How about a DDR5 SO-DIMM Adapter that lets you plug your laptop RAM into a desktop motherboard? That too for $25?
Despite the vast variety of DDR5 memory kits available in the market, the more intriguing options might still cost you a pretty penny. Newegg listings, for example, have 32GB DDR5 kits that start from $310 and go as high as $600.
This DDR5 SO-DIMM Adapter, “JET-5669AA”, priced $25, can be a cheap alternative as it allows you to plug laptop RAM into a desktop motherboard. The DIMM adapter doesn’t do anything for your DDR4 RAM. All it does is to let you install DDR5 SO-DIMM memory into a full-size DIMM slot on the DDR5 motherboard. A retailer called M-FACTORS is selling it for $25 exclusive of shipping charges. A $50+ solution for a kit of two DDR5 laptop modules. Not a bad option if laptop memory ends up costing significantly less than desktop RAM.
Nothing can be said about the functionality of the adapter though. It was basically designed to test DDR5 SO-DIMM modules and was not intended to be used as daily drivers for the general public. But, it can be opted by consumers for daily usage too.
There are good chances of this adapter to be common in a consumer setting if the scalpers keep hoarding full-size DDR5 memory modules to sell them at exorbitant prices on eBay. Otherwise, we do not see it happening.
A similar option was seen in the past when an ASUS engineer showcased a wild DDR4 memory adapter for DDR5 motherboards. But, it never launched, anyways.