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Olympus MAUSB-500

xD-Picture Card™ USB memory adapter

Item # 279XDREAD

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Transfer photos and other types of files from your xD-Picture Cards to your computer, or vice versa, with this compact USB adapter from Olympus. Simply insert your xD card into the adapter, and then insert the adapter into your computer's USB port. Your computer reads the adapter as a removable disk, allowing you to easily manage your images, MP3s, video clips, and data files without having to install any drivers.

Product Highlights:

  • xD-Picture Card reader/writer
  • high-speed USB interface
  • accepts xD-Picture Cards with up to 2GB capacity
  • status light
  • no driver installation required
  • 1"W x 3"H x 7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Computer Requirements:
  • USB port
  • supported operating systems:
    • Mac™ OS 9.0-9.2 and Mac OS X v10.1-10.4
    • Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows® XP, or Windows Vista™

What's in the Box:

  • Olympus MAUSB-500 xD-Picture card/USB memory adapter with attached cap
  • Start Guide (Eng/Ger)
  • Start Guide (Fren/Span)
  • Warranty sheet

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Overview: The Olympus MAUSB-500 is a USB Memory Adapter designed for reading and writing data to an xD-Picture Card. It has a USB Type A male plug on one end and an xD-Picture card slot on the side. There is a status lamp on the end of the adapter to indicate that it is active.

USB 2.0 Interface: The adapter supports the high-speed USB 2.0 interface, which allows faster data transfer than USB 1.1. When the adapter is inserted into your computer, it is recognized as a removable disk by the computer.

Compatible Operating Systems: The USB Memory Adapter is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, Windows Vista
  • Macintosh: Mac OS 9.0-9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1-10.4)
  • USB: any computer equipped with a USB interface as standard (USB 2.0 recommended, USB 1.1 compliant)

Supported Cards: The adapter can accept xD-Picture cards in the following capacities: 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (3.3V).

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