Expresscard to PCMCIA adapter
8/8/07 Update: We’re happy to say that the Express
Card to PCMCIA Adapter has been a huge hit. And now Duel Systems has
come out with the PCMCIA to Express Card Adapter, the fiendishly
stylish inverse of the Express Card to PCMCIA, this cradle allows you
to use newer, slimmer Express Cards in older computers that have
Cardbus (PCMCIA) slots.
5/25/07 Update: Sewell Direct finally has an ExpressCard
to PCMCIA Adapter in stock. We currently have a healthy stock ands
plan to keep it this way. Our tech support reps report a surprisingly
high success rate (considering how new the card is). A post on known
incompatibility issues will be forthcoming, but we do offer a 30-day
money back guarantee if you would like to purchase a card and see
whether it works in your particular situation.
In a few weeks we will begin beta testing and adapter that will
convert a Expresscard
slot into a PCMCIA slot. Expresscard
is the port on newer laptops used for addinging functionality to a
computer. A lot of people don’t have an Expresscard
solution for their computer. And so they turn to PCMCIA
to make the right connection. Because it is newer technology we won’t
know of too many compatibility issues right off. Saying that, the
adapter is designed to work with all PCMCIA cards.
Also, I should say that we don’t have an exact release date.
Update: We talked to Duel Systems at the Consumer
Electronics Show in Vegas and they have units in production. We hope to
actually be shipping units very soon but we are currently at the mercy
of the manufacturer. We have had a demo unit shipped to us and it
seemed to work well. We had a couple of problems but these were
reported to the manufacturer a couple months ago and we anticipate the
problems to be worked out before it is released. No exact word on
pricing yet but they will be significantly cheaper
than the USB
to PCMCIA solution.