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World’s Smallest MiniSD Reader… For Now

Alfa Media MNCR (Images courtesy Alfa Media)
By Andrew Liszewski

Even though I will maintain my state of denial it looks like the CF card format will inevitably be replaced by the SD card family. At the moment SD cards are even becoming quite popular in high-end DSLRs (see the D80) and from what I can tell MiniSD already has a stranglehold on the world of smartphones.

Of course what’s the benefit of a tiny memory card format like MiniSD if you have to keep a card reader on hand that’s several times larger? Alfa Media seems to agree and so have released the MNCR which is a MiniSD card reader that is pretty much only as big as the card itself. The USB 2.0 compliant reader has no cables and simply slides into the USB port providing transfer rates of around 25MB/s depending on the card being used. Of course the device is plug and play and supports both Windows and Mac systems.

There’s no info on pricing or availability at this time.

[Alfa Media MNCR MiniSD Reader] VIA [The Red Ferret Journal]


4 responses to “World’s Smallest MiniSD Reader… For Now”

  1. Gizmodo says:

    Miniature MicroSD USB Card Reader…

    This is still not acceptable, I can still visibly see this card reader, which means it is still way too big. This is a card reader exclusively for MicroSD cards. It is USB 2.0 compatible and transfers at roughly 25MB/s…….

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is a miniSD reader not microSD – people seem to get them confused. I think microSD is getting more popular for smartphones than miniSD…

  3. Gearater says:

    World’s smallest MiniSD card reader – Alfa Media MNCR…

    MiniSD memory card slots can be found in most smartphones that are available in the market today, making them the de facto standard when it comes to flash memory for such devices. Finding a compatible memory card reader is not……

  4. Mini Leitor Para Mini Cart?o…

    N?o tem sentido ter um cart?o de mem?ria MiniSD e usar um leitor enorme, pensando nisso a Alfa Media lan?ou o ?MNCR MiniSD Card Reader?, que como o nome j? diz, ? um mini leitor para MiniSD que ?……