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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
it works but... – 2-Port USB 2.0 PCMCIA Expansion Card for Laptops Reviews

posted by DrNoel on 05/29/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
-works like advertised(almost)
-fits in nice and flushed,looking like built-in USB ports
-works with most devices: mouse,keyboard,USB 7.1 audio adapter,thumb drive(somewhat)
-windows recognized it as NEC chip
Cons:
-have to use an AC to USB adapter to power it,still can't get it to work with webcam or USB TV tuner
-even after installing USB 2.0 drivers and reboot,file copy speed from attached 2GB sony microvault thumbdrive is very slow
-once,the laptop won't boot up with it inserted
-when pulling out USB leads,the device came out itself
-built quality is somewhat poor and mine was bent in the middle as they sent it but it still works
-came in a bubble wrap
Other:
-cheaper than buying locally
-at least I can use built-in USB ports for other devices
Bottomline:
-if you have an older laptop with PCMCIA slot and have many USB devices that you wish to use without having to remove the mouse or the keyboard or the webcam or thumb drives,it'd be very helpful but don't expect it to work 100% but at this price,who cares...I don't...

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