There are lots of good card readers out there. So why one more? Well in the case of the Lexar 24-IN1 Card Reader the answer is simple. It’s a one size fits all solution to moving data from a memory card to computer that just works, and very well. But wait – there’s more!

I don’t care what kind of memory card you use, I’ll bet the Lexar reader can read it. In fact, this product reads 24 different formats of memory card. As far as I know, that’s every kind you can think of.

But not only does this card reader support moving data from memory card to computer, it supports card-to-card file transfer which is downright cool and convenient. But wait – there’s more!

One really nice surprise is that the 24-in-1 reader is fully compatible with the Apple iPad. If you have Apple’s Camera Connection kit and the Lexar 24-in-1 USB reader you can read camera memory cards directly into the iPad. Very cool.

The The Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader supports the following memory cards formats:

• CompactFlash slot: CompactFlash® Type I and Type II
• Secure Digital slot: SD™, SDHC™, miniSD™, miniSDHC™, MMC™, MMCplus™, and RS-MMC™
• Mobile slot: microSD™, microSDHC™, and M2™
• Memory Stick slot: Memory Stick™, Memory Stick (with MagicGate™), Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate), Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark 2, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo “HX”
• xD-Picture Card slot: xD-Picture Card™, xD-Picture Card Type-M, xD-Picture Card Type-M+, and xD-Picture Card Type-H

I tested this product with CF cards, SD cards and Sony Memory Sticks. The reader had no problem dealing with all of them. It was also very speedy.

If I had a quibble with this product it would be that it uses a USB mini to USB cable. While those are becoming easier to find, they aren’t exactly available everywhere. If the supplied cable ever failed and you were on a trip to someplace like Africa, you might have trouble finding another cable, whereas if Lexar had selected a standard sized USB to USB cable, you can buy one of those just about anywhere. That said, it’s the smallest of nits against a very good, sturdy, well-designed product.

The Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader includes a one-year limited warranty. Highly recommended.
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