Newer Technology ( has announced the
US$12.99 NewerTech FireWire 800-400 Adapter to provide plug and play
connection of FireWire 400 devices to the latest Mac Pro, MacBook Pro
17-inch, Mac mini, iMac, and other computers with FireWire 800-only

The NewerTech FireWire 800-400 Adapter solves the dilemma of how to
use existing FireWire 400 devices with the latest Macs, as well as
eliminates the hassle of determining which cable type and length to
buy, according to the folks at NewerTech. The adapter plugs into a
computer’s FireWire 800 port via a 9-pin male (FW800) connector. The
other end of the Adapter features a 6-pin female FireWire 400