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HoloVector
post Sep 16 2006, 07:32 PM
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I was perusing the clearance section at my local London Drugs today (Antikx and Grog you have to check this out!) and found something called a Netac USB-CF-Card. They had 64MB, 128, and 256MB models in the stand. Basically, it is a CF card with a female Mini-USB B port on it. It also comes bundled with a ZipLinQ with male USB A to male Mini USB B. I added my tiny male Mini USB A adapter to it to turn the ZipLinQ cable into a USB host cab le and voila I can now use my Wifi and CF card at the same time on my 1000. (Yes, I know it's cheating). Anyway, the 256MB card only set me $19.99 Canadian which I thought is pretty reasonable for the card plus ZipLinQ cable.

Here a manufacturer's photo of the card.

And is my 1000 in seventh heaven running my SD, CF, and Wifi at the same time cool.gif
Sorry for the poor quality on the picture. I couldn't get the right lighting so I had to digitally enhance it.
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VirtusRex
post Sep 20 2006, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE(HoloVector @ Sep 16 2006, 10:32 PM)
I was perusing the clearance section at my local London Drugs today (Antikx and Grog you have to check this out!) and found something called a Netac USB-CF-Card.  They had 64MB, 128, and 256MB models in the stand.  Basically, it is a CF card with a female Mini-USB B port on it.  It also comes bundled with a ZipLinQ with male USB A to male Mini USB B.  I added my tiny male Mini USB A adapter to it to turn the ZipLinQ cable into a USB host cab le and voila I can now use my Wifi and CF card at the same time on my 1000. (Yes, I know it's cheating).  Anyway, the 256MB card only set me $19.99 Canadian which I thought is pretty reasonable for the card plus ZipLinQ cable.

Here a manufacturer's photo of the card.

And is my 1000 in seventh heaven running my SD, CF, and Wifi at the same time cool.gif
Sorry for the poor quality on the picture.  I couldn't get the right lighting so I had to digitally enhance it.
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Very cool, where can I get this in Canada???

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post Sep 20 2006, 09:50 AM
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QUOTE(HoloVector @ Sep 16 2006, 10:32 PM)
I was perusing the clearance section at my local London Drugs today (Antikx and Grog you have to check this out!) and found something called a Netac USB-CF-Card.  They had 64MB, 128, and 256MB models in the stand.  Basically, it is a CF card with a female Mini-USB B port on it.  It also comes bundled with a ZipLinQ with male USB A to male Mini USB B.  I added my tiny male Mini USB A adapter to it to turn the ZipLinQ cable into a USB host cab le and voila I can now use my Wifi and CF card at the same time on my 1000. (Yes, I know it's cheating).  Anyway, the 256MB card only set me $19.99 Canadian which I thought is pretty reasonable for the card plus ZipLinQ cable.

Here a manufacturer's photo of the card.

And is my 1000 in seventh heaven running my SD, CF, and Wifi at the same time cool.gif
Sorry for the poor quality on the picture.  I couldn't get the right lighting so I had to digitally enhance it.
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HoloVector,

Are you saying you use a usb Wifi key with your Netac card?
If so, what is the wifi key you are using?

What this setup work with my sl-c760?
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Antikx
post Sep 20 2006, 10:32 AM
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That is prety neat.
It begs me to ask though... what if you plug the CF card into your CF slot while it's plugged into your USB port. smile.gif
Maybe you shouldn't try it. tongue.gif
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Jon_J
post Sep 20 2006, 10:39 AM
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Some googling for "Netac USB-CF" found these 2 sites
Seems to be for sale for $12.95 and includes pic of usb cable
http://www.jmtekstore.com/shop/prodView.asp?idproduct=82
http://www.jmtekstore.com/shop/prodList.asp?idCategory=16
but
This site's review is dated Nov 2002, and is the same site that is linked in first post here.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0211/02112301netaccfminiusb.asp

Good luck finding these, except in limited quantities.
Some pics:
EDIT: $12.95 would be a decent price for just the retractable USB cable, (in some areas)
Also attached PDF manual for this gadget.

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HoloVector
post Sep 20 2006, 11:08 AM
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QUOTE(VirtusRex @ Sep 20 2006, 12:41 PM)
QUOTE(HoloVector @ Sep 16 2006, 10:32 PM)
I was perusing the clearance section at my local London Drugs today (Antikx and Grog you have to check this out!) and found something called a Netac USB-CF-Card.  They had 64MB, 128, and 256MB models in the stand.  Basically, it is a CF card with a female Mini-USB B port on it.  It also comes bundled with a ZipLinQ with male USB A to male Mini USB B.  I added my tiny male Mini USB A adapter to it to turn the ZipLinQ cable into a USB host cab le and voila I can now use my Wifi and CF card at the same time on my 1000. (Yes, I know it's cheating).  Anyway, the 256MB card only set me $19.99 Canadian which I thought is pretty reasonable for the card plus ZipLinQ cable.

Here a manufacturer's photo of the card.

