Excerpt: I do professional photography. I've had many card readers over the years and wanted to upgrade to USB 3 after getting new computer. After a couple of uses on a compact flash when card inserted it went immediately to FORMAT CARD. The slot seems like the card won't go in straight and I think it damaged one of my cards in the process. Got a second reader, same one. Seems to work on all my cards if you can manage to get it in the slot.
Excerpt: Let me start by saying that I've used SanDisk cards and readers since I bought my first DSLR many years ago and I've always been very happy with them. When I recently bought a new MacBookPro I bought this reader to take advantage of the new USB 3.0 port. Unfortunately, the firmware for the reader needs to be upgraded in order for the reader to function. This wouldn't be a big deal except the upgrade can only be accomplished on a Windows computer which I've never owned.
Summary: Stupidly stiff thick cable makes it stand on just two legs, it has a weal magnetic base that is unsuitable, it looks great on the ad photo, but not so in the real. It loks kinda cheap. Not even used it with a card yet but can see me gluing the unit onto it's over light base or putting in the round file (waste bin).
Summary: Let me down badly, not only failing to function properly and reliably, but also costing me a card and some very important pictures of Devils Tower and Little Big Horn. This thing was a disaster for me.
Summary: Quite possibly the worst card reader I've had. The pins in the CF slot are far too easy to bend The SD slot died after 3 months or so and won't read any cards Constantly disconnects so that you have to keep unplugging it and plugging it back in.
Summary: I am not a fan, let's be honest. The "leg" design is very poor (i had to throw the leg away and blutack the unit to my desk) and it interferes with my wireless mouse (MS 5000). Once a card is in the reader (only tested with sd cards) the mouse starts stuttering and becomes pretty much useless. Take the card out and the mouse it back and happy. This is so annoying that I don't use this reader any more and have had to go back to an old usb2 reader I had for years.
Summary: I bought this product due to the reputation of the Sandisk brand and the clean aesthetics of the product. However, the card drawer/grooves do not allow the card to travel well into the reader. Often you have to try a few times before you've lined the pins up with the card. The other day, I was on a job: the pins bent and that was that. Having never experienced this before, even with much cheaper units, I was pretty shocked and disappointed that it let me down.