Griffin simplifi (iPod/iPhone mini sd card reader...

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  1. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

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    Well I just brought my macbook yesterday, and I notice it didn't have a slot for a sd or mini sd. So I look around the store and found griffin simplifi dock. My question is, is it worth or r there other solutions (better card readers) that I can get?
     
  2. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    They have it for $46.99 on amazon, I think that's not too bad for all it does, Card Reader, 2 port USB Hub, iPod/iPhone dock/charger.
     
  3. alphatectz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll look into it, $46.99 is way better then $69.99.
     
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    If you don't need everything all rolled into one neat thing on your desk, you can pick up just a USB reader for micro SDs pretty cheap (in the $6 shipped range).
     
  5. Pyrotechnic macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know a cheaper place to purchase this in the UK ?
     
  6. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know where to get a cheap card reader, but I just recently(1 day ago) got a genuine Apple ipod dock for 10$ CAD including free shipping from ebay. The seller had international shipping for free. I say just look around ebay and you can find some very cheap docks.
     
  7. goondog macrumors newbie

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    simplifi for sale!!

    hello all
    the simplifi is on sale at griffin website for $35 with free shipping.

    A coupon code goodstuff09 cuts 15% off that.

    Not bad for price and good reviews.
     
  8. Galley macrumors 65816

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  9. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    I am using this one. No need for a card reader.
     

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  10. alphatectz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not compatible with MacBooks. Try again.
     
  11. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean? It is a SD card which converts into a USB adapter. Works perfectly fine on any USB port, inclusive a Macbook.
     
  12. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    I use one of those (Sandisk SD Plus USB) on my Macbook, with my D50 as well as my Canon SD1100. They're fantastic. Unfortunately they are getting harder and harder to find, looks like Sandisk stopped making them.
     
  13. alphatectz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't look legit, but that mini SD card reader is pretty dope. I guess I didn't pay close attention to the USB
     
  14. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    Actually, it is not even a reader. Technically, it is a MicroSD which is molded into the upper half. When folded up, it is a normal size SD card which you can use in your camera or such. Unfold the USB port and you off with on your Mac.

    Unfortunately, previous poster seems to be right. I can't find it anymore on the SanDisk website. However, electronic and camera shops still carry them around my parts (Tokyo). Up to 16GB versions.
     
  15. alphatectz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now that's sweet. Just sucks that it will be hard to find.
     
  16. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    Good luck though ;)

    Btw, $30 for an USB SD card reader seems quite hefty. You should be able to find simple ones around $5 ~ $10.
     

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