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Well made card reader.
on 10 April 2016
Review of All in One USB Card Reader
The product came well packed in a retail printed bubble pack. That in turn was in an Amazon box. The product arrived quickly and undamaged.
I primarily bought this because my laptop doesn't have a card reader for Micro SD or CF (compact flash) a format used by earlier digital SLRs.
It installed itself upon being plugged in (Windows 10) and I didn't have to install any software to make it work. As far as I can tell, it does every type of memory card. It doesn't require an external power supply.
The build quality is good. In the past I've had problems with compact flash cards mashing the pins in the reader but this one is a nice snug fit and will only allow the memory card to go in the correct way up and dead straight so I'm not worried about the pins getting mashed. All the other cards go in nicely.
It reads the cards as fast as the internal reader does (I compared SD cards as both the external and internal can read those). It transferred the photos fairly swiftly and without errors. It has a light to indicate that a card is plugged into it which lets you know you've plugged it in successfully.
I would have given it 5 stars if it had had a slightly longer lead. The lead was fine for use with my laptop but if I were using it with a desktop PC I would have to do a lot of bending as I don't think it would reach the desk.
On the whole, for under £6 delivered, I'm very pleased with it. It should last a long time.
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