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ProGrade Digital does the double with twin SD card reader

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.

Read more:
The best memory card readers
The best memory cards for your camera - SD, microSD, CF and XQD

Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.