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Lindsay, any First Impressions?

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Founders Curmudgen
Database Admin
Jan 5, 2003
West Michigan
Hey Lindsay. What is your take on the new G5? Looks like you had a few questions from hitting the ground running? Any review for us? I found a decent price for one at a pager shop and am looking forward in hearing about your first out of box experiences. How's it working in San Antonio?

Happy Thanksgiving!
Jul 22, 2009
G5 no good for streaming Sorry, no audio out capability. Only useful for local pager monitoring use when you have it with you.
Apr 29, 2006
Lindsay, Any First Impressions?

You could steam by using the drop in charger. It has a 3.5 mm jack.


Premium Subscriber
Jan 15, 2007
Why couldn't the 3.5 mm jack be used for streaming?
It can be.... he just doesn't want others to know about it.

My fear is the streaming folks will pony up for these units. I think its better to keep these things kind of on the downlow. I guess the cat is out of the hat but hopefully most do not visit this area. I would not make too much of a big deal about them and be discrete about the G4/G5

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