Kingston USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 19-in-1 Media Reader - FCR-HS219/1

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I got this specifically to read CF cards and micro SD. I otherwise need to use adaptors to get my microSD into SD slots. This unit's microSD reader does not function. Frustrating. Tried with two new separate Kingston 2gb microSD too. Figured the same manufacturer's cards would pose the fewest problems. Other slots appear to work OK but that's not why I bought it. Can't return to amazon because of course it's open and the packaging is gone. Is it really worth it to return a $15 item anyway? So...another electronic paperweight. Maybe only mine and a few more are defective...but that means quality control isn't that great. Interesting design with the retracting sleeve but it ain't workin' for me. Ho-hum...

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We've used Kingston RAM memory for our computers for several years plus a Kingston Compact Flash card for our camera. They have performed well. So, when we saw this Kingston 19-in-1 card reader at a low price with free shipping we ordered one. Delivery took about 4 or 5 business days and it arrived in perfect condition with no problems. It works as advertised, and I noticed that photos now download faster than before due, no doubt, to the USB 2.0 speed of this card reader compared to our older reader which was USB 1.1. So far we have tried the Compact Flash card and our microSD card in an SD adapter shell. They work fine. Another feature is that you can download from Kingston's website a little set of icons that are each labeled for the type of memory card you insert. So, when you click on My Computer the extra "drives" listed there won't be faceless and generic. Instead, you will see a CF icon, an SD icon and so on. The icons change color when you insert a card into the slot. Handy little feature.

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Dock Your Flash Memory Here!!

by Gee_Tee on 4/9/2008

I have a number of different flash memories. I was looking for a docking station that would deal with all of them. This one does it. It is not as small as a "Data Traveller" but it is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket! I have yet to find something I cannot plug in and dock! It has been working just fine and is a true example of "Plug and Play". Kingston gets another "Two Thumbs Up" and five *s!

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Works Great!

on 7/19/2008

Very compact and works without any problems. I was using the card reader on my HP Printer, but this unit is much faster for downloading pictures from my cameras SD card.

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Product Overview

Designed to support 19 popular types of Flash memory cards without the use of adapters or a power cable, Kingston's hi-speed Media Reader is incredibly versatile, whether used for personal or business use. While on the go, its unique sliding chassis hosts a compact USB cable for use with a notebook or other portable devices USB port. In the office or at home, just plug and play the reader into the USB port using the ample three-foot USB cable to conveniently connect to your desktop or tower computer.

The 19 media card formats supported include: CompactFlash Type I and II, SD, SDHC miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD, microSDHC, MMC, MMCmobile (DV RS-MMC), MMCplus, MMCmicro, RS-MMC, Microdrive, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo.

Kingston's Media Reader is the ideal companion for the cards you already own or combine it with a purchase from Kingston's range of Flash card solutions. Each Media Reader comes with a two-year warranty and free technical support, plus legendary reliability that makes Kingston the leader in memory.


Manufacturer Kingston
Mfg Part# FCR-HS219/1
SKU 206574237
UPC 740617122534
UPC 14 00740617122534
Product Guide Click Here for the Kingston Store
Slider Chassis — built-in LED indicator and self-contained 3' USB cable (Type A plug)
Portable — convenient small size; no power cable required
Extension Cable — includes an additional three-foot USB cable for stationary use
Versatile — with five slots, reads and writes with 19 different Flash card formats: CompactFlash Type I and II, SD, SDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD, microSDHC, MMC, MMCmobile (DV RS-MMC), MMCplus, MMCmicro, RS-MMC, Microdrive, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick , Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Standardized — complies with USB 2.0 specification standards and backwards compatible with USB 1.1
Easy — plug-and-play into any USB 2.0 or 1.1 port
Tech Specs
Dimensions — 3.61" x 2.71 x 0.79" (91.72mm x 68.82mm x 20.06mm)
Speed Rating* — USB 2.0, up to 480 Mbps data transfer speed
Operating Temperature — 32° to 140° F / 0° to 60° C
Storage Temperature — -4° to 185° F / -20° to- 85° C
Weight — 0.1585 lbs (71g)
Operating System Compatibility — Windows 2000 (SP3 and above), XP (SP1 and above) and Vista™; Mac OS 10.x and above
Guaranteed — two-year warranty
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