Ouch, we just tested and confirmed that one of the smallest (and thus likeliest to fit) USB EV-DO modems around, the Sprint / Novatel U727, won't even come close to fitting in the cramped, foldaway USB port on the MacBook Air. Most flash drives will probably be okay, but it looks like 3G users will either need powered USB hubs or a USB extension cable to get online where WiFi isn't available (read: most places).
Apple MacBook Air too small for 3G USB modem
Posted on Saturday, Jan 26 2008 @ 00:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
While playing around with a MacBook Air notebook Engadget discovered another disadvantage of the new MacBook Air from Apple: it's too small for big USB devices like a 3G USB modem.