By Andrew Liszewski
It’s unfortunate that my DSLR relies on compact flash memory cards because it means I still have to carry a relatively large USB card reader whenever I travel. And I say ‘relatively large’ because while it easily fits in my pocket, I would still prefer a much smaller SD-only reader like this one.
Hong-Kong based Earth Tek produces this particular USB card reader which quite literally comes with a twist, since it’s able to swivel at the point where the reader connects to your USB port. That allows you to easily access slots on both sides of the reader without having to reach that extra inch. And besides SD cards, the reader also has slots for MS and MicroSD cards and even includes a small power jack allowing you to also charge a phone or PDA while it’s plugged into your computer.