Treo SD Memory Card Readers
Now that I have 5GB worth of SD cards to play around with there is obviously one activity that I find myself repeating at least once a day. Namely, adding and removing files from each of these cards.
Although a software solution such as Card Export II will allow you to read and write to an SD card inserted in your Treo via the sync cable, I have a preference for simple and fast solutions and so like most I use an SD card reader to quickly transfer files to my Treo.
I've had a few of these over the last year (picture below) as I searched for the ideal solution and moved from a PQI USB 1.0 to a PNY USB 2.0 to a SanDisk PCMCIA 6-in-1 (which proved much slower than USB 2.0 versions) and finally settled on the new SanDisk MobileMate USB 2.0 card reader because it was the smallest that I could find.
The SanDisk MobileMate is an SD, mSD, MMC, RS-MMC and TF card reader. The card is side loaded with a rubber strip covering the slot when empty and a bottom green flashing light when in use. Also, if your USB slots happen to be at the back of your PC there is a 6" extension cord.
There are a couple of things that a future version of this card reader could improve upon. The blinking 'active' light is barely visible in daylight while the rubber cover just seems to stand in the way (I actually cut it off after taking these pictures) and the plastic cover for the USB pin is so small that it's just bound to get lost.
At present however, the MobileMate is my preferred Treo SD card reader principally because of its small size.
BTW: If you were wondering, in the end I decided to use my 2GB card for all my music and two 1GB ones for my movies...
Treonauts look for simple solutions...