BeanTech BT9023 Plus 7 in 1 Card Reader
by David, 10 November 2003
a digital camera, personal digital assistant or MP3 player is a
fact becoming very common for the average geek. With those digital
devices, storage space is often limited to either on-board memory
or external storage media such as flash media. If a person owns
a number of different devices, he or she then has to contend with
formats ranging from CompactFlash to Secure Digital cards to MultiMedia
of the time, each device has some functionality built in to allow
data transfer to and from said device. Since the device has to be
powered on for the data to be retrieved, the device uses up battery
power. While this might not seem to be a big issue, having to recharge
the batteries more often can get time consuming, especially if you
use your digital device often.
built-in transfer functionality is also limited by the hardware
on the device. Lets take digital cameras for example. Most of the
cameras available on the market nowadays utilise USB for transferring
images to a PC for editing and/or safekeeping. It's safe to say
that the cameras all use USB 1.1 transfer speeds. Transferring your
images off a 512MB CompactFlash card (assuming the card is filled
to the brim with your pictures) for instance, would take ages at
USB 1.1 speeds.
way to get past the obstacles mentioned above would be to get hold
of a card reader. A generic card reader usually supports multiple
flash media formats, and are usually small enough to be portable
and/or used on a desktop or laptop computer. Card reader devices
are easily found in nearly any computer store. They all do the same
thing, and most look the same as well. So what makes one better
than the other?
what we asked of the BeanTech 9023 Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader on the
review block today.
packages the 9023 Plus in a manner suitable for display on store
racks. Nothing that really makes it stand out though. You have the
usual product features and specifications printed on the packaging
material for user reference. Nevertheless, the packaging isn't what
matters, but rather, the contents.
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