If you are reading this, you are probably considering buying an Anker USB 3.0 media reader or at least wondering why I reviewed it and think you should have one.
For quite a while I’ve been using the little adapters for micro-SD cards that turn them into regular SD cards when I was moving my files onto my laptop from my GoPro. This was all good until I was in Roatan on a dive trip and the cheap card reader was not working. When I got home, I fixed that problem
That is the story behind this review of the Anker USB 3.0 Card Reader.
Anker USB 3.0 Review Video
Review of the Anker USB 3.0 Card Reader
Out of the package, this Anker card reader feels decently built. Nothing rattles, nothing wiggles, it feels reasonably solid.
Putting the media cards in, they fit snugly, but I don’t have to force them in. Inserting it into the laptop’s USB port, I get a similar result, snug but not difficult to insert.
Solving my file transfer issue, I’ve moved dozens of large files onto my computer through this reader without any issues. No file losses, no having to start over. It just works.
While I haven’t benchmarked it, it also feels like it transfers files faster than it was going through the cheap media adapters.
To make this simple, the Anker USB media reader works just like you would hope it to. If you are thinking about getting one, it is great investment for about $15.