Technology has changed quite a lot during the past few years, especially in the field of memory cards, and this is reason why Lexar has decided in the first half of 2007 to overhaul its line of card readers, and launched the Professional UDMA Dual-Slot USB Reader, which provides very high data transfer speeds and is compatible with the most advanced memory card formats currently available on the market.
Thus, the device from Lexar is aimed especially at professional photographers and is designed to maximize their post-production workflow speed. Moreover, they're aimed to be used especially with high-speed cards, and provide very fast download speeds when paired with an UDMA card.
The professional card reader from Lexar provides an enhanced level of compatibility with the most popular memory cards formats used by professionals nowadays, Compact Flash and Secure Digital. Thus, the device works with UDMA CF, standard CF, SD High Capacity (SDHC), and SD cards, its main merit being the fact that it can keep up with the very high read/write speeds provided by the respective cards.
As the name says it, the dual-slot card readers sports 2 separate slots, one for Compact Flash and the other for Secure Digital cards, hidden by a special fold for an increased level of shock protection. Moreover, it has a very compact and portable design, which means that it can be safely carried around, thus proving a very good solution for those photographers that are always on the go.
The Professional UDMA Dual-Slot USB Reader retails for around 80 US dollars, which is quite a fair price to pay for such an advanced and useful device.