Card readers can be a pain to lug around. I’ve had my share die on me when I needed them, which is when I switched to a SanDisk card reader that never leaves my desktop. Still, this new one from Lexar looks pretty nifty since it looks like the card reader can slide out of the house and back away when it’s not in use.
This card-reader is USB 3.0 compatible, so it’s speedy and it works with all of the usual suspects, from CompactFlash cards to SD cards. The pop-up mechanism is definitely unique, and it’s not just there for show – it’s supposed to keep dust and debris out of the slots when not in user. If you’re worried about the mechanism breaking down, don’t because it comes with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvu3UstOIuE
It will cost you $49.99 (USD) and Lexar wants to target prosumer to professional photographers and videographers with this.