USB plugin soundcardish thingie
October 2, 2013 3:38 PM Subscribe
Has anyone ever tried one of the USB plug-in things sold as "soundcards"? Last night's lightning storm ate my motherboard sound ports and I have no alternative.
posted by jfuller to computers & internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My motherboard has all of 2 card slots. One is in use for an add-in SATA controller that I can't spare. A previous lightning storm got my onboard network port, so I had to evict the Audigy 2 soundcard that was in the other slot to make room for an add-in NIC and fall back on the cheapie motherboard sound ports which are now history.
I still have USB ports in gracious plenty. I can see that just the mechanical stress of even a tiny-plug cable hanging off a USB sound dongle may be a problem. I'll deal with that with string and bubblegum or duct tape or something.
PS what on earth am I going to do about things like this when my PC is a tablet or a phone? Sorry, never mind...