Not so long ago I accidentally came across a 'USB to RS232' cable at a website and I immediately saw the great potential of such a device for my
Psion 3MX and Psion 5MX machines! Actually, it had been ages since I connected my beloved machines to a PC. I had kept an old notebook
somewhere in the attic (a Pentium 3 machine) for the sole reason that it still had a
RS232 port attached to it. My two recent notebooks only have USB ports, so go figure. After calming down upon the revelation of the existance of such a cable ;-) I made a bid and did win it for nine US Dollars.
Lucky, I know, I saw that other usb to RS 232 cables had been sold for more than twice that sum. Anyway, I waited patiently and four days later the package
with the cable arrived.