mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Nov 4 11:32:00 CST 2003
On Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at 12:16 PM, Brooke Gravitt wrote:
>> I'd have ordered one *right now* if they weren't priced at $240.00.
>> That's obscene.
> That is a little too steep for a fancy dongle. Dang! I was really
> about the idea of getting to sit in a chair 20 feet from the server and
> sstill having a serial terminal.
Me too. I'm using a Keyspan USB<->serial adapter now, which I love,
but this Bluetooth dongle would be very convenient for a lot of things
that I do.
> What I don't understand is that the cost of the BT printer adapters are
> less that $100. Why so much for serial? I mean, if Epson can sell a BT
> parallel printer adapter for $99, why is this thing $240?
> Well, hopefully a capitalist will produce them cheaply and eat this
> company for lunch. HOw much could it cost to make one of these?
Well they have to recoup the cost of chip development. There may
(and I say "may", I don't know for sure) be Bluetooth licensing fees or
other suit crap like that which need to be recouped.
Perhaps I will look around at the later generations of the Bluetooth
chipsets and see what's out there.
Dave McGuire "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL feels a little better." -Ed
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