When we purchased our used MacBook Pro we learned it had a slot for something called an ExpressCard. We were not sure what type of cards were available for the slot, but thought it would be great if we could turn it into a flash card reader. A quick search on EBay resulted in this 18-in-1 card reader. We don't have that many types of cards, but it is suppose to work with an SDHC card.
The ExpressCard is a bit bigger than a typical flash card reader that plugs into the USB port. The nice thing about the ExpressCard is that it will completely disappear into the machine.
The ExpressCard slot is on the left of the laptop. The opening is covered by a flip-down lid. The lid will move out of the way when the reader is inserted. When the reader is inserted properly, it will disappear into the body of the case. The ejection mechanism is a spring-loaded release. Push the ExpressCard in a little more and the card will just pop out.
We normlly attach our USB card reader on the right and it sticks out about an inch and a half or so. While this particular ExpressCard reader sits flush with the laptop case, the flash memory card does not insert all the way in. This means it will be best not to leave the card in the reader as it may snag on something.
The flash memory was recognized and appeared on the desktop...no driver installations needed. Plug and Play at its finest. We now have a non-protruding flash card reader in our MacBook Pro. As we constantly use the card reader to shuttle images into the computer, adding the ExpressCard reader is definitely a worthwhile addition. Highly recommended. [Permalink] - ExpressCard Reader