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#1

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USB 2.0 Portable Memory Card Reader

$7.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1669 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Connectivity

9.3

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Storage capacity

9.6

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Size and speed

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010

Pros

  • It is compatible with all types of android phones and tablets as it comes with USB 2.0 (Type A) and (Type B) plug
  • It supports SDXC/SDHC/SD/MMC/RS-MMC/Micro SD/TF /Micro SDXC/Micro SDHC/UHS-I memory cards.
  • Does not require additional power supply as it powers via Micro USB/ USB port

Cons

  • it is not compatible with iOS gadgets
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#2

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2-in-1 USB 3.0 SD Card Reader

$15.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 4622 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Connectivity

9.1

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Storage capacity

9.5

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Size and speed

9.4

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Pros

  • It comes with 5Gbps super-speed data transfer that ensures high-speed syncing for videos and pictures
  • Comes with dual card slot for SD/Micro SD
  • Comes with USB 3.0 (Type C) port that easily fit into various gadgets

Cons

  • Average build quality
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#3

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SD Card Reader Portable USB 3.0 Dual Slot

$11.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 657 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Connectivity

9.1

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Storage capacity

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Size and speed

9.3

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Pros

  • It supports SDXC/SDHC/SD/MMC/RS-MMC/Micro SD/TF /Micro SDXC/Micro SDHC/UHS-I memory cards.
  • Comes with USB 3.0 (Type C) port that easily fits into any gadget
  • It supports up to 512G SD/Micro SD card read and super-speed up to 5Gbps which allows file transfer in just seconds

Cons

  • Average build
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#4

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1022 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Connectivity

9.1

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Storage capacity

9.0

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Size and speed

9.1

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Pros

  • Comes with dual-port which helps in reading and writing on 2 cards simultaneously
  • Provides super speed up to 5Gbps which is 10X faster than USB 2.0
  • It is a portable kit with slim and sleek design which makes it a great kit for travel

Cons

  • The micro SD card slot is small thus plugging and unplugging of the card could create hassle
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#5

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USB SmartFold Type A

$14.63
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 951 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Connectivity

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Storage capacity

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Size and speed

9.3

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Pros

  • 0.32 ounces lightweight design makes it easy to carry around
  • It has 1.89 x 0.79 x 0.47 inches small surface area thus take up less space
  • High-quality plastic body makes it durable

Cons

  • Product heats up to an extent where it could damage the inserted card
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#6

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USB Smart Card Reader

$11.28
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1867 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Connectivity

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Storage capacity

8.8

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Size and speed

8.7

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Pros

  • Effortless set up as it comes with an easy-to-use interface
  • 4.7 x 2.1 x 6 inches inches small surface area thus take up less space
  • 0.32 ounces lightweight design makes it easy to carry around

Cons

  • Has slow readability capacity

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#7

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SD Card Camera Reader

$24.95
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1015 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Connectivity

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Storage capacity

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Size and speed

8.9

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Pros

  • Comes with USB 3 that ensures quick transfer of data(photos and videos)
  • Transfers JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4
  • It gives the option to select/ deselect the files(to be transferred), manually or automatically as preferable by the user

Cons

  • Immoderately priced
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#8

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iPad Air Pro Mini, Support Card Reader

$7.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 352 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Connectivity

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Storage capacity

9.3

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Size and speed

8.6

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Pros

  • Supports standard photo formats like JPEG and RAW
  • Fully compatible with all iPhone series
  • Offers up to 2 years of warranty period that provides security

Cons

  • Low battery life
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#9

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USB 3.0 Portable Card Reader for SD

$12.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 952 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Connectivity

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Storage capacity

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Size and speed

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010

Pros

  • Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, micro SD, micro SDHC, micro SDXC cards
  • No additional power source is needed as it self powers directly from the 3.0 port
  • Comes with a slide-cap design that prevents cap lose

Cons

  • The micro SD slot is quite small which makes the insertion and exertion of the cards a hassle
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#10

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 137 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Connectivity

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Storage capacity

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Size and speed

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010

Pros

  • Comes with USB 3.0 plus USB Type-C that supports high speed data transfer up to 5Gbps
  • Supports SD/Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC,
  • Compatible for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPad Pro 2020, Galaxy S20, Huawei Mate 30, Pixel 4 XL

