Chase has made its Swift USB Cardport range - for Smart Media and CompactFlash cards - Mac-compatible.

The £50 devices are aimed at the digital-camera market, and allow users immediate access to digital images, rather than waiting for serial downloading.

The units are also approved for use with Type II cards, such as IBM's 170MB and 340MB microdrive.

The Cardports can also be used to back-up data onto these alternative flash cards.

Chase Advanced Technologies, 01274 225 000