Delkin Devices Inc.’s CompactFlash CardBus adapter has worked with the Mac for well over a year, but recently the company announced driver support for the company’s other eFilm CardBus readers. Users can now download drivers that enable the company’s 5-in-1 CardBus reader to work with Mac OS X as well. CardBus is an expansion card format supported on Apple’s PowerBook line all the way back to the PowerBook G3 (excluding the 12-inch PowerBook model).
With eFilm CardBus readers in hand, PowerBook users don’t need to hook up digital cameras to their Macs — they can insert the camera’s flash storage media in the reader instead. The
5-in-1 CardBus reader supports xD, Secure Digital (SD), MultimediaCard, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro flash formats. It will ship in March for US$49.99. The CompactFlash eFilm CardBus reader remains available for $49.99 as well.
In related news, Delkin has also announced its SD-Xtra card. With a removable cover in place, the SD-Xtra card can fit in any SD slot in a camera or other SD-compatible device. Without the cover, it becomes a USB thumbdrive, and can plug into any standard USB port and be recognized as a mass storage device. Capacities range from 128MB to 1GB.
Delkin expects the SD-Xtra Card to hit camera store shelves and be available for purchase through its Web site in March. The SD-Xtra Card will initially be available in 128MB and 256MB capacities for $39.99 and $59.99 respectively; Delkin expects the 512MB and 1GB models to be available in the second calendar quarter of 2005, and did not announce prices for those.