gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Sandberg Multi Card Reader Reviewed

Yes, yes, I know card readers are boring and you can’t get enough choice these days. I just wanted to draw a little attention to SandBergs new card reader which differs itself by being… well… really freaking small. It’s a great companion to a PS3 or laptop and is absurdly portable and pocketable for something that manages to read so many different formats and sizes of storage card.

It’s been over 8 years and I’m still using the very same SandBerg multi card reader I tested for this review. It still works, although the surface finish hasn’t aged well. I should probably clean it. You can even still buy it from SandBerg if you need a reader!

The Sandberg Multi Card Reader is absolutely plastered with logos indicating its support for an array of formats including Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Compact Flash and more esoteric formats such as XD and MMC and, thankfully, SDHC.

The Compact Flash slot occupies the entire back of the unit; this should give you some idea of how big, or rather small, the Sandberg Multi Card Reader actually is. When I initially saw the product photography I assumed one of the larger slots visible was the CF and the smaller ones SD. The smaller ones are, in fact, native Micro SD and teeny tiny MMC card slots saving you the bother of digging up that full-sized adaptor for your smaller storage cards.

The Sandberg Multi Card Reader can be picked up for £14.99 at and if you’re considering picking up a media card reader and want something portable or simply just discrete you really can’t go wrong with it.

Sunday, August 31st, 2008, Digital Photography.