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The Belkin Compact Flash Card Reader is a great product for those who use the compact flash data storage system. Compact flash cards are found in handheld pc and digital cameras. They are used to store data such as files or pictures. Once these are full or if the data needs to be moved to a pc this is where the Belkin Compact Flash Card Reader comes in. The Card Reader reads the information stored on the compact flash card and transfers it quickly to a folder on your pc.
Most Products that use compact flash come with a transfer cable anyway to use with your pc so you may think why do I need one? The reason why card readers are needed is because they are quicker and more reliable than just transferring directly from your device. The reason for this is the Device is usually operated via batteries and it requires a lot of power to transfer data than it normally would to use the device in the first instance. Due to this if your batteries are not fully charged you will encounter a problem with transferring the data. If your batteries are fully charged and you transfer the data you will find they will need recharging afterwards.
The Belkin Card Reader is a plug and play product which works with Window OS 98 and above. It links directly to your pc via USB connection. The Card Reader sits happily on your desk it could do with a sticky pad underneath it to stick it in place but as it doesnt you will need to use a blob of blue tack. The cable only stretches 1 metre in length so its quite short. Its grey in colour with the insertion slot being orange. The Card Reader is supplied with a CD-rom containing the drivers and a manual.
The Card Reader is easy to use the compact flash card just plugs directly into the top of the card reader a window pops up asking you where you would like the data to be transferred to select the folder. It takes less than 1 sec per 1mb of data to transfer. Once the transfer is complete just remove the card and thats it. You can transfer the data from the card and also to the card.
The Card Reader retails at £19.99 from all computer or photography shops. If you plan on purchasing one of these a tip is to look for a gold sticker on the packet, which states free software. The free software is included in the packet and contains 2 programs to manipulate photographs by Ulead and a superb program able to stitch pictures together, which allows you to have panoramic, or 360-degree pictures.
Now you can transfer files easily between your PC or Mac and your MP3 player, cell phone, handheld, and digital camera. The Belkin CompactFlash USB Media Reader/Writer lets you drag and drop files, images, and music for editing and storage on your computer. Transfers speeds of up to 12MBps let you move your files 40 times faster than through a serial port. The CompactFlash Reader includes a dedicated slot that accommodates CompactFlash Type 1 and Type II Cards.
Uses your system's power, so it requires no AC adapters or batteries;
Saves the power resources of your camera, MP3 player, and handheld;
Transfers images and other files at speeds up to 12MBps - up to 40 times faster than a serial port;
Installs with Plug-and-Play, hot swap convenience;
Stands upright on its side with compact, multipurpose design.
|Product Description:||Belkin USB Media Reader/Writer card reader - USB|
|Product Type:||Card reader USB|
|Supported Flash Memory:||CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II|
|Expansion Slot(s):||1 (total) / 1 (free) x CompactFlash Card - type I/II|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Limited lifetime warranty|