Quickies: UC Cable, PalmPaks, SF, Palmchat Giveaway

LandWare's HotLink USB Cable for the Palm m505, m500, and the m125 eliminates the need to travel with a bulky cradle or purchase an expensive travel kit. It allows users to HotSync and recharge a handheld just by plugging into a USB port on a desktop or laptop computer. It costs $20. -David Porfido

Palm will be releasing some ebooks on cards in the coming weeks as part of their PalmPak series. This will include books on personal finance, mysteries by Michael Connelly, and science fiction by Peter F. Hamilton. There will also be a Rand McNally Road Atlas and a card with a language translator. This will translate over 40,000 words and 5,000 phrases in and between English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. -Willi G

The SF Palm User Group will be hosting Motient this Thursday. They will be discussing their wireless sled for the Palm OS and demonstrate their unique solution for the mobile Internet made famous with the Blackberry pager. -Tony Ching

Penticon is donating three copies of Hebrew Support+ to #palmchat on the OpenProjects IRC network tonight. To connect to #palmchat, type /server irc.openprojects.net then /join #palmchat in the IRC client of your choice. The giveaway will run from 8:30PM EDT - 12:30AM EDT. Full rules are available here. -Janice Karin

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Similar cable for Palm IIIc?

I.M. Anonymous @ 10/17/2001 10:20:36 AM #
Does anyone know where I can find a similar (USB for hotsyncing and charging & ~$20) cable for the Palm IIIc?

Thanks in advance for any tips.

RE: Similar cable for Palm IIIc?
I.M. Anonymous @ 10/17/2001 10:43:46 AM #
Since the IIIc isn't a native USB device, not likely. I'm not sure if it's possible to draw power through a serial port.

RE: Similar cable for Palm IIIc?
GregGaub @ 10/17/2001 11:18:10 AM #
Ummm... how do you think the IIIc gets charged, then? Just like other rechargeable devices with serial connections, there's a lead or two that channels the power to the battery to charge it. There's no reason a USB cable can't be made for older rechargeable devices if the power supply from USB can be separated from the signal of the actual communication. I don't know enough about that to say for sure, but it sounds feasable to me.

RE: Similar cable for Palm IIIc?
I.M. Anonymous @ 10/17/2001 11:47:36 AM #
Yeah, the cable exists.. never tryed it though: http://www.traveleronly.com/products-detail0205.asp?MODEL=PS3

Palm Cable

I.M. Anonymous @ 10/23/2001 1:10:21 PM #
Got mine in the mail today. Works like a charm! All I can say is God Bless Landware



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