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

The best way to transfer your photos from your memory card to your computer is to use a card reader. These devices are available in many different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: the ability to read and transfer data from a memory card. Browse the top-ranked list of portable card readers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. SanDisk - USB 3.0 SD UHS-II Card Reader - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Basic SD Card Reader...Very good SD card reader. High quality. Reduced price made it a real bargain....Ejecting and inserting SC Card...Hi, I have this reader and my only issue is that I have to eject the reader to change SD card. "

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    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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    "Basic SD Card Reader...Very good SD card reader. High quality. Reduced price made it a real bargain....Ejecting and inserting SC Card...Hi, I have this reader and my only issue is that I have to eject the reader to change SD card. "

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    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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  2. Platinum™ - UHS-I USB-C/USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Portable SD card reader...Excellent portable sd card reader, great price, plug and play with ease...Best portable card reader that I've used. Great price, too!"

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    Messy, tangled cords and slow data speeds can make transferring photos and videos from the camera to your computer a nightmare. Improve the process from start to finish with the PT-CRSAC1 UHS-I USB-C/USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader. Simply insert your SD or micro SD card into the designated slot and plug the stick into your laptop, tablet or smartphone’s USB-C or USB port. The ultra-high speed transfer rate and plug-and-play design with hot plug support lets you view your photos or videos in seconds. The card reader’s unique build is both compact and cordless, so you can take it on the go and use it with minimal setup. Two attached caps protect the connectors while not in use. And it’s backwards compatible with older USB ports, making this powerful little card reader the ideal addition to your memory card setup.
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    "Portable SD card reader...Excellent portable sd card reader, great price, plug and play with ease...Best portable card reader that I've used. Great price, too!"

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    Messy, tangled cords and slow data speeds can make transferring photos and videos from the camera to your computer a nightmare. Improve the process from start to finish with the PT-CRSAC1 UHS-I USB-C/USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader. Simply insert your SD or micro SD card into the designated slot and plug the stick into your laptop, tablet or smartphone’s USB-C or USB port. The ultra-high speed transfer rate and plug-and-play design with hot plug support lets you view your photos or videos in seconds. The card reader’s unique build is both compact and cordless, so you can take it on the go and use it with minimal setup. Two attached caps protect the connectors while not in use. And it’s backwards compatible with older USB ports, making this powerful little card reader the ideal addition to your memory card setup.
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  3. Platinum™ - USB 3.2 Gen 1 SD, microSD, CF 3 Slot Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "top of the line SD card READER...I had two other SD card readers when they suddenly failed. They had worked n the past, ands the SD cards were newt the readers refused to work. ...Card Reader...The card reader is a good product for computers that do not have builtin readers."

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    Memory cards are fantastic at expanding storage on your camera, tablet or smartphone, but what do you do when the memory card itself is low on space? Transfer data off SD, Micro SD, Compact Flash and other memory cards with this Platinum memory card reader. Its USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface quickly backs up, transfers, and copies images, videos and other files, so you can move data between devices. A plug-and-play design lets you start transferring right away. Plus, multi-LUN technology reads and writes multiple cards at the same time, making your work go even faster. The included USB-C to USB adapter lets you connect to devices with USB ports. Don’t let a full memory card stop you. Free up space for the next big project with the Platinum USB 3.2 Gen 1 SD, microSD, CF 3 Slot Memory Card Reader.
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    "top of the line SD card READER...I had two other SD card readers when they suddenly failed. They had worked n the past, ands the SD cards were newt the readers refused to work. ...Card Reader...The card reader is a good product for computers that do not have builtin readers."

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    Memory cards are fantastic at expanding storage on your camera, tablet or smartphone, but what do you do when the memory card itself is low on space? Transfer data off SD, Micro SD, Compact Flash and other memory cards with this Platinum memory card reader. Its USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface quickly backs up, transfers, and copies images, videos and other files, so you can move data between devices. A plug-and-play design lets you start transferring right away. Plus, multi-LUN technology reads and writes multiple cards at the same time, making your work go even faster. The included USB-C to USB adapter lets you connect to devices with USB ports. Don’t let a full memory card stop you. Free up space for the next big project with the Platinum USB 3.2 Gen 1 SD, microSD, CF 3 Slot Memory Card Reader.
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  4. Platinum™ - UHS-I USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "SD card reader...I would purchase other Platinum card readers....Nice, portable, easy to use. Great sd card reader for my macbook!"

