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Kingston 15-in-1 High Speed Reader

The Kingston 15-In-1 Hi-Speed Reader is a compact USB 2.0 card reader. But the lack of an integrated USB connector means you will have to carry and use the rather bulky USB cable.

On the plus side, the USB cable comes with a ferrite core filter which reduces interference on the USB signals. Not common but always welcomed.

Its build quality is good, as far as plastic chassis goes. But the rubber feet they used are too small to cover the screw holes. They detach very easily. In fact, we already lost one of them. We wonder if they are covered under the magnificent 5-year warranty...

All in all, this is a simple and compact card reader designed to provide fast accesses to a wide variety of flash memory formats. Kingston actually claims that it will handle even their SD Ultimate card which has a write speed of 133X (20MB/s).

But just how fast the flash memory controller is, we will have to test and find out. Be sure to check back and see what we find when we put this card reader to the test!

For more details, read our Pictorial Review!

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Part Number

• FCR-HS215/1


• 8.78 cm (3.46 ") wide
• 5.56 cm (2.19 ") deep
• 1.60 cm (0.63 ") thick

Supported Flash Card Standards CompactFlash (CF) I and II
Secure Digital
microSD (SD adapter required)
MultiMediaCard (MMC) Version 3.1
MMCmicro (MMC adapter required)
MMCmobile (DV RS-MMC)
RS-MMC (Version 3.1)
Microdrive (CF Type II)
Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO
• Memory Stick PRO Duo
• Smart Media
Operating Temperature 0 to 60 °C
32 to 158 °F
Storage Temperature - 20 to 85 °C
- 4 to 185 °F
USB Standards • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• USB 1.1 (Backward compatibility)
Power Supply • Via USB Cable
Package Contents

• One Kingston 15-In-1 Hi-Speed Reader
• One USB Cable
One Warranty Statement

One Cardboard Insert (contains installation instructions)

Warranty • 5 Years Warranty


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