Using High-Tech Tools and Software 23 Handheld Organizers step down from the handheld PC is the connected, handheld organizer, known as the personal digital assistant (PDA). These small machines, weighing in at as little as 7 ounces, provide Internet and e-mail access, but they direct other applications to organize dates, phone numbers, addresses, and memos. Prices range from $250 to $500. The dominant operating systems for handheld sys- tems are Windows CE and Palm OS, which come installed on the organizers. Newer versions of Windows CE now incorporate miniversions of the Windows office suite. A Accessories include the stylus, a penlike stick that substitutes for the classic mouse; a three-pack can be purchased for $40. If the handheld doesn't have a keyboard, foldable, full-size keyboards are useful--just slide the handheld device into the tray and being typing. The keyboard relies on the device for its power source and typically retails for $90 to $100. The dominant operating systems for handheld systems are Windows CE and Palm OS, which come installed on the organizers. Newer versions of Windows CE now incorporate miniversions of the Windows office suite. PDA is short for personal digital assistant. PDAs are pocket-sized devices that allow access to the Web, your calendars, and contact information. Plain English Pocket Organizers The predecessor to the handheld organizer, pocket organizers can now be purchased for as little at $10 to $40. They remain a very reliable, low-cost alternative. Texas Instruments, Rolodex, Royal, Casio, and Sharp were leading brands when these devices reached their zenith of popularity. Still, they remain a very reliable, low-cost alternative for those on a restricted budget but who want to maintain ready access to names, addresses, phone numbers,