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Use a Memory Card Reader Instead of Your Data Cable For Quick and Easy Photo Transfers

Geek Tip: Pick Up a Card Reader For Easy Photo Transfers

Instead of carrying around (or searching your apartment for) your camera's data transfer cable to move your photos to your computer, pick up an inexpensive memory card reader to take the cable's place.

These little guys are easy to use with all types of memory cards, and this Aluratek Card Reader I found at Target for $15 can read nine different types of cards (from Memory Sticks to MiniSD) and plugs right into your computer's USB port. I tested it out over the past week and it worked great!

Totally handy when you're traveling, helping your less tech-savvy friends and family get those photos out of their cameras, or if you're the type to lose your cables and cords easily.

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PrincessOats PrincessOats 6 years
Card readers are awesome, mainly for the faster data transfer. I never plug my camera into my computer.
misogi misogi 6 years
Card readers are SO convenient. I can't imagine life without mine.
Suspiria Suspiria 6 years
I want a card reader!:cry: This is so cute. :)
Suspiria Suspiria 6 years
I want a card reader!:cry:This is so cute. :)
eckeltricity eckeltricity 6 years
I also have a a card reader built in, but this is so cute D:
caroline_1 caroline_1 6 years
I have a card reader built-into my laptop and I can't remember how I survived before it!!
PinkLizzie PinkLizzie 6 years
Why on earth would this be any more resistant to getting lost than a cord without a card reader on the end? Maybe if you lost your camera, but have a stack of cards sitting around? Or have several cameras with different cables....
PinkLizzie PinkLizzie 6 years
Why on earth would this be any more resistant to getting lost than a cord without a card reader on the end?Maybe if you lost your camera, but have a stack of cards sitting around? Or have several cameras with different cables....
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
i have one that looks just like a USB memory stick and i love it. it doesnt have a cord like the one above.
floppyfish1986 floppyfish1986 6 years
These are so cute and you'd be surprised how many people ask for card readers with mirco SD support. I just wish the Target I work at still carried them!
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