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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for fast card readers.

If you're trying to set up a home office or just want to be able to transfer files from your device's memory card to your computer quickly and easily, then you need a fast card reader. This is especially true if you're transferring extremely large files. Browse the top-ranked list of fast card readers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Square - Terminal - White - Front_Zoom

    Model: A-SKU-0584
    SKU: 6481619
    Top comment

    "fast and convenient...In the meantime, I've only used the Square Card Reader, but after switching to this device, I can solve the receipt at once, so it's easier....Card Reader...We love the card reader. Great Value and price point"

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    Product Description

    Square Terminal is your all-in-one device for payments and receipts. Take every type of payment quickly and securely with 24/7 fraud prevention and 24/7 phone support. Accept all major cards at 2.6% + 10¢ per tap, dip, or swipe, and get funds in your bank account as fast as the next business day. There are no long-term contracts or hidden fees-ever. Subscribe to Square for Retail, Square for Restaurants POS, or Square Appointments, which are purpose-built for your unique business. Square Terminal also works with any standard 2.25 in. x 50 ft. thermal printer paper, making refills easy. It does not have an internet browser or support additional apps.
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    "fast and convenient...In the meantime, I've only used the Square Card Reader, but after switching to this device, I can solve the receipt at once, so it's easier....Card Reader...We love the card reader. Great Value and price point"

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    Product Description

    Square Terminal is your all-in-one device for payments and receipts. Take every type of payment quickly and securely with 24/7 fraud prevention and 24/7 phone support. Accept all major cards at 2.6% + 10¢ per tap, dip, or swipe, and get funds in your bank account as fast as the next business day. There are no long-term contracts or hidden fees-ever. Subscribe to Square for Retail, Square for Restaurants POS, or Square Appointments, which are purpose-built for your unique business. Square Terminal also works with any standard 2.25 in. x 50 ft. thermal printer paper, making refills easy. It does not have an internet browser or support additional apps.
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  2. Square - Reader for Magstripe (with headset jack) - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "square card reader...bought this as s investment for chip reading cards --it is as simple and easy to use as the original square and a great alternative for chip readers --the cost of transactions are fair, set up is a breeze --be aware that the card reader needs to be charged and the battery life is long --not infinite...Plug & Play card reader...So much easier than setting up any of the conventional card readers. Very cheap compared to such as well!"

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    Product Description

    Do business anywhere and take credit card payments on your Apple or Android mobile device with the Square Reader for magstripe. It’s quick and easy to get started: Download the free Square Point of Sale app, plug Square Reader for magstripe into your device’s headset jack, and you’re ready to swipe cards anywhere. The free Square Point of Sale app takes care of payments, tipping, inventory, reports, and more. Pay just 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, with no long-term contracts, monthly fees, or bank merchant account applications. Fast transfers come standard—get money in your bank account as soon as the next business day, or instantly for a 1.5% fee. Add Square Reader for contactless and chip and accept every way your customers want to pay—take EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, other NFC payments, and magstripe cards.
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    "square card reader...bought this as s investment for chip reading cards --it is as simple and easy to use as the original square and a great alternative for chip readers --the cost of transactions are fair, set up is a breeze --be aware that the card reader needs to be charged and the battery life is long --not infinite...Plug & Play card reader...So much easier than setting up any of the conventional card readers. Very cheap compared to such as well!"

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    Product Description

    Do business anywhere and take credit card payments on your Apple or Android mobile device with the Square Reader for magstripe. It’s quick and easy to get started: Download the free Square Point of Sale app, plug Square Reader for magstripe into your device’s headset jack, and you’re ready to swipe cards anywhere. The free Square Point of Sale app takes care of payments, tipping, inventory, reports, and more. Pay just 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, with no long-term contracts, monthly fees, or bank merchant account applications. Fast transfers come standard—get money in your bank account as soon as the next business day, or instantly for a 1.5% fee. Add Square Reader for contactless and chip and accept every way your customers want to pay—take EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, other NFC payments, and magstripe cards.
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  3. Square - Reader for Magstripe (with lightning connector) - Glossy White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great credit card reader...Great for accepting credit cards on the iPhone set up is easy...Square card reader...There are more advanced card readers out there. I wish you would have gotten one of those right away."

