Microtech today announce new "Deluxe Kit" and "RoadWarrior Kit" both come with USB reader/writers and PC Card Type II adapters for connection directly to a notebook. The new bundles include the 340MB and new 512MB and 1GB Microdrives.

Microtech press release:


NORTH BRANFORD, CT - June 27, 2000 -- Microtech International, Inc. today announced the availability of the IBM Microdrive Deluxe Kit and the IBM Microdrive Roadwarrior Kit. These new, value bundles combine the IBM Microdrive, the world’s smallest hard disk drive, with Microtech’s USB and PC Card connectivity solutions and special software. The IBM Microdrive bundles are available with the highly successful 340MB and newly released 512MB and 1GB capacities.

The Deluxe Kit consists of the award winning USB CameraMate™ reader/writer for transferring data quickly and easily from the Microdrive to a USB equipped PC or Mac. The CameraMate is also equipped with a dedicated SmartMedia slot which can be used to copy data from any SmartMedia equipped digital camera or MP3 players to the higher capacity, faster performing, diminutive disk. Also included in the package is a Type II PC Card adapter for using the Microdrive as a file transfer and back-up device with most notebooks. Software from Ixla, Voyager Communications, and PowerQuest complete the package.

The Roadwarrior Kit is designed for maximum flexibility and small size. It consists of the IBM Microdrive, and the Microtech ZiO! a sub miniature USB adapter for all CompactFlash cards. A PC Card notebook adapter and software for Image manipulation and file back-up is also included in the package.

"By combining the high capacity of the IBM Microdrive with fast methods of data transfer and universal connectivity, we make it possible to download and carry hundreds of digital pictures or hours of CD quality MP3 music along with all of your personal contact information in a very secure way. " said Al Conte, Director of Digital Imaging Products at Microtech.

"In addition, sensitive documents and important data can be backed-up conveniently via a PC Card slot or USB connection and the Microdrive carried on your person in a shirt pocket or change purse," he added.

For more information see Microtech at PC Expo booth #808