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Use P2 (i.e. PC cards) on your ExpressCard-based laptop.

September 27, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Addonics has released their ExpressCard Cardbus Adapter

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This ExpressCard CardBus adapter is one of the few ways to add back the CardBus slot that is missing in new laptop computers. It is designed to allow the use of PC cards through the use of an adaptor that plugs into the ExpressCard slot and has a small PC Card “slot” that hangs on the outside of the user’s laptop. Addonics specifically states that it “can now accept CardBus Wireless broadband card, LAN card, Panasonic P2™ Card, CardBus eSATA adapter, video capture card and many other types of CardBus adapters.


The ExpressCard CardBus adapter is simple to use. Insert any CardBus device into the CardBus slot of ExpressCard CardBus adapter, then insert the ExpressCard end into the ExpressCard slot, the computer will instantly detect the new CardBus device. All there is needed is to follow the onscreen instructions to instal the drivers of the newly installed CardBus device.”

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  • Connect any Cardbus card onto ExpressCard 34/54 card slot
  • Great for connecting Cardbus devices onto Notebook computers that are only equipped with ExpressCard slot
  • Supports Type I and Type II CardBus Cards
  • Great for CardBus wireless broadband card, LAN card, P2™ card, video capture card or any 32-bit CardBus adapter
  • Hot-plug capability supported through ExpressCard connector
  • RoHS compliant
  • Compatible with Windows 98/ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista with no drivers necessary

*does not support 16-bit PCMCIA card such as ATA Flash, 4-in-1 DigiAdapter or CF DigiAdapter

Specifications

  • Supports ExpressCard 34 and ExpressCard 54 form factor
  • Supports 1-lane 2.5Gbps PCI Express
  • Compliant with PCI Express Specification, revision 1.0a
  • Supports Type I and Type II PC Cards
  • Compliant with PC Card Standard 7.1
  • PC 98/99 compliant
  • Compatible with Windows 98/ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista with no drivers necessary
  • PC Card 32-bit Cardbus fully compliant
  • Hot-plug capability supported through ExpressCard connector
  • Dimension (W x D x H) – 65 x 125 x 10 mm.
  • Weight – 40 grams
  • 1 year warranty

$69.95

Not a bad price if it works as advertised.

It is interesting to note that it doesn’t work with Compact Flash adapters.
Thankfully, there are already ExpressCard to CF adapters on the market.

We can look forward to a time when, like USB, this new standard is ubiquitous.
Unfortunately, like the first iMac with USB only, ExpressCard is currently going though some serious professional growing pains.

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