AC Adaptor-requiring USB 3.0 ExpressCard Now Available from StarTech

Ryan Whitwam

Do you need USB 3.0 ports on your laptop right now? If you positively cannot wait, StarTech has you covered . Well, as long as you have an ExpressCard slot. Their new USB 3.0 card adapter will get the job done by adding 2 USB 3.0 ports to your current lappy. However, this is one of those products that comes fully equipped with caveats.

Each USB 3.0 port requires 900mA to run. Since an ExpressCard slot doesn’t output that much current, StarTech has included an AC adapter. Yep, you’ll need an AC adapter for your USB ports. Then there’s the card itself, which is already on the chunky side. Having this hanging off the side of a laptop seems like a bad idea. If carrying all this extra weight around sounds reasonable to you, it can be yours for a mere $50.

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