Summary: The packaging displays a different product number than what you order. What you aren't told is that you need to download/install updated firmware in order to read faster, newer cards. It only takes a couple of minutes and then the unit works great. Fast!
Summary: This is a superb card reader. It is fast and portable. It can be easily carried in a pocket. The closing feature is very nice as it protects it from dust. While it is USB 3.0 it works on USB 2.0 computers. Just hook it up directly to your computer or through a USB hub. Works perfectly. This unit is more expensive than most other brands but it is worth it. Thumbs up!!!
Summary: I purchased this to download pictures from my Canon 7D on the road onto my Macbook Pro. I can easily say that I have no issues and it works really fast to download photos over USB 3.0. I'm not sure why people are complaining, this is a great product.
Summary: Purchased this "made in China" card reader and have no issues with it transferring at USB 3.0 speeds on Windows 7. The device fits within the hand and, while the housing is made of plastic and wouldn't withstand severe abuse, it feels relatively good from a quality-perspective.
Poor performance w/16GB Sandisk Extreme Pro CF card
19 December 2012
Summary: I benchmarked this Lexar reader (firmware LX07 which is the latest as of this review) with my 16GB Sandisk Extreme Pro CF card (advertised as a 90MB/sec AKA 600x card) and got disappointing read performance from this specific card when compared to 2 other cheaper USB 3.0 readers. I'm most interested in the read speeds off my CF cards as that's my primary use case (offloading images from my cards to my computer).
Summary: I have been through several cheaper readers and experienced a variety of comparability problems. This one just works, all the time, no issues, no problems. It just works. Moral of the story you get what you pay for. Just buy it, you wont be sorry. The reader is kind of goofy in that you have to carry a USB cable plus the reader, which is in this weird pop-up box. Would be nice if the reader could plug directly into the USB port, or maybe had some sort of pigtail.