July 14, 2007 Duel Systems makes a range of really useful adapters and its latest could solve a few problems for some readers - the DuelAdapter Cradle is an ExpressCard to PCMCIA and CardBus adapter. The US$50 DuelAdapter Cradle enables users of computers that only have PCMCIA or CardBus slots to use a new ExpressCard device (for memory, audio, video, broadband, etc.) without upgrading their computer.

The DuelAdapter Cradle mechanically and electrically bridges the two formats with no compromise in speed and with “plug-and-play” ease of use. The Cradle seamlessly converts information and transfers data at the full PCMCIA and CardBus transfer rates supported by the computer. Moreover, the Cradle is hot pluggable, and requires no software driver. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS X 10.3.9 and higher operating systems. The Cradle is FCC, CE, and RoHS compliant.

The DuelAdapter Cradle can be preordered now at the DuelAdapter e-commerce website.