Asante Technologies is shipping two new USB 2.0 devices for Mac users, the FriendlyNET FB204 high-speed 4-port hub and the Gini II UMR206 digital memory reader/writer. The FriendlyNET hub is designed for connecting multiple peripherals and devices to a users system. The Gini II is a device designed for reading flash cards and memory sticks. According to Asante Technologies:
Asante Technologies, Inc. is shipping 2 new products that take advantage of USB 2.0: the FriendlyNET FB204 high-speed 4-port hub and the Gini II UMR206 digital memory reader/writer.
With 4 USB 2.0 ports, the FB204 hub allows users to directly connect up to 4 USB ultra-fast devices -- such as next-generation scanners, printers, and video cameras -- simultaneously to an Apple Mac or Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP computer.
The Gini II supports the 6 most popular types of digital media: Sony Memory Stick, CompactFlash, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, MultiMediaCard (MMC), and Secure Digital (SD). With 4 slots, the Gini II even allows users to copy between different memory cards. Plus, everything about the Gini II is plug-and-play.
You can find more information about the FriendlyNET hub and the Gini II at the Asante Technologies Web site. The FriendlyNET FB204 high-speed 4-port hub is available for US$30.00, and the Gini II UMR206 digital memory reader/writer is available for US$39.00.