Who has actually found a Express card to SD reader that sits flush...

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  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    I have the 17" Macbook Pro, and like other Photographer it's getting to be annoying when you have to keep inserting the card reader into the usb port each time ( Damn you apple for upgrading the 15" MBP with a awesome SD slot ! )

    I have been searching the threads, and although there are some in the US, I can't find a express card 34 slot to SD card reader adapter that fits perfectly flush with the unibody... Has anyone else discovered such a device ?

    Thank You

    Nstocks
     
  2. cube macrumors G5

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    The 15" is a DOWNGRADE because they removed the ExpressCard slot.
     
  3. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I NEVER use the ExpressCard slot...
     
  4. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502

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    Sandisk one sits flush for mine. Actually on occasion a pain in the butt to get out.

    OldSkool :apple:
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    That is not a reason to replace a general purpose port with a specialized one that is subsumed by the former.
     
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  7. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Belkin Card Reader from the Apple Store. I'm assuming this is what you mean by "perfectly flush".
    [​IMG]
     
  8. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's perfect ! is this it : http://store.apple.com/uk/product/TQ777ZM/A?mco=NTA2NDkxMw

    EDIT : Where can I find that keyboard protector you have and is it any good ?

    Thank You
     
  9. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    That would be it.

    I have the Moshi Clearguard keyboard protector. I love it. You barely notice it's there and you get used to the feeling of typing on it after a week or so. Just make sure you wash it every few weeks though.. so the oils don't get on the screen when the computer is closed. It's easy to wipe the screen though.

    Here's a link to a thread on the Clearguard

    Here's a link to the product.
     
  10. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    where is that white usb cable going?

    where do you buy white usb cables?
     
  11. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    It came with my Seagate External Hard Drive.
     
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  13. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What's it like when the laptop is actually closed ? Does it leaves marks on the screen at all ? And where can I find them in the UK ?
     
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  15. lyl macrumors member

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    isnt that the majority of photographers use CF card?
     
  16. jgrove macrumors newbie

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    Yes most pros use CF cards, in fact most pro bodies only take CF cards. I use the Express Port with a CF card reader, doesn't sit flush as the CF cards are wider.

    I think the SD slot is a downgrade but i can see why apple did it.

    There are lots of Express Port adaptors out there.
     
  17. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    the sd is for every joe schmoe with a camera phone, or 3mp coolpix or whatever. Real pro users will have no use for it. The "pro take pics of everything that moves" teen girls will find it useful though.
     
  18. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    The belkin one gets some poor reviews on Amazon based on compatibility. I think the Sandisk one seems better, but is somewhat hard to find in stock. Discontinued?
     
  19. PacMookBro macrumors regular

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    Sonnet

    I am also thinking about buying the reader and I did an hour of research and came up with some for MBP. They work with SDHC. But the website says nothing about the capacity limit for the card that reader can take.

    Sonnet (Getting a great Amazon review)
    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/memorycardreaderwritere34.html
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

    APIOTEK
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apiotek/ECCR24/

    Griffin's sits completely flush even when SD Card was inserted but this one has capacity limit and does not take SDHC. It is now discontinued.
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/expressreader/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04Uk3ASwF7E

    I'm looking for an express card that completely sits flush even when SD card is inserted like Griffin's and has compatibility with SDHC cards. So far I'm leaning toward Sonnet's.
     
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  21. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    +1 for the belkin, couldn't live without it. Got mine at the Apple store same day I got the mbp.
     
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  23. ..........? macrumors member

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    Yes most pro camera uses CF since CF has a better ratio between cost and storage compare to SD. Also you can get microdrives which is better since no write cycle of flash to worry.

    Also when a photographer does a studio shoot they will have some wireless or wired connection to a powerful desktop for instant playback/review of the photos.
     
  24. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Quite a lot of DSLR's have moved to SD Now, Most of the Canon Range is, same with Nikon.

    Anyone sell a Multiformat reader thats flush, and silver? Asking alot :p
     

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