If you deal with memory cards on a daily basis and constantly run into trouble with adapters and external card readers, perhaps it's time to build that functionality right into your computer! This internal Front Panel reader goes in those slots that used to have floppy drives in them, but instead of a paltry 1.44mb of magnetic storage, this bay can read over 50 types of memory card and also give you a convenient place to plug in an extra USB device or eSata drive.
Now, before you rush headlong into this purchase, you do need to check that A) you have a 3.5-inch front panel slot free, that B) you have two USB headers (and optional eSata) on your motherboard which aren't in use and C) have the skills to root around inside your tower and connect things up accordingly. Chances are you won't even need your motherboard's user manual to get the pinouts right!
The end result is easy, fast and clutter-free access to any memory card you care to plug into it. Running at USB 2.0 speeds and looking mighty slick to boot. Every card you insert comes up on the computer like a new drive (just like a USB stick). Since it's only good for personal computers, you'll need to be running Windows or Linux to enjoy it. For Mac users, we have an external pocket-size card reader!
Format Support (shortlist)
* Compatible with adapter usually included with original card purchase