And is my 1000 in seventh heaven running my SD, CF, and Wifi at the same time cool.gif
Sorry for the poor quality on the picture.  I couldn't get the right lighting so I had to digitally enhance it.
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Very cool, where can I get this in Canada???

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Um, London Drugs. They are pretty much all over western Canada. Not sure about the east though.
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post Sep 20 2006, 11:14 AM
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QUOTE(VirtusRex @ Sep 20 2006, 12:50 PM)
QUOTE(HoloVector @ Sep 16 2006, 10:32 PM)
I was perusing the clearance section at my local London Drugs today (Antikx and Grog you have to check this out!) and found something called a Netac USB-CF-Card.  They had 64MB, 128, and 256MB models in the stand.  Basically, it is a CF card with a female Mini-USB B port on it.  It also comes bundled with a ZipLinQ with male USB A to male Mini USB B.  I added my tiny male Mini USB A adapter to it to turn the ZipLinQ cable into a USB host cab le and voila I can now use my Wifi and CF card at the same time on my 1000. (Yes, I know it's cheating).  Anyway, the 256MB card only set me $19.99 Canadian which I thought is pretty reasonable for the card plus ZipLinQ cable.

Here a manufacturer's photo of the card.

And is my 1000 in seventh heaven running my SD, CF, and Wifi at the same time cool.gif
Sorry for the poor quality on the picture.  I couldn't get the right lighting so I had to digitally enhance it.
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HoloVector,

Are you saying you use a usb Wifi key with your Netac card?
If so, what is the wifi key you are using?

What this setup work with my sl-c760?
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Sorry no. What the Netac lets me do is have my Wifi Card in the CF slot and the Netac is connected to my USB port on the back of my Z. You would need a Z with USB host mode like the 1000 or 3x00 series for this to work.

Normally, I have a CF card in the slot when I'm working off-line and then remove it when I want to go on-line with Z using my wifi CF card. Now with the Netac, I can plug it into my Z's USB port and access the files on it while I am on-line.
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HoloVector
post Sep 20 2006, 11:16 AM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Sep 20 2006, 01:32 PM)
That is prety neat.
It begs me to ask though... what if you plug the CF card into your CF slot while it's plugged into your USB port. smile.gif
Maybe you shouldn't try it. tongue.gif
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My guess is that I would have a smokey Z BBQ like Meanie did with his 3000. cool.gif
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HoloVector
post Sep 20 2006, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Sep 20 2006, 01:39 PM)
Some googling for "Netac USB-CF" found these 2 sites
Seems to be for sale for $12.95 and includes pic of usb cable
http://www.jmtekstore.com/shop/prodView.asp?idproduct=82
http://www.jmtekstore.com/shop/prodList.asp?idCategory=16
but
This site's review is dated Nov 2002, and is the same site that is linked in first post here.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0211/02112301netaccfminiusb.asp

Good luck finding these, except in limited quantities.
Some pics:
EDIT: $12.95 would be a decent price for just the retractable USB cable, (in some areas)
Also attached PDF manual for this gadget.
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Agreed, unless you have something like London Drugs (where I got my from) which are clearing them out. These would be a bit difficult to find.
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post Sep 20 2006, 11:36 AM
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I later noticed the above link to the $12.95 card/cable is only for a 128MB card. opps
Anyway, there is a good description there.
I don't have WiFi, but this is what I would use for some external USB storage with my host adapter.
Iogear-flashdrive (mounts automaticly in cacko)

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post Sep 20 2006, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for the tip HoloVector, but my lowly 860 doesn't have usb-host. Many have been the times I've pined for a second cf slot. (sigh)
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post Sep 20 2006, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Sep 20 2006, 01:36 PM)
I later noticed the above link to the $12.95 card/cable is only for a 128MB card. opps
Anyway, there is a good description there.
I don't have WiFi, but this is what I would use for some external USB storage with my host adapter.
Iogear-flashdrive (mounts automaticly in cacko)
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I've seen these for $10-$15 in Staples and recently other stores too.
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post Sep 20 2006, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE(grog @ Sep 20 2006, 02:43 PM)
Thanks for the tip HoloVector, but my lowly 860 doesn't have usb-host. Many have been the times I've pined for a second cf slot. (sigh)
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Whoops! Sorry grog. sad.gif I had it in my head that you had a 1000.
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post Sep 21 2006, 02:35 AM
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QUOTE(HoloVector @ Sep 20 2006, 02:58 PM)
QUOTE(grog @ Sep 20 2006, 02:43 PM)
Thanks for the tip HoloVector, but my lowly 860 doesn't have usb-host. Many have been the times I've pined for a second cf slot. (sigh)
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Whoops! Sorry grog. sad.gif I had it in my head that you had a 1000.
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That's all right. My head wishes I had one too smile.gif
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post Sep 21 2006, 09:06 AM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Sep 20 2006, 06:39 PM)
EDIT: $12.95 would be a decent price for just the retractable USB cable, (in some areas)

Hmm, I could sell you a whole kit of retractable cables and various adapters for USD10 smile.gif
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