questionswould you pay extra for a multi-card reader?

vote-for14vote-against
vote-for5vote-against

because my camcorder uses a memory stick, my camera uses a memory stick pro duo, and my phone uses a micro sd, I have several adapters. this being the case i have a reader that is usb that i carry with me so i can plug in whatever i need to without having to worry about it. also a lot cheaper this way.

vote-for5vote-against

I like the one I installed on my wife's PC. It has a front USB, (the side USB ports are ruined by plugging cords into them and then kicking them). Also you do not need to find the reader, it is always right there. Well worth the $15 including shipping that I paid.

vote-for5vote-against

Full on built into the case, no; technology changes.
As an add-in option (using a 3.5" space), yes. It's convenience.

vote-for5vote-against

I use the readers built into my computer cases, and I use readers that hook up externally, sometimes simultaneously. If I was to acquire a case without a reader, I would add it. I just looked and Meritline sells internal units for $7 and $12.

vote-for3vote-against

i use the SD card reader built into my laptop, and sometimes a USB cable for stuff like phones when the micro SD memory card is buried under the battery and hard to get out. i used to use an external reader, but haven't for quite a while now.

no1 no1
vote-for2vote-against

Yes I would, depending on the price. When you have multiple devices that use USB, SD, MicroSD etc. it's very convenient to have them all in one place. Again, it depends on how much more.

vote-for3vote-against

Of course. Why limit your PC's capability? Hell, I even installed a floppy drive as part of my last build. You never know...

vote-for2vote-against

Never, I'm way too cool to add useful functionality that takes approximately 3 minutes to remove if I don't like it.

vote-for2vote-against

Used to have that, and when changing PCs thought we'd miss it, but as we upgraded electronics(phones, cameras etc.) I bought USB readers- cheap ones- and everything went to SD, mini & micro SD and the camera or whatever I bought had to comply. Our older stuff with CF and M2 cards got retired, and I bought readers for those cards as needed to use them as flash drives, and only bought when Meritline ran 'em on sale with free shipping, so some of the readers I own for as little as $0.59.

vote-for1vote-against

Thanks for the answers, I don't think I use anything that would be beneficial to have one, but should I start, I'll hit up an external one.

vote-for0vote-against

I use CardFila.com to collect all business cards on iPhone because it is so easy to collect, find and use any contact at any time.
You can access the contacts everywhere without Internet connection by using CardFila for Mobile (iPhone or Android phones). I also can do this on Android, computer, laptop.