IBM WorkPad 20X: The 1998 Palm PDA Experience

6 mar 2020
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Taking a look back at the $299 IBM WorkPad from the late 1990s! Specifically the 2MB 8602-20X model, really a rebranded 3Com Palm III PDA. Mmm 2-bit monochrome touchscreen, 16MHz CPU, infrared wireless, and tons of oddly addictive Palm OS games. What a lovely little retro handheld.
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  • To those asking about that folding ThinkPad keyboard: I've got an entire video about it! Also I misspoke saying the WorkPad uses _AA_ batteries instead of _AAA._ Heh, no. Definitely triple-As 🤦‍♂️

    LGRLGR7 miesięcy temu
    • i just saw the keyboard and it made me go crazy wtf

      MEICKKMEICKK4 miesięcy temu
    • IBM PDAs matching their IBM laptops and IBM desktops and IBM servers and IBM printers and IBM mainframes and IBM paper shredders and IBM IBM mlenuneh!

      Ruenheid AriarhodRuenheid Ariarhod7 miesięcy temu
    • LGR love that backlight!!! 🤣😂

      2wheelphoto2wheelphoto7 miesięcy temu
    • Please feature panther xl on oddware

      836universe836universe7 miesięcy temu
    • your my hal9000 computer info system lol love your work and voice lo!

  • I have about 60 Palm PDA thingy's , I neber knew so much software was available for them :) QC

    Quaalude CharlieQuaalude Charlie14 dni temu
  • Space Trader!

    My 3D printed lifeMy 3D printed life14 dni temu
  • In 98 I was 13yrs old .I remember taking the train to Manhattan an seeing men in suits using these .i thought they were fbi or mib lol

  • When i was a kid my mom had was given one of these by her work and i thought it was the coolest thing ever. Totally had forgotten all about it.

    just some minced garlicjust some minced garlic22 dni temu
  • At 8:10, pause and put playback speed to 0.25 and press play. At 8:11 a picture of 3 men, who were later found dead, can be seen for a brief second in the background.

    Dentley WIlliamsDentley WIlliamsMiesiąc temu
  • Dope wars, man I used to play that game on the 45 minute train ride going to work every day, back around 2000-ish.

    Ojisan642Ojisan642Miesiąc temu
  • I have the Palm lll but I don’t have the charger for it

    Greasy WeesieGreasy WeesieMiesiąc temu
  • Space Trader was great, had it on the Ipaq!

    Existence EngineExistence EngineMiesiąc temu
  • I was really hoping to hear about using the IR port to use as a remote control and also to print :)

    Peter Van Horn IVPeter Van Horn IVMiesiąc temu
  • I still have a Palm One with a slightly newer OS. The Palm 3 however with its internal battery failed, but works aside from that. I had a friend that worked for Us Robotics ages ago it seems. So it made getting spare parts more affordable and custom tweaks easier.

    KJR ChannelKJR Channel2 miesięcy temu
  • I had a palm pilot. Loved it

    knmonlinemediaknmonlinemedia2 miesięcy temu
  • As much as some phones have NFC I wish they had infrared it would be neat as I like using that in the past.

    Wheelie BlindWheelie Blind2 miesięcy temu
  • I have a few of these things still and one even has a color screen. I was considering looking into some launcher for android that works like that OS, but naaah I basically used my android like it was an iphone not playing with it and just putting the apps I wanted and changing the background screen and ringtones for the most part. As stock android as it can get even when it was not and and ended up being something that came with the phone.

    Wheelie BlindWheelie Blind2 miesięcy temu
  • This thing is almost Nokia levels of bulletproof? NO WAY XD

    MCAlexis The TCF Fan est. 2020MCAlexis The TCF Fan est. 20202 miesięcy temu
  • Ah Palm III, so many good memories. Used it to write countless of emails and sent them with irda using my Nokia 7710 as modem.

    EEReLeEEReLe2 miesięcy temu
  • I own a Palm IIIxe, along with Sony PEG-S300. One can try to sychronize them via IrDA dongle. Those good old Sigmatel-based dongles still work under x64 OS.

    Miguel QueMiguel Que2 miesięcy temu
  • Gameboy pocket for adults

    Build ProneBuild Prone2 miesięcy temu
  • Does it run crisis?

