has introduced its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 8-in-1 Media Reader & Writer. The device ships with Mac-compatible software and is designed to enable Macs and PCs to transfer data to and from a wide variety of flash media types.
Four slots are designed to accommodate eight different types of media, including CompactFlash I and II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick and MemoryGate Memory Stick. The device is bus-powered, so no external power supply is necessary.
The new 8-in-1 Media Reader & Writer also features USB 2.0 support, for PCs equipped with the faster USB 2.0 standard (Macs are still relegated to transferring data at the slower USB 1.1 speed). The device includes Ulead Photo Explorer 2.0 SE, which enables Mac users to organize and share digital media transferred from their cards.
The 8-in-1 Media Reader & Writer will begin shipping at the end of May for US$39.95.