We know how it is to finally break down and buy an SSD, multicard reader, HSDPA modem, or an entire expansion dock just to have something filling the void in your ExpressCard slot, only to find a superior alternative the next week. Fret not, as SIIG has rolled out a handy new solution to your "too many ExpressCard gizmos, not enough slots" quandary with the JU-000012-S1 USB-to-ExpressCard adapter. As the title implies, this here adapter simply enables any USB 2.0 port on your lappie or desktop to play nice with an ExpressCard, boasts a maximum transfer rate of 480Mbps, supports hot swapping, and works on nearly every edition of Windows and OS X 10.3+ sans a driver. The only real dig here is that it's only compatible with USB-based ExpressCard devices, meaning PCI-Express based cards won't function via this device. Nevertheless, you can start cramming more ExpressCards than you ever imagined into your machine right now for about $32 per adapter.

[Via EverythingUSB]

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SIIG rolls out USB-to-ExpressCard adapter