Background and Identification
In the age of digital photography, photo viewing from external devices is not only convenient but also an expected feature. Cameras that utilize flash memory cards like SD cards often require a card reader adapter so users can access the memory card’s content from an external device. These adaptors are called flash memory card readers.
Essentially, flash memory card readers have a port that allows the user to plug in a flash memory card. Then, the adapter can be connected to a computer and the memory card’s content can be read and relocated. This handy device is what allows photographers to get their photos off of their camera and into a photo processing program.
Some flash memory card readers include numerous ports for various types of memory cards, while others might only include a singular port. Flash memory card readers vary in the type of connectivity interface they offer. Commonly, flash memory card readers have USB, micro USB, or USB-C ends.
Flash memory card readers are manufactured by numerous companies and have a variety of forms. They are generally all rectangular devices that offer ports to house one or multiple flash memory cards. Companies that produce flash memory card readers include SanDisk, Anker, Unitek, Lexar, Kingston, etc.