Belkin - USB Smart Card/CAC Reader - Black

Secure important business information with this Belkin Smart Card reader, which works with A, B and C Smart cards. The slim setup sits easily atop your desk or can be hidden underneath. ROM (read only memory) on this Belkin Smart Card reader ensures your secrets stay safe from the competition and can't be corrupted.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Belkin USB Smart Card/CAC Reader
  • Double-sided foam mounting tape
  • Color chips

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (162 out of 176)

Features


CAC/Smart card compatibility

Supports standard ISO7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8V) cards to meet current and future security needs.

USB interface

Enables easy connectivity with your computer.

ROM (read only memory) firmware

Provides additional hardware protection and can not be altered or changed.

FIPS 201- and TAA-compliant design

Ideal for government data security use.

Unibody enclosure

Helps prevent physical tampering with the electronics by eliminating entry points.

Ergonomic design

With a large opening and wedge design for easy card insertion. Includes color chips to aid in identification and reduce user error.

Designed to work seamlessly with the Windows 7 standard CCID driver

Eliminates the need for additional software or drivers to ensure simple operation.


Overall customer rating

4.5
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not quite what I expected

    Posted
    IyaTaisho

    My CAC reader I had purchased back in the Spring surprisingly gave up after 7 months and I was forced to scramble to find one within 24 hours before my project was due to go to our production environment. I found this one in a store many miles away (go figure none in the state I live in, lol). I made the 3 hour journey to and 3 hour journey back with it. I plugged it in and tried my card immediately. Nothing happened... I tried and tried again and again to get it to read my card (my previous one had no issue at all the first time), yet nothing. Finally, frustrated, I began wiggling the card after fully inserting it. I started noticing the blue light began flashing indicating it found my card. A few more wiggles later and my computer fully found my card. Once I had found that sweet spot, I have not removed the card. Needless to say, it's frustrating to have to drive 6 hours altogether for a card reader that isn't perfect. It works fine once you find the sweet spot, but still, frustrating to get to that point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Hard to find an Enterprise compatible CAC Reader

    Posted
    Babkanoosh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This CAC reader is awesome. No muss, no fuss. All windows versions, and OS X had the drivers installed. While the USB port used seems to make a difference on the newer Enterprise laptops this Reader is truly play and use. Another great positive is that the Reader provides tactile feedback when inserting the CAC Card which a lot of readers do not. The CAC card will "click" when fully inserted, preventing improper insertion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good CAC reader

    Posted
    Robotmonkey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I needed an external CAC reader to be able to check military email while TDY to avoid traveling with two computer. Purchased this at the recommendation of the sales associate. Installation was a little confusing (for me at least). It doesn't come with directions for that, but you do have to download drivers to get it to work. After lots of time on Google, I got it to work. It seems to work well and gets the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      BelkinStaff

      Hi, Robotmonkey,

      We truly value the time that you've spent in posting this review, and we're glad to hear that your Belkin USB Smart Card/CAC Reader seems to work well and gets the job done. We're just curious about the installation process which gave you a bit confusion due to lack of directions that came with the product. Allow us to look into it and we'll share it to the Team. Should you have queries you may reach out to us via email at BelkinCares@belkin.com along with your contact details and the link to this post for reference. We would be more than willing to lend a hand.

      Regards,
       

      Belkin Support
      www.belkin.com Belkin

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cac card reader

    Posted
    BestBuyCindy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Called for support from BELKIN. The tech said they do not support this product which I had just purchased the day before at BEST BUY. Well the geek squad set me up with service the next day and the Fixed the problems. Would not buy BELKIN again. Highly recommend the geek squad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works with my PIV card just fine

    Posted
    Will
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I use a PIV card to log into my computer network and this card reader works just fine. Sometimes I get a error message with it not reading my card but after a couple re-inserts I usually get it to work these card readers are hard to find in traditional brick-and-mortar store them and Tori so I was lucky to not have to wait and order it online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Experience is Ok

    Posted
    Sergeant
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So I bought this and on the first Mac that I connected it to I had no issues. I connected it to a new macbook pro with the touch bar and it doesnt work the same way as on my Mac Pro. Tried to download drivers and couldnt find any. Your mileage could vary.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a CAC reader

    Posted
    Kaleb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you are the military and need a CAC reader for your personal computer then do not buy this item. It doesn't work I don't know why but it's not compatible with the PKI certificates.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Smart Card reader is the BOMB!!!!

    Posted
    Macknjay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I hated being a part of the military and havibg to always be on base to find the right computer equipment I needed to get work done securely. Once I found I could use the Belkin CAC Card reader, I was in heaven. I no longer had to go out of my way to get the work I needed to finish done!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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