Look for a USB 1.1 universal reader that reads six flash media cards from one unit to be released next week by
SmartDisk Corp., the folks who develop portable products for capturing, organizing, using and preserving digital content.
The upcoming US$49.95 SmartDisk Universal Reader will read CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, and IBM Microdrive media cards, all from a single unit. This allows owners of digital still cameras, digital video camcorders, palm-held computers and other digital appliances that require different media cards to use just one reader to transfer digital files to a computer or the Internet. It will sport a vertically oriented casing and a detachable USB cable.
No driver is required for Mac OS X. The reader also comes with some bundled software, which, alas, is for Windows only.