help finding a card reader, express slot

zipper1022

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 13, 2006
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Long Island, NY/ Boston, MA
i have a 15" macbook pro and i am looking for a card reader to fit in my express slot and sit nice and flush, not sitcking out, but i need i to be able to read CF cards...

i cant really tell if they sit flush form pics, lemme know if you guys have anything that will work nicely.
 

ab2650

macrumors 6502a
Jun 21, 2007
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i have a 15" macbook pro and i am looking for a card reader to fit in my express slot and sit nice and flush, not sitcking out, but i need i to be able to read CF cards...

i cant really tell if they sit flush form pics, lemme know if you guys have anything that will work nicely.
I have a 15" MBP too and I hate to be the bearer of bad news... but there isn't an ExpressCard/34 Compact Flash reader that sits flush. :( The closest you are going to get is this one from Delkin; It has a huge "nubbin" that sits out from the chassis, and furthermore I hear there is a 1 to 2 mm gap with the MBP.

Suddenly SD cards are looking so much more attractive; Damn my camera and it's big ol' CF cards! My solution is to carry an external reader and a 6" USB cable, or wait until I'm back in the office... :(
 

ab2650

macrumors 6502a
Jun 21, 2007
714
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... there isn't an ExpressCard/34 Compact Flash reader that sits flush. :(
I forgot to tell you why; Try and fit a CF card into the ExpressCard/34 slot and you'll see it is about 4mm too wide to fit. It's certainly a shame but a price we pay for more compact systems.