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Lexar Debuts Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader

In Digital Media Reader on August 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

Lexar has debuted a new card reader which they are promoting as an iPad companion for professional photographers. I had an opportunity to test the mechanicals of the push and release reader – designed to protect the media slots when the reader is moved around. I loved that feature.

The other features are standard for a USB 2.0 card reader. I can’t believe they are still using the 24-in-1 identifier.

• CompactFlash slot: CompactFlash® Type I and Type II
• Secure Digital slot: SD™, SDHC™, miniSD™, miniSDHC™, MMC™, MMCplus™, and RS-MMC™
• Mobile slot: microSD™, microSDHC™, and M2™
• Memory Stick slot: Memory Stick™, Memory Stick (with MagicGate™), Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate), Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark 2, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo “HX”
• xD-Picture Card slot: xD-Picture Card™, xD-Picture Card Type-M, xD-Picture Card Type-M+, and xD-Picture Card Type-H

There is some vague mention about power consumption which appears to defeat the purpose as far as mobility is concerned – the reader is obviously bus powered and draws power from the iPad.

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