Photographers are promised faster transfer of images from memory card to computer with a new u2018four-bayu2019 card reader system from Lexar.
Designed to transfer images from up to four memory cards at the same time, via a single USB port, the Professional Workflow Solution consists of a Four-Bay USB 3.0 Reader Hub, which costs £64.99, and card readers – sold separately – priced from £24.99.
The modular system allows photographers to mix and match readers in the hub to suit their needs, according to Lexar.
Lexar product manager Adam Kaufman said: ‘Photographers and videographers constantly struggle with improving and adjusting the efficiency of their personal workflows and the growing number of memory card formats makes this even more challenging.
‘We designed the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution to allow users to build a completely unique system that suits their needs so they can get to editing and shooting sooner.’
Announced at the IFA electronics show in Berlin yesterday, the system is a ‘game-changer’, claimed Lexar Elite photographer Scott Kelby.
Kaufman added: ‘Whether photographers or videographers are shooting on four cards of the same format, or four different types of card, the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution lets them offload work faster, greatly reducing the time spent moving content from a card to a computer.’
Supported card formats include UDMA 7 CompactFlash, XQD, SDXC Ultra High Speed-1 and SDHC UHS-1.
Lexar points out that the system’s modular design should allow it to be adapted to suit future memory card formats.
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