Which ExpressCard Memory Card reader to buy

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rrijkers, Nov 16, 2007.

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I personally use the < ... > Memory Card reader:

  1. Belkin

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Griffin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Kensington

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. MacAlly

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Sonnet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Other... (please post)

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  1. rrijkers macrumors 6502

    rrijkers

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    The Netherlands
    #1
    I am planning to buy a Memory card reader for my ExpressCard slot in my MBP. I'd like to now what brand you people are using and the fact you like the product or maybe wanted a different one instead.

    Thus far I found these:

    Belkin:
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=278313

    Sonnet:
    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/memorycardreaderexpress34.html

    Griffin:
    http://www.macfriends.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3324

    Kensington:
    http://us.kensington.com/html/12631.html

    MacAlly (Most expensive?):
    http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=88

    It needs to read Sony Memory Stick and SD for now. I think I either prefer the Griffin or the Kensington. I live in The Netherlands so this can be a problem for for example the Sonnet which does not deliver to The Netherlands. Kensington does have a Dutch website so I suppose I have a good change there.

    Thanks
     
  2. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

    Cliff3

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    SF Bay Area
    #2
    Probably none. They're all more expensive than USB card readers and only use the USB component of the expresscard bus (which also supports PCI Express). I don't see any advantage to using expresscard readers for this purpose.

    I use a Sandisk FW800 reader for CF cards, and a Sandisk MobileMate USB reader for SD and MiniSD cards. I don't have a memory stick requirement.
     
  3. rrijkers thread starter macrumors 6502

    rrijkers

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    #3
    I know they are more expensive, but it saves a lot of hassle with extra devices, cables and whatnot. Especially when on the road since you can keep it inside of the machine too. So I really gonna buy one, dunno which one yet tho. The extra bucks are worth the money imo.
    :)
     
  4. rrijkers thread starter macrumors 6502

    rrijkers

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    #5
    Looks great and easy, however I dropped the reason to buy one :)
     

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