Quality SD Card Reader
I need to find a decently-priced, full-featured USB 2.0 capable Secure Digital ("SD") card reader to use with my Macintosh computers. Until recently, I thought I had one, but it quit working after only about 8 months of light use. What a let-down.
Features that I am looking for:
1: Quality/reliability; a good brand name that I can count on.
2: Ability to read SD and SDHC camera cards, with SDXC capability a plus.
3: Ability to read MicroSD cards (or any other SD variants) as well.
Other features that would be nice...
4: LED light, to indicate when card reader is in operation.
5: Compact form factor, easy to use with laptop, easy to plug-in/extract, retractable USB connector OR a cover for the connector that stays with the unit even when not in use.
Lexar is a pretty reliable brand. I had a Lexar card reader for a few years before I switched to my MacBook Pro with the built in card reader.
I have a Sony 17-in-one, purchased from Staples, http://www.staples.com/Sony-17-In-1-...product_903799
It's worked well with my MacBooks.
I've found Siig and Iogear to work well. I just bought an Iogear 50-1 reader to replace an older reader that went flakey (loose usb connection).
I got this:
If you don't need to read CF cards, you can get a smaller reader.
Hope this helps.