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- A PDA for standup use that nonetheless involves both eyes, both hands, the user to be standing still or walking in a safe place where the visual distraction is not dangerous to him or her. This would work best for major purchases and intershop comparison where there is time available to just consider the purchase, look up quality ratings of which the Consumerium buying signal is just one.
- Any of several other worn devices with a headset - ideal for intrashop comparisons which typically must be conducted many at a time, and involve actually handling the products or moving the consumer terminal device past them (to scan barcode). Even the simplest device, the walkman, can help by bringing green light products to customer attention, say by in-store radio. This is probably the best goal for an initial product design.
- web browsers with no particular configuration, perhaps available in terminals near a buying location, such as a farmer's market
- Full Consumerium Service access will probably require an HTTP interface typically viewed through a web browser, especially for purchasing agent sitdown use - perhaps optimized for institutional buying criteria and those users who rather completely trust a faction. The actual device in this case is a desktop computer or laptop computer. This might be delivered also on a retail kiosk, say in a mall setting.
- printed books
See Hardware Requirements for exaggerated and fantastic speculations about devices that aren't really required, and may be e-waste as early as next year, but which our beloved Lowest Troll may be paid to promote. ;-)