X-Driver is a CFexpress Kind B card with a built-in USB-C connector: Digital Pictures Evaluate


Uniport Options has launched an Indiegogo marketing campaign for X-Driver, a CFexpress Kind B card that options an built-in USB-C port, eliminating the necessity for a particular CFexpress card reader. Merely put the cardboard into your digicam, file pictures and video, after which take away the cardboard and plug it straight into the USB-C port in your laptop.

The Indiegogo marketing campaign reads, ‘Introducing X-Driver, the CFexpress kind B reminiscence card with a USB-C port built-in. The X-Driver is the final word all-in-one system for storing your media recordsdata after which transferring the recordsdata to your laptop, pill, or cellphone.’ The corporate has spent the final three years redesigning the CFexpress Kind B card from scratch to attenuate the dimensions of the cardboard and permit for the implementation of the built-in USB-C connector. By integrating the connector, the cardboard is extra versatile and guarantees to enhance the workflow of photographers and videographers’ workflow.

Many photographers like that Apple added the SD card slot again to its newest M1-series MacBook Professional notebooks and the brand new Mac Studio desktop. Sadly, there is not any straightforward port for CFexpress Kind B playing cards, so customers want a card reader, or in some circumstances, a card reader plus an adapter. The X-Driver eliminates the necessity for all these additional equipment. The X-Driver feels a bit just like the religious successor to the Wi-Fi-enabled SD playing cards that had been in style within the early 2010s.

The X-Driver guarantees learn and write speeds as much as 1700 MB/s and meets USB-C and CFexpress Kind B requirements, together with PCIe SSD. The X-Driver card is 38.5mm (1.52″) tall, together with the USB-C port, and is 29.8mm (1.17″) broad. These are the identical dimensions as a standard CFexpress Kind B card. The cardboard is constructed utilizing polycarbonate plastic and stainless-steel.

Uniport Options has so far examined the cardboard throughout a variety of merchandise, together with the Canon R5 digicam, Samsung smartphones, iPad Professional tablets and MacBook Professional notebooks.

Up to now on Indiegogo, the marketing campaign is nearing $1,000 of backing. The mission has a versatile funding purpose of $20,000. The Tremendous Early Hen 128GB Particular is $144, which is 20% off the anticipated retail value. 256GB and 512GB playing cards are additionally out there as backer choices for $240 and $384, respectively. For added data and to be taught concerning the varied backer choices, go to Indiegogo.

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