Multi card readers are really useful devices especially if you are travelling about as they allow you to back up your pictures that you have taken to a an online storage account without needing to carry around loads of cables for your camera.
The Lexar single slot card reader is a neat little device which slots into a usb port, it has a small cap that covers the docking portion to help protect it and it is a small blue and grey device that is very light, it does make it easy to lose though but also takes up no space at all while travelling. The real benefit of this device is that it will take a number of different card variations so it is very adaptable which is good because you do not have to buy a seperate card reader for each different card device and it does not require any software uploads to work.
The upload speeds are good as all this really does is act as an intermediary between the storage device and your PC so I have found that it is easy to use while on the go or in my home, it will also not break the bank as this cool little device cost me about £10 on Amazon thanks to a Dooyoo voucher.
Certainly it is a useful product and one I do recommend.
As someone who works with large photographic files, I spend a lot of time transferring images between the numerous computers that I seem to have scattered around the place. I personally find that a plug-and-go card reader is a great time-saving way of doing the job.
Card readers are small devices which accept the memory card from your camera, and allow you to put the images on your PC or Mac without the need for the camera's USB cable. You can also use them as a storage device, with the capacity only limited by the size of the card which you leave in them.
Although I own a number of card readers (I keep losing them, then buying new ones, only to miraculously find the ones which I thought I had lost...) my favourite is definitely the Lexar Single Slot. It takes the form of a grey and blue plastic device which connects to your computer via a USB port. The USB end of the Lexar is covered by a small plastic cap (very easy to lose!), which prevents dirt entering the device when not in use. The rear end of the product flips upward to reveal the slot in which to enter your camera card, and it's here that this particular card reader comes into its own - it accepts a number of different card variations... Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MMS, SD, and XD. All the aforementioned card types slide into the device securely, without any risk of damaging them - and this is an especially good reason to buy a better make of card reader like Lexar.
On the front end of the product there is a little green light which illuminates when the reader is in use - handy, as it reminds you not to simply pull out the device when finished - instead you should remove it properly via the your computer's menu system. Handily, the reader should work with any operating system, and there's no need to install any drivers or additional software.
In terms of its price, the card reader can be purchased for under £10 from Staples, or £11.99 from Amazon.
Unfortunately, as the card reader is a few years old it can't be used with the newer high capacity SD cards (SDHC), which is the product's only downside really. All in all though, the Lexar Single Slot Muiti-Card Reader is a highly functional and reliable device which I would highly recommend.