Many computer accessories and expansion devices these days are called "infrared accessible." This means that, instead of communicating with other devices or personal computers through a cable (as most devices do), they simply beam their information over a tight ray of infrared light. This technology is not very new, but it certainly is becoming more and more ubiquitous as portability and ease-of-use becomes one of the average computer user's highest priorities.
Unfortunately, most PCs don't come equipped with ports or devices that can read infrared beams. In order to receive information, then, from the myriad devices that transmit using infrared signals, it is necessary for users to buy infrared adapters. These usually connect into an ordinary USB port, and give instant accessibility.
There are a few different infrared adapter models for those people interested in purchasing one. At Byte Runner Technologies, for example, we offer the SK-IR-001A, along with many other infrared adapters. The SK-IR-001A is small--about the size of your average Flash drive--and connects directly into your USB port. It requires no additional software, and offers instant compatibility with a variety of infrared devices.
We at Byte Runner Technologies offer many other adapters as well. We stock USB to USB extensions, USB to Serial Port adapters, and many others. All of our products are offered to the consumer at incredibly low prices. They also come with excellent, and completely free, technical support, and same day delivery, provided that your order is received before 5:00 PM.