|Item model number||FCR-MLG3|
|Item Weight||1.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.5 x 0.7 x 1.2 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||2.45 x 0.65 x 1.16 inches|
Kingston Digital MobileLite G3 Computer Memory Card Readers (FCR MLG3)
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- Compliant - with the USB 3.0 specification, SDA 3.01 standard
- Versatile - multi-functional USB card reader supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/SDHC/SDXC and MSPD
- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
- Portable - easily fits in your pocket
- Guaranteed - two-year warranty
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- Small and portable
- Sliding covers for protection when not in use
- USB 3.0
- Compatible with SDXC and microSDXC
- Build quality not as good as G2
PACKAGING & CONTENTS
The MobileLite G3 comes in a blister pack with a mini lanyard attached. The only documentation that comes with it lists card and OS compatability. There's also a simple diagram, displaying how the ends slide in and out and where to insert the cards.
I've tried several different types of memory card readers and other than internal card readers, I find the MobileLite G series of card readers to be the most convenient. The G3, like the older G2, has two card slots on one end (SD/SDHC/SDXC and microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC).
The other end of the G3 has the USB plug. Both ends have sliding covers for protection when not in use. It makes traveling with the G3 pretty easy; you can just throw the G3 in your pocket or bag and off you go.
The G3's design is identical to the G2's, which is a good thing. The only difference between them, design-wise, is the color scheme. Both card readers also have a faint blue activity light as well.Read more ›
The problem is that it has this weird collapsible case design that feels cheap and is completely unnecessary, also making it HUGE; much bigger than it needs to be. I could not get it to fit into any of my front USB ports, and it blocked others in the back of my computer.
Stick to a side-load reader; a rear-load reader like this one is going to have to be at least as wide as an SDcard, and it's likely to block other ports, much less even fit. I threw this in a drawer and am using the Transcend USB 3.0 SD/MicroSD card reader instead, which is just as fast and less money.
Then I bought this. It worked perfectly out of the box. No driver installation, no firmware upgrade. It just worked. The speed was fast when using USB 3.0. In addition, you can use both slots to transfer files between them directly, instead of having to copy them to your computer and then copying them back to the SD card. It has a keychain ring so you can put it together with your keys are carry it around.
The card reader is pretty fat, though. It covers both USB 3.0 ports on my PC, since the ports are horizontal. When using vertical ports, it didn't cover any ports, but that might different for other computers. The sliding cover on the microSD side of the reader is a bit flimsy when it's all the way out.
Overall, if you care about device compatibility and the ability to transfer files directly between SD cards, then get it. If want it a card reader that was smaller, get the Transcend TS-RDF5K (This card reader will cover two slots as well if you are using a SD card, since cards are mounted on the side instead of the back).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I expected these to have a unique serial number like the MobileLite G2 model had, but they do not. Without a unique serial number they are useless to me.Published 9 days ago by David L.
it does what it's supposed to with out too much fuss. no problem & i have used it multiple times.its small & fits in your pocket or pencil case.Published 2 months ago by janbenwar
Works great with SD/SDHC/SDXC & microSD/SDHC/SDXC cards. Needed when only a USB is available. Works great with CD/DVD players having a USB port. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steve
USB 3.0, reads/writes faster, just right size to not get lost like other small onesPublished 11 months ago by David Ware
Didn't know it would be as big as it is. There are others much smaller that will work just as good. That said, the unit works great!Published 13 months ago by M. Miller
Works great, my laptop card reader speed was limited, but using this in conjunction with an Express Card Adapter has boosted my download speeds drastically.Published 14 months ago by Chad C
Moves files at a good pace and is nice and compact so it works usually in most spots. It's an odd design I have to say though, not too much a fan of the two sliding ports as... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Chaz Ashley