‘Universal Memory Bank’ flash card readers debut

Iogear on Monday introduced two new “Universal Memory Banks” — flash memory card readerst hat work with Macs and PCs. The 12-in-1 model costs $11.95 and the 56-in-1 model costs $19.95.

Universal Memory Bank
Iogear's 56-in-1 Universal Memory Bank can read and write all popular flash media formats.
Both devices are designed to simplify the process of exchanging data between digital cameras, cell phones, PDAs and other devices that use flash memory cards. They connect to a host Mac or PC using USB and are designed to take up a minimum amount of space.

The 12-in-1 Pocket Card Reader supports SD, Micro SD, Mini SD, MMC, Memory Stick and MS Duo among other formats. It measures 2.5 inches long and 1 inch deep, and has a built-in cable to avoid blocking other USB ports when in use. The 56-in-1 model is intended for avid digital photographers and works with all popular memory cards, according to Iogear.

Both readers support data transfers up to 480 Mbps and support hot-swap.

System requirements call for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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