SIIG ExpressCard 34 11-in-1 Media Card Reader
Author: Matt Krei (FragTek)
Hardware Acquired: Newegg
17" MacBook Pro
-2.16ghz Intel Core Duo
-2GB DDR2 RAM
-1 x ExpressCard 34 Slot
-OS: Mac OS X & Windows XP SP2 via BootCamp
Testing was completed using a new 17" MacBook Pro equipped with an ExpressCard 34 slot, one of the only notebooks on the market to feature the slot.
ExpressCard utilizes a very intuitive retension system. It locks itself in place the same way that SecureDigital cards do as an example. You simply push the card all the way in until it locks in place, then push it in once again and the card slides right out, brilliant! Once locked in place the card sits completely flush with the edge of the notebook. No more bulky PCMCIA card hanging off the side of your sleek notebook.
The only thing I noticed that bothered me a bit was during removal of the SD card. It's very easy to push the whole ExpressCard in to the notebook and delock it rather than the SD card if you're not careful. That's the only qualm I have about the card thus far.