With Mac OS X 10.1 coming next month, third party peripheral support is growing. VST has released X drivers for two of its products and Griffin Technologies has a new driver in beta testing.
VST Tri-Media Reader X 1.0.0 is a 479k driver for the US$129 USB Tri-Media Reader. The reader lets you transfer digital images to your Mac by providing you with a hot swappable digital camera storage-reading solution in one device. It has three media slots capable of reading digital camera diskettes most often used in digital cameras, including Smart Media, and CompactFlash. The Tri-Media Reader is bus powered through USB so no power adapter is required.
VST Dual Media Reader X 1.0.0 is a 472k driver for the $59.95 SmartDisk Dual Media Reader that lets you transfer digital data, audio and image files from digital appliances to your Mac. It features two media slots compatible with both SmartMedia and CompactFlash (Type I and II) memory cards all in one unit that fits neatly on your desktop. The media reader comes with iView Media software for Macs.
You can download both drivers at the
VST drivers Web site.
has released iMate X 1.0b3, a 33k beta release of the iMate driver. The iMate is an adapter that allows ADB devices to connect to USB ports. However, this version only provides support for native Mac OS X drivers. Currently these include the Apple built-in mouse and keyboard driver and the Kensington Mouseworks driver for Mac OS X.