[NTLK] FS: misc Newtons

Josh Campbell steele.campbell at me.com
Tue Feb 9 18:37:18 EST 2016


Hey Guys,

Looks to sell a few of my old Newton assets, especially as I just use my 2100 daily!

#1 - Clear Developer 110 Newton

$600

No major wear, includes stylus and adapter. Also includes a PCMCIA card of choice.

#2 - MessagePad 2100 (3 of them)

$150

Includes one case of your choice from my collection, original stylus, adapter, and first buyer gets the ps/2 adapter! All in very good condition. One will also have the AA battery tray.

#3 - eMate (2 of them)

$50

First sold will include original stylus. Both have an adapter. No wear. Batteries are no longer functional. 

Sent from my iPad

> On Feb 9, 2016, at 2:24 PM, Piotrowski Paweł (Newton) <newton at indigi.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> OT
> 
> Guys, could you take care about subjects? It making mess in topic tree….
> 
> 
> Thank you
> Pawel
> 
> 
>> On 9 Feb 2016, at 03:53, David Arnold <davida at pobox.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Mark,
>> 
>>> On 6 Feb 2016, at 20:43, Mark Crutch <mark.crutch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> <…>
>> 
>>> How about making it a short cable that stops at the USB-serial bridge,
>>> terminating with a USB type B socket? That way users could source their own
>>> type A to type B cable (I'll bet that most of us have one or two kicking
>>> around from old printers), letting them choose a length that's appropriate
>>> for their setup.
>> 
>> I did consider this: either a type B or perhaps a Micro B.
>> 
>> Pros:
>> Maybe cheaper (type-B socket vs. cable and type-A plug)
>> You can choose the length of the cable
>> Cons:
>> You’re back to needing a dongle again
>> You need to either have or obtain a suitable cable
>> 
>> The “need to have cable + dongle” downside was the overwhelming thing for me.
>> 
>>> One other idea might be to break it down entirely into two detachable leads
>>> and an FTDI dongle in the middle. Have USB type B on one side of the
>>> dongle, and an Apple Serial mini-DIN on the other. That way the
>>> interconnect leads could be used to connect to a third-party USB-to-Apple
>>> Serial adaptor, or the dongle could be used with an Apple Serial lead to
>>> connect other Newtons to a modern machine. Of course this assumes that the
>>> serial signal from the interconnect port is electrically compatible with
>>> Apple Serial ports. Anyone wanting an all-in-one cable can fix the leads in
>>> place with a bit of glue or electrical tape ;)
>> 
>> The Interconnect signals match old-style Apple serial exactly.
>> 
>> Pros:
>> Supports OMP-MP130 Newtons
>> Very flexible
>> Cons:
>> More expensive to make
>> Requires carrying/not-losing two cables plus a dongle
>> MP2k+ / eMate300 only
>> Tape (yuck)
>> 
>> Again, for me, the real win is having a single thing to connect my Newt.
>> 
>> Happy to hear what others think here?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> d
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