Excerpt: I purchased a new Mac and wanted to take advantage of the USB 3 ports to upload camera footage. This reader is smaller than the old FireWire reader that accepts CF cards only. I have not done any formal benchmarks, but it's smoking faster than my FireWire reader and after a month or so of daily use, has performed reliably with both CF and SD cards. I haven't yet tried the MicroSD slot - I guess I'll see how that works the next time I break out the GoPros.
Excerpt: I use this reader for simple downloading my SDXC card files to my computer. It is much faster than USB 2.0. It is reliable and small and takes little space on my desk. Very good product for a very fair price.
Excerpt: I purchase two of these readers (one as a gift). It has been only a week now, but this product performs beautifully. I will keep you updated if it fails within a year. Additional comment: I have never tried to play my photos on my TV before, but gave it a shot using this card reader. I was thrilled to see that I could not only play my photos on a large TV Screen, but use my remote to "forward or reverse".