What to Find Out Before You Buy a Memory Card Reader Online

If you need a memory card reader that can provide a way for you to work with your valuable photos and documents across multiple devices, you will want to shop eBay's large and varied assortment of memory card readers. Before you make your purchase, read on to learn some things that are important to know about these devices.

Which external SD card reader brands are listed on eBay?

eBay offers a wide variety of memory card readers from brands like Kingston, KiWiBird, Integral, Gemalto, SanDisk, King of Flash, Akasa, Jessops, and Computer Essentials. Available items might include a SanDisk Image Mate, an Akasa ICR-14, a Jessops universal card reader, a Gemalto Bluetooth card reader, or a KiWiBird Compact Flash card reader.

eBay also has listings for a large and varied assortment of unbranded memory card readers that can support multiple technologies. You can find card reader USB port adapters to enhance compatibility and document handling across various platforms, too.

Types of affordable memory card readers for computers

The eBay website offers memory card readers that provide universal and product-specific support for a broad range of devices. Available card reader types include micro SD, SDXC, SDHC, micro SDHC, Compact Flash I and II, memory stick, MiniSD, XD-Picture Card, Smart Media, and MMC memory readers.

eBay's assortment of card readers supports digital cameras, cell phones, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, and media players. Specific items that you might find include a Kodak Compact Flash card reader, a Kingston SD card reader for your computer, or a Gemalto flashcard memory reader that features Bluetooth connectivity.

Features to consider before you buy a new or preowned SD card reader

As you prepare to buy your USB SD card reader, you will likely want to examine some of the options that are available with your purchase.

  • Technology: USB card readers might be compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.0 port standards. Many card readers support more than one standard.
  • Connectivity: Most memory card readers connect through a USB port, but some have built-in Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Compatibility: In addition to supporting XD, XC, HD, Flash, and MMC memory card types, these readers support micro MS, micro MS PRO, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, CF, and TF cards.
  • Type: The basic types of card readers that are listed on eBay include the multi-card reader, card adapter, card reader USB stick, and card reader USB hub.