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Pros: For the price (less than $60), this card is awesome. High-pro gaming isn't a strong point, BUT I'm running three monitors (all different models and, all different resolutions) with no problems. I've got the mini-hdmi port on this card going from a mini-hdmi to hdmi cable into a hdmi to DVI adapter for the third monitor because none of my monitors had HDMI.
It is everything I wanted, as 3D performance should be good enough for the little bit of classic gaming I do. (Also, as you'd expect, this thing is silent.)
I had no problems fitting it in my case and it cleared everything on my Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3 motherboard, but check the layout of yours before getting this card -- the heatsink does poke out a bit.
Cons: The mini-hdmi port is a bit odd and non-standard, but cables are easy enough to find at this point. That may not always be the case, though.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: 3 pcs Bolian 2.0 USB Card Reader For TF Card Memory Stick Card
Pros: No speed degradation -- got 30MB/s+ from a Sandisk Extreme card. Shows up on both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 busses (at USB 2.0 speed, though).
Cons: Card sticks out about 2mm or so from the rear of the reader. Probably just enough to be a risk if you kept the card in the reader and put it in your pocket.
Other Thoughts: Reader easily snaps apart (hold the metal part of the usb connector and pull on the plastic body) to reveal the main body is made of three pieces (and the cap). Once apart, it is pretty easy to reassemble, though.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: 5 pcs Golden Armour USB 2.0 Single Slot Micro SD TF Card Reader pc laptop
Pros: Decently fast. Speed exceeded 20MB/s read and write on my Sandisk Extreme 16GB card. This is pretty close to the fastest I've gotten out of USB 2.0.
They're also crazy cheap, which is good. At $1.15/ea, this is a good buy.
Cons: These aren't USB 3.0 compatible. When plugged into a 3.0 port, they show up as an "unknown device." Two of them showed up cracked -- one minor crack in the top part, the other major crack in the connector portion. They were shipped in a heavy plastic bag, but with no padding, which probably would've prevented the damage.READ FULL REVIEW