Lexar has launched a new Professional USB 3.0 SD and CF combo card reader. The USB 3.0 connectivity provides a faster data transfer rate than the USB 2.0 version of this device. This new reader is compatible with the UDMA CF specs and the SDXC and UHS-I SD card specs, so you shouldn’t have a compatibility issue with any of your memory cards.
The only other USB 3.0 card reader that I’ve seen on the market to date is this one from Delkin. Now, if we can just get some Thunderbolt-compatible card readers out…
The new Lexar USB 3.0 reader retails for $49.95 and is currently available for pre-order at Adorama.
Check out the video from Jeff Cable, who gives a quick demo and comparison of the new card reader’s speed potential.