USB-to-serial adapter?

stitch

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I'm developing a device driver for an old serial gaming device (the Spacetec Spaceorb 360). The driver works fairly well, but unfortunately I can see the beginning of the end with new motherboards eliminating the old legacy serial ports (a good move). I think it should be possible to use the orb with a good usb-to-serial adapter that will simply register a new com: port with Windows when you plug it in (which *should* activate the plug-and-play system, enumerate the port, and trigger my driver...).

Anyone know of a good relatively inexpensive device? I've seen some cumbersome versions (Belkin has one that looks like a small hub) but I'd rather have something simple and small (a 9-pin serial port to USB adapter about the size of a simple dongle would be good). Then I could have plug-and-play goodness from my trusty little orb.

Any suggestions?

-->Stitch
 

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