Insten USB 3.0 All-in-1 Multi Card Reader

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 10.29.58 AMI have used this versatile card reader with several of my SD cards, and it has performed as expected with all of them. The transfer speeds were noticeably faster than with my other card reader, but I did not use any benchmarking tools to get the precise transfer speeds. The transfer speeds seem consistent with the USB 3 standard though. I have tried using it with both the USB 2 and USB 3 ports, and it worked with both of them. I have only used it with the SD and micro SD card, but the reader supports many others as well (Compact Flash & Micro Drive, M2, Micro SD (TF), MMCPlus, MS & MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD & SDHC & MMC, XD card). The card reader comes with an USB 3 cable, and is overall noticeably bulkier than the compact card readers that I normally use.

The reader seems well made and durable. It has a very utilitarian, no-nonsense look to it. This is not a peripheral you buy for its aesthetic appeal, but it gets its basic work done.

If you have a variety of different standard media cards than this reader would be a good option for you. However, if you primarily use SD and micro SD cards than a more compact reader might be a more convenient and cheaper option.

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Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: Twitter: Google+:

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