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Xircom CompactCard Ethernet 9/10

The CompactFlash II format has been around for a while. But we are now beginning to see products that take advantage of it, like this Xircom CompactCard Ethernet card. It can be used in laptops with the included PCMICA adapter. However, it's main users will be those who use handheld devices like the Compaq iPAQ. It only supports 10 Mbit Ethernet, since it is 16 bit card (rather than a Cardbus card which many handheld PCs like the Compaq iPAQ do not support). Inspite of this it is still very quick, once you get it installed.

Unlike many network cards it is easy to install, even installing it on a PocketPC iPAQ is easy! Just pop in the CD into your desktop and the setup programme will guide you through how to install it on the iPAQ. Synchronising your iPAQ through the Xircom is better than through USB. Not only is it alot quicker, it works all the time. Trying to sync it through USB does not seem to work all the time.

This is one of the few CompactFlash network cards on the market at the moment. With the iPAQ and other PocketPCs selling well, I can see this card being a best seller!