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    Enjoy all the benefits of both fast and portable technology with the Platinum PT-CRSA1 UHS-I USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader. Compatible with SD and Micro SD cards, you can quickly move files from your camera, tablet, or smartphone into your computer. A USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface provides you with ultra-high speed, so you can back up, transfer and copy images, videos and more. Plug-and-play technology lets you start transferring as soon as you connect, without the need for additional software. Plus, the compact stick design makes this adapter easy to carry anywhere. Technology doesn’t have to be slow or bulky. Take your adapter with you, knowing that you can fully depend on its power without it weighing you down.
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    "SD card reader...I would purchase other Platinum card readers....Nice, portable, easy to use. Great sd card reader for my macbook!"

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    Enjoy all the benefits of both fast and portable technology with the Platinum PT-CRSA1 UHS-I USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader. Compatible with SD and Micro SD cards, you can quickly move files from your camera, tablet, or smartphone into your computer. A USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface provides you with ultra-high speed, so you can back up, transfer and copy images, videos and more. Plug-and-play technology lets you start transferring as soon as you connect, without the need for additional software. Plus, the compact stick design makes this adapter easy to carry anywhere. Technology doesn’t have to be slow or bulky. Take your adapter with you, knowing that you can fully depend on its power without it weighing you down.
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  5. Insignia™ - USB-C to SD, microSD and CompactFlash Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Card reader...Cable has usb a and c adapter. Very portable...Insignia-USB-C to SD microSD, C-Flash card reader...A great little portable memory card reader. Easy to use. Very portable. "

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    Whether 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-CRDAC1, USB-C to SD, microSD and CompactFlash Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in your card reader with the included USB-C cable to connect the PC, tablet or other device quickly transfer data from your memory cards. USB-A to USB-C adapter enables USB-A port device for more compatibility and backward compatible with USB 2.0 device, if needed. It’s compatible with a wide variety of SD and microSD cards, as well as CompactFlash cards, to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Finally, its compact design means you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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    "Card reader...Cable has usb a and c adapter. Very portable...Insignia-USB-C to SD microSD, C-Flash card reader...A great little portable memory card reader. Easy to use. Very portable. "

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    Whether 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-CRDAC1, USB-C to SD, microSD and CompactFlash Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in your card reader with the included USB-C cable to connect the PC, tablet or other device quickly transfer data from your memory cards. USB-A to USB-C adapter enables USB-A port device for more compatibility and backward compatible with USB 2.0 device, if needed. It’s compatible with a wide variety of SD and microSD cards, as well as CompactFlash cards, to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Finally, its compact design means you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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  6. Insignia™ - USB 3.0 SD and microSD Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Insignia USB 3.0 memory card reader...The Insignia memory card reader has performed as expected. It is easy to use and portable. ...Best Buy card reader...Great little card reader does it’s job.had a lot of as cards"

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    Whether 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-CRSA1, USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in the card reader to your computer, tablet or other device with USB-A female connector to quickly transfer data. It’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 device and wide variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Its compact design and protective cap mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag and not have to worry about damaging your connector. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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    "Insignia USB 3.0 memory card reader...The Insignia memory card reader has performed as expected. It is easy to use and portable. ...Best Buy card reader...Great little card reader does it’s job.had a lot of as cards"

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    Whether 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-CRSA1, USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in the card reader to your computer, tablet or other device with USB-A female connector to quickly transfer data. It’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 device and wide variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Its compact design and protective cap mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag and not have to worry about damaging your connector. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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  7. Insignia™ - USB-C/USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Insigna USB-C/USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader...Great memory card reader with older USB 3.0 port and newer USB-C port. ...SD card reader...Works great don’t know why they don’t have SD card readers on computers anymore"

