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Belkin Universal Media Reader-Black

4.2 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews
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Standard Packaging
  • Supports 56 different cards (without adapters)
  • Provides support for SDHC cards
  • Upgradeable firmware for support of future higher-capacity cards
  • Graphic icons on faceplate for ease of use
  • Dust protection-guards against dust and debris; the Universal Media Reader can be placed facedown when not in use
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Product Description

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Belkin's Universal Media Reader works with today's most popular high-capacity media cards. Easily download and transfer pictures, movies, music, and more from your digital camera, MP3 player, or other media devices.

Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 6.2 x 0.5 x 2.6 inches
Item Weight 5.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces
ASIN B001IAWBIK
Item model number F4U003
National Stock Number 7035-01-576-5952
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #746 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Memory Card Accessories > Memory Card Readers
#91,527 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories
#220,014 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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By E. H. Koh on November 17, 2008
Package Type: Standard Packaging
This is the 3rd card reader I've owned. The first one was a cheap Hummingbird that claimed to read everything. "Yay!", went my heart. Until the day I got my first SanDisk 8Gb MicroSDHC card. "Chirp?", said my little Hummingbird and refused to read the card.

The second was a Sony that claimed "SDHC IZ TEH SUPPORTZ" on the back. But after a quick Google, it became apparant that it does not support the super huge 8Gb on a hairpin.

So, I bought this one.

And it works.

I could be dramatic and said that Angels came down on a beam of light and sang heavenly praises about the quality of this product. But I won't.

Oh on a more technical note, I have this plugged into a Belkin USB Hub and I achieved 3Mbs sustained write speed to my Class 2 MicroSDHC card which theoretically only supports up to 2Mb sustained transfer rate.
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I ordered this card reader to use with two different computers - Vista and Windows 7. I had read in a prior review here on Amazon that it did not work with Windows 7 but I ordered it anyway. It works fine with Windows Vista (supplied software installs fine) and the reader will work with Windows 7 but the software that comes with the reader is not recognized by Windows 7. So basically it's just the supplied software that doesn't work with Windows 7. If you are a Windows 7 user, all you have to do is plug the reader into your computer and then a window will pop up that asks you how you want to open and view the files on the card (make sure media card is insterted into reader prior to plugging into computer). I was able to download all of my photos on the Windows 7 computer just fine. It's just the Belkin software that is not useable if you have Windows 7; otherwise the reader works fine with that OS. I had contacted Belkin's customer support and they confirmed what I have just stated here and that there are no downloadable drivers for Windows 7 for this reader (as of the time of my review here) and I was told to just plug the reader into my computer. Great product and I love the assortment of media cards it can read.

04-05-2013 - I have to revise my review of this product. I mainly use it with my Windows Vista OS computer and now each time I need to use this reader I have to re-install the Belkin provided software that came with the reader. The computer does not recognize this media card reader unless I re-install the software! It's very frustrating and I need to contact Belkin to see what their remedy might be. Otherwise, when the reader is working, it works well. Just a pain to have to keep software handy so I can grab it to reinstall in order to use my reader! :-/
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I have various electronic devices all with different memory card types. I needed a universal card reader that supported them all. I looked for options but found very few that looked good sitting on my desk with my iMac. Since I already had a Belkin USB hub I checked for a card reader as well. I found and ordered this reader, it arrived quickly and installed with a simple connection. It looks good, works well, and is easy to use. It is built very well, it does not feel cheap like some of the other readers on the market. All in all I am very pleased!
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I just received this media reader for the CF cards of my new DSLR. I cannot say how it will work 1-2-3-6-12 months from now. But I can say the following ..

1. Windows 7 64bit (which is not listed in the description) directly recognizes this reader without the need of any software installation. The accompanying CD contains drivers for the other supported OS's (google for the pdf document with the item number to know about other supported systems).
2. It easily reads CF (4GB), SDHC (4GB), and microSD (2GB) cards. Please note the sizes of the cards as I do not know whether it will read larger sized cards. I do not own any other type of card so I cannot say anything about them.

I will update this review if there is any problem later on. But if there is no update from me before the day you are reading this review, then you can assume this card reader is working fine for me.

Aug 21, 2012 Update: One year from when I bought this item, and it is still working great. Another thing, it also works with the SD/SDHC to CF type II adapters.
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We're a family of professional photographers and so we've got a number of different memory card types. I set this up by plugging it in. No need to install anything else ... and inserted several different types of cards (one at a time, of course). It read them beautifully, and the transfer was much faster than just usb'ing the camera to the computer.

I can't say enough about this product... it's everything it claims to be. WELL worth the low price.
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Piece of junk!
It is so frustrating how so many things are made so crappy today :(
So few cares to make products that last, instead only things destined for the landfill.
But before it finds its way to the landfill they waste your time.

1) Search for solutions on the internet
2) Search for solutions on Belkins support website
3) Download new driver to no avail
4) Only phone number on website is for "premium" support for $119.95 pr year, to ask questions about a $20.00 device.
5) After calling that number to see if there was any phone support, I was given a different number.
6) The following help gave me yet another extension to call.
7) When I did get to the person and explained the problem, he asked for my contact info (so they can start sending me promotions/ spam)
8) Once he got my info he put me on hold for another 5 minutes
9) When he came back, he informed me that the card reader was out of warranty, and asked me if I was on a computer so he could direct me to buy another one!!!
10) I declined and informed him that I would not buy any more Belkin products ever again, to which he replied, politely with a slight accent: "Is there anything else I can do for you" "No" I answered, hung up and started typing this review.

I would not care if the card reader had been twice as expensive, if it had been of better quality and lasted.

In an era where everybody claims to care about energy use, and "being green", but produce throw away devices as this card reader, is the polar opposite to being responsible.

If you want to be "Green" then make products that last!
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