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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Great idea, disappointing performance – All-in-one Mini USB 2.0 Card Reader Reviews

posted by Nainz on 07/28/2007 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Even smaller than I imagined it would be, support for many cards.
Cons:
Compact Flash slot is unclear which side is up or down, and one of the pins bent very easily. (Or was bent already...) When transferring, it frequently has I/O errors, or another message saying "parameter is incorrect". One file will take half a second to transfer, another will time out and never finish.
Other:
Have not tested other formats. I got this product in order to have a very portable reader for my dSLR's photos. I guess I am not too surprised for a product with absolutely no "brand" references, and a warranty image with arabic writing on an otherwise all-english box.
Bottomline:
I am sure there are other alternatives that are more reliable. This may still be a good buy for the other card formats, but it may have issues with a high-speed card.

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