HDTVs just keep growing larger and larger. So do prices on data plan
rates. But we can think of a few things that just keep shrinking: CPUs,
GPUs and USB card readers. Frankly, it's amazing just how small some
USB flash drives and card readers are these days. Some of 'em just seem
too small for your own good, and some of 'em seem more likely to get
lost than used.
's MobileLiteG2, a second generation card reader that
fits pretty well into the latter category we described above. Measuring
2.45" x 1.16" x 0.646" in size, this incredibly tiny
device is one of the smallest card readers we've seen--at least one of
the smallest that accepts such a wide variety of card formats. Outside
of CompactFlash, most all of the big hitters are covered. SD, SDHC,
microSD, microSDHC, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and
Memory Stick Micro (M2) are covered--just plug in your card of choice,
plug the other end into a USB socket on your machine, and watch the
connection take place.
The unit has retractable covers on both sides to prevent damage, and
it'll function find with practically any operating system. The drive
itself sells for just $11, but there's a $28.50 bundle with a 4GB SDHC
card and a $46 package that includes an 8GB SDHC card.