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    Product Description

    Do business anywhere and take credit card payments on your Apple device with the Square Reader for magstripe. It’s quick and easy to get started: Download the free Square Point of Sale app, plug Square Reader for magstripe into your device’s Lightning connector, and you’re ready to swipe cards anywhere. The free Square Point of Sale app takes care of payments, tipping, inventory, reports, and more. Pay just 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, with no long-term contracts, monthly processing fees, or bank merchant account applications. Fast transfers come standard—get money in your bank account as soon as the next business day, or instantly for a fee. Add Square Reader for contactless and chip and accept every way your customers want to pay—take EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, other NFC payments, and magstripe cards.
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    Top comment

    "Great credit card reader...Great for accepting credit cards on the iPhone set up is easy...Square card reader...There are more advanced card readers out there. I wish you would have gotten one of those right away."

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    Product Description

    Do business anywhere and take credit card payments on your Apple device with the Square Reader for magstripe. It’s quick and easy to get started: Download the free Square Point of Sale app, plug Square Reader for magstripe into your device’s Lightning connector, and you’re ready to swipe cards anywhere. The free Square Point of Sale app takes care of payments, tipping, inventory, reports, and more. Pay just 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, with no long-term contracts, monthly processing fees, or bank merchant account applications. Fast transfers come standard—get money in your bank account as soon as the next business day, or instantly for a fee. Add Square Reader for contactless and chip and accept every way your customers want to pay—take EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, other NFC payments, and magstripe cards.
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  4. Square - Reader for contactless and chip (2nd generation) - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great portable card reader. Easy to use and fast. You can add on credit card fee automatically!...Great credit card reader...The card reader works with chip and tap."

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    Product Description

    Accept every way your customers want to pay with Square Reader for contactless and chip (2nd generation) -take EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and other contactless, NFC payments. You can also send invoices and key-in credit card numbers by hand. The reader connects wirelessly to iOS or Android devices with Bluetooth LE. The reader will remain connected to your device so no need to pair each day. It works with the free Square Point of Sale app (plus Square for Restaurants, Square for Retail, and Square Appointments) to take care of payments, tipping, inventory, reports, and more. You can also build a website with Square Online to manage your business and sell to anyone, anywhere. Pay just 2.6% + $0.10 per dip or tap with no monthly fees or hidden costs, or let customers buy now and pay later with Afterpay for 6% + 30 cents. Fast transfers come standard-get money in your bank account in one to two business days, or instantly for a small fee.
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    Top comment

    "Great portable card reader. Easy to use and fast. You can add on credit card fee automatically!...Great credit card reader...The card reader works with chip and tap."

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    Product Description

    Accept every way your customers want to pay with Square Reader for contactless and chip (2nd generation) -take EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and other contactless, NFC payments. You can also send invoices and key-in credit card numbers by hand. The reader connects wirelessly to iOS or Android devices with Bluetooth LE. The reader will remain connected to your device so no need to pair each day. It works with the free Square Point of Sale app (plus Square for Restaurants, Square for Retail, and Square Appointments) to take care of payments, tipping, inventory, reports, and more. You can also build a website with Square Online to manage your business and sell to anyone, anywhere. Pay just 2.6% + $0.10 per dip or tap with no monthly fees or hidden costs, or let customers buy now and pay later with Afterpay for 6% + 30 cents. Fast transfers come standard-get money in your bank account in one to two business days, or instantly for a small fee.
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  5. Insignia™ - USB-C-to-SD/microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Card reader...I’ve had problems loading sd cards in my MacBook, and using this card reader worked perfect. ...1st SD card reader for iPad wouldn’t read SD cards from game cameras. 2nd SD card reader wouldn’t fit into tablet with protection case on. 3rd SD card reader works"

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    Product Description

    If you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-PA3CSDW USB-C-to-SD/microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader. Simply connect the USB-C connector to your computer, tablet, or other device to quickly transfer data. It’s compatible with a variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. A blue LED shows the card reader is receiving power or reading/writing data. And its compact design and attached braided 1.67-inch cable mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or purse. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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    Top comment

