Summary: After trying lesser (meaning cheaper) cards, I tried this one. It works GREAT! Only thing I would add would be to package it with an external power source which is needed to operate most attached hard drives. Super easy operation--just "plug and go"
Summary: this IOGEAR cardbus totally saved me in a pinch. my usb ports fried on my laptop. i had no way to get info off laptop other than to email them. this saved me and i am able to get info off laptop to an external harddrive. and it was cheap
Summary: This works fine on a Mac Powerbook G4. The hitch is that you need the extra power supply if you are using a device that is supplied a large amount of power from the USB port. For example, a USB disk drive, such as a GO drive, needs the external power supply.
Summary: Be sure you have reflected significantly before purchasing this product. The only things that I can use it for are my flash disks. And it speeds up the data transfer. For anything else, you MUST have the power adapter (which does not come with the cardbus).
Summary: Great product! The quality is superb, and, I believe people only complain that it doesn't work because the device can only provide so much phantom power to your peripherals. However, it does function with devices requiring less power, like a wireless keyboard/mouse combination or an externally...
Summary: Some of the comments have information that is not accurate, stated as if it applies to all machines with Intel chipsets. I'm running Win'XP w/SP3. IBM ThinkPad T40 with an Intel 82801 chipset. The IOGEAR installed fine and is working with a Seagate 500GB USB2 drive, with absolutely no issues.
Summary: First off, it's bulky so it won't fit in my dual PCMIA slot if I am using another PCMIA card at the same time. Second, if you are going to use this device with an iPod, you need to buy the power cord (not included) for this device.
Summary: I bought the IOGEAR Cardbus for my Dell Inspiron 8100 computer (three-plus years old) because the computer's USBs were all kaput. This product works flawlessly; I've had no problems, and my Dell is working like a champ. (Or at least it's working as well as it ever could.