The Camera Buddy can also be used as a regular USB connected hard drive, and because it has batteries, it can prolong the life of your laptops battery if you use it out in the field.
The Camera Buddy features a multi format card reader, supporting the following formats: Compact FlashTM Card type I/type II (CF), IBM ®MicroDrive, Smart Media TM Card (SM), Memory Stick® (MS), MS Pro, MS Duo, Secure Digital Card (SD), Mini SD, MultiMedia Card (MMC), RSMMC & Olympus xD-Picture Card
It's suitable for any type of photographer; instead of having loads of memory cards, get a couple memory cards, and back them up onto the camera buddy in a flash. Then, when you get back to your hotel, office or home, you can download the photos onto your computers hard drive, edit them and save them. You can of course just edit them on the Camera Buddy (via the computer) as well.