Do you own and use different digital cameras/video recorders with different memory card formats? Different memory cards can be a pain, since they require their own unique reader or a cables to connect to transfer images or videos to your camera (perhaps a strong argument for the Eye-Fi card
) . All-in-one card readers can take the pain out of the equation by allowing you to use the front loading slots for several kind of memory cards...
BlackBox Multi-Plus Card Reader
Compatible with USB 2.0 and offering a transfer rate of 480 Mbps, this card reader supports plug and play and it's hot swappable. We like the fact they've included a USB cable (not always the case) and supports CompactFlash, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, SecureDigital, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro.
Transcend Multi Card Reader M3
Transcend’s new Multi-Card Reader M3 offers a slot for almost every memory card currently on the market, including: CF cards, SD cards, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, miniSD and microSD. Transcend’s M3 is fully compatible with the high speed USB 2.0 interface and is capable of data transfer rates up to 480Mb/s. In addition, it supports the latest SD 2.0 (SDHC) and MMC 4.0 standards for hi-end memory cards. It also gives the added benefit of reading data directly from newer, mini-size mobile phone memory cards such as miniSD, microSD, MMCmobile MS Duo and M2 without having to use an adapter. If you like being prepared for anything and everything, at least when it comes to memory cards, this might be your reader.
Kingston 19-in-1 Card reader
An excellent external reader for your desktop or laptop for both at home or on the road, the Kingston 19-in-1 is a Swiss Army Knife of memory cards, allowing you to use the expandable storage cards to move photos, music, data and more between devices and eliminating the need to carry cables to connect multiple devices but instead using a single peripheral. Supports MMCmobile, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, RS-MMC, miniSD, miniSDHC, micrpSD, microSDHC, MMCmicro, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick, PRO, Duo and Pro Duo and CF Typle I and II and even a MicroDrive. Wow!