    "Card reader...I’ve had problems loading sd cards in my MacBook, and using this card reader worked perfect. ...1st SD card reader for iPad wouldn’t read SD cards from game cameras. 2nd SD card reader wouldn’t fit into tablet with protection case on. 3rd SD card reader works"

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    Product Description

    If you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-PA3CSDW USB-C-to-SD/microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader. Simply connect the USB-C connector to your computer, tablet, or other device to quickly transfer data. It’s compatible with a variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. A blue LED shows the card reader is receiving power or reading/writing data. And its compact design and attached braided 1.67-inch cable mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or purse. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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  6. SanDisk - USB 3.0 SD UHS-II Card Reader - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "SanDisk - USB 3.0 SD UHS-II Card Reader...Super fast and easy to use. It's fast! It works! I recommend this product....Great Card Reader...Works great, easy to connect to a laptop USB-C and fast."

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    Product Description

    Access data from your memory card quickly with this black SanDisk SDDR-409-A46 Extreme PRO memory card reader. The USB Type-C connector ensures compatibility with both PC and Mac devices for versatile use, while the flexible design offers hassle-free plug-and-play functionality without blocking other ports. Designed for high-speed transfers, this SanDisk Extreme PRO memory card reader lets you easily move large files.
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    "SanDisk - USB 3.0 SD UHS-II Card Reader...Super fast and easy to use. It's fast! It works! I recommend this product....Great Card Reader...Works great, easy to connect to a laptop USB-C and fast."

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    Product Description

    Access data from your memory card quickly with this black SanDisk SDDR-409-A46 Extreme PRO memory card reader. The USB Type-C connector ensures compatibility with both PC and Mac devices for versatile use, while the flexible design offers hassle-free plug-and-play functionality without blocking other ports. Designed for high-speed transfers, this SanDisk Extreme PRO memory card reader lets you easily move large files.
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  7. Square Register (Powered by Square POS) - Front_Zoom

    Model: A-SKU-0665
    SKU: 6459037
    Top comment

    "I just bought my own groom shop and i started of with the square card reader and now the register and it is amazing. ...I struggled to get my Square card reader fully operational, just like I have problems understanding all technology (I'm 76). "

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    Product Description

    The fully integrated Square Register lets you start selling right out of the box with payments, software, and hardware all built by Square-no tablets or apps required. Square Register gives you two touchscreen displays: the seller display lets you effortlessly ring up customers, and the customer display lets customers see what they're buying and pay and tip onscreen. Accept all types of payments, including EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Android Pay, other NFC payments, and magstripe cards. Pay 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe, dip, or tap for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Get funds in your bank account as early as the next business day. The included point-of-sale software helps you take care of everything from managing items and payments to tracking sales in real time and building a customer directory. Square's hardware is only approved for use in the country for which it is intended. For example, hardware sold or intended for sale in the United States is not approved for use in Australia, Canada, Japan, or the United Kingdom.
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    Top comment

    "I just bought my own groom shop and i started of with the square card reader and now the register and it is amazing. ...I struggled to get my Square card reader fully operational, just like I have problems understanding all technology (I'm 76). "

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    Product Description

    The fully integrated Square Register lets you start selling right out of the box with payments, software, and hardware all built by Square-no tablets or apps required. Square Register gives you two touchscreen displays: the seller display lets you effortlessly ring up customers, and the customer display lets customers see what they're buying and pay and tip onscreen. Accept all types of payments, including EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Android Pay, other NFC payments, and magstripe cards. Pay 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe, dip, or tap for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Get funds in your bank account as early as the next business day. The included point-of-sale software helps you take care of everything from managing items and payments to tracking sales in real time and building a customer directory. Square's hardware is only approved for use in the country for which it is intended. For example, hardware sold or intended for sale in the United States is not approved for use in Australia, Canada, Japan, or the United Kingdom.
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  8. Square - POS Stand for iPad (2nd generation, Lightning) - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Swivels easily and takes all types of credit cards. You may need the square reader attachment for swiping credit cards if the customers chip doesn’t work....Unlike the old ones this new one has the readers built into the case which is great. You dont need spend extra for a reader and no cable clutter."

