 pm

I just got the Dell AXIM x50v as well. I am also very impressed with it. My last PDA was a PALM Vx 4-5 years ago. Other than Bejeweled it wasn’t of much use to me. The Axim is motivating me to actually get all my addresses up to date and such. Anyway I want to use it as a MP3 player and to download podcasts. Do you know of any software for the Axim that will automatically download podcasts? I also saw Activesync 3.8 is now availablebut everytime I try to install it I completely lose connectivity between the desktop and Axim. Have you tried it and have you had any luck?

Comment from Chad
Time 2/7/2005 at 1:29 pm

Anyone report download problems who use doppler? Doppler is refusing to download the show saying there is an error with the feed. Just wondering…

Chad D

Editor’s note: D’oh! Should be fixed. Something screws up when I paste in stuff from other articles, it screws up the character encoding, and Doppler is pretty picky about such things. I think the new versions of WordPress work harder to get this right. Maybe I should upgrade…

Comment from Chad
Time 2/7/2005 at 2:13 pm

Heh! I just noticed that I successfully received brainwagon radio. Life can go on again! 🙂