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MobileMate Card Reader

Written by Gail Bjork

This tiny memory card reader is perfect for anyone on the go, or who wants to downsize another camera accessory.

Small USB card readerI couldn’t resist buying a SanDisk MobileMate card reader when my eyes first fell on one in an electronics retail store. At the time of this writing, it’s the smallest memory card reader on the market.

The MobileMate fits perfectly in a zippered compartment in my purse, camera bag or pocket. So I have it with me all the times.

I use Secure Digital cards but this lightweight reader also accepts MiniSD, MMC, RS-MMC, and TransFlash flash-memory cards.

The MobileMate comes with a USB travel cable, extra cap and key ring.

The thing I really like about it is that it not only works on my PC, but friends Mac computers. In fact, I can use it on almost any computer that has a USB port, so it’s great for traveling.

Watch out for the MobileMate key ring

The key cap in theory should allow me to attach the reader to my key ring. It doesn’t. It slips off easily and is good for nothing.

I called SanDisk months ago and they promised to send me a replacement. I actually forgot about it until I started writing this article. Gotta call them again today.

About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.