Looking for the most reliable and fastest one? These SD card readers will suit you! Great choice for videographers, photographers, printing house and design studios. Our list is intended for laptops with USB-C ports for a swift transfer of data, images or videos.
#5: Kingston USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader
This SD card reader supports CF, microSD, SD, and memory stick cards in a UHS-II speed in transferring data. It has read and write speeds of 186 MB/s and 172 MB/s respectively in SD card. In micro SD, it has read and write speeds of 90 MB/s and 68 MB/s. While in CF cards, it speeds to 144 MB/s and 136 MB/s, respectively. It measures 3.5 by 2 by 0.6 inches, and a 4-ounce weight. Plus, it has a visible red light indicator.
#4: Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader
This SD card reader is for camera or cards that support UHS-II speeds. It has read and write speeds of 227 MB/s and 219 MB/s, respectively. Its design is lighter and thinner compared to others on the list. It measures 3 by 1.3 by 0.6 inches and weighs 0.2 ounces respectively. However, you have to deal with the 2.8-inch connecting cable that makes it impossible to lay the device flat on the surface though it is very neat to store.
#3: Cable Matters USB 3.1 Type-C Dual Slot Card Reader
This SD card reader has a read and a write speed 92 MB/s and 86 MB/s, respectively in SD card. It has a read and write speed of 92 MB/s and 71 MB/s, respectively in microSD card. Good news, it can read two cards simultaneously. When running both cards, it has a read and write speeds of 19.5 MB/s and 17.2 MB/s from both cards, respectively, also 59 MB/s and 49 MB/s when transferring data from two cards at once. It measures 2.4 by 1 by 0.4 inches and weighing just 0.3 ounces. It comes with a 6-inch cable and a pleasant blue indicator light on top. The only con to this reader is that it lacks CF card slot.
#2: Iogear USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader
This SD card reader has read and write speeds of 93 MB/s and 87 MB/s, respectively, in SD card, read and write speeds of 93 MB/s and 73 MB/s in microSD card and read and write speeds of 155 MB/s and 139 MB/s in CF card. It measures 3 by 1.6 by 0.5 inches and has a 4.3-inch connecting cable attached to its back. The downsides are, it cannot read two cards at once and lacks an indicator light.
#1: Unitek USB-C Card Reader
This SD card reader is on top of our list for the best SD card readers you can buy. It has reliable fast speeds for SD, microSD, and CF cards. It has read and write speeds of 92 MB/s and 85 MB/s respectively, in SD card on a UHS-I connection. It has speeds of 92 MB/s and 70 MB/s in microSD card. And, read and write speeds of 154 MB/s and 144 MB/s, respectively. in CF card. When running SD and a microSD card at once, it has read and write speeds of 59 MB/s and 49 MB/s, respectively. It measures 2.2 inches wide, 2.4 inches long and weighs 2.2 ounces.