Cons

  • Average build quality
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#11

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Smartfold Smart Card Reader

$12.93
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 795 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Connectivity

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Storage capacity

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Size and speed

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010

Pros

  • High-quality plastic body makes it durable
  • 6 x 2.4 x 1 inches small surface area thus take up less space
  • 0.32 ounces lightweight design makes it easy to carry around

Cons

  • High on price
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#12

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USB Common Access CAC Smart Card Reader

$12.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 3690 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Connectivity

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Storage capacity

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Size and speed

8.1

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Pros

  • Comes with 6.89 x 4.72 x 2.17 inches small surface area making it portable
  • Comes with a long USB cable that prevents interference from other things on the table
  • The slot is just the right size for the cards to fit in tightly

Cons

  • Doesnot display the transfer rate while tranferring small files
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#13

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USB Common Access Card Reader for CAC

$15.86
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 144 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Connectivity

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Storage capacity

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Size and speed

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010

Pros

  • 2.50 x 3.25 x 0.38 inches small surface area makes it portable
  • The slot is just the right size for the cards to fit in tightly
  • Comes with a long USB cable that prevents interference from other things on the table

Cons

  • Not so pocket-friendly
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#14

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SD Card Reader, Unitek Aluminum 3-Slot

$15.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 254 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Connectivity

7.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010
Storage capacity

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Size and speed

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010

Pros

  • Comes with 3-port card reader slot which enables simultaneous card(3) reading
  • Build with high-quality aluminum increasing its durability
  • Comes with 12 inches long USB cable that prevents interference from other things on the table

Cons

  • Comes eith a Type-C port which makes file transfer slower as compared to USB 3.0
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#15

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Military USB CAC Memory Card Reader

$14.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 2431 reviews
Owner satisfaction

7.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.4010
Connectivity

7.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.5010
Storage capacity

7.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010
Size and speed

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010

Pros

  • Comes with 2 card slot that enables reading smart card, sim card, SD card, MMC, micro SD/TF simultaneously
  • 5.51 x 3.07 x 1.1 inches small build makes it portable
  • Cost effective

Cons

  • Average build quality makes it fragile

Memory Card Readers Buying Guide

Memory card readers are the devices that can read data from the memory card as files, or documents. A memory card that is read via a card reader offers high reading and writing speed resulting in better device performance. This mechanism is based on flash memory technology and allows the memory card to store heavy data. Memory card readers come in multiple variants with each having different storing capacity and features. If you are someone who is planning to buy a memory card reader, then reading this blog will help you understand its benefits. This blog also focuses on some major factors you should consider before buying a memory card reader.

Benefits of Memory Card Readers

More Storage

Card readers can access more storage in the memory card thus, storing a bulk amount of data like heavy files, videos, pictures easily.

Affordable and Durable

Memory card readers are available at affordable rates. Although there are other connector devices that can access the memory of a phone or gadget on your computer, no device can be as affordable as a memory card reader. Such readers are affordable, easy to use and offers higher durability.

Easy to handle

Memory card readers are smaller and easy to handle. They are portable and you can take them anywhere with you. Their compatibility makes them perfect to sync with various devices like mobiles and tablets to access files and documents easily.

High speed

Memory card readers access data from the flash memory to offer a higher speed of transfer while assuring stability and safety of data.

Factors to Consider before Buying Memory Card Readers

Storage Capacity

It is important to select the correct storage capacity of a card reader as per your needs. Card readers come with different storage capacities and should be chosen as per your need.

Build Quality

A good build card of a card reader is an important factor that you must consider before buying. A card reader with a solid build assures the durability of the product. It notifies that the product is less subjected to heavy wear and scratches. Thus, check the build before purchasing. If you are planning to buy online, then do some prior research for the same.

Speed

Speed is one of the crucial factors to take into concern before purchasing a card reader. Make sure to go with the devices that offer high-speed connectivity. This will allow you to transfer and process data at an accelerated speed.

Conclusion

Card readers are convenient accessories that start the smooth functioning of the device. Make sure that you buy the one that meets your need efficiently. To know more about your buying options, do take a look at some of the best products that we have listed in our featured section above. They are reviewed and recommended basis their quality, performance, and durability.

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