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IOGEARSuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

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    (8)

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    (1)

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    (2)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast transfer (20)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Excellent interface (6)
  • Durable dock (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image transfer (17)
    • Digital photography (11)
    • Viewing images (5)
    • Image storage (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Professional (6), Casual user (5), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Super Fast Compact USB 3 Card Reader

    Extremely fast compact card reader. Transfer speed of 70+ MB/sec when using a SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC UHS-I memory card.

    Extremely fast compact card reader. Transfer speed of 70+ MB/sec when using a SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC UHS-I memory card.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    looks like a metal exterior, isn't

    Does exactly what it says it does, but with no style whatsoever. Connects first time, every-time, and transfers at the maximum spec of my flash cards.

    I usually carry my...Read complete review

    Does exactly what it says it does, but with no style whatsoever. Connects first time, every-time, and transfers at the maximum spec of my flash cards.

    I usually carry my little USB gadgets on a key-chain to keep them together, but this one didn't come with a lanyard hole.

    The device is also very weak and flexes easily. I get the feeling looking at it sternly will shatter it.

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    5.0

    Small, Fast Reliable

    By JChung

    from Hoboken, NJ

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Transfer
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Transfer

      Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

      This little guy is the same size as a normal (non-tiny) flash drive so it's not a hassle to carry with me. It is fast as in read speeds of minimum 42MB/sec and max of 44MB/sec on my 45MB/sec SD card. That's pretty dam good results if you ask me. It also fits my green color scheme of my laptop so overall, awesome stuff. Make sure you have USB 3 if you want these speeds.

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      5.0

      Great little gadget

      By Maria

      from Lowell, MA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Transfer
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Transfer
        • Viewing Images

        Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

        Works great! My last one was old and slow. This one uploads my photos a lot quicker. Very happy with this choice.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works well.

        By Frank B.

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Interface
        • Fast Transfer
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography

          Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

          Works well with my MacBook Air for uploading photos.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Size and speed are good options

          By Peter W

          from Claremont, CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Transfer
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Could Point Is Wrong Dire
          • Short Cable

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography

          Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

          There seem to be fewer and fewer smaller card readers these days, especially ones that are USB 3.0. Well, this one is and clearly does the trick. Only downside the device can be pointing in the wrong direction given there's no cord. But not an issue with most laptops.

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          5.0

          Works perfectly for me!

          By BrianMphoto

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable Dock
          • Fast Transfer
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

            I got this product because the SD card that was built into my MAC suddenly stopped working. I also had difficulties transferring the images through the provided cable that plugs into my camera for whatever reason.
            This does what it is supposed to do! It is super compact, so I can just put it in my bag or pocket whenever I need to bring it along!

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            5.0

            Works !!!!!

            By Alfred

            from Coral Gables, Fl

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable Dock
            • Excellent Interface
            • Fast Transfer
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

              Use it on trips with my Macbook Air Like the minimal footprint and performance.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works OK

              By Ron in NYC

              from NYC

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Transfer

                Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                The first one I bought some time ago and it still works......

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works as Advertised

                By whataguy

                from Arkansas

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Transfer

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Image Transfer

                  Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                  Use mainly for transferring photos from cameras for processing.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Why didn't they think of this before !!

                  By doc

                  from ct

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Transfer
                      • Viewing Images

                      Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                      Awesome little thingie. Plugs into a usb3 port. Eliminates the need for a dedicated card reader and frees up a drive bay for me. Can't beat it for the price

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                      5.0

                      Card reader/writer

                      By Cookie

                      from Atascadero

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                            Awesome, very happy, very sturdy, compact, love it

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                            • No

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                            2.0

                            Disappointed Not equal with all brands

                            By Barbcity

                            from Albany, CA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                This card reader worked 100% of the time with my 32GB SD Lexar card but worked intermittently with the 32GD SD Delkin card. Now it won't work at all with the delkin card but will with the Lexar card. The delkin card works in the imac card reading slot 100% of the time, so why not the card reader on my other computer? I am disappointed.

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                                4.0

                                Works as it should

                                By marpo

                                from Louisville, KY

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Transfer
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Transfer

                                  Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                  Yeah, I guess it's made a bit cheaply, but just don't squeeze it hard or drop it on concrete. It works for me on Win 7 Pro just fine. I'd rather have something like this that was cheap to buy, rather than a well made, expensive one. This gets the job done - 'nough said.

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                                  4.0

                                  Solid, Fast and Reliable

                                  By Mean Bhasin

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Transfer
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Short Cable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Image Storage
                                  • Image Transfer

                                  Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                  Awesome item, its very fast and reliable.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Super fast

                                  By Tomribeye

                                  from Annapolis, MD

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Price

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Storage
                                  • Image Transfer

                                  Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                  Uploaded 1158 raw files in less then 9 minutes. About 29 gigs

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Small but mighty!

                                  By tamerab

                                  from Franklin, TN

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Transfer

                                    Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                    Great size and easy to use.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great reader

                                    By Allen

                                    from Far from you

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Excellent Interface
                                    • Fast Transfer
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Transfer

                                      Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                      Perfect for everyone of my cards. Bought it for my Samsung camera (micro XD), also use it for my phone (micro SD) and all the older cameras I have stashed away that have no battery charge.

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                                      2.0

                                      Flimsy but fast

                                      By Shas

                                      from Sydney

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast Transfer

                                      Cons

                                      • Micro sd half way

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Transfer

                                      Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                      Interestingly not many of these USB3 on the market. yes, it looks like a piece of cheep plastic and the housing it is not glued properly - but it is cheep:) Had to jam in micro sd real hard - and it sticks out so it is not really made to carry around with the micro sd in it.

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                                      4.0

                                      Worth the cost

                                      By Modred189

                                      from Ohio

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable Dock
                                      • Fast Transfer
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Digital Photography
                                        • Image Transfer

                                        Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                        Small, compact and inexpensive. It works well with fast transfer speeds. It also has space for regular AND micro sized cards.
                                        As other posters have mentioned, it feels cheap, and the cap will eventually get lost, I'm sure. However for the price and speed, these are minor issues.

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                                        4.0

                                        Fast transfers but light duty plastic

                                        By Infernovideo

                                        from Montreal, Canada

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast Transfer

                                        Cons

                                        • Light Duty
                                        • No attachment for cap

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                          Overall this has been a good buy as it's speed is noticeable with my faster SD cards. The only real issue is that it's made of light duty plastic and feels flimsy. Also the cap doesn't clip to the back end so get's misplaced often. Over all it's a good buy.

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                                          3.0

                                          looks like a metal exterior, isn't

                                          By Sparks

                                          from San Francisco, CA

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fast Transfer
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • No lanyard hole
                                          • Shoddy craftsmenship

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer:

                                            Does exactly what it says it does, but with no style whatsoever. Connects first time, every-time, and transfers at the maximum spec of my flash cards.

                                            I usually carry my little USB gadgets on a key-chain to keep them together, but this one didn't come with a lanyard hole.

                                            The device is also very weak and flexes easily. I get the feeling looking at it sternly will shatter it.

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                                            • No

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