MAGMA has announced the release of an expansion module which allows users to add a fully functional PCI slot to their PowerBook. The 1 Slot CardBus to PCI Expansion System uses your portableis PCMCIA slot to add a hook-up for a PCI card. According to MAGMA:
MAGMA announces another portable production/recording breakthrough. Introducing the 1 Slot CardBus to PCI Expansion System. This solution increases your techno-knob twirling ability to add an additional PCI slot to an Apple PowerBook G3 Pismo or a PC laptop supporting a PC CardBus interface. Professionals now have the freedom to attach practically anything to their portable computer, including audio cards or video cards.
MAGMAs new line of expansion chassis promise to provide the various audio, video, satellite communications and other industries, a non-linear full-blown "on the road" workstation. The 1 Slot is available in two models - Model CB1F accommodates a full-length PCI card and Model CB1H accommodates a half-length PCI card. All this potential is packaged in a tiny (5.45 W x 8.02 H x 1.70, Model CB1H) battery powered aluminum chassis that weighs less than 2.5 pounds, without customer card. An external AC power supply (120V AC adapter, included) provides the ability to run off a wall plug. Because this system operates on 12-volt DC input power, users have the option to run off a car lighter adapter or any other 12-volt DC source.
Pricing for the 1 Slot expansion system begins at US$945. You can find more information at the MAGMA web site.