Category Archives: Adapters

Airline Headphone Adapter

Here’s an example of a quite strange adapter standard: in airplanes, most of the times a dual-mono TRS output is provided for the inflight entertainment. This means you cannot use your own headphones (unless they’re mono). The airline makes money out of selling these adapters, or – even worse – their branded headphones with two […]

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Griffin iMate

This is an adapter of the early 2000’s: the Griffin iMate. When Apple finally decided to switch from Apple Desktop Bus aka ADB to USB for input devices, many users were confronted with having incompatible keyboards – the iMate could resolve this issue. (Btw: I love proprietary interfaces … opportunity for many adapters to be […]

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LTX-2 Thin Coax Transceiver IEEE 802.3 10Base2

Now here’s a little treasure in my collection. The LTX-2 Thin Coax Transceiver IEEE 802.3 10Base2, manufactured by Lantronix, made in USA. Acutally I have no idea what this nice little gem was used for, but I believe you could use it to connect your computer via the 15-Pin D-Sub (left side) to a RG58 […]

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Apple DA-15 to VGA Adapter

Here’s an adapter for Macintosh desktop computers up to the G3 (until 1999): DA-15 to VGA (commonly referred to as DB-15 to VGA) – used to connect the computer to common CRT screens. BTW — I’m very happy that Apple has overhauled its adapter design in the years thereafter …

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IDE to USB

Here’s your typical cheap-o IDE to USB-Adapter, bought off eBay. I strongly recommend not using these, because they’re badly produced, fall apart quite easily and are very likely to screw up your data transfer. And they don’t even look good! Nevertheless, a must-feature here.

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