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Secomp Value USB 2.0 Card Reader Stick

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      25.02.2012 01:19
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      Bog standard card reader which nevertheless works

      If you'd asked me a couple of months ago about the brand 'Secomp', I wouldn't have been able to provide any information at all. These days i'm still pretty much in the dark, but I do own one of their products in the form of a USB 2 Card Reader. Like many of the readers i've reviewed here on dooyoo, I received the item free (this time with a camera that I purchased) - however, if you want one for yourself, the current retail price is £2.99 from eBay.

      Specifications & Design
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      The card reader works with Macs and PCs, and is compatible with USB 2.0 devices. Not only will it read SD and SDHC cards, but it's also able to transfer data from the MMC format (not that it's widely used these days). Whilst data is being read and written a light illuminates on the top of the Secomp, so you know when it's safe to remove it from your USB port.

      In terms of its appearance, the card reader won't win any awards with its design - let's say it's functional rather than beautiful. A semi-transparent plastic shell shows some of the inner workings, but overall it isn't especially exciting. On the whole the product feels a bit lightweight, but it has been dropped a few times and has survived to tell the tale. The reader has two caps - one covering the USB end, and the other protecting the side that the cards are placed. SDs enter the reader smoothly, and there doesn't seem to be any excess strain placed on them when removed.

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      Overall, the Secomp Value Card Reader is a reliable device which works very well. You can get cheaper and nicer looking card readers, but I would nevertheless recommend this product as a solid performer.

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