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Speedy card readers reach ExpressCard slot


This is a first – a budget multi-format memory card reader that fits into the increasingly popular ExpressCard slot now found on many laptops. The tiny 16g ExpressCard 34 device comes from Greenhouse Japan and will be available there from the end of this month.

The ¥2,880 outlay will net shoppers there the GH-EX25AD card and the ability to read a variety of memory cards at speeds far faster than possible using the PCMCIA/PC card standard that ExpressCards are gradually replacing. SD/SDHC, MMC, xD and all flavors of Memory Stick fit the bill nicely.

The transfer speed tops out at 480 Mbps, which is ten times the rate of the older format. Although it might not be a big deal when handling documents and photos, the massive amounts of, for example, video data filling SDHC cards these days make such speedy card readers a wise investment.

(Crossposted to Tech.co.uk)

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