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Cables Unlimited USB1510 USB Acc, USB To Irda Adapter


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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Cables Unlimited
  • Model: USB1510
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Weight: 0.15 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 1 inches ; 6.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0006LSINO
  • Item model number: USB1510
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Cables Unlimited Unlimited USB to IRDA Adapter USB1510 Cable Adapters

Customer Reviews

Seems like most people consider this product as a cheaper alternative to the Polar IrDA.
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Upon installing the driver, Windows (I use XP professional on an hp desktop) informed me that the device was NOT tested or certified as being compatible with windows.
Joseph Lamar Greer
After installing the drivers according to the instructions, Windows detected an "unknown device".
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By J. Gilmore on June 5, 2007
I ordered this USB to IrDA for communication between my Polar RS800sd and my Windows XP SP2 computer. It works great and I have had no problems transfering data. This product is an excellent alternative to Polar's expensive USB to IrDA. Note that IrDA was super seeded by bluetooth etc, so these adapters for IrDA have become hard to find. That is why Polar can charge such a high price.

The official website of Cables Unlimited can be found by searching "Cables Unlimited". You can then search "USB IrDA" on their site to see all the technical information. Note the driver is also available on the web, so if you lose the disk you are still in business. Summary of the main features:
- Supports IrDA data rates to 4Mbps
- No power adapter. Runs off USB bus
- Compatible with IrDA 1.3, USB 1.1
- Plug and Play compatible
- Transmit distances to 1 meter
- 30 degree max transmit angle
- Comes with an additional short USB cable

I would recommend this product. I am not sure if the cheaper options on Amazon are any good, as some people have said they are a bit temperamental. Do these cheaper models work with Polars? Maybe someone could post a comment on this review if they have a cheaper option that works with Polar products.

This one has worked fine so far. It is true that the manual has poor English, but Windows can walk you through the installation with the usual Plug and Play installation. There is no need to worry about that aspect. Also, you should always plug the adapter into the _same_ USB port every time you use the adapter, this will prevent you having to falsely "reinstall" the driver. This is a Windows idiosyncrasy and has nothing to do with the IrDA adapter.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By chdionn on January 11, 2009
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I bought an HP Pavilion Vista 64 laptop at a big box store only to find out that I couldn't do a USB Hotsync with my Z22 because Palm didn't have a 64 bit USB driver. I also found that the IR port on the front of the laptop is receive only for the remote control included with the laptop.

What I needed was not only a USB to IRDA adapter, but one with a 64 bit driver.

The USB 1510 provided the solution. As soon as I plugged it into the USB port of the laptop, Vista went online, found the driver, and installed it. I was able to set up IR Hotsync as I would have on any laptop with a built-in IRDA port.

As another reviewer mentioned, the adapter comes with an extension cable in case the USB port on the laptop is inconveniently located.

I've been using this solution for a couple of months now and I'm completely satisfied with it as well as with the prompt and reliable service I've come to expect from Amazon and their partners.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kiwi on April 12, 2010
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Message from Cables Unlimited website dated 7 Feb 2010 in response to a user post: The factory and manufacturer of the chip used in USB-1510 is not compatible with Windows 7. If the issue can be resolved and a driver developed that will be stable in Windows 7 and Windows 7 64 we will remove the notice from the USB-1510 webpage that this is not compatible with Windows 7.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Rigg on June 16, 2007
I bought this because of other posts that it worked with the Polar heart rate monitors for downloading data. It might, but I can't get my unit to synch with my Polar S725x. I tried it on a Dell Latitude laptop and on a Dell 8300 desktop with no success. The Dell diagnostic on both machines says the device is working fine, but when synching, I should get an icon in the taskbar, and don't. I do get a blinking "COM" message on the Polar which should indicate it sees the IRDA device. I am now thinking that I might have a defective unit that appears to be working OK to the Dells. One note: Polar sent a message that the speed should be set to 9600 baud and the min. turn around time to 10 ms (settings, control panel, wireless link, hardware, advanced). It didn't help. Whatever. I'm going to try another unit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gerald H. Peterson on June 22, 2010
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I purchased the IR Dongle to overcome the lack of a USB cable driver for the Palm Z22 PDA (And others) to work with the associated Desk Top (6.2.2) in the Windows 7 64Bit environment. I read a review on Amazon that said the IR Dongle would work, an it did work for a brief time, long enough for me to upload the data on the Z22 into the DT, but from there-on, the connections is dead. The Dongle works in the XP environment, so it isn't broken. Communicating with Cables Unlimited technical support I learn that the drive associated with Vista and Windows 7 isn't stable (in my case completely stopped working - in spit of several reloads).

I do not recommend this device for use in a W7 environment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By HPaul on December 4, 2009
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I was looking for an USB to IrDa adapter because I recently bouhght a new laptop which has no infrared port. This really sucked for me becuase I have an Uwatec Aladin Prime diving computer which transfers data from my dives to my laptop via infrared. I Bought this device, and I must say that so far it works perfectly with my Aladin Prime. Another plus is that it works on Windows Vista. The only thing it needs to improve is the instruction manual, which is poorly translated to english.
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