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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Works, plug and play with Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) – 2-Port USB 2.0 PCMCIA Expansion Card for Laptops Reviews

posted by extrospector on 01/26/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Works out of the box with Ubuntu linux: tested with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.
Cons:
Annoyingly, the card is shipped in shrink-wrapped plastic which can be a bit hard to peel off without a knife/scissors (which you don't want to be weilding around sensitive electronics). Apart from that, it does feel a little "plasticky" where the USB plugs go, but it works well.
Other:
Bottomline:
Cheap and cheerful way of expanding number of USB ports on an old laptop. Card fits flush with the side of the laptop = nothing sticking out that can break, looks like the USB ports were built in from the start! Nice!

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