Date: May 4th, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Spire
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Stylish & compact solution for multiple connectivity
4 active memory slots enabling cross format data transfer
Reads most available memory cards
2 USB2.0 port hub compatible with all USB 2.0/1.0 devices
Maximum transfer speed at 480 Mbit/sec
Both Windows and Mac operating systems are supported, however if you are using Windows 98, a driver is required. Spire included that driver on a CD that comes with the product. Windows 2000 and newer operating systems will detect the card reader and install necessary drivers automatically.
The clamshell style packaging was easy to get open and didn't require any cutting. On the front we can see that Windows and Mac are both supported. The back of the package lists out features and specs. Current pricing from online retailers is a very reasonable $15 US.
With all the packaging gone we have the card reader, USB cable, and driver CD. No manual is included. Even though the majority of users won't need a manual, it would've been nice to have one for reference in case of any questions or problems.