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This review is from: elago Mobile Nano II USB 2.0 microSDHC Flash Memory Card Reader -Works up to 32GB- (Black) (Personal Computers)
I can't believe these things aren't flying off the shelves!! Much better than any USB stick. When a USB stick fails it's either the memory chip or the controller, so you end up throwing the whole thing away. With this type of setup if the controller fails you can just remove the memory stick and use another controller or a micro-SD to standard SD adapter to gain access to your data again. Cuts your chances in half of losing files. Just read the other reviews, they all say everything I would say about this little gizmo. Someone mentioned that the blue light doesn't blink when data is written or read to/from the device, this is only partially correct - it actually flashes rapidly. With a class 6 memory stick it flashes VERY rapidly, hard to notice, but it does. I would prefer the light stay off unless it's being accessed. Someone else mentioned the memory stick was hard to get in and out - Well, yeah at first I wasn't sure which way to insert the card, so be careful. Be sure to insert it into the thinner slot face up with the yellow button face up. And push the yellow button to "eject" the card when you need to.
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Initial post: Nov 22, 2011 2:15:26 AM PST
I bought 2 of these and both failed with limited use, have you had any issues with them failing over time?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2012 4:21:31 PM PST
Ronald Glidden says:
Just noticed your comment today!
No issues at all! I bought 3 of them - all are working perfectly to this day (almost 2 years now). I don't use them daily, but at least 3-5 times a week. Sorry to hear you had issues with them.
Posted on May 28, 2012 10:58:16 AM PDT
Can't argue with your logic, I have a few of these here and there, but I only paid .50 to 1.00 for the USB adapters or they come free with some cards...$10 seems a little steep.
In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 7:34:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2012 7:42:42 AM PDT
Ronald Glidden says:
I bought them here when they were on sale for $3 each! Ten dollars IS too high a price, too many good reviews I guess! The WHITE ones are $4.99 on the Elago website, as of this posting!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 1:42:56 AM PST
a raccoon says:
Ronald: That may be so, but with tax & shipping they cost you $10.73 off their website. It's no great secret that Amazon bundles the shipping into their warehouse-shipped products.
It would seem the cheaper generic variety from eBay could potentially be identical, but why wait 6 weeks to ship from hongkong just to save a few bucks and possibly be disappointed and zero warranty.
At least if this product fails Amazon ships you a new one, right?
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