The Crucial 7-in-1 USB2 reader is a highly compact, lightweight and portable little device which lends itself well to laptop users. The support for seven key flash memory formats is a godsend for people who own several products that use the different formats and do not want readers for each one. The only format that is missing is Fuji's xD memory format, possibly due to patent / licensing issues.
For £16.50 including VAT and delivery Crucial are virtually giving it away, especially when you consider that you also get a USB extension cable as well. Considering that a 4x pack of AA batteries here in the UK costs about £3.99, you'll recoup the cost from your outlay in no time. Having a reader such as this also gives you the opportunity to be downloading images from your camera from one memory card whilst still shooting with the other, allowing you to take more pictures.
If the reader had a sturdy aluminium chassis it would be much more appealing, but to keep the price down I cannot fault Crucial for opting for the grey plastic.
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