USB 3.0 is the newest and very fast transfer protocol that gives you much faster speeds that it’s version 2.0 brother. For those who have media cards, getting the information off those cards can be a slow process when you’re using USB 2.0 or other, slower protocols. When I bought my Canon 5D Mark III, I started working on finding a faster process for getting my media off of my SD cards. On Amazon I found one of the best card readers that I’ve used, this Kingston USB 3.0 memory card reader will get your media off of your cards as blazing fast speeds and compatibility for multiple card types.
With compatibility for CF Type I, CF Type II, SD, SDHC, SDHC, SDXC, SDXC, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick/M2, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick M2 this card reader is completely awesome.
I love this card reader because it’s compatible with a lot of different card types and uses USB 3.0 speeds. The construction is solid, although it is made out of plastic. The card reader is also low-profile to fit into tiny places and is portable enough to take around with you traveling.
Something that I’ve noticed about the card reader is the length of the USB 3.0 cord. For me and my desktop editing computer, it’s a quite a bit of stretch to where I want the reader and my closest USB 3.0 port. The cord is only about three feet long and would be much better if it was a little bit longer. This of course could be fixed by buying a second cable that was longer.
If you’d like to pick up this card reader, you can find it for cheap on Amazon.