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    Hello,
    Is there a way to use an SDIO card on a laptop? or a desktop? How cool would that be to use it for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, whatever... Of course the drivers would have to be written but does anyone here think this is avalible?

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    Um, why does it hafta be an SDIO? The circuitry required to implement WiFi + bluetooth + GPS + memory, all on a single card would make the card extension bigger than raisen-bran muffin. Add a USB connector and you've got genuine geek muffin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyH
    Um, why does it hafta be an SDIO? The circuitry required to implement WiFi + bluetooth + GPS + memory, all on a single card would make the card extension bigger than raisen-bran muffin. Add a USB connector and you've got genuine geek muffin.
    Yes, it would first have to be an SDI/O! slot. Just a plain SD slot, or card reader won't work. Then you'd need drivers, as these things tend to be made for PDA's, I'm not sure how easy a driver would be to come by.

    USB dongles are plenty cheap though, so its not like you're losing an arm or a leg to ugprade a laptop or desktop.
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    well not all on one sdio card... I mean are there SDIO slots for laptops? Tablet PCs? You see where I'm going here? Instead of having an PCMCIA slot on those devices you could have a much smaller SDIO slot. Just an idea I had when I was thinking of ways to pimp out my PC case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredgpk
    well not all on one sdio card... I mean are there SDIO slots for laptops? Tablet PCs? You see where I'm going here? Instead of having an PCMCIA slot on those devices you could have a much smaller SDIO slot. Just an idea I had when I was thinking of ways to pimp out my PC case...

    Timmay
    But the problem is, I know of no laptop that has an SDI/O slot. Most will have a PC Card slot for those duties. SDI/O cards are mainly the domain of PDA's, due to the smallish form factor. You can use a CF peripheral in a laptop, but to my knowledge, there aren't any SDI/O ready notebooks. Nor can you you simply get a 6-in-1 reader and try and go that route.

    I don't know of any TabletPC's that offer SDI/O either, but not that familiar with those devices. But even if you found one, you'd still need drivers for the cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    You can use a CF peripheral in a laptop, but to my knowledge, there aren't any SDI/O ready notebooks. Nor can you you simply get a 6-in-1 reader and try and go that route.

    I don't know of any TabletPC's that offer SDI/O either, but not that familiar with those devices. But even if you found one, you'd still need drivers for the cards.
    That is what I thought... There is no SDIO slot in any PC... wouldn't this be a good thing? instead of a "huge" PCMCIA slot all you have is one or two SDIO slots. I would like to see a sub-miniture laptop or an IBM-ish X series with this. After all, everything is getting smaller.

    And you are right about there being no drivers for any SDIO card to work on a PC. But drivers are easier to make for Windows/Linux/OS X then for the Palm OS in my head. I think this has huge potentual and no one is tapping it besides the PDA market.
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