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LexarProfessional Workflow XR1 Card Reader for XQD Cards
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (6)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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    5.0

    Amazing Speed!

    By JaxJeebers

    from Jacksonville, FL

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow XR1 Card Reader for XQD Cards:

      Pros:
      -Win 8 recognizes instantly
      -Compatible with the Lexar docking station

      Cons:
      -None at this time.

      I would definitely recommend getting if you have a pro Nikon.

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      5.0

      Reliable and easy to set up

      By Harry

      from Port Townsend, Wa.

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow XR1 Card Reader for XQD Cards:

        Use it to transfer images form my Lexar XQD cards.

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        4.0

        Lexar Workflow XR1

        By The PhotogDog

        from San Marcos, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Led Light Much To Bright

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow XR1 Card Reader for XQD Cards:

        This is a very good, compact and fast XQD card reader. Also, very portable. I use this reader as a standalone or with the HR1. Everything is great but I do have one complaint. The BRIGHT BLUE LED operation light for this module is so bright it lights up my entire office at night, blinding to say the least. All the other modules are not lit when not in use but this one stays on all the time, operating or not. I called Tech support and they said this was normal and the way this XR1 is programed...? I asked them to approach the engineers and do a review and make it the same as all the other modules for the HR1.

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        5.0

        Rugged XQD reader works alone or in Hub

        By EVH

        from Tuscaloosa, AL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Xqd Version

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Photojournalism
        • Sports Photography
        • Traveling
        • Wedding Photography

        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow XR1 Card Reader for XQD Cards:

        This lexar reader works on its own as a USB 3.0 connected XQD card reader, or in the Lexar 4-bay hubs (Professional Workflow HR1 (USB 3.0), HR2 (Thunderbolt). I use it with the hub so I can have two running at once and a Compact Flash card reader in the hub as well - the joys of shooting with the Nikon D4.

        This is one of the few XQD-readers available on the market as the card, which is amazingly fast, but isn't being used in many cameras yet - the Nikon D4/D4s and a few high end video cameras are the only units using it, so it may well die off in a few years. That would be sad though as the cards are lighting fast - I use them as my primary cards and CF cards as secondary. So the inclusion of XQD-capable readers in this series was a huge plus for me.

        I think these individual units are overly large for their purpose, which exacerbates things in the even larger hubs, but they are at least rugged and solidly built. They have a too-bright operation light that you may find distracting - I'm considering some semi-transparent tape to reduce the intensity while still allowing it to be visible.
        I also wish these units had both Thunderbolt and USB connections (they only offer USB 3.0) - they can be used in the Thunderbolt Hub that will ship soon however.

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        4.0

        Fine product with limited use

        By Master of NAS

        from Boca Raton, FL

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Indicator Light Too Brite
        • Only Works With Xqd Cards

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow XR1 Card Reader for XQD Cards:

          It works perfectly with this newer card that had advantages of both CF and SD cards, but with higher read/write speeds than either. I hope, however, that this device doesn't end up in the wastebasket of history, as did Sony's Betamax format, as it is only used in DSLRs by Nikon's D4/D4s and some other esoteric imagining devices.

          My problems are that 1/ the blue indicator light is extremely bright and is always on, so it sits detached from its cable until needed, and 2/ it only is usable with XQD cards, so you still need anther card reader if you use CF cards. SD card slots seem to be universal in the newer laptops.

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          5.0

          Does the job well

          By Chas

          from Orlando, Fl

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow XR1 Card Reader for XQD Cards:

            I really did not want to purchase another card reader but I recently purchased a camera that uses the XQD card. I looked long and hard at the readers on the market; specifically for a reader that reads several cards. I could not find one that included the XQD card. They do not exist. The Lexar reader is small reader that does have USB capability. The reader will download 64 MB in little time as a result. I only purchased the reader; not the tower unit that would allow you to bundle up to four readers in one unit. If I have a need for another currently unsupported reader, I will look for a Lexar that matches this.

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