MBP's 34 express slot

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  1. McBeats macrumors 6502a

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    umm... What the hell is actually being made that supports this slot... I stil haven't seen one Sound Card/Audio interface that utilizes that slot so far.....


    Whats up Apple? Did you guys jump onto this way too soon or what?
     
  2. cptpower macrumors regular

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    well, I don't know about audio, but eSATA is a pretty popular use for the Express/34 slot.
     
  3. tracetritt macrumors member

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    i use it for an extra two firewire ports and an extra usb port. works like a charm :)
     
  4. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    I wish someone would put out something like the Indigo DJ PCMCIA card. That thing is nice and I really miss having something like that on my MBP. I don't want to schlep a big box be it USB or firewire to fulfill the same minimal purpose.

    I will say that there are a number of PC manufacturers with express 3/4 slots, so it's not just apple. I don't recall if it took this long for the PCMCIA slots to become more ubiquitous and with more options.

    Then again, I bought a Handspring for the springboard, but never used any.
     
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    It did, but in that case, Apple was slow to adopt.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This would certainly be useful. I found it through Macworld.com

    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/memorycardreaderwritere34.html

     
  8. Martin C macrumors 6502a

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    I'm quite sure that Verizon Wireless has an Express Card for their EV-DO network.
     
  9. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    The card reader would definitely be handy--I miss having the integrated reader that was in my windows laptop. There are a few goodies for the slot as noted by folks here, but like the OP, I wish there were an audio interface that used the express card slot.
     
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    +1 for the card reader. Mine seems around 10x faster than transferring my pics from the camera vs. USB 2.0
     
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    i have a Griffin Card reader in my slot...... a 5 in 1 jobbie:)
     
  13. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks - I had not realized that there are many kinds of expresscard slots. That sucks and makes MBPs a notch less useful to me. I shall then hold on to my PPC PB until they come up with expresscard 1154 or something like that, which hopefully will be a while.
     
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    tv for your mac, TVBook Pro (i think its called)
     
  15. NDA74 macrumors newbie

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    Verizon EVDO Card

    I use mine for my Verizon EVDO card.
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you care enough to get a sound card, you probably would want something with RCA and optical output, not mini-jack output. This would mean an external sound card. I use an external sound card. Works on ALL computers.
     
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  18. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    oh how I wish I could add a few more displays using the expresscard slot :p
     
  19. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    This site lists many if not all of the available Expresscard 54 and 34 cards. The number is how wide in millimeters the slot is.

    ExpressCards Link
     

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