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Deep 6 computer?

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Gear' started by Aqua-Andy, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. ls1dreams

    ls1dreams Nassau Grouper

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    Yes! Get to it :)
     
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  2. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

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    While we are on your ass about this, I would like to request that it either comes with or has a bungee mount available.
     
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  3. jhnmdahl

    jhnmdahl Solo Diver

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    I'd be surprised if a device designed today still relied on some proprietary cable for a data connection - probably easier to just put Bluetooth LE in the device to start.
     
  4. RainPilot

    RainPilot CCR Instructor Staff Member

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    Unless the battery recharges via USB?
     
  5. jhnmdahl

    jhnmdahl Solo Diver

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    Rain, good point. It seems like it's more difficult to make a waterproof electronic connector than a waterproof battery cap, though. I like the way Shearwater does it, but BT LE may require an extra few bucks for a chip or have other factors that make it harder to implement in a more "budget" device.
     
  6. RainPilot

    RainPilot CCR Instructor Staff Member

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    The cosmiq does the Bluetooth and also a clip on USB charger through the case so no ports to seal just copper connections.
     
  7. jhnmdahl

    jhnmdahl Solo Diver

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    Yep, but the clip-on cables tend to be custom units that cost $100 instead of $10. If I were the designer, I would do what I could to provide some interface for PC download/charging that wasn't proprietary and expensive. If only it were easy to source a waterproof USB Type-C/Thunderbolt port...

    John
     
  8. RainPilot

    RainPilot CCR Instructor Staff Member

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    The Deepblu cable is 14.99$

    Charging Cable

    It's charging only so I imagine it's just a standard USB charge cable with custom pin out connections
     
  9. ScubaSteve858

    ScubaSteve858 Nassau Grouper

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    I hear you on the $100 cable. I had to buy one for my Hollis DG03. However the explanation I was given is that it's not the proprietary cable that costs so much, but the cost to develop the software provided. Which sucks because I use Subsurface not Hollis's chappy software I apparently paid for. So I think they could potentially make a cheap clip on USB and provide an open source ability for it to be used with any software.
     
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  10. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Would the computer be available for this Christmas?
    Could I have them ship from Republic of China to HK to save time and shipping cost?
     

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