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Useful accessories beside the digital camera or other digital equipment are the so-called cardreaders and the adaptors.

The next part will contain an overview of external cardreaders and adaptors. The data stored on a memory card can be converted to a computer in different ways: via the equipment that stored the data or via a cardreader or adaptor. The cardreader has to be inserted in the computer only once and then becomes a steady part of the computer configuration. By putting the memory card into the cardreader the data can be converted to the computer without the interference of a digital camera, MP3 player etc. Conversion of the data happens through USB connection and therefore it happens very fast. There is no need to use electricity or battery: the cardreader gets its energy directly from the computer.
The stored data increases every day, so the conversion tends to get slower, takes more time, which affects the battery capacity of a digital camera.
A cardreader doesn't know all these problems and provides a trouble-free conversion! The following overview will show you the frequently used cardreaders and adaptors.



Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader
Lexar memory card reader
Olympus PEN adapter set
Delkin ImageRouter card reader
SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard adapter
CompactFlash UDMA FireWire reader
CompactFlash CardBus adapter from Delkin devices
Kingston USB microSD reader
MobileLite USB reader from Kingston
Hama card reader bundle with ArcSoft software
Memorex TravelLink USB card reader
Kingston USB flash memory card reader
iPod dock & multi flash card reader
Professional CompactFlash memory reader from Lexar
Egde Flash Card Reader and iPod docking station
In the past period many new or upgraded flash cards have been introduced. In order to handle all kind of flash cards multifunctional cardreaders have been developed. Mind the devices like MP 3 players, digital video cameras, memo recorders mobile phones, etc. All these devices need different flash cards for storage, so a cardreader that has various memory slots and therefore support for all those memory cards is very user-friendly. It is possible to use the different memory slots independently to guarantee a multi-functional use of the card. A USB 2.0 connection guarantees a very fast data transfer that can reach a speed of 480 Megabytes per second. A USB 2.0 also supports the older USB 1.1 interface, however, it will only reach the speed of the USB 1.1 connection of 12 Mbytes per second.
Beside users of cardreaders with dual memory slot, the users that use different sorts of memory cards are not forgotten. Mind the devices like MP3 player, digital video camera, digital camera, voice recorder, mobile phone etc. Such a card reader has various memory slots and therefore it supports most of the frequently used memory cards. It is possible to use the different memory slots independently to guarantee a multi-functional use of the card. A USB 2.0 connection guarantees a very fast data transfer that can reach a speed of 480 Megabytes per second. A USB 2.0 also supports the older USB 1.1 interface, however, it will only reach the speed of the USB 1.1 connection of 12 Mbytes per second.
In the past period many new or upgraded flash cards have been introduced. In order to handle the most common flash cards multifunctional cardreaders have been developed. Mind the devices like MP 3 players, digital video cameras, memo recorders, mobile phones, etc. All these devices need different flash cards for storage, so a cardreader that has various memory slots and therefore support for all those memory cards is very user-friendly. It is possible to use the different memory slots independently to guarantee a multi-functional use of the card. A USB 2.0 connection guarantees a very fast data transfer that can reach a speed of 480 Megabytes per second. A USB 2.0 also supports the older USB 1.1 interface, however, it will only reach the speed of the USB 1.1 connection of 12 Mbytes per second.
A single slot cardreader has only one memory slot that has been designed for the most common card among the flash cards; CompactFlash. This cardreader is equipped with a so called USB 2.0 interface, nowadays the standard in desktop and notebook devices. This USB 2.0 connection makes that the conversion of the data to a computer will take place very fast and without any problems. It is possible to read from the cardreader to a computer and also to write data from the computer onto the cardreader. This way the memory card can be used as a very compact carrier of data of audio, video, documents etc. For those who are using only one type of memory card, the Single slot cardreader will be a useful accessory.
It's already in the name: a single slot cardreader has only one memory slot that has been designed for a certain type of cardreaders. It means that there are different cardreaders for: CompactFlash, Secure Digital, xD-Picture and Memory Stick. These cardreaders are equipped with a so-called USB 2.0 connection which makes the conversion of the data to a computer will take place very fast and without any problems. It is possible to read from the cardreader to a computer and also to write data from the computer onto the cardreader. This way the memory card can be used as a very compact carrier of data of audio, video, documents etc. For those who are using only one type of memory card, the Single slot cardreader will be a useful accessory.
Many different types of memory cards have appeared on the market. It doesn't look like there will be a standard memory card soon; therefore many different cardreaders are being designed as well. Frequently used cardreaders are equipped with a dual slot in order to make it possible to read different types of memory cards. A cardreader can read data, but it is also possible to write data on it. This way the memory card can be used for more than one application. The cardreader makes it possible to use the memory card as a very compact storage medium to transport data like audio, video and documents. The cardreader can always convert the data back to the computer again. The cardreaders are connected to the USB connection which again means a very fast and problem-free conversion of data.
