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This review is from: Rosewill Model ROTG-14005 - 4-Inch OTG Card Reader & USB Charging Cable - Black
Pros: Disclaimer: I have not tested writing to a card using this device.
Small and lightweight. It can read cards from my Android Note 4 (Kit Kat), tested using a 32GB SDHC and a 64GB Micro-SDXC. Note that the package claims it only supports up to 32GB when connected to an Android mobile device, but I had no problem with the 64GB card. This also can be used to read SDHC or SDXC cards on older computers whose card readers don't support the newer standards.
Cons: I had to figure out by trial and error that the card needs to be inserted before plugging the micro-USB end into my phone. Connecting this to the phone before inserting the card results in no activity or recognition, but there aren't instructions to alert me to this. There are some typographical errors on the packaging ("copmuter").
Other Thoughts: Packaging understates this reader's capabilities; it says Android supports up to 32GB with this reader, but I successfully accessed a 64GB card.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looked good on paper, with a good Shell Shocker price a few weeks back. A few extra USB 2 ports are nice, but the main incentive was the pair of USB 3.0 ports as well as a high-current charging port. The rear of my PC (where its own USB3 ports are located) is not easy to access, so in principle, a self-powered hub on a 3-foot cable is perfect for me.
Devices connected to the sole working USB3 port performed just as fast as when connected directly to the computer.
Cons: The first unit I received had a malfunction in one of its USB3 ports. Users familiar with Windows 7 know that it plays a sound when connecting or disconnecting a USB device. Plugging a device into the bad USB3 port results in a long series of alternating "connected" and "disconnected" sounds, eventually concluding with an error message about device driver not being installed successfully and/or device not recognized. The remaining USB3 port worked normally. I sent the first unit back for a replacement, which I received today, and it exhibits the same behavior. Other USB2 and USB3 hubs in my possession do not malfunction like this.
Other Thoughts: This is my first HooToo product. The experience has left me very unlikely to buy anything else from that manufacturer.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Inexpensive, fast enough, with unexpected bundled items (see "Other thoughts"). Your mileage may vary. Works right out of the box in Windows 7 x64 with DVDFab, which was my intent (rather than live Blu-ray playback, which requires special software). I have not tested the DVD-burning capabilities.
Cons: Can be a little loud for fast reads, but not enough to deduct an egg.
Other Thoughts: Not only did this drive come bundled with a SATA cable and a SATA-to-Molex power adapter, it also came with an installation disc for a few utilities including functional 3-D BD playback software! (3-D feature not tested; no content and no compatible display.)READ FULL REVIEW