July 14, 2007 Duel Systems makes a range of really useful adapters and its latest could solve a few problems for some readers - the DuelAdapter Cradle is an ExpressCard to PCMCIA and CardBus adapter. The US$50 DuelAdapter Cradle enables users of computers that only have PCMCIA or CardBus slots to use a new ExpressCard device (for memory, audio, video, broadband, etc.) without upgrading their computer.
The DuelAdapter Cradle mechanically and electrically bridges the two formats with no compromise in speed and with “plug-and-play” ease of use. The Cradle seamlessly converts information and transfers data at the full PCMCIA and CardBus transfer rates supported by the computer. Moreover, the Cradle is hot pluggable, and requires no software driver. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS X 10.3.9 and higher operating systems. The Cradle is FCC, CE, and RoHS compliant.
The DuelAdapter Cradle can be preordered now at the DuelAdapter e-commerce website.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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