Beside cardreaders with dual memory slot, users who use many different cardreaders have not been forgotten. The Multifunctional cardreader has various memory slots and supports most of the frequently used memory cards. It is also possible to use the memory slots independently to guarantee a multifunctional use. The USB 2.0 interface also guarantees a very fast conversion of data, rising to a speed of 480 Mbits per second. A USB 2.0 connection also supports the elderly USB 1.1 connection, which will be speeding according to the USB 1.1 connection (12 Mbits per seconds).
Most computers do have a USB connection, but there are also many computer- or notebook owners who use a Firewire connection. The cardreader with the Firewire connection is guaranteed to provide a very fast conversion of data to a computer. This type of cardreader supports reading and writing orders, in other words: data can be read from the cardreader as well as written from the computer onto the cardreader. The necessary energy is gained from the connected computer or notebook. The speed of data conversion obtained by the Firewire cardreader is about the same as the USB 2.0 cardreader.
Another way of writing or reading a memory card through a notebook is possible by the so-called PC Card adaptor, better known as a PCMCIA adaptor. There are various adaptors on the market, each one of them supporting one type or various types of memory cards. The compact size of an adaptor makes it ideal to transport this accessory. If a notebook is carried on a vacation or a business-trip the data can be converted directly from (for example) the digital camera onto the notebook. The memory card has to be inserted in the adaptor and next inserted in the PCMCIA slot of the notebook. Both reading and writing is possible via the adaptor.
Beside the PCMCIA adaptors with single slot, there are also available multifunctional PCMCIA adaptors. These PCMCIA adaptors are equipped with various memory slots that support different sorts of memory cards. The compact size of a PCMCIA adaptor is very convenient and it makes it an ideal accessory to carry with you. The user-friendliness of the PCMCIA adaptor appears from the uncomplicated way to install it. The memory card has to be inserted in one of the memory slots and then inserted in the PCMCIA slot of a notebook. The adaptor offers the possibility of reading and writing data and because of the presence of the different memory slots the PCMCIA adaptor is versatile usable.
For those who do not own a computer or a notebook but still want to be able to enjoy the digital images made by a digital camera, can of course watch the images on the build-in LCD display of the camera. But wouldn't it be nicer to see these images lifelike on a big screen? The Photo Viewer does make this possible! This accessory is very easy to use. The Photo Viewer should be connected to the television, the memory card has to be taken out of the digital camera and inserted into the Photo Viewer, after which the digital images appear on the television screen. The Photo Viewer is equipped with different memory slots that support most of the existing memory cards. A handy and useful accessory to use at home or on holiday.
One who is looking for a storage medium that beside the compact size also presents an almost indestructible USB Flash Drive to store valuable data completely protected, may have put his hands on the right product with this titanium carried out Flash Drive. This stylish and safe Flash Drive is equipped with a USB 2.0 Hi-speed interface that reaches a write speed of 13MB per second and a read speed of 15MB per second. This titanium Flash Drives is delivered with special software to prevent improper use by a third party from data or files selected by the user, in case the device gets lost or stolen. The size of the Flash Drive enables simply plugging in without obstructing the USB portal situated next to it. The storage capacity is 512MB.
One of the world's smallest USB 2.0 Hi-speed Flash memory storage drives is the micro model from the Flash Drives. The Micro Flash Drive is very small; its size is the equivalent of half a bar of chewing gum. The Micro Flash Drive is available in a storage capacity of 128, 256 and 512MB. The Micro flash Drive is equipped with a USB 2.0 Hi-speed interface that reaches a fast write speed of 13MB per second and a fast read speed of 15MB per second. This way of storing is very popular and it's the ideal way to portably store all kinds of data. For example audio, photo and video files and also documents can find their way to this compact storage medium. The Micro Flash Drive can also be connected to an MP3 Companion which offers MP3 functionality.
One who is on the search for a compact data storage medium, will have found it in the mini USB Flash Drive! The mini Flash Drive is a device as small as a key ring and has a storage capacity of 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB. The mini Flash Drive has a fast USB 2.0 connection and is inserted directly into the USB interface. This way it is possible to write or read the mini Flash Drive. A diversity of data can be stored on such a storage medium. Whether it is documents, MP3 data, or digital photos, the mini Flash Drive stores it in a very compact way. Most useful of this mini Flash Drive is that every modern operating system accepts this storage medium without having to install drivers.
A useful accessory is the so-called USB Flash Drive. In fact this appliance is a cardreader with a build-in or exchangeable memory. The compact appliance is equipped with a USB connection to make a direct connection possible between the Flash Drive and a computer or a notebook. This way data can be read and written. The compact size makes it easy to transport the Flash Drive to wherever you want to. If it also contains an exchangeable, meaning an expandable memory, then it can also be used as a storage medium for a digital camera, digital video, MP3 player etc. By inserting the memory card into the Flash Drive the data can be read directly on a computer or a notebook.
For those, who do not have a USB or Firewire connection, but still want to convert stored data from a memory card onto a computer or notebook, it is possible to do so via a so-called diskette adaptor. The adaptor has the size of a 3.5' diskette and should be inserted in the diskette slot of a computer or notebook. Next data can be read, or written on the diskette adaptor. For example: it's possible to put a digital image onto the computer via the diskette adaptor, edit it and/or revise it and then put it back onto the same diskette adaptor. This type of adaptor has a data conversion speed that is the same as if using a standard 3.5' diskette.
   
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