PCMCIA to ExpressCard
Synchrotech has introduced the ExpressAdapt, a new CardBus-to-ExpressCard adapter. The device is only compatible with USB-mode ExpressCards instead of PCIe-based ones, but no drivers are needed for either Windows or Mac OS X. Power regulation circuitry supports the lower voltages required of many ExpressCard devices, including 1000mAh at 3.3V and 650mAh at 1.5V, which can be supplied on both rails if needed. The adapter is compatible with any 32-bit PC CardBus Type II slot. The ExpressAdapt is available from Synchrotech for $45.
CardBus WUSB adapter
IOGEAR continues to extend its wireless USB product line with the introduction of a CardBus-based WUSB peripheral for notebooks. Working with any certified WUSB device, IOGEAR's new offering is a certified Wireless USB CardBus HMA and works much like its USB dongle ($100) counterpart, but with a few advantages: it frees up USB slots and also decreases bandwidth over the USB bus, according to the report. Designed for older notebooks -- newer models usually have ExpressCard slots -- users can opt for the CardBus-device to work with external WUSB hubs, such as the recently introduced by Belkin. Pricing or availability were not noted in the report and IOGEAR's website has not been updated. [via EverythingUSB]