    FearlessGamer29FearlessGamer292 miesięcy temu
  • You forget how awful installing the software/driver was

    Techforms' MasterTechforms' Master2 miesięcy temu
  • You should make a video on the newer palm pilot 515, it has color and more games

    Techforms' MasterTechforms' Master2 miesięcy temu
  • Palms were pretty cool, I preferred the colour ones myself.

    TVperson1TVperson12 miesięcy temu
  • 1:33 Modern Apple be like

    squidudsquidud2 miesięcy temu
  • Pixelated fonts on reflective LCD screens are oddly satisfying.

    Jimmy ZJimmy Z3 miesięcy temu
  • "Who's WorkPad is this?" **opens calculator** "Never mind."

    J EJ E3 miesięcy temu
  • I remember owning a Palm IIIe, palm pilot m500, casio cassiopeia, compaq ipaq 3650 and HP ipaq hx4700(grand daddy of modern smartphones).I paid $1000 for an HP ipaq hx4700 in 2001 at compusa. Ipaq pda's were also the first devices having bluetooth back in 2000. I remember wanted an apple newton so bad in 1993 but was really expensive for my budget reality back then.

    Joseph TremblantJoseph Tremblant3 miesięcy temu
  • BuT cAn iT rUn CrYsiS?

    Gaming GlitchesGaming Glitches3 miesięcy temu
  • I bought my first PDA in 2004; a used Palm Zire off eBay. Remarkably similar specs/functionality to this WorkPad but without the flip cover or the backlight. I still have it, and it still works! I also had a Toshiba e740 PocketPC after that, but it was outrageously unreliable and the battery would move around a little in its slot which caused the whole thing to freeze and reset itself.

    Jesse FJesse F3 miesięcy temu
  • 2:22 - that Thinkpad keyboard looks so nice...

    TetsujinTetsujin3 miesięcy temu
  • I want into this video wondering if this was the same pda my dad had when I was a kid. I remember playing with it a bit, mostly trying out the handwriting recognition and the games. I wasn't sure this was the one until 9:50 That game brings back memories :)

    ShiShi3 miesięcy temu
  • Ahh the good old days

    Marcuz AureliuzMarcuz Aureliuz3 miesięcy temu
  • Sim City on the PDA is so good!

    Jonathan HolmesJonathan Holmes3 miesięcy temu
  • Space Trader on the Palm M100 was how I survived 5th grade. Thanks for reminding me!

    Devon PetersonDevon Peterson3 miesięcy temu
  • 6:08 I saw that :) 8:10 Nsync! 13:11 >58008 nice. Great video, awesome jokes.

    RadioStaticRadioStatic3 miesięcy temu
  • Did I just catch a Mudvayne reference? 10:04

    DieBestenDieBesten3 miesięcy temu
  • Had a Palm (some model I can't remember now...) in 1999 but it was a hand me down (so I guess 1 year or two older), it was just awesome. And I do remember you wished that this could be somehow integrated into the bulky mobile phone of the era... and voila not that many years after it was done :-) ...edit Just found it again, and it was a Palm V so a 1999 model after all... Loved it, 21 years old incredible... getting it working again though... ...edit2 There was a game (can't remember it's name) but it was a bit like Elite but without the 3D graphics.... it was (pretty much a simple trading/upgrading) game but it was awesome! ...edit3 Ah... it was Space trader!

    Alexander WingeskogAlexander Wingeskog4 miesięcy temu
  • You should review the Philips CD-i

    Sidney StoopsSidney Stoops4 miesięcy temu
  • tbh I think we need to replace the nokia expression with ipod 4. I've accidentally thrown that 10 year old thing while jogging onto icy wet icy pavement and it doesn't have one fucking screen scratch. HOW??

    Canalave Maiden [plz look at my playlists thnx]Canalave Maiden [plz look at my playlists thnx]4 miesięcy temu
  • I had a palm pilot just like that back in the day. I played the crap out of a RPG called Dragon's Bane. Also tank pilot

    DukePotatoNukeDukePotatoNuke4 miesięcy temu
  • I really love the design on this one

    fixxxer3456fixxxer34564 miesięcy temu
  • I liked how the sync application duplicated all the appointments of the CEO on a regular base. Thanks for the good memories of my apprenticeship.

