Storage peripheral maker
Addonics Technologies Inc. today announced the Pocket DigiDrive. It’s a pocket-sized device that connects to your Mac’s USB interface and reads and writes to seven different digital file formats — CompactFlash I and II media, Smart Memory, Memory Stick, Micro Drive, MultiMedia Card, and Secure Digital Card.
The Pocket DigiDrive has no moving parts of its own and is powered off the USB interface itself. It weighs about 11 ounces and measures 4 x 5.5 x 1 inch. The device can read and write to digital storage cards at about 1MB per second, and supports Mac OS 8.6 or higher.
List price for the Pocket DigiDrive is US$89. The kit includes a USB 2.0-compatible cable. USB 2.0 is not yet factory-installed on Macs, although there are third-party peripheral cards that will enable USB 2.0 to work under Mac OS X. The drive is also downwardly compatible with the more ubiquitous USB 1.1 standard, which Apple supports. The Pocket DigiDrive is available through major catalog companies, resellers, VARs and distributors.