Connect your Handspring Visor to the internet via GPRS

Handspring Visor

This hack is for those of us die hard old skool types still making good use out of our Handspring Visor handhelds. You’ll also need a SonyEricsson phone with GPRS and an IR-port to make this work. This hack comes from Ola Eriksson, distant cousin in the Norwegian branch of the Sony Ericssons.

Comments

  1. Dan says:

    The really die hard old school types are still hacking the Apple Newton. Check it out. It deserves a day or two on this very fine site you’ve got going.

  2. iPod owner says:

    Why do that when u can just buy the internet card like I have…

  3. Greg says:

    Cuz then it wouldnt be a hack… would it?

  4. this is very very old stuff, with a lot of references on the net, try a google search with “irenhanc visor” !

  5. Nils says:

    So who cares if it’s old stuff? “Hack a day” doesn’t mean “never before seen hack a day”. I for one welcome our outdated hacked devices.

    And if only I could find one of those top of the line newtons at an affordable price! ;-)

  6. dan says:

    nils, you pretty much have to scan e-bay for old parts and do a little refurbishing to get an affordable newton. This usually works pretty well, because a lot of companies are just cleaning out and doing dumps of their stock. So, if you can find affordable newton parts you can piece things together. And they’re still damn good.

    If you’re into tooling around with old hardware and are used to surfing e-bay for good deals, I highly recommend it. It’s a wonderful little gadget. Happy hunting!

  7. dan says:

    nils, you pretty much have to scan e-bay for old parts and do a little refurbishing to get an affordable newton. This usually works pretty well, because a lot of companies are just cleaning out and doing dumps of their stock. So, if you can find affordable newton parts you can piece things together. And they’re still damn good.

    If you’re into tooling around with old hardware and are used to surfing e-bay for good deals, I highly recommend it. It’s a wonderful little gadget. Happy hunting!

  8. Charlie says:

    I like it, because its still interesting and perhaps will inspire other hacks.

    I wish though, Hackaday would do some hacks for the Rio Karma mp3 player. That would be so good because there are hardly none out there.

  9. mobilexile says:

    this is great! wish i still had my visor deluxe back.

    lAURENT tHALER: instead of complaining why not add some hacks?

  10. mobilexile says:

    this is great! wish i still had my visor deluxe back.

    lAURENT tHALER: instead of complaining why not add some hacks?

  11. tweaq says:

    well if he isn’t going to post any more hacks here is a great site that has alot of hacks. geekdiy.com they haven’t posted anything new since about november

  12. jope says:

    This will work for most Nokias with an IR port too.

    Only phones that came after the 8810 (in time, not numbers), though. :-)

  13. rayearth2601 says:

    hmmm
    nice info
    thanks

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