Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Made:
1996 in Singapore
maker:
Palm Incorporated
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Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, made by Palm Inc (subsidiary of US Robotics Corps), Singapore, 1996. Includes case, desktop adaptor unit, two instruction manuals and five floppy discs

Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, made by Palm Inc (subsidiary of US Robotics Corps), Singapore, 1996.

The Pilot 5000, made by Palm Inc, first went on sale in 1996. Featuring a calendar, a to-do list, memo and contacts applications, the Palm Pilot automatically synchronised the user’s data when connected to their computer. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) grew in popularity throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and for many users offered a good alternative to paper-based organisers.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1999-967
Materials:
metal (unknown), glass, composites and electronic components
Measurements:
floppy discs (each): 94 mm x 90 mm x 3 mm,
desktop unit: 65 mm x 79 mm x 89 mm,
organiser: 117 mm x 79 mm x 19 mm,
instruction manuals (each): 211 mm x 139 mm x 9 mm,
case: 118 mm x 85 mm x 22 mm,
type:
pda
credit:
Donated by P. Meehan

Parts

Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, made by Palm Inc (subsidiary of US Robotics Corps), Singapore, 1996.

The Pilot 5000, made by Palm Inc, first went on sale in 1996. Featuring a calendar, a to-do list, memo and contacts applications, the Palm Pilot automatically synchronised the user’s data when connected to their computer. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) grew in popularity throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and for many users offered a good alternative to paper-based organisers.

Measurements:
overall: 117 mm x 79 mm x 19 mm, 162 g
Materials:
metal (unknown) , plastic (unidentified) and electronic components
Object Number:
1999-967/1
type:
pda
Fabric case for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Fabric case for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Fabric case for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, made by Palm Inc (subsidiary of US Robotics Corps), Singapore, 1996.

Measurements:
overall: 118 mm x 85 mm x 22 mm,
Materials:
textile
Object Number:
1999-967/2
type:
case
Two instruction manuals for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Two instruction manuals for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Two instruction manuals for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, made by Palm Inc (subsidiary of US Robotics Corps), Singapore, 1996.

Materials:
paper (fibre product)
Object Number:
1999-967/4
type:
instructions
Five floppy discs for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Five floppy discs for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Five floppy discs for Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, made by Palm Inc (subsidiary of US Robotics Corps), Singapore, 1996. Includes: Program disk, Tutorial disk, Win32 disc 1, Win32 disk 2 and Setup disl

Materials:
plastic (unidentified) and metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1999-967/5
type:
floppy disk