[NTLK] USB to Newton Interconnect cables

Ben Smith ben64smith at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 5 05:18:38 EST 2016

>>> On Feb 4, 2016, at 16:51, David Arnold <davida at pobox.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I?ve been investigating the possibility of making a batch of USB (type A)
>>> to Newton Interconnect cables, with an embedded FTDI USB-RS232
>>> convertor.
>>> These would support direct, dongle-less connection of an MP2000, MP2100
>>> or an eMate300 to a modern Mac or PC.  With recent versions of OSX and
>>> Windows (and almost any version of Linux) the FTDI serial adaptor drivers
>>> are built in, but they?re also freely available from FTDI.
>>> Pricing is still TBD, but it?s looking like it won?t be as cheap as I?d
>>> like: the Interconnect plugs are being quoted at about USD20 each, so a
>>> cable will likely cost at least USD30 to make, plus shipping and a share
>>> of the fixed costs.  I?m still trying to bring that price down, but for
>>> now let?s say USD35 each.
>>> Is anyone interested in these?  How many would you like?
>>> d
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I would be interested in one, will you ship internationally (UK)

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