Technical Reviews [MailBug™]
PC World Magazine
I work on deadline, and I send and receive a lot of e-mail, so I’m constantly dialing up my ISP to keep in touch. It’s time-consuming and breaks my workflow. What I could use is something that simplifies the e-mail process and maybe even checks my e-mail for me. Landel Telecom’s e-mail appliance, the MailBug, does both. The compact box has a keyboard and a screen, and there’s a processor and memory inside, but it’s not a PC. Think of it as a phone without a handset that handles text instead of voice. Although I was skeptical about the usefulness of such a device, after living with it for a couple weeks, I began to find the MailBug almost indispensable for the brief communications that make up much of my e-mailing efforts. I was impressed by how smart the MailBug is–it checks your e-mail automatically and can learn your e-mail habits (it checks more frequently the more mail you receive).
…a dream come true for those computer-weary souls who want the Internet to just give them email and then leave them alone.
Chicago Sun Times
MailBug, lets anyone with a telephone line get email without the hassle or expense of a computer. MailBug makes checking email as convenient as checking an answering machine
…MailBug does one thing and does it well. When it comes to setup, MailBug lives up to its “appliance” designation… MailBug’s soft keys make creating, sending, and reading mail a snap.
The Landel MailBug looks like it will be right at home in a kitchen where “Aunt Sue” can send and get email without having to worry about computer hassles. The MailBug also has a nice, bright fluorescent looking back-lit screen which shows 79 characters on a line. It’s a joy typing on the MailBug and it’s easy to connect and send and receive email.
PC World Magazine
Have you been waiting for the day when companies deliver Internet connectivity in consumer electronics packages like your telephone and television? That day may be sooner than you think.
Home Office Computing
Want to check your e-mail but don’t want to be chained to your home office desktop all the time? Check out MailBug (Landel Telecom), a terminal that lets you send and receive e-mail messages from anywhere in your home. If you need to see whether your coworker’s rescheduled that meeting while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil, MailBug gets your kitchen on the Net.
Internet Product Watch
You probably know people who are not on email who you’d like to communicate with electronically. Now there’s an instant, inexpensive way to solve the problem of friends and family who don’t have computer-based email. It’s called MailBug.
PC Computing Magazine
Just because Grandma can’t work a PC doesn’t mean she can’t have email. With the Landel MailBug, Granny can fire off emails as easily as she makes phone calls.