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Which is the Best Media Reader?

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For the most part anymore, I use my iPhone to take pictures. Not long ago, I actually didn’t have my iPhone with me and used my actual digital camera to take a few snapshots. However – I soon realized I had left the dang proprietary connection cable at home. And, of course, I didn’t have any type of media reader handy. What’s a Geek to do other than head over to Fry’s to pick something up!?

I picked up the IOGear USB Hub and Card Reader for about eighteen bucks. It has three USB ports, which is very cool. We all know that I can never possibly have enough of those lying around. It has a 45-in-1 card reader, which can handle nearly any type of removable media you might ever need.

You don’t have to install anything fancy to use this device – or anything at all, actually. It’s completely plug-and-play, and will transfer your files extremely quickly. It works with several different types of removable media, including memory sticks, micros drives, multimedia cards, and CompactFlash drives.

The only difficulty I had with this awesome little gadget was when I attempted to open the package it came in. YOU try getting one of these plastic bubble things open without scissors or a knife handy!

What do you look for in a media reader?

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