By Andrew Liszewski
The Copy Cruiser Plus from Aleratec is another compact device that allows you to copy files between USB drives or flash memory cards without the need for a PC. While it probably appeals most to photographers who need to free up space on their memory cards while working an event, there have been plenty of times when I’ve had to reluctantly boot up my laptop just to copy a few files between flash drives. The Copy Cruiser Plus works with devices that support the USM Mass Storage specification or the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) and also works as an external card reader with slots for CF, MS, SD and MMC memory cards.
The LCD display provides info on the connected devices like storage capacity or free space, and also allows you to select specific files or folders to copy between the drives. It’s powered by 3 AAA batteries which should give you an idea of its overall size, and is available directly from Aleratec for $89.99. Alternately, you can grab it from Amazon for just $44.