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USB Infrared Adapter



A USB Infrared Adapter is a device that allows you to use your infrared-capable peripheral devices with your laptop or desktop computer. By plugging a USB infrared adapter into a USB port, the USB port is converted into an infrared port that can be used with many infrared peripheral devices such as digital cameras, cell phones, hand scanners, PDA’s, and laptops. USB infrared adapters are typically used for data transfers to and from your infrared peripherals, but also suit applications such as walk up printing, walk up scanning and even Internet connection.