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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009
    Somewhere in the Hills

    Quality SD Card Reader


    I need to find a decently-priced, full-featured USB 2.0 capable Secure Digital ("SD") card reader to use with my Macintosh computers. Until recently, I thought I had one, but it quit working after only about 8 months of light use. What a let-down.

    Features that I am looking for:

    1: Quality/reliability; a good brand name that I can count on.

    2: Ability to read SD and SDHC camera cards, with SDXC capability a plus.

    3: Ability to read MicroSD cards (or any other SD variants) as well.

    Other features that would be nice...

    4: LED light, to indicate when card reader is in operation.

    5: Compact form factor, easy to use with laptop, easy to plug-in/extract, retractable USB connector OR a cover for the connector that stays with the unit even when not in use.
    Owner of: Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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    Oct 2009
    Pacific Northwet

    Lexar is a pretty reliable brand. I had a Lexar card reader for a few years before I switched to my MacBook Pro with the built in card reader.
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  3. #3
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    Sep 2008

    I have a Sony 17-in-one, purchased from Staples,

    It's worked well with my MacBooks.


  4. #4
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    Jan 2011
    Los Angeles, CA, USA

    I've found Siig and Iogear to work well. I just bought an Iogear 50-1 reader to replace an older reader that went flakey (loose usb connection).

    I got this:

    If you don't need to read CF cards, you can get a smaller reader.

    Hope this helps.

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