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Iomega Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader

By dpreview staff on Apr 26, 2004 at 20:43 GMT

Iomega has today announced the availability of the new Iomega® Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader. Iomega’s new host-powered drive is ideal for photographers and mobile users, bundling a convenient 1.44 MB floppy drive with the seamless capability to read and write all of the most common flash media formats. The Iomega Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader is available now for $59.95 (U.S. suggested retail price).

Press release:

Iomega Ships New Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader

SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2004 ­Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced availability of the new Iomega® Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader. Iomega’s new host-powered drive is ideal for photographers and mobile users, bundling a convenient 1.44 MB floppy drive with the seamless capability to read and write all of the most common flash media formats.

Striking Industrial Design

The Iomega Floppy Plus 7-In-1 Card Reader is designed for simple, portable convenience. Just one inch tall and with a smaller footprint than a CD jewel case, the attractive two-tone design in silver and grey travels easily in any laptop computer bag and weighs just 12 ounces (340 g). A single USB cable handles all power and data requirements. Front-loading slots let users read and write the most common memory card formats and transfer data between different media types, providing an all-in-one solution that can replace multiple card readers.

“Iomega has created a perfect go-anywhere solution for digital audio and digital photography enthusiasts,” said Jennifer Burl, senior product manager, Iomega Corporation. “These people often own more than one type of storage media, and the Floppy Plus 7-In-1 Card Reader maintains harmony among the many different memory card formats, delivering access to the most-needed files from virtually any USB-equipped computer.”

Supports Multiple Card Formats

The Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader supports the following formats:

  • CompactFlash™ (type I and II)
  • SmartMedia™ (SM)
  • Microdrive®
  • Multimedia Card (MMC)
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Sony Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro (all formats)
  • Floppy disks

Features

Iomega’s Floppy Plus 7-In-1 Card Reader comes with Adobe® Photoshop® Album SE software for managing digital photos. Hot Plug and Play technology allows users to connect the drive to a running PC for convenient access—no rebooting required. The drive is also a host-powered USB device, so mobile users have no power cable to worry about.

The Floppy 7-In-1 Card Reader is compatible with PCs running the Microsoft® Windows® 98 and 98SE, 2000, ME, and XP operating systems with an available USB connection. It is also compatible with Mac® OS X operating systems or higher on computers with a built-in USB port.

Price and Availability

The Iomega Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader is available now for $59.95 (U.S. suggested retail price).

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