I noted in pricewatch a company in NJ hosted by Yahoo is selling a USB to serial device for $25 (with 6' usb cable) and another unit which has 2 PS2 sockets and a serial (1 keyboard, 1 mouse, 1 serial) is $45. The store is at http://shop.store.yahoo.com/sagetac/index.html I'd use this to run a GPS I think without having to crack open an I-Opener or do any soldering... the next least expensive device I've seen was a Targus which had a few more features but ran about double the price... has anyone tried out either the Targus-> serial/ps2 or this device (or a similar device) with a GPS and had any positive/negative experience to share??
RE:$25-$45 USB to Serial devices and GPS's on I-Openers?? (modified 0 times)
I bought a couple of the USB-to-Serial adapter devices and have used 1 to-date to connect my serial Pocket PC to my Win98SE laptop, and it works great. The USB driver establishes a Serial Port to choose from, and was a no-brainer to get working. Pretty slick, especially for $25, and worth a try with your IO. BTW I haven't hacked my IO yet so can't try it yet myself.
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