O P E R A T I N G I N S T R U C T I O N S
Mouse Pad with USB Hub and Card Reader
Item-No. 91 49 05
The product is intended for use as a mouse pad with palm rest, furthermore, there is a USB hub
and a USB card reader integrated.
This product complies with the applicable National and European requirements. All names of
companies and products are the trademarks of the respective owner. All rights reserved.
Included in the package
• Mouse pad with built-in USB hub and card reader
• Operating Instructions
• Mouse pad with gel palm rest
• Integrated USB2.0 hub with 3 Ports
• Integrated USB2.0 memory card reader
• Fold-out document holder
The warranty will be void in the event of damage caused by failure to observe
these safety instructions! We do not assume any liability for any consequen-
We do not assume any liability for material and personal damage caused by
improper use or non-compliance with the safety instructions. The warranty
will be void in such cases.
• The unauthorised conversion and/or modification of the product is inadmissible because of
safety and approval reasons (CE).
• This product is not a toy, and should be kept out of the reach of children.
• The product must not get damp or wet.
• Do not leave packaging material lying around carelessly. It may become dangerous playing
material for children.
• Handle the product with care, it can be damaged by impacts, blows, or accidental drops, even
from a low height.
Only place the mouse pad on a flat, stable and sufficiently large surface. Protect valuable fur-
niture surfaces by using a suitable underlay.
Connect the USB plug to a free USB2.0 port on your computer. The computer does not need to
be switched off. The drivers for the USB hub and the card reader are integrated in the operating
system; therefore, there is no driver-data carrier.
When first connected to the computer, Windows recognises the card reader and completes the
driver installation. Should the unit not be recognized automaticly upon being connected, discon-
nect it from the USB port and reconnect it again.
Additional drive letters, for the memory card slots on the card reader, are assigned automatical-
ly by Windows.
If the connection is made without any faults, the power LED on the card reader lights.
The integrated USB2.0 hub functions is now in the „Bus-Powered-Mode". This means that the
500mA current supplied by the computer via the USB, is distributed to the 3 USB ports and the
This is sufficient for most mice, keyboards or USB sticks.
USB devices with a higher power consumption (e.g. external portable 2.5" USB
hard disks) do not function correctly due to their high power consumption (e.g. only
a soft click is heard from the hard disk enclosure, the hard disk is not recognised).
Therefore, use the USB ports on the computer for devices with higher power con-
sumption, not the USB ports on the mouse pad.
External USB hard disks, or other USB devices with their own power supply, work
without any problem on the USB ports of the mouse pad; there are no restrictions.
Reading/Writing to Memory Cards
A memory card inserted in the card reader will be integrated in the same way as a conventional
removable media drive.
With Windows file manager you can now read the data on the memory card (or store data on the
memory card), in the same way as you use the hard disk or a USB stick. The access LED on the
card reader flashes during write/read access.
Unplugging the Mouse Pad
If a read/write access is underway to the memory card, wait until it is finished.
Carefully remove the memory card(s) from the card reader; the mouse pad can be then discon-
nected from the computer.
Using the Document Holder
Open the document holder by folding it backwards. Using the curved surface of the cover and
the metal spring, one-page or multipage documents can be fixed; with this method the document
remains upright without any further disturbing support.
Tips & Notes
a) USB hub
• The USB2.0 hub is USB1.1 compatible. This means that normal USB1.1 devices can be used
with no problems on the USB2.0 Hub. However, this will not speed up the USB1.1 devices!
• Normally, USB operation is not possible in DOS or in the protected mode of Windows.
Nevertheless, depending on the computer or BIOS /Setup settings, it possible to use a USB
keyboard and a USB mouse. It is necessary, however, to connect them directly to the com-
puter's USB interface, i.e. not to the USB Hub.
• USB devices can be plugged in and unplugged while the PC is in use. This means that you do
not have to switch off your computer, when you want to plug in or unplug devices (with other
interfaces this can cause damage, e.g. if you connect or disconnect a PS/2 mouse during oper-
If data transfers are in progress on the USB port, e.g. if an external disk is inputting data to the
computer, and you unplug the USB plug, Windows might crash and other data may also be
For some USB2.0 devices (e.g. USB hard disk), Windows XP/Vista displays an icon with an
arrow in the menu bar. You can „separate" the USB device from the computer using this func-
tion, and thus instruct the computer to close open files. Afterwards, the USB device can be
b) USB card reader
• Ensure that the read-only access (slide switch on the memory card; if available) is in the off
position, when deleting from, or writing to, SD/MS memory cards.
• It is preferable to use USB 2.0 port for connecting the mouse pad.
The maximum data signalling rate used by USB1.1 is only 800kByte/s.
With USB 2.0, more Mbyte/s are possible, depending on the speed of your memory card!
Therefore, for a faster transfer you should always connect the mouse pad to a USB2.0 port
(great time savings during data transfer to and from the memory card or to a USB2.0 device
connected to the USB hub).
• Always remove the memory card from the card reader, before switching off the computer.
© Copyright 2009 by Conrad Electronic SE.
If the mouse pad or the memory card are removed during a read/write access, the
data on the memory card can be damaged. It is possible that the memory card will
have to be formatted again afterwards.
Electric and electronic products must not be disposed of in the domestic waste.
Dispose of the product at the end of its serviceable life in accordance with the cur-
rent statutory requirements; e. g. return it to any suitable collection point.
These operating instructions are a publication by Conrad Electronic SE, Klaus-Conrad-Str. 1, D-92240
All rights including translation reserved. Reproduction by any method, e.g. photocopy, microfilming, or
the capture in electronic data processing systems require the prior written approval by the editor.
Reprinting, also in part, is prohibited.
These operating instructions represent the technical status at the time of printing. Changes in
technology and equipment reserved.