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    Product Description

    Easily turn an iPad into a powerful and professional point of sale with built-in payments, without all the clutter of extra cables and card readers. Get started in minutes with a POS that’s as easy to set up as it is to use — no manuals or training required. Then, keep your lines moving with an intuitive checkout that guides customers through order confirmation and payment. Pay just 2.6% + 10 cents per tap or dip, with no hidden fees or long-term contracts, and free POS software included. Compatible with: IPad (9th generation 2021), iPad (8th generation 2020), iPad (7th generation 2019),iPad Air (3rd generation 2019),iPad Pro 10.5",iPad sold separately
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    "Swivels easily and takes all types of credit cards. You may need the square reader attachment for swiping credit cards if the customers chip doesn’t work....Unlike the old ones this new one has the readers built into the case which is great. You dont need spend extra for a reader and no cable clutter."

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    Product Description

    Easily turn an iPad into a powerful and professional point of sale with built-in payments, without all the clutter of extra cables and card readers. Get started in minutes with a POS that’s as easy to set up as it is to use — no manuals or training required. Then, keep your lines moving with an intuitive checkout that guides customers through order confirmation and payment. Pay just 2.6% + 10 cents per tap or dip, with no hidden fees or long-term contracts, and free POS software included. Compatible with: IPad (9th generation 2021), iPad (8th generation 2020), iPad (7th generation 2019),iPad Air (3rd generation 2019),iPad Pro 10.5",iPad sold separately
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  9. Square POS Stand for iPad - (2nd generation, USB-C) - Black - Front_Zoom

    Product Description

    In just a few minutes, turn an iPad into an easy-to-use, professional point of sale with built-in payments and none of the clutter of extra cables and card readers. Manage your entire business from one place — no manuals, service visits, or training required. Then, keep your lines moving with an intuitive checkout that guides your customers through order confirmation and payment. Pay just 2.6% + 10 cents per tap or dip, with no hidden fees or long-term contracts — POS software included. Accept all major credit card types and payment types, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. iPad sold separately. Compatible with: iPad (10th generation), iPad Air (4th, 5th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation), iPad Air 11-inch (M2)
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    In just a few minutes, turn an iPad into an easy-to-use, professional point of sale with built-in payments and none of the clutter of extra cables and card readers. Manage your entire business from one place — no manuals, service visits, or training required. Then, keep your lines moving with an intuitive checkout that guides your customers through order confirmation and payment. Pay just 2.6% + 10 cents per tap or dip, with no hidden fees or long-term contracts — POS software included. Accept all major credit card types and payment types, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. iPad sold separately. Compatible with: iPad (10th generation), iPad Air (4th, 5th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation), iPad Air 11-inch (M2)
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  10. Sony - USB 3.1 CFexpress/XQD Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Sony USB 3.1 CFexpress Card Reader...Great Card Reader! Super fast download from CFexpress card....Fast and Solid...I wish I could find a reader that does both CFexpress and SD, but this reader is fast and solid for CFexpress Type B cards."

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    Product Description

    Backup data and increase productivity with this Sony CFexpress memory card reader. Compatibility with XQD and CFexpress Type B cards provides fast read and write speeds, letting you copy large 4K video files to your computer quickly. This Sony CFexpress memory card reader has a USB port for simple connection to laptops, desktops and tablets.
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    Top comment

    "Sony USB 3.1 CFexpress Card Reader...Great Card Reader! Super fast download from CFexpress card....Fast and Solid...I wish I could find a reader that does both CFexpress and SD, but this reader is fast and solid for CFexpress Type B cards."

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    Product Description

    Backup data and increase productivity with this Sony CFexpress memory card reader. Compatibility with XQD and CFexpress Type B cards provides fast read and write speeds, letting you copy large 4K video files to your computer quickly. This Sony CFexpress memory card reader has a USB port for simple connection to laptops, desktops and tablets.
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