Lexar Media has just recently announced the new Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader. This little baby is a high-performance card reader that enables you to maximize your workflow thanks to incredibly fast transfer speeds. This device leverages SuperSpeed USB technology in order to give you high-speed performance that supports the latest CompactFlash UDMA, Secure Digital Extended Capacity and SD Ultra High Speed-I memory cards. One cool feature about this device is that it is also backwards compatible with standard CF, SD and Secure Digital High Capacity memory cards as well as USB 2.0 host devices.
According to Lexar Media’s Director of Product Marketing for Cards Manisha Sharma, “USB is the most popular connectivity option for PCs, and it’s critical that professional photographers and videographers have convenient and versatile tools to maximize their workflow and fully leverage the performance of their high-speed memory cards. The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot reader combines extremely fast performance with a versatile, innovative design to provide pro and hobbyist shooters with a reader that dramatically reduces image transfer time. The speed offered by the reader enables users to move large volumes of high-resolution images and HD video faster than ever, allowing them to spend less time at the PC and more time on other activities.”
This device has a lot of cool features including the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface which operates at 500MB per second. It also has a USB 2.0 interface which operates at 60MB per second if you haven’t yet upgraded to USB 3.0. This device is also said to read high-performance cards up to six times faster than previous generation USB 2.0 card readers. The reader is able to transfer content from both SD and CF cards simultaneously and also allows for easy file transfer from one card to another. This reader also features an innovative pop-up mechanism which allows users to close the reader whenever it is not in use. This protects the device from dirt and other debris.
You can pick up the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader now on Lexar’s website or in stores in June for $49.99. The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader also comes with free, dedicated customer support as well as a 5-year limited warranty.
Source: Engadget – Lexar dual-slot CF / SD reader packs USB 3.0, downloads cards six times faster