Before I get started I need to tell you a few things in full disclosure.
First, I got this card reader almost a year ago and have been using it nearly every day.
Second, . . . . I am a card reader serial killer.
I don’t really have anything against card readers, they just seem to have a habit of dying when they are in my hands. I never seem to get more than 6 months out of one. I thought perhaps it’s the enthusiasm of just having completed a photo shoot, or maybe it’s all those tiny little pins . . . just waiting to get bent. Now I know it’s something else, it’s the product design.
Pixelflash has found a way to make a card reader that has pins that do not bend. The design of the reader is such that when you insert the card it will only line up to the pins. It is quite simple and very effective. On top of that, it is a high speed card reader. If you are someone who uses UDMA7 cards you know that a “normal” card reader will not cut it for downloads; unless you want to download about 4 images at a time. With the Pixelflash card reader, the download speed is up to 500 MB per second. That means a full 8GB card is downloaded in less than 30 seconds. It is also very compact, and has a heavy coating.
I really think they have finally made a reader I won’t kill.
My Pixelflash reader is now the oldest of any reader I’ve ever had.
So, if you are like me and have killed your share of card readers, this may be your solution.