The Bridge V-Clip is a new version of the popular Palm V Bridge accessory
from Midwest PCB Designs. This
small connector allows you to use older PalmPilot or Palm III series accessories
with the Palm V and Palm Vx PDAs.
The Bridge V-Clip plugs onto a PalmPilot accessory and then the Palm V/Vx
plugs into it. The connector that is used for the Bridge V-Clip is the same
connector that is used on the Palm V/Vx hotsync cable. Some of the different accessories that you can use the Bridge
V-Clip with are the original GoType! keyboard,
PalmPilot modem, PalmPilot hotsync cable, PalmPilot cradle, Palm III/IIIx
cradle, FlashPlug 8meg module, TaleLights
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Palm V/Vx helps to save you money from having to purchase all new Palm V/Vx
accessories if you have upgraded from an older PalmPilot or Palm III.
I also like using the Bridge V-Clip at work on my older PalmPilot style
How does the Bridge V-Clip differ from Midwest PCB Designs original Palm V
Bridge? The connector that plugs into the hotsync port of the Palm V/Vx uses
small clips so that there is
a nice secure fit. The original Bridge used the same connector that the Palm V
cradle uses. This connector doesn’t actually attach to the Palm V, the Palm V just sits
on it. As a result, if you wanted to use a PalmPilot modem with the Palm V using
the Palm V Bridge, you had to hold all three items together or the connection
might be broken. With the new Bridge V-Clip, you don’t have to worry about this.
The only slight problem that I found with the Bridge V-Clip is that sometimes
it is hard to remove from the accessory. I’ve only had this problem with a
hotsync cable though.
There a couple of things that the Bridge V-Clip can’t do. You can’t use the
I think that the Bridge V-Clip is a good alternative to the PalmDock
Price: $22.00 (Where
Ability to use older PalmPilot accessories with the Palm V/Vx.
Small and easy to use.
Can be tight fit on some accessories.