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1.0 out of 5 stars 1. Died after less than 100 times used. 2. Card Insertion. 3. Speed., March 24, 2011
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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)
DIED after less than 100 insertions.

Update: I've owned this card reader for 2 years. I use it approximately 4 times a month multiply by 24 months equals 96 insertions.
At first I really liked this card reader, but like many others have experienced, it DOES NOT LAST!!

Earlier review follows: I'm offering Advice on 2 aspects:

(CARD INSERTION: At first, card insertion may be baffling or unclear, so, here goes:
Hold the Elago reader horizontally with the yellow triangle FACING UP.
With your thumbnail, slide the yellow triangle horizontally in and out. Leave it in the OUT position, that is, with MORE yellow showing. Do not inadvertently press on the yellow triangle in the following steps.
Simultaneously in your other hand, hold the micro sd(hc) card with the printing facing up and the shiny gold contacts facing down. (Just like in the first picture.)
Now slide the narrower side of the card(just like in the picture) into the UPPER SLOT of the Elago reader.
Most likely the card will slide most of the way into the Elago reader, but stop at the ridge, the last eighth, where the slightly raised portion is. (If it DOES go all the way in -- good, it's meant to.)
But if it stops at the ridge, and there's still a small section sticking out, you will need to wiggle the card, gently now, and push it ALL THE WAY into the Elago reader. (Later -- pushing down on the yellow triangle will enable you to retrieve your card.)
That's it. You can now plug the Elago reader into your USB slot. If the micro sd(hc) card is not FULLY inserted into the Elago reader, it WON'T BE DETECTED!!
After a few days it will become easier to insert.

Wow, that took longer than I thought!

SPEED: One reviewer said the Elago reader speed was slow. I beg to differ. Performing benchmark tests on a Patriot 16 GB Class 10 micro SDHC card, I got 17.5 MB/s write, and 19.8 MB/s read speeds.)

BUT IT DID NOT SURVIVE 100 TIMES OF USE!!!
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Initial post: Apr 8, 2011 8:09:30 PM PDT
This instruction should have come with the elago card reader.
Thank you Rodney.

Posted on May 12, 2011 3:51:55 PM PDT
G. H. says:
I really like the part instructing about initial sd card insertion being a little bit hard, I didn't know that the tab on card needed to be all the way in... thanks for the pointer!

Posted on Jun 9, 2011 3:31:46 PM PDT
Eric S says:
I think you mean MB/s, Class 10 means a minimum speed of 10MB/s. If it's reading at 19,800MB/s, it should be in a class of it's own

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2011 4:53:09 AM PDT
Rodney says:
U het 'n skerp oog meneer, dankie.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 2:16:09 AM PST
AFamily says:
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 Dec 25, 2011 12:44:14 AM PST
[Deleted by the author on Apr 7, 2013 12:24:48 PM PDT]

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 5:56:34 AM PST
M. Spence says:
Great insturctions. Thanks!

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 3:31:18 AM PST
Anonymous says:
Rodney's review was the deal makerfor me, the manufacturer of this adapter should send you a regular commission check since I suspect you're review sells more of these than those kinda strange pics and some angry reviews from frustraTED buyers., I'm buying four of these to migrate out of a library of MicroSDHC cards and I wanna get it done in the same weekencd !

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2013 12:23:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2013 12:25:53 PM PDT
Rodney says:
Hello AFamily, my Elago card reader failed as well, so your experience was not a fluke. Mine just took longer to fail. Approximately 2 years, and 100 insertions. Then, FAIL!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2013 7:06:52 PM PDT
Anonymous says:
Oh bloody hell and damn!
I bought a pair and whether I just use one at a time or spread em equally, your experiences hint I,m abojt to end up an micro SD eunuch around the solstice!
Seriously guys, thanks for that insight since at least you saved me from the verge of my grand idea cause I was about to order nearly two dozen of these for dedicated use and managing a fistful of these insidiously tiny that cards so frequently sacrificed to digestive systems of my hardheaded cats and the Dyson Gods.
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