I too am looking into the same solutions. I would love to keep using the pronto keyb./mouse combo but add support for a full keyboard and mouse.
I am also looking into using USB connections for synching Palm V and Pronto. The Palm sells a USB cradle but I don't want to buy it. There are cables available for about 20.00 US that allow you to connect serial devices to USB. With my current setup USB connections would be most ideal because I have two on the front of my sound card module (game theater XP).
So If I went with a usb mouse and keybaord hopefully I would be able to hotplug these in and somehow switch windows around so there are no conflicts with the IR setup?
The other alternative for me would be to just use PS2 extension cables to the front of my PC and when I want to boot for games, etc, just manually switch from IR receiver to hardwired keyboard and mouse.
But like your situation I would much rather have a solution which allowed software switching or using two different mice, keyboards, at the same time.
Anyone have experience with using USB and PS2 keyboards/mice at the same time?
How about splitters ( which I am not too optimistic about)?
Could we get those to work?
as an edit: Phreddy, the 2 mice theory would be fun. One for myself, and one for my wife.http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/redface.gif
1.4 AMD/Epox 8k7a+/512 MB/ANTEC 780B/Tosiba DVD/Plextor CDRW/IBM 60XGP 40GB(2)(RAID striped)
Radeon 64MB DDR VIVO/Hercules GameTheater XP/Windows ME /Gateway 27"
-- Pronto and One For All/Philips IR Keyboard/Mouse --
[This message has been edited by hmcgrath (edited 09-08-2001).]