Got MacBook Pro? Check out SanDisk’s MultiCard ExpressCard Adapter

If you’ve been wondering what the heck to you could do with that ExpressCard slot (the one that’s 33mm wide) on your good old MacBook Pro, wonder no more. I think I’ve found the best way to use it, thanks to the SanDisk MultiCard ExpressCard Adapter.

SanDisk MultiCard ExpressCard Adapter for MacBook ProSanDisk MultiCard ExpressCard Adapter for MacBook Pro

It works on Macs and PCs, but more importantly, it flushes into your laptop’s ExpressCard slot completely so you could leave it in there. Now you’ll be able to read most common flash memory cards while on the move, including SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMC plus, and the various kinds of MemoryStick Duo (i.e. from my Sony M1).

My buddy Peter found that it cheaper somewhere, but for $19.90 on Amazon, you can’t really go wrong. From my preliminary tests, the data transfer from flash card to hard drive is way faster than going through your digital camera’s USB cable. I’m lovin’ it!

  • LcT

    i was thinking of getting something like that, but was wondering about battery consumption… does it gobble more juice while it’s plugged in, even if not in use?

  • http://theory.isthereason.com Kevin

    LcT: Good question. I’d had it plugged into my MBP all day working on my videocasts while I was on the move without power. No battery drain experienced. I believe that it would only take power when you read or write to your various flash memory cards.

  • http://maxwellatlarge.wordpress.com Matt

    hey.
    Do SD cards sit flush against your MBP?
    thanks for your review.

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  • http://theory.isthereason.com Kevin

    Matt, believe it or not, I don’t have SD cards on me, but I would say it’s unlikely. My Sony MemoryStick Duo is about the same size and it does stick out.