It's easy to take an older technology and cast it aside as though it's obsolete. But Redpark's new serial cable for your iDevice is onto something. It can connect to your iPad to older but important machines and make them new.
This cable will connect your iDevice to any hardware that still relies on an old school DB-9 connector. That includes exercise machines, hospital equipment, satellite dishes, and classic Lego Mindstorm models. That's pretty awesome. All they need is for developers to create the apps for them. You could call it future-proofing. [Redpark via 9 to 5 Mac]