What is a Memory Card Reader?
A Memory Card Reader is a device that allows quick transfer of your digital files from your memory card to the computer. This makes the Memory Card Reader in combination with a memory card to act like a hard drive. There are also they so called Memory Card Players or Photo Viewers where you can play and view the content of your memory card directly on TV, Audio or Video system without the need of a computer. Once the Memory Card Player or Photo viewer is connected to a computer it turns to a regular Memory Card Reader.
Why do I need a Memory Card Reader?
There are two ways to transfer your digital files from your memory card to your computer. One is to connect the electronic device, a digital camera or mobile phone, direct to your computer by a USB cable. The other way is to use a Memory Card Reader where you plug in your memory card and transfer your digital files. By using a Memory Card Reader the access to the digital files is much quicker and much more convenient. Since you don’t have to connect your electronic device, a digital camera or mobile phone, you save battery time and avoid dealing with cables.
Type C & Micro USB & USB 3 in 1 OTG Card Reader
This model is 3 in 1, you can use for Standard USB type A, Micro USB Type B and USB C Type C. That made this model compatible with all USB devices, Android smartphones, and Tablets with OTG, and Computers and Laptops. This model supported memory card micro SD card (TF card) and SDHC.
For this Card Reader, no additional power supply or additional software needed, just plug and play.
3 in 1 USB/Type C/Micro USB OTG Adapter
This model is Durable and easy portable and with beautiful appearance. The design from aluminum alloy casing is good to prevent overheat.
This model is 5 in 1 multi-functional, included; Micro USB ports, SD, TF, USB, Type-C.
(Note: I have read that this model is NOT compatible with iPhone/iPad).
For this model, you no need to install any software or driver just plug and play.
The standard USB 2.0 plug and USB C plug and also, Micro USB plug combination made this card read compatible with many Android smartphones or Tablets with USB C type, and who has OTG function.
Anker 2-in-1 USB 3.0 Portable Card Reader
With this model you can simultaneously use two memory card at the same time without unplugging and re-plugging.
This model is USB 3.0 which enables you to transfer your data up to 5GB/s.
No additional power supply or any software is required for this model just plug and play.