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IOGEAR50-in-1 Portable Card Reader
 
3.2

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (24)
  • Fast transfer (14)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Excellent interface (7)
  • Durable dock (5)

Cons

  • Short cable (11)
  • Slow connection (6)

Best Uses

  • Image transfer (16)
  • Digital photography (11)
  • Image storage (7)
  • Viewing images (6)
  • Digital capture (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (12), Enthusiast (8), Professional (7), Casual user (4), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great light weight device

I use this product at work for the two computers in my office that do not have SD card reader ports. They are so light weight that you can easily carry them in your...Read complete review

I use this product at work for the two computers in my office that do not have SD card reader ports. They are so light weight that you can easily carry them in your laptop bag without any worries. Even though the SD cards do not 'click' into place like most readers, a red lights turns on while a connection is being made with the device. The only real complaint would be the length of the USB cord. Great low cost product. It has paid for itself in the first week of use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

terrible

Very slow and stopped working after a few months. Only reason why I bought it was because they were sold out of the reader I wanted and the sales person said this one was...Read complete review

Very slow and stopped working after a few months. Only reason why I bought it was because they were sold out of the reader I wanted and the sales person said this one was a newer reader and should give it a try.

waste of money.

Reviewed by 39 customers

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5.0

Small, cheap and works!

By Andre

from São Paulo, Brasil

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

It works, great

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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1.0

Defective

By Graceography

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Defective
  • Short Cable

Best Uses

    Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

    I had to send this product back. I plugged it in and nothing worked. I tried using 3 different cards.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Does the job

    By Alex the Videographer

    from Buffalo NY

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

        This product is useful but nothing spectacular. Pretty standard stuff.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        great card reader

        By jeff

        from fort lauderdale, fl

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Transfer
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Digital Capture
        • Digital Photography
        • Image Storage
        • Image Transfer
        • Viewing Images

        Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

        small and portable , I bought this to read
        the large compact flash cards for my Olympus camera and to read the small cards which are strictly made only for Olympus.
        works great and is very hand .

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        • No

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        5.0

        Inexpensive and more than adequate

        By Polly

        from Philadelphia PA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Transfer

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

            Backup download from my Canon50D when the Canon download software fails

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Junk, Poor Design

            By Scoop906

            from Frenchtown, NJ

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

            I used this device maybe 20 times since getting it in September as a backup for my venerable SanDisk SDDR-89. Editing after a state football championship game, I got a message on my MacBook Pro about too much load on the USB port and the thing went dark. The way the USB connector is designed places too much strain on the small wires which cracked and failed (see photo).

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            • No

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            5.0

            A superb portable card reader

            By Peter

            from Pahrump, NV

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Transfer
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Transfer

              Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

              This superbly-built little device reliably transfers 3 gigs of photos to my computer in 3 minutes. My now-retired card reader took 2-1/2 HOURS to download 3 gigs--really!!! I have wasted hundreds of hours over the past few years using a long-outdated card reader and not realizing it. This is an inexpensive, fantastic little device that is reliable, well built, light and small and most-easily carryable.

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              • No

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              3.0

              It works

              By Michelle

              from New Mexico

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Short Cable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                  It is good to have a reader that will just about read anything. Wish it had a longer cord as it just hangs from the USB port. Would be great if hooked to a laptop.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  This Card Reader does it all!!!

                  By John the Vet

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  About Me Getting started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable Dock
                  • Fast Transfer
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Short Cable

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Image Transfer

                  Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                  I use this 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader to read the photos from my camera to my laptop computer. I does a superior job with out any problems and there isn't any reason why I would not recommend this IOGEAR card reader.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  this product does it all

                  By jo

                  from Flagler Beach, Florida

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable Dock
                  • Excellent Interface
                  • Fast Transfer
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                      I am able to upload my pictures in a heart beat to my computer and with any size SM card.. It's small, compact, light weight and portable that you can fit it in your pocket. What's great is the price and free shipping to boot..

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very essential for downloading files.

