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Kingston Generation 2 Micro SD Reader

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Technical Details
BrandKingston Technology
Item Weight113 g
Product Dimensions10.2 x 0.1 x 10.2 cm
Item model numberFCR-MRG2
SeriesFCR-MRG2
ColorBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB0028R3NCU
Best Sellers Rank 1,146 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight249 g
Date First Available8 July 2009
  
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Product Description

Kingston Technology FCR-MRG2, microSDHC, USB 2.0, 0 - 60 C, -40 - 85 C, Black, 24.99 x 12.14 x 2.64 mm

Note:Please always check the compatibility with manufacturer before purchasing this DRAM module. Certain motherboards may not be compatible with this product and the user should always check system compatibility on the manufacturer's website.

Box Contains

Kingston Technology FCR-MRG2
microSDHC
USB 2.0
0 - 60 C
-40 - 85 C
Black
24.99 x 12.14 x 2.64 mm


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I have been using this with a 32GB card as my main USB stick for almost 2 years, and it's still working perfectly. Pretty much nuff said, but here's some more words.

Pros:
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.

Cons
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.
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I was a little bit sceptical about this product. How can something that small be any good??
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!
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My 128gb micro sd card arrived in the post this afternoon, I was quite hesitant about this device not supporting such a high capacity card. Most adapters only support up to 64gb as that was the highest available. But I'm happy to announce that this device supports 128gb micro sd cards as well.
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Pros:
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.
Other:
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.
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Great little adapter, that's shorter than the Crucial Gizmo Jr. as well as offering much more storage with a suitable 32Gb Micro SD card. Holds the card well enough for it not to slide out on it's own. The cord does make it more difficult to get the card in and out if you loop it the wrong side, so don't loop it the wrong side :) I couldn't design this better if I tried. I'm buying a few more!
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These things are brilliant! They'll turn pretty much any micro SD card into a thumb drive which then no longer needs bulky card readers to use with your PC or laptop.

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.
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This adapter is really compact which is a good thing as I want it to use a an upgradable Micro SD memory module, I have loads of micro SD cards from upgrades with my phones and it seemed a waste to not use them any more, this sorts that without having to change the memory in my tablet which it uses as main memory so I would lose the file access. I like this as it plgs straight into my laptop which I still prefer using day to day but I can put a film onto a card and watch it in bed.
I think this is not for changing cards all the time but using as a memory stick that is compact
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