It seems like an eternity ago, but the Dell Axim (discontinued in 2007) won the day, one of the first PocketPC-like devices to have graphics acceleration and VGA resolution. The folks at Dell demonstrated the Axim running a PowerPoint presentation (Wow-wee!). This product sold strong until PDAs themselves were absorbed into cell phones. The online voters were a bit more prescient. They awarded Davis CarChip, a device that monitors driving habits. The chip logs both engine and driver performance, troubleshoots problems and keeps tabs on how and when your vehicles are being used. Employers, fleet managers and parents everywhere were overjoyed and raft of similar products were launched.

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