As the film is no longer often used in cameras today, people experience utmost convenience with their digital cameras as they can click away and take as many pictures as they want using only a memory card. For this reason, it’s a good idea to invest in a quality external memory card reader that will allow you to transfer your images to the computer with ease.
This kind of digital camera accessory is very affordable you can get it at a few dollars up to $100 and it comes in various sizes. It’s also very lightweight you can bring it along in your pocket wherever you go. Depending on your needs, you can get one that has only a single slot, two slots or you can purchase the all-in-one type which can accommodate all types and sizes of memory cards and compatible with both PC and Mac.
For those who are not aware yet, some memory flash cards now come with a card reader. This is easy to use because of its USB feature.
The main advantage of having an external memory card reader is convenience. As you will be able to insert any kind of storage media in the device, you don’t have to get every electronic gadget you have such as your laptop, digital camera or mobile phone and connect them one at a time to the computer just to view your data. It can be time consuming.
What you can do then is gather the different cards you have and then insert whatever you need in the appropriate slot to check your images. This is possible if you have the multi-card reader which can accommodate several storage media.
In terms of price, it will vary according to the capability of the memory card reader but generally, they’re very inexpensive. You may want to get one that can read and write which will allow you to transfer data to your computer and at the same time save data on your memory card. Check as well the transfer speed if you’re particular about how fast such device can move images and even videos to your PC.
Portability is another advantage. Being a small and lightweight device, you can bring it to any location if you need to work on your images while away from home. This allows you to make use of your memory cards to their fullest extent.
When choosing a media card reader, make sure that you search for one that supports not just a single type of card that you regularly use. In this digital age, many of the affordable media card readers available on the market today can accommodate 15 or more types of storage media from the SD, miniSD, microSD to the SonyProDuo.
Before deciding on your memory card reader, it would be a good idea to determine your budget and how you’re going to use the device. If your main goal is just to transfer data, then you can get a cheap one that comes with a USB cable. If speed of utmost importance to you, you need to get the type that can transfer files at a faster speed than the regular ones.