The Pomera DM100 is a Japanese electronic writing product. This device is handy for brainstorming, rough drafts, novels, and taking notes. It is small, portable, easy to use, and lightweight. This tool is helpful for people who want a no-frills distraction-free word processor. If you are the type of person who just wants to sit down and get some writing work done, then this is for you.
The device comes with over 100mb of free space, and can be expanded with an SD card. For me, 100mb is more than enough space to hold most of my writing projects, so far. In addition, it also comes with a Japanese-English dictionary, which may be useful for someone who is studying the language.
If you want to transfer your files to the computer, it is simple. You have the choice of using a USB cable, QR generated code, and Bluetooth. I will briefly go over them. If your cell phone has a scanner, then you can quickly scan the file to your phone. This feature is available on most cell phones in Japan, but it has not quite caught on in America yet. Next, we have Bluetooth, which is convenient for sending files wirelessly. Finally, you have the third option, USB, which I will cover in the next section.
Connecting via USB
Step 1: Make sure it's connected to the PC.
Step 2: At the top, you will see a menu. Click on tools.
Step 3: Select PC Link.
Step 4: Click OK. You are now connected.
After connecting to your PC, you now have the option of saving or copying your files that you created in the Pomera. To disconnect the device, hit escape, and select yes on the screen.
My experience so far
I have been using this product for about 4 months. I'm currently using it to write the first draft of my novel and it has held up quite well. In that time, I have only had to replace the batteries once. Although it does come with a set of 2AA batteries, I recommend buying a name brand pair like Duracell or Energizer. The ones that came with it, looked cheap and did not last very long. I like how I can take it to the cafe and sit for hours without having to worry about the battery dying or trying to find an outlet. Some people may find the keyboard to be small, however, after using for a while I quickly stopped noticing it. The price may be a little expensive for some people, but I felt it was worth picking up when I first saw it in Japan.This straightforward distraction-free writing tool can be beneficial to any student or writer.
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