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Delkin DevicesUSB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader
 
4.1

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast transfer (59)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Reliable (37)
  • Excellent interface (24)
  • Durable dock (21)

Cons

  • Short cable (15)
  • Slow connection (7)
  • Poor interface (4)

Best Uses

  • Image transfer (53)
  • Digital photography (39)
  • Image storage (11)
  • Digital capture (8)
  • Viewing images (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (33), Semi-professional (25), Enthusiast (21), Experienced (7), Casual user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Concerned about compatibility

General impression of the reader is good.

Just tested the card reader and it appears to be noticeably faster than my UDMA USB CF card reader.

ISSUES:Read complete review

General impression of the reader is good.

Just tested the card reader and it appears to be noticeably faster than my UDMA USB CF card reader.

ISSUES:
Sandisk ULTRA (new version) does not READ... I will elaborate.

I have alot of CF cards from Sandisk to Transcend. From my older 2nd gen ULTRA 2, ExtremeIII, Ducati edition, Sandisk Extreme the reader seems to be a screamer in performance. I'm not certain the issue but I have 4x 16 GB ULTRA 30MB/s cards. 2 of them purchased from B&H and the other two came from another large reputable company. The 2 cards from B&H work perfectly with the Delkin reader. My Other Sandisk Ultra cards DO NOT even get detected from the card reader. Please note the 2 "undetected" Sandisk cards work perfectly with my other USB2 CF card readers.

I tested the Delkin with my other USB2 ports on my new computer with no success. I was concerned it was a USB3 port issue. I even put the reader on my other 2 older computers (only USB2 ports)with the same issues.

I think this maybe an isolated incident with the batch of sandisk cards I bought.

I've thoroughly and strategically looked at the problem I am having and there are two variables. The newest variable in my setup is this card reader.

I guess this is more of an FYI heads up write up. I'm torn in how to review this product. Since its substantially cheaper than my older firewire sandisk reader I wont complain. 4 stars for me because I cannot determine 100% that its the Delkin product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

USB 3.0 Reader sent back to Delkin.

The 1st time I downloaded immages from my new camera (Canon 7d) I noticed that many jpeg images were over lapping each other. My new camera, my new PC? I started trouble...Read complete review

The 1st time I downloaded immages from my new camera (Canon 7d) I noticed that many jpeg images were over lapping each other. My new camera, my new PC? I started trouble shooting right away. taking pictures with various cameras, various brand name memory cards. trying various USB ports in my PC (both USB 2 & 3) Still the same thing. Then I took the same CF cards and put them in both a USB2 Delkin and USB2 SanDisk readers and like Magic the problem was gone. I proved the problem was with the new USB3 card reader. I sent Delkin a E-Mail detailing the problem and what I did to prove to myself that the problem is in the new USB3 reader. Delking sent me back a RMA# and instructions to send the device back, and promised to send me a NEW replacement. I haven't got the new one yet, but when I do I promise to let you know the results.
PPMarquez Snohomish, WA

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5.0

pretty good so far

By Kel

from NY, NY

Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

So far no problems, it works perfectly fine. The manufacture of it seems cheesy, but despite that it works fine no problems just plug in and its good to go.

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1.0

my worst nightmare

By Espie13

from Minneapolis

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

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        Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

        This card reader corrupt files transfered from multiple CF cards from mulitple cameras. I didn't realize it until too late because the .jpgs were previewing fine. Once I saw the high res RAW files uploaded in Lightroom or Photoshop I finally saw the problem. I lost really important files from weddings and paid projects. I am beyond frustrated, and can't beleive a card reader could do so much damage.

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        5.0

        Great Card Reader

        By RS Imager

        from Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

            Fast USB3 card reader with excellent transfer speed. Has a tight close tolerance fit for memory cards easily guiding them into their slot smoothly and making a sure electrical contact every time. Previous card readers were sloppy in their fit, scratched my SD cards and made poor connection. Not this Delkin, it does what it's supposed to do and well.

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            5.0

            would buy again

            By rick photo18

            from wesat hempstead

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                downloads fast and is not flimsy

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                5.0

                USB Card Reader

                By Chato

                from New York, N.Y.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • If You Need A Card Reader

                  Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                  NOt much to say about a card reader, except that it works flawlessly, no extra drivers needed, and even though this is USB 3, it worked perfectly AND fast with my USB 2 computer.

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                  5.0

                  Super fast.

                  By Film Girl in NY

                  from New York

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Low Distortion
                  • Powerful
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                      Quick. Fast. Small to travel with. So worth the money.

