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IOGEAR50-in-1 Portable Card Reader
 
3.1

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Fast transfer (11)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Excellent interface (7)
  • Durable dock (5)

Cons

  • Short cable (10)
  • Slow connection (6)

Best Uses

  • Image transfer (14)
  • Digital photography (10)
  • Image storage (6)
  • Viewing images (5)
  • Digital capture (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (8), Enthusiast (7), Professional (5), Casual user (4), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

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.

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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

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    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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                    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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                      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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                                5.0

                                Product is as it was described

                                By SDrummer

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Short Cable

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                Fast shipping and the product is as it is described

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                                • No

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                                1.0

                                Awful cheap product that b&h should not

                                By K

                                from Ny

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      So cheap that the prong bent in first use. A total waste of money

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great!

                                      By andrewlu

                                      from Draper, UT

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast Transfer
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Short Cable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Photography
                                      • Image Storage
                                      • Image Transfer

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

                                      It does exactly what it's supposed to. Had no issues with drivers. Plugged it in and it works. It's compact and easy to carry around if you use a laptop.

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                                      4.0

                                      Reader does the job

                                      By Wildlife Geek

                                      from Providence, RI

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Short Cable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Capture
                                      • Digital Photography
                                      • Image Transfer

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

                                      I knew about the short cable and decided to buy anyway. The cable is short, but workable with USB hub.

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                                      5.0

                                      looks good

                                      By randi

                                      from nyc

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

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

                                          I haven't tried it, but it looks great from the finish

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Clever Must Have Device

                                          By DucaRosa

                                          from San Francisco, CA

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Digital Photography
                                            • Image Transfer

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

                                            Some of my old digital cameras still take good photographs but the USB cords are worn out and cannot be replaced. The Portable Card Reader by Iogear overcomes that problem simply and easily.

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                                            5.0

                                            Very Impressive

                                            By "Vic

                                            from Las Vegas

                                            About Me Getting started

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Excellent Interface
                                            • Fast Transfer
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Short Cable

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              used to transfer pictures from a sd card to my
                                              computer and after determining the right slot to use transfered pictures seamlessly.
                                              I hope this can 50 different cards as easily

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