Infra-Red for PC !!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ZAnwar, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Can I buy a Infra-Red port for my PC ?????
  2. Shawn319

    Shawn319 Guest

    Hey its your money, do what ya want with it =P

    jk.. why would u need an IR port?
  3. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Where can I buy one from, and will it be put at the back of the PC ???

    DAMN, will I have to turn the PC round to use it ???

    I have got a IR phone ! (Ericsson T39)
  4. Shawn319

    Shawn319 Guest

  5. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Thanks a lot !!!
  6. Shawn319

    Shawn319 Guest

  7. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

    belkin make an IR unit that connects to the usb port so u can put it on your desk or what ever. why do u want one tho, they are no good for anything else other than PDA, digi cams etc data transfer and sending IR data to your cell phone, (ie logos and ringtones)
  8. mavis

    mavis Guest

    Yeah, I used an IR adapter that connected via my serial port... I found it very useful for sending files to my girlfriend's laptop, even large files! Unfortunately you are limited to the serial port's 115K throughput limit, but then again, it ooks like the USB adapter you are looking at has the same limit - must be an IRdA spec thing.

    Anyway, you can use the IRdA for connecting to a laptop (like I did) since most laptops have built-in IRdA ports. You can also use IRdA in place of a docking ststion for stuff like iPaqs, etc. A very useful addition to the desktop, IMHO!!

  9. jonocainuk

    jonocainuk Guest

    ive got the MA600 (the serial port one) cuz I've got an 8210 (me screens b0rks up a lot - as do most 8210s)

    i recommend those ones... MA620 is the same - jus for USB
  10. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    I have an IR in device (one-way) connected to my COM1. I use it to control Winamp. It's soooo useful. One of the best things I have (and it never needs upgrading!). Love it! :)

    Only downside is that it's one-way.