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                      5.0

                      GREAT PRODUCT

                      By Sound Dr. Media

                      from Oregon

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long Cable Included

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                      This Delkin card reader worked perfect right out of the box as expected. My Mac Pro has a Sonnet USB 3.0 PCIE card installed so transfer times are extremely fast. The one thing about the Delkin card reader is that is comes with a three foot USB 3.0 cable instead of the usual six inch, so using it on my desktop I don't have to set it on the floor while transferring files.

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                      3.0

                      2nd Time A Charm

                      By JJJJ

                      from Cranston, RI

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                          The first one I ordered would not read my CF card. I asked for a replacement and the 2nd one works flawlessly.

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                          1.0

                          very poor qauality

                          By Dale

                          from Abu dhabi, UAE

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poor Quality Construction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                              I always had difficulty with this unit from the beginning due to very cheap construction. It was difficult to get the card inserted properly and even to keep the connection in the rear of the unit to stay in.

                              DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER UNIT IN A FEW MONTHS IF YOU USE IT MUCH.

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                              4.0

                              does what it says

                              By CDE

                              from NYC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                  It works, it is light (maybe even too light), but reliable.
                                  Use it instead my Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, because that is unreliable. I am happy I got it.

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                                  4.0

                                  Not the best USB 3.0 reader

                                  By pietrzyk.us

                                  from Celebration, Florida

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                  Performed OK, but certainly not the best, in my tests against several UDMA-7 and UHS-1 cards. You can see the study comparing this card reader with the Hoodman, Lexar, SanDisk and Moshi at pietrzyk.us

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                                  4.0

                                  Good unit

                                  By M. Marvelous

                                  from CO

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                      Versatile unit, portable and low profile.

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                                      5.0

                                      USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader by

                                      By Scrappy Ko Ko

                                      from Vallejo, CA

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                        Installed Immediately on Win 7,usb2 and on a powered hub OK. Read and wrote to All my cards, CF, Memory Stick and SDHC. Made Well and very Lightweight. Totally compatible with my USB2 equipped computer. Transfer rate is fast! Works Great for me!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        USB3 Speed

                                        By BRKpics

                                        from Napa CA

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable Dock
                                        • Excellent Interface
                                        • Fast Transfer
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Digital Capture
                                          • Digital Photography

                                          Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                          Really fast. great for video and large raw file download.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Reliable and cost effective

                                          By Cuss

                                          from Malibu, CA

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Affordable
                                          • Fast Transfer
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Image Transfer

                                            Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                            Exactly what you need from a multi-card reader; reliable and affordable. I use this when travelling and need something small and light-weight.

                                            It comes with a USB 3 cable (Cable A to Micro B M-M), which i've yet to find easily in-store. So keep track of your cable, as you might be stuck without one on the road if its misplaced!

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                                            5.0

                                            FAst!

                                            By Roy

                                            from Corpus Christi, Tx

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Excellent Interface
                                            • Fast Transfer
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Long Cable
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Image Transfer

                                              Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                              Use it to download images to my laptop, usually while traveling.
                                              Much faster than USB 2, even though my old laptop is 4 years old and I'm using the USB 2 ports. Seems to be well built, I really like it.

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                                              • No

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                                              1.0

                                              Piece of junk

                                              By Oliver J

                                              from Washington DC

                                              About Me Professional

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                                                    Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                                    I bought one of these at the B&H store in New York. I plan to use it that night opened it and threw away the packaging. It would not read a CF card. I contacted the manufacturer and they would not exchange it without original packaging. Total waste of $.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Value for your money

                                                    By Ben

                                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                                    About Me Professional

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Excellent Interface
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Audio transfer
                                                      • Digital Capture
                                                      • Image Transfer

                                                      Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                                      Inexpensive and easy to use.

                                                      Can be used with different type of cards and fast USB 3.0. It's not firewire but for this price, it's worth it.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      3.0

                                                      Doesn't read Lexar Pro 1000x cards

                                                      By D. Eric

                                                      from Fowler, MI

                                                      About Me Professional

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Slow Connection

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                                        This reader worked perfectly when using my Sandisk Extreme Pro cards, but I recently purchased a Lexar 1000x card and found this reader would not work with the Delkin. Delkin customer service was responsive and quickly provided me with a firmware update, but that didn't help. They have promised to look into the matter - but for those of us needing to upload images now, that doesn't really help. I purchased a Lexar USB 3.0 reader, which solved the problem. The Lexar reader is for SD and CF cards only, but the difference in build quality and performance makes the slightly higher price more than worth it.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        3.0

                                                        Worked with 1 out of 3 cards

                                                        By Shane

                                                        from Detroit

                                                        About Me Professional

                                                        Verified Buyer

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                                                          Cons

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                                                              Comments about Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader:

                                                              My card reader only worked with 1 out of 3 brand new SD cards... all of which can be read fine by the camera. In mac os 10, they will connect and then disappear, have not tried it anywhere else.

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                                                              • No

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