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The ePodsOne (EP1) was an internet appliance from ePods.com (Salton) from the dot.com bubble era that lives on as a hacked platform. ePods.com was founded in 1999; the company and the EP1 was discontinued in 2000.[1][2] The EP1 was described as:

  • Compact and light Internet appliance, about the size of a magazine
  • Requires only power and a phone line
  • 256-color, 8.2-inch, 640 x 480 LCD touch screen controlled by stylus; also includes onscreen keyboard
  • Customized Internet content and 5 e-mail accounts ($24.99 monthly service)
  • 129 MHz, 32-bit RISC processor, 16 MB RAM, 56kbit/s modem, rechargeable NiMH battery,
  • PCMCIA Slot II port, 2 USB ports, a serial port, IrDA 1.1 port, internal microphone, headphone and microphone jacks
  • Windows CE operating system
  • 2.2 pounds
  • Partnered with Google for search[3]
  • Originally $199 (retail)[4]



  1. ^ More than 50 laid off at ePods. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20000809&slug=TTAR17DHO
  2. ^ EPods CEO and founder resigns. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20001005&slug=TT4D1QON0
  3. ^ http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/pressrelease24.html
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Salton-EP1-ePods-Handheld-Computer/dp/B00004YNWY