Today high resolution camera’s produces heavy files especially if you shoot RAW. Further, if you’re the one who shoots videos(720p or 1080p) with your DSLR then you know how quickly your card gets packed to the brim. The best way to offload this data off your memory card to your computer is by using a card reader. A cheap card reader would work well for most cases but also in most cases it would take a long time to do its job.

To rectify this, Lexar has launched a new USB 3.0 Professional Dual Slot Card Reader for the impatient & the professionals. The card reader is identical to its predecessor but it is powered by the newer & faster USB 3.0 interface. The dual slot card reader has a push button pop-up design which prevents dust from clogging the card slots. It accepts SD & CF cards and supports all types of SD(SD, SDHC & SDXC along-with SD UHS-1) and CF cards(including UDMA). This means you don’t have to worry about your card not working in the reader as happens with cheap card readers. Also did I mention that you can even transfer files simultaneously from both the cards simultaneously? Yes, you can. This is a real time-saver.

The card performs superbly due to the USB 3.0 bus. Off-course it is backward compatible with USB 2.0 & so you can use it with your older computers. Lexar has demonstrated the performance of their new card in a video & it shows a remarkable improvement over the USB 2.0 one. If you need to get your files quickly onto your computer’s hard-disk or external backup HDD then look no further than Lexar Professional USB 3.0 card reader. The time saved copying data will mean more time for shooting.

The card reader is priced at $49.99 & I think its a good buy. Its worth investing in a reliable card reader at once than getting cheap ones & replacing them several times. Since you’ll save a lot of time, you’ll earn a lot of money.