    Dome31337Dome313374 miesięcy temu
  • why'd you say "radfer-red" when you could have said "infra-rad"?

    deathsChemistdeathsChemist5 miesięcy temu
  • All workpad and no playpad makes boypad a dull boypad 😂

    SplinterAceSplinterAce5 miesięcy temu
  • I wanted the color version from palm when I was little. Since the smartphone eara begun I've lost my fascination for handhelds though

    IntellidiotIntellidiot5 miesięcy temu
  • 3:31 *Exists* Me: Noice.

    danlong7330danlong73305 miesięcy temu
  • Palm is the grand daddy of smartphone

    Skylos FoxtrotSkylos Foxtrot5 miesięcy temu
  • watching on my ThinkPad I have to get an IBM sticker :-D

    Duarte Filipe Pereira NevesDuarte Filipe Pereira Neves5 miesięcy temu
  • surprised you didn't play the palm version of lemmings that one was pretty good, although maybe that was for newer devices

    farcry15farcry155 miesięcy temu
  • I have both a Palm III and I want to say a Palm IIIx. They're still so cool today! I should fire them up again...

    Zachary ShermanZachary Sherman5 miesięcy temu
  • Everything said of the PalmOS is true of smartphones today.

    Bradley ArsenaultBradley Arsenault5 miesięcy temu
  • I know I'm getting a bit ahead of this palm, I had a color palm with Sim City which ran much better than the monochrome palms

    Molly HadleyMolly Hadley5 miesięcy temu
  • 4 Shades of gray ? is that the new movie in the 50 Shades of gray series ?

    SDRIFTER AbdlmounaimSDRIFTER Abdlmounaim5 miesięcy temu
  • Space Trader! That's what I keep my Handspring Visor Platinum around for!

    Some PotatoSome Potato5 miesięcy temu
  • Oh no, LGR was infected with memes

    AtreusoAtreuso5 miesięcy temu
  • Omg my dad had that wordpad!!!! I remember finding it for the first time and wondering... What the heck is this for?! Ah, memories...

    Capuchino SofiaCapuchino Sofia5 miesięcy temu
  • I saw that calculator....

    chosadei1chosadei15 miesięcy temu
  • Yo girl wanna do sum hot-sinking? XD i hate myself...

    Confused_potato_boiConfused_potato_boi5 miesięcy temu
  • What about Kyle's Quest? It was an RPG ripping of Final Fantasy legend graphic assets.

    Coherent CometCoherent Comet5 miesięcy temu
  • How come nobody is talking about that cool keyboard transformation at 0:37

    videoloops1videoloops15 miesięcy temu
  • I had the color version in 8th grade i kept girls numbers on it and i had a beeper 📟 of course

    PatrickPatrick5 miesięcy temu
    • Ballin’ 😄

      LGRLGR5 miesięcy temu
  • I did tech support for Palm and Palm Pilots and att world net service ... this brings me back

    Aadin HealsAadin Heals5 miesięcy temu
  • My mom had one of these when I was a kid. I thought it was so advanced. A simpler time.

    WealthisoftheMindWealthisoftheMind5 miesięcy temu
  • I had a Palm flip phone in high school. It was large and gray and clunky. It had an antenna and stylus. But I could read books on it, and it had a dictionary. I think it even was able to do the thing where you selected a word in a book and it would look it up in the dictionary. And it was a cell phone! I mean, my friends had those cool thin flip phones, but I could read books.

    Argo LakeArgo Lake5 miesięcy temu
  • I own a Palm Vx and modded a battery to replace the original dead NiMh built in and charge the battery in an external way. This because i have no cables and imports from USA are painful from here. However this palm has IrDA and i have a IrDA dongle, and even a functional Kpilot capable to use both (linux client for palm). But atm no clue how to install prc apps without palm desktop nor cables. Can we expect an episode testing IrDA interfaces from PDA?

    chillinfartdotccchillinfartdotcc5 miesięcy temu
  • 8:11 ummm what’s that LGR? 🤔😂 lol what’s that picture?

    JetLife SrJetLife Sr5 miesięcy temu
  • 10kb games, ah, like those java games on symbian phones

    Spac18Spac185 miesięcy temu
  • A good array of sensors an can be a tricorder.

    Alexandru LipanAlexandru Lipan5 miesięcy temu
  • bejewled? old cellphone games retrospective when

    V. M.V. M.5 miesięcy temu
  • I chocked on tea on that "now r N SYNC "

    CatastrophesheCatastropheshe5 miesięcy temu
  • totally obliterated by the iPhone.

