[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Using the N770/N800 as a remote control.

From: klaus at rotters.de klaus at rotters.de
Date: Wed Jan 10 04:40:13 EET 2007
Jon Smirl wrote:
> You can get IrDA versions everywhere.
> http://www.buyextras.com/irdaadapters.html?gclid=CNDDxsHW1IkCFRFBgQodfF4i4Q
> But these are in the wrong frequency band for a remote control.

There is another problem: The N770 has a USB-Host mode (which is 
necessary if you want to run such IrDA adapters) but it does not power 
the USB port. I have made an adapter cable to power 5 Volts to an 
external HDD drive via USB and it worked very well. But I think for a IR 
transmitter this solution would be very unhandy.

It would be interesting if the N800 has a "powered" USB hostmode...

 Klaus Rotter * klaus <at> rotters <dot> de * www.rotters.de

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