New USB 3.0 memory card reader from Phottix

Phottix announced a new USB 3.0 memory card reader:

"USB 3.0 is fast, 10x faster than USB 2.0. Phottix is offering this stylish white card reader to make the most of the newest, fastest format.

With read/write speeds of 4800 Mbp, the Phottix Turbo USB 3.0 Ultra Speed Card Reader accepts Compact Flash (CF) cards, Secure Digital (SD), Micro SD, Memory Stick (MS) and xD  type cards.

The Plug-and-Play USB 3.0/USB 2.0 device will work with Window 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and Mac OS. All five card slots can be used at the same time for data exchange. USB 3.0 compatible cable included."

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  • Jeffrey

    wow first for the first time! this card reader seems great both looks and spec. when will it be available?

    • I think it is already available – it says in stock.

  • TT

    Oh, I have been waiting for that!

  • nice

  • jay

    wow a rebadged transcend memory card reader lol.

  • Les

    The “problem” with USB3 card readers, if you can actually call it a problem, is that the cards themselves aren’t fast enough to overwhelm a regular USB2 bus.

    They claim fantastic speeds, but those are theoretical. You’ll still max-out at the same speed as before, roughly 30-40MB/s depending on the brand/model.

    • dbas

      Some of the UDMA card are getting 70+MB/s, as per Rob Galbraith’s testing.

      Personally, I’m leery of this brand.

    • Rob

      Some cards can read over 100MB/s now. I have an SATA reader that gets around 70MBs with my faster cards. USB 2.0 maxes out in the real world around 25MB/s, and more commonly closer to 20MB/s. When you’re unloading even a 16GB card, it makes a difference. If you only have a couple minutes during halftime to do this, it’s quite important.

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