There are plenty of other PCMCIA cards out there, from ISDN to SCSI Controllers and Card Disks. But I don't know which work in a Newton, let alone what their power requirements are. Help me out if you can. These have been found so far:
|Socket PageCard||Alphanumeric pager with PCMCIA interface for reading messages on the Newton. Pager body is detachable for belt/purse use.||5 mA||n/a|
|Socket High-Speed Serial I/O||RS-232 PC Card with fast 16550 UART. "Rugged" version also available (same specs).||16 mA||5 mA|
|EZ2TV||Output NTSC Video to drive a TV, or VGA Video to display on a computer monitor.||350 mA||n/a|
|EZ2VGA||Output VGA Video to display on a computer monitor.||135 mA||n/a|
With all due respect to vendors, any credible user reports╣ on current draw -- BATLOG results▓ preferred -- will override manufacturer-provided specs. The "nominal" ratings usually disclosed tend to be on the atypical low end of the spectrum, so I favor "real world" experiences...
If you have a card to add to the comparison chart, the pertinent data. Only cards that are proven to work in a Newton, please. This data may be relevant to non-Newton users as well, but remember, I am biased: only Newton-ready solutions allowed.
September 17, 2001