the Psion 5, Psion 5mx, Psion 3, Psion 3mx, Psion 3C, Psion Revo and Psion Sienna

It's quite funny actually, but we're in the two-thousands (I just looked) and I'm creating or hosting a couple of pages for the Psion 3 & Psion 5 series. Why? Well, since there's a serious Psion hype going on at the moment, and as with most hypes they just explode and suddenly take-off! I have a great smartphone and I'm really happy with it. A couple of my friends are as nuts as I am about smartphones and other little electrical paraphernalia. We have state of the art machines with light speeds and millions of bright colours and state of the art applications...

About the same time (with one day interval) me and my four other friends suddenly switched back to our old Psion machines (without telling each other at first). Amongst us we have and use a Psion 3a, a Psion 3c, a Psion 3mx (2), a Revo, a Psion 5 and a Psion 5mx.. And they're in use each and every day! Why? Well, the answer is quite simple: battery life! Yes, our new and awfully modern and up to date smartphones only last for about two to three days on one full battery charge.

Our Psion 3 and 5 machines (we tested this to the full) last for +60 hours (on one set of batteries) with heavy use. This is great for those long train and plane trips. And we can change the type AA batteries ourselves, so we don't have to take chargers and docking stations with us. And what about the software? Well, our Psion machines are exact replicas of our phone counterparts (OK, I got a bit carried away here, but we have at least 75% of these programs for our Psion's!). We installed the same software (not the same programs, but software that does exactly the same thing), such as conversion programs, a subway program, maps, a couple of utilities, a biorhythm program, ... and a couple of games (there are thousands of applications and games available for the Psion series).

The word processor and spreadsheet programs (which are built in) are converted to our desktop PC in a snap! Yes, we're quite enthusiastic about all this. And yes I know, we can't watch a DVD movie on our Psion machines, and we can't edit video footage with them or play MP3's. And no, we can't make phone calls with them... But hey, they're small, light, and keep running for hours and hours and hours on one set of batteries. And if we want to connect to the net we use our desktop machines, our smartphones or we visit an Internet shop in the city that we visit. So no problems on that front either. Since Psion freeware and shareware becomes so much harder to find these days, I put up a page with a great Psion software CD.


Psion News


Vintage Psion ads

Psion magazines

The original Psion BOXES

The Psion azerty keyboard page

PSION CHESS for Dos, Atari ST and Mac

Interview with Psion CEO

The Psion 3MX logo mystery


Psion 5 freeware & shareware (Psion5, 5mx)

Psion 3 freeware & shareware (Psion3, 3a, 3c, 3mx)


Psion RS232 to USB stick

Software install help

Sync Psion with Outlook & other problems

A compact flash card tip

Psion RS232 to USB cable

Psion 5mx UK manual

Psion 3a UK manual

Psion Links


Psion specifications

The Psion 3 FAQ

The Psion 2YK page

Psion worldwide distribution

The Psion Warranty page

The Psion leaflet page


The Psion Linux page