We like the ProGrade Digital range of card readers – one of the models is already our top choice in our best card reader guide. But there is now a new addition to the family – that offers two SD-format card slots in the one reader.
This is high-performance reader, designed for those who want the fastest download speeds (and have the computers that allow this). It uses the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard – which allows transfer speeds of 10Gb/s (or 1.25GB/s) – which is twice as fast as more usual USB 3.1 Gen 1 models. What's more it can transfer your images and videos at this speed from both slots simultaneously. It is compatible with both UHS-I and UHS-II SD cards.
It comes with cables to allow connection to a either your computer's USB-C or USB-socket. Like other models in this range, this reader has a magnetic plate so that it attaches to your laptop.
While it is possible to transfer images and video straight from your camera to your computer via a cable, a card reader will often be much faster and it means your camera is free to use while your content is copying across and not tethered to your computer.
The existing three twin-slot models in this Workflow Reader range offer:
• two microSDXC card slots
• SD and CFast card slots
• SD and CompactFlash slots
The twin SD model will sell for $79.99.