As the dust settles a bit around MacWorld, it seems a few
details about the new MacBook Pro's are becoming clearer. First on many PowerBook users' minds: will my EVDO card work
It turns out a little naming confusion is the key to this mystery. On the "What's Inside" page for the MacBook Pro, under
the Expansion category, you may notice this entry:
It turns out
that ExpressCard is just another name for the ever-confusing standard
known as PCMCIA. The good news is, yes, Virginia, there is a Stevie Claus, you will be able to have your EVDO card.
The bad news is that this ExpressCard is a 34 millimeter slot. So, if you are rocking the usual 54 millimeter PCMCIA
cards, you're going to have to buy some new gear (think Hammerfall PCMCIA for you audiophiles, wifi cards for you
wardriving mac geeks, and EVDO cards for the roaming journos). One card that will fit in the MacBook Pro's slot is this 4-in-1 media card reader.