    Jose CarlosJose Carlos5 miesięcy temu
  • “Officer Hardass” noice

    Courtenay T.Courtenay T.5 miesięcy temu
  • Drug wars favorite game

    iGaximusiGaximus5 miesięcy temu
  • 58008, lol. Nice.

    bluepr1ntbluepr1nt5 miesięcy temu
  • Oh, man, my dad had a Palm III that he brought everywhere with him for years. That thing’s built in games got me through so many boring restaurant meals when I was a kid, even if they do kinda suck.

    diebesgrabdiebesgrab5 miesięcy temu
  • In the day I love mine. Don't use it anymore but still have it. Maybe I will fire it up for old times. Still have the keyboard too

    Jeff PearsonJeff Pearson6 miesięcy temu
  • I wanted one of these SO BAD. I was a sophomore in high school when these came out, so I had NO reason to own one of these. But that didn't matter one bit. I just knew this was the future of computer-ing and computer-having and computer computing.

    Captain MCaptain M6 miesięcy temu
  • 11:15 gonna say it... you cant stop me..... but can it run crysis? lol

    millermonsterairmillermonsterair6 miesięcy temu
  • 58008 on the calculator. Had to laugh. 😂

    MarkieMAN64MarkieMAN646 miesięcy temu
  • At home I have a PDA with a very similar interface, an Olivetti Da Vinci ... partnership with IBM?

    matti157matti1576 miesięcy temu
  • Soon we will need this fantastic black plastic to start our fires...

    Shiv SilverhawkShiv Silverhawk6 miesięcy temu
  • WHY does it not run Doom? Disappointed >:(

    SoullessSoulless6 miesięcy temu
  • My dad had (still has :p ) the PalmIII! :D I LOVED playing Hard Ball and SF Cave on it but dang it was hard to "type"! Thanks for another great video! :D

    Nis 3rNis 3r6 miesięcy temu
  • I still have my palm Vx with its 33.6k dialup modem accessory. Internet on the move on such a small device was dope back in the day.

    Patrice JaeckPatrice Jaeck6 miesięcy temu
  • Would love to see more umpc reviews like the oqo model 02 video you did. A few i can think of that would be interesting are the fujitsu f07c, sony vaio vgn ux280, sony vaio p, umid book se

    nopenope6 miesięcy temu
  • 2;32 That's good. I owned a couple of Palm's own-brand devices and they used to break if you so much as looked at them wrong.

    Kj16VKj16V6 miesięcy temu
  • "The WorkPad 20X does not run Doom." Modders: *Reality can be whatever I want*

    Panzer ManPanzer Man6 miesięcy temu
  • $5000 for a computer...whoa

    mr smilermr smiler6 miesięcy temu
  • I can’t remember but I think i have the same one.

    Greasy WeesieGreasy Weesie6 miesięcy temu

    Mariah WoodlandMariah Woodland6 miesięcy temu
  • Thanks for the game recommendations! I will be putting Vexed!, SimCity, SFCave, and Space Trader on my Palm m125.

    Abraham MollerAbraham Moller6 miesięcy temu
  • Is this a rebadged Palm III? I assume so. (Sorry - still early in the video!)

    Abraham MollerAbraham Moller6 miesięcy temu
    • Never mind - it was what I thought :)

      Abraham MollerAbraham Moller6 miesięcy temu
  • That laptop keyboard blew my mind

    Angel ZambranoAngel Zambrano6 miesięcy temu
  • And I thought storing data on a TI-83 Plus was cool.

    RontureRonture6 miesięcy temu
  • the teenager inside me still goes "OMG THE FUTURE!" when he sees all that stuff from late 90's/early 00's

    khhnatorkhhnator6 miesięcy temu
  • My uncle worked for the company for a few years as a packaging engineer and he had several Palm Pilots and he gave me one.

    Kent HuangKent Huang6 miesięcy temu
  • I loved my palm pilots and PDAs back in the 2000s. Still have them all!

    Benjamin EshBenjamin Esh6 miesięcy temu
  • Hey LGR. Would it be possible to do a comparison of this device to the Apple Newton PDA? To see how they differed and compared? :)

    Connor Narain-BakConnor Narain-Bak6 miesięcy temu

    Zoey CampbellZoey Campbell6 miesięcy temu
  • I don't know why this old stuff makes me happy Than any modern gadgets?

    Smiley boySmiley boy6 miesięcy temu
  • Do you think you can get "Texas" Doom on that thing?

    HamSTAR1986HamSTAR19866 miesięcy temu