Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader
The pop-up design of this reader helps keep its card slots protected when not in use. Performance is a mixed bag, though: loaded with a fast UHS-1 SDHC card, we achieved respectable read and write speeds of 79MB and 74MB per second respectively, when transferring large video files. UDMA 7 Compact Flash video read and write speeds were also healthy at 115MB and 60MB per second. However, reading images from our CF card consistently resulted in a painful sub-3MB-per-second speed when other readers were unfazed. This is also the least versatile device here, and falls short on value.