updated 03:25 pm EST, Fri November 10, 2006
Brando 55-in-1 Card Reader
USB device maker Brando today presented its latest generation of flash storage readers. The WorkShop 55-in-1 card reader boasts support for virtually every major format, Brando claims, including those that normally require special support. Cellphone users can plug miniSD, Memory Stick Micro, and T-flash cards into the reader without the need for an adapter, while the next-generation SDHC standard can also be read natively. This comes without a sacrifice in speed, according to Brando: the 55-in-1 reader can transfer data as quickly as a SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash card, copying 100MB of data in as little as 6 seconds. The new reader is being prepared for a late November release at a price of $28.