There is just something about simple and efficient solutions to problems. For example, it's really hard to go without a USB card reader. These small devices are used to read the cards from your cameras and other devices. Luckily, some of the newer computers and laptops have them built-in, but for those of us who don't, this card reader is nifty. This multi-card reader works pretty well with a simple magnet. It sticks to metal surfaces and makes using your compact flash cards and other removable storage very easy. It frees up space by simply sticking to metallic surfaces, like the one of your computer or filing cabinet. This multi-card reader is made by Elecom and is available from GeekStuff4U for $50. It's also available in 4 different colors.
We like how it cuts down on the multitude of wires that usually hang around computers. This just leaves it near your computer. It's also quite small, making it easily travel friendly.