                      By Milton

                      from Phila Pa

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Excellent Interface
                      • Fast Transfer
                      • Lightweight
                      • Portable
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Digital Photography
                      • Downloading Raw Files
                      • Image Transfer
                      • Viewing Images

                      Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                      This little device is essential for reading and downloading my photo files. Its incredibly versatile for reading various card sizes along with portability and awesome design. The USB connector folds very conveniently in place under neath the light weight. Its very fast in data transfer and more importantly, its made beautifully with a quality feel and look.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Its decent for price

                      By Dano

                      from Florida

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Capture
                        • Image Transfer

                        Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                        It works fine for a lower price card reader. You just have to watch when you insert a compact flash card. If it doesn't go in straight it will bend the pins. you got to be easy with it. I was out of town and didn't want to buy another one when I had a good one left behind. It does the job and will still do the job if you are easy with it. Common sense.

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                        2.0

                        OK for SD but not CF

                        By Lifeinapixel

                        from Washington, D.C.

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Pros

                        • Affordable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor quality
                        • Short Cable
                        • Slow Connection

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                          This reader worked ok for SD cards but the prongs bent easily and eventually broke for the CF slot.

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                          • No

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                          1.0

                          Did not work with my smart

                          By don

                          from TEXAS

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                          I have an older Olympus c-2100 Ultra Zoom that uses a smart media 128mg card. The camera does not transfer pics to PC very reliable. Wanted to use this reader to transfer my pics but of the 50 cards the reader says it will work with, my smart media card does not fit in any of the slots. Disappointing.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great for the price

                          By Pat on Vashon

                          from Vashon, WA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Excellent Interface
                          • Fast Transfer
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Short Cable

                          Best Uses

                          • Audio transfer
                          • Image Transfer

                          Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                          I just bought a Zoom recorder with an SD card and needed a reader. We used this card reader in film school, so I bought what I was familiar with. As we discovered in school, it's somewhat fragile and needs to be treated gently. However, with proper care, it will last. And you can't argue with the price.

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                          • No

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                          1.0

                          "Device is overheating" - ??!!

                          By JJ

                          from Olympia, WA

                          About Me Professional

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Slow Connection

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                            I bought 2. They were so-so. I've had 2 bent prongs so far, but I straightened them. Then the wire housing on both has snapped where the cord enters the device. They won't read anymore and my computer warns "the device is overheating."

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                            • No

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                            1.0

                            Very, very slow

                            By puzzled

                            from Sweden

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Disconnects Automatically
                              • Short Cable
                              • Slow Connection

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                                I really like the design and the look of this card reader, but had a huge problem getting it to read CF cards in my Macbook. Each time I put a CF card in the reader, there was an error message about not enough power to use the USB, so the USB would be shut off until sufficient power was available. I'm not sure if it helped or not, but I had somewhat better luck when I used the Macbook connected to a power supply. I do not have problems with my other (LaCie) cardreader, which is basically the same construction, so I really don't understand if I just got a lemmon or if it is this model that isn't so good. Since I purchased it at B&H in NYC and live overseas, it's not really worth it for me to return the item. However, I probably will not purchase this item again, nor can I recommend it.

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                                • No

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                                2.0

                                You Get What You Pay For

                                By Kyle

                                from NYC

                                About Me Professional

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Slow Connection

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                                  This is a very inexpensive reader and as always you get what you pay for. If you are a pro I would recommend a better model. This one has consistently slower transfer rates than other readers I have. The build quality is also very plasticy.

                                  I bought two to throw in multiple bags so that I don't have to remember if I brought a reader, but even though it's cheap I would recommend a better reader.

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again

                                  By Vern

                                  from Marianna, FL

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Excellent Interface
                                  • Fast Transfer
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Digital Photography
                                    • Image Storage
                                    • Image Transfer

                                    Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                                    The ability to connect to a number of items is great.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Does The Job

                                    By JerseyJake

                                    from Clifton, NJ

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable Dock
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Short Cord

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Photography
                                      • Image Storage
                                      • Image Transfer

                                      Comments about IOGEAR 50-in-1 Portable Card Reader:

                                      Works fine and accepts just about every memory card that you can think of. My main reason for purchasing the Iogear 50-in-1 was to download Compactflash card photos into my laptop as my laptop only has a port for an SD card. Working to download photos with a USB cord from my Nikon D700 is too cumbersome, so the Iogear 50-in-1 does the job.

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                                      • No

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