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Kingston Generation 2 Micro SD Reader
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Kingston Technology FCR-MRG2
0 - 60 C
-40 - 85 C
24.99 x 12.14 x 2.64 mm
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Top Customer Reviews
1. It's like, really small
2. "Oh my goodness James, it's so tiny!" says everyone in the room when I bust out my USB stick
3. Has been on my keys, bashed around, etc, for 2 years, and shows no sign of dying
4. It looks kind of cool when the paint wears off over time. See my customer image.
5. Did I mention it's small?
6. It costs like 3 quid.
1. It's kinda fiddly to get the card in and out. If you want a stationary reader where you can switch your cards in and out all the time, look elsewhere. But the size of it demonstrates that this really isn't what it was designed for anyway.
2. When you write large files to it, it gets HOT. Like, hotter than the sun. This one time, I nearly burned myself. Dunno how long Lynn put it in the microwave for, but yeah (feels like around 8 minutes). Then again, at least it's acting as a heatsink for a card and not insulating it like a similar reader made out of plastic. Google says MicroSDs are supposed to get hot, so yeah.
3. People think I'm under-compensating for something. Also it looks kinda silly next to my Galax-Gigantic Note II which gets the opposite comments.
The truth is:
It's tiny, it's well made and it's worth buying.
MicroSD card sits in it securely and you can attach it to your keys to make sure you will always have some electronic storage with you if you need it.
Reading and writing speeds are OK, and I had no problems with this device being discovered on any Mac or PC with Windows XP/7 or Linux.
That's it. There is nothing more to it. It reads microSD cards really well and if you are looking for a really decent card reader, you've just found one!
Well constructed device, while it is made of plastic it feels solid.
Rather then insulate the SD card like some manufacturers, Kingston uses the USB reader as a heatsink, while this can make the reader warm to hot depending on micro SD card it helps protect the card from cooking itself to death.
Competitively priced USB microSD reader.
The packaging more then suffices for protecting the device in shipping.
Easily reaches near the cards peaks with the tested microSD cards at my disposal, there was roughly a 1% - 2% loss over the cards stated maximum speed. But I can't be sure if it was the cards or the reader causing the miniscule speed discrepancy.
Will allow your to install or copy a live cd/DVD of Linux onto the micro SD card and boot into Linux. While it was slower than a USB card it did work, and with a faster card you should be able to keep up with any usb2 device.
The adapter is easily lost, and the black color doesn't help in the search efforts. While there are other readers available at much larger sizes the sleek trimmed down device is much more practical for daily use.
The device is only usb2, while usb2 is faster than most microSD cards if you use high end micro SD cards you will find usb2 to be a bottleneck. But for under 3 quid expecting blazing fast speeds is overly optimistic.
Practically speaking, you can pair this with a class 8 or class 10 micro SD card to get one of the fastest thumb drives around for much less than a regular thumb drive. The card is swapable so the capacity of the drive is whatever you put in it and as fast as the card you use so makes for cheap upgrades.
Only two small things stop this from being a 5 star review:
1) It's rather small, so be careful not to lose it
2) It's not easy to see which way round to insert the caddy and it can be put in the wrong way round
Aside from those two small issues, this is a solid product for a really good price.
I think this is not for changing cards all the time but using as a memory stick that is compact
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does its job. Only concern is it's so small and thin it could easily get banged up if used in a keychain. I think i'll just leave it on the desk out of harms way. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ayaz
For the price, I can't say anything negative about it. Does what the description says and fits on my keyring.Published 18 days ago by JB
Useful, but has become a bit of a jigsaw puzzle (9 different pieces) so isn't much use anymore.
At <£1. Read more
Very tight fit ..a bit of a struggle to get micro sd card in or outPublished 1 month ago by classseventysev
Nice to have to access the contents of Micro SD cards. I carry one in my wallet.Published 1 month ago by Sohaib
not a terrible product does what its supposed to do and looks rather cleaver its cheap and cheerfulPublished 1 month ago by sam
so far so good, i use micro sd's on the move all the time, so like this one as i attach it toi something so won't lose it, and holds the card tightlyPublished 2 months ago by trek2hills