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    Whether 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-CRSAC1, USB-C/USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in the card reader to your computer, tablet or other device to quickly transfer data. It’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 device and wide variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Its compact design and protective cap mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag and not have to worry about damaging your connector. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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    "Insigna USB-C/USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader...Great memory card reader with older USB 3.0 port and newer USB-C port. ...SD card reader...Works great don’t know why they don’t have SD card readers on computers anymore"

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    Product Description

    Whether 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-CRSAC1, USB-C/USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in the card reader to your computer, tablet or other device to quickly transfer data. It’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 device and wide variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Its compact design and protective cap mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag and not have to worry about damaging your connector. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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  8. SanDisk - Extreme PRO USB 3.1 CFexpress Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This is the CFExpress Card Reader you need...For what it does, the SanDisk CFExpress Card Reader nails it. The fast USB-C connection and compact design make it easy to pop into my camera bag and take on the go (since not a lot of people have CFExpress Card Readers). ...Efficient CFexpress Card Reader...This is an excellent memory card reader for CFexpress memory cards only."

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    Access data from your memory card with this SanDisk SDDR-F451-ANGEN Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B card reader. Compatibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports allows rapid file transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps, while the included 1.6-foot USB-C cable enables simple connections. This SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B card reader boasts USB-C connectivity for easy setup with many digital devices.
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    "This is the CFExpress Card Reader you need...For what it does, the SanDisk CFExpress Card Reader nails it. The fast USB-C connection and compact design make it easy to pop into my camera bag and take on the go (since not a lot of people have CFExpress Card Readers). ...Efficient CFexpress Card Reader...This is an excellent memory card reader for CFexpress memory cards only."

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    Access data from your memory card with this SanDisk SDDR-F451-ANGEN Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B card reader. Compatibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports allows rapid file transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps, while the included 1.6-foot USB-C cable enables simple connections. This SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B card reader boasts USB-C connectivity for easy setup with many digital devices.
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  9. Sony - USB 3.1 CFexpress/XQD Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Memory Card Reader for XQD cards...This Sony card reader for CFexpress/XQD cards works great and it allows me to shoot with either card in my Nikon Z cameras. ...Excellent card reader...Reads both XQD and CFexpress cards. Works great with my iMac"

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    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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    "Great Memory Card Reader for XQD cards...This Sony card reader for CFexpress/XQD cards works great and it allows me to shoot with either card in my Nikon Z cameras. ...Excellent card reader...Reads both XQD and CFexpress cards. Works great with my iMac"

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    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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  10. Apple - USB-C to SD Card Reader - Front_Zoom

    Model: MUFG2AM/A
    SKU: 6228668
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    "Card Reader...This card reader allows me to download my existing camera memory cards. ...Really, a card reader only has ONE JOB...I have cooler-looking card readers, and card readers that read lots of sizes of memory cards, but once you've lost a whole production day's footage to a reader-induced corruption apocalypse, you lose your appetite for fancy features and just want it to do ONE JOB."

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    Product Description

    The USB-C to SD Card Reader transfers high-resolution photos and videos at UHS-II speeds to your Mac, 11-inch iPad Pro, or 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation). Designed so it won't block your other ports, it works with UHS-II SD cards and is backward compatible with other SD cards and adapters.
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    "Card Reader...This card reader allows me to download my existing camera memory cards. ...Really, a card reader only has ONE JOB...I have cooler-looking card readers, and card readers that read lots of sizes of memory cards, but once you've lost a whole production day's footage to a reader-induced corruption apocalypse, you lose your appetite for fancy features and just want it to do ONE JOB."

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    The USB-C to SD Card Reader transfers high-resolution photos and videos at UHS-II speeds to your Mac, 11-inch iPad Pro, or 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation). Designed so it won't block your other ports, it works with UHS-II SD cards and is backward compatible with other SD cards and adapters.
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