I’m pretty sure you must be be sick of cubes right now, I mean that after reading about the Rubiks Hub that can handle 4 devices at the same time, and the Apple Store glass-cube-style that doesn’t please the Muslims, there is an imposing shape that starts to get annoying. But since I like to torture people I bring another cool gadget with the cube as shape – the USB Cube Card Reader.
It’s a small and portable (the size of a keychain really, this image works as a proof) USB2.0 card reader that has 2 versions compatible with the following memory cards:
- the old Memory Stick – launched in 1998 by Sony
- the Secure Digital card, best known as SD card – launched in 2000 by Panasonic, SanDisk and Toshiba, it was like direct competition between the two cards
To better suit the portability function, the USB plug is foldable – capable of being folded up and stored as you can see in this image.
It’s also very light and very small as previously mentioned. If you can’t imagine the real size of something with the following dimensions – 33x33x18mm – I will help you out. With the assistance of Sizeasy I’m able to compare the Card Reader with a matchbox, check the image and get your own conclusion:
The USB Cube Card Reader can be a useful device to transfer files of your memory cards to/from your laptop since you can take it virtually anywhere, and the best part is that it only costs $10 + you can pick from a white or black model.