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LINDY launches 3.5" bay with portable USB Hub, card reader and hard drive

Stockton-on-Tees, UK (23rd August 2007) – LINDY Electronics announced today the launch of its USB Data Dock; a compact unit that utilises a spare 3.5” drive bay to allow users to easily ‘build-in’ a portable USB hub, 2.5” hard drive and memory card reader to their desktop computer.

The LINDY USB Data Dock consists of the dock itself, which fits into a standard 3.5” expansion bay and connects to the motherboard’s USB interface, and three data trays comprising of a four port USB hub, a multi-format card reader and a 2.5” IDE HDD enclosure. Two data trays can be housed in the dock at any one time and the third can be connected to an external USB port if required.

“This is a great unit that gives users the best of both worlds, the functionality of portable devices, but the uncluttered, cable free desk and convenience that only internal drives can provide,” comments Andrew Ingram, Product Manager of LINDY Electronics. “The data trays are completely portable and can be connected to any other machine via an external USB port.”

Compatible with both Windows and Mac, the trays simply slide into the data dock and eject at the touch of a button. A USB Dual Power Cable is included for powering the data trays when connected to an external USB port.

Technical specification:

• Installs into a standard 3.5" floppy drive bay and connects to the motherboard's USB connection USB 2.0 interface, backwards compatible with USB 1.1

• Compatible with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS 9.0 and above

• The Multi-format Card Reader supports the following card types:

CompactFlash (external connection only)
MemoryStick, MS Pro, MS ROM, MS Duo
xD, SmartMedia
sD, mini-SD, MMC

The LINDY USB Data Dock, part no 42977 is available now, RRP £49.99.
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About LINDY Electronics

For over seventy years LINDY has been providing leading-edge technology products from petrol lamps in the 1930s, to the very latest innovative designs in computer connectivity today. With offices throughout Europe, the US and Australia, LINDY is renowned for the high quality of its goods, obtained by keeping a strict control over all design and manufacture stages, and excellent levels of customer service.

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