A USB3 tip for non-USB3 Laptops in the Kinect for Windows v2 world...


Looking to get a cool new Kinect for Windows v2 device, but don't have a USB3 port? Friend of the Gallery, Bruno Capuano, has a suggestion that might help...

[#KINECTSDK] You don’t have #USB3 on your laptop? A #USB3 PCMCIA card can be your friend to use #KinectV2


In other posts I mentioned how demanding is the new Kinect with respect to the graphics and USBs (here and here). In my case in particular use a 1 SurfacePro to work with Kinect V2. Although of course, I have the following in my development laptop

And of course, give a little penalty does not use a “still good” laptop to develop only because it has no USB 3 (it is incredible, in January will be the laptop 3 years and already is viejuno!)

Talking to people who know they advised me to try a PCMCIA USB 3.0 card, that might be enough. On amazon I saw this very cheap PCMCIA card , €10.35

http://www.Amazon.es/GP/product/B00K1CJSQO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00? ie = UTF8 & psc = 1

And of course, 2 days later he had it at home. And in a few minutes I had connected the Kinect V2. As option B, I think it is to consider, but I think that we must also see if the Board model supports a USB 3 in the PCMCIA.

Project Information URL: http://elbruno.com/2014/08/12/kinectsdk-you-dont-have-usb3-on-your-laptop-a-usb3-pcmcia-card-can-be-your-friend-to-use-kinectv2/

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The Discussion

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    Tobias Claren

    PCMCIA USB3? Does it exist?
    "PCMCIA", "32Bit PC-Card" only has 132MB/s or?

    Are there Kinect V2 compatible PCMCIA USB3 cards?
    For example, Kinect at a Toughbook CF-31 MK1.
    This fully rugged Notebook has a PCMCIA-Slot, and a Expresscard-Slot.

    Actually I have ordered a cheap CF-Card-Adapter for this PCMCIA slot (for CF cards from my field recorder [audiorecorder]).

    Are there a working (Kinect is silly, not working with all USB3 ports, same like Vive and ASUS USB3-Ports...) USB3-Expresscard? Perhaps a cheap oder cheap no name?

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