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    Dual Mode USB-C MicroSD Reader
    Product # 13506
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    Dual Mode USB-C MicroSD Reader

    Enjoy virtually unlimited storage space on your PC, Mac®, or mobile device using this Dual Mode USB Type-C MicroSD® Reader from Monoprice!

    This handy little adapter is perfect for this transition period from the older USB Type-A standard to the new USB 3.1 Type-C standard. It features both a USB Type-A and a USB Type-C connector, allowing you to plug it into any USB 2.0, 3.0, or 3.1 port using with a Type-A or Type-C connector.

    A microSD card slot is embedded within the Type-A connector, which is compatible with any size or type of microSD card. When fully inserted into the Type-A connector, the microSD card is virtually invisible. A small button on the connector head ejects the card sufficiently to allow it to be removed.

    This is a true plug-n-play device, which requires no drivers, installations, or configurations. Simply plug any microSD card into the Type-A connector, then plug it into any female USB Type-A or Type-C port. This reader conforms to the USB 3.0 standard and therefore supports a 5.0Gbps data transfer rate, far in excess of the maximum microSD card speed.

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    Hey guys,
    I'm just wondering if when a micro SD is inserted into the USB slot in this device, is this device still able to be plug into a USB slot of a PC and subsequently able to read it as well?
    A shopper on May 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: If the SD card is formatted in a way that can be read by windows (eg. Fat32). Then when you plug the adapter into the computer it will read the SD card.
    will this work with a i pad air ?
    Scott M on Jul 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: All iPhone and iPad devices currently use the proprietary Apple Lighting Cable. This is a USB 2.0/3.0 Type-A and Type-C Connection Only. I would suggest if you need storage, there are Portable Wireless External Hard Drives that offer the ability to store and share data from mobile devices (Laptops, phones and tablets). Adapters for Lighting to USB are available, but not in readily supply and not very reliable. Monoprice does not carry and Lighting to USB adapters and I don't expect them to now that Apple will be changing to the more common standard USB Type-C in future products.
    Instruction for use?
    A shopper on Nov 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Get it out of the packaging, stick a micro SD card into the lip of the Big Old USB-A side.
    Now insert it into either an old USB-A port or a modern USB-C port (not both at once!) and the memory card will show up as a drive, to let you copy files to and from.
    If it doesn't show up, make sure you put the micro SD card in all the way, and the right way up.
    There's a little slider that helps you get the card out, should you need it.
    will it fit into the usb 2 slot when a micro sd card inserted?
    A shopper on Jun 21, 2017
    4.2 / 5.0
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    Great performance, but perplexing design.
    Fast transfer with a UHS-1 card, and this is the first USB-A/USB-C 3.0 combo reader I know of, so kudos to Monoprice for that. Unfortunately it doesn't hold up very well to the rigors of being on a keychain in-pocket. The little clip with the tie-through loop is ill-suited to having a quick-release lanyard attached, and this broke off within a month. Looping the mini-lanyard through the silicone protector caused that to start tearing.

    I'd suggest a redesign of the plastic to just give one strong loop through which a mini-lanyard can tie-through, and including one in the package would be a nice touch too. It would also be better to make the microSD bay spring-loaded, as the little orange switch on the bottom is easily moved inside someone's pockets. The silicone protector keeps the microSD from falling out, but it's not perfect. It is essential, though, because it does a good job of keeping dust out of the USB-A connector. Also the black plastic on the rim of the USB-C connector has begun to crack off, though I don't think that will affect usage.

    PROS: Fast transfer speed

    CONS: Not very durable
    January 26, 2016
    Exactly as described
    This is a great little device. It does exactly what it was intended for. Highly recommend if you want to transfer stuff from computer to USB Type C device.

    PROS: Small

    Handles 64GB microSD card no problem

    Recognized by Nexus 6P (Had to format first though)

    CONS: The cover isn't very strong, a little too easy to open.
    November 25, 2015

    PROS: This device works as expected. You install a Mini-SDCARD and you cannot see it is there. It is very fast.

    CONS: The rubber covering the Type-A connector seems flimsy to where it could break with normal wear and tear.
    August 19, 2015
    Plug too short, but works well
    The plug is too short to work with my Nexus 6P with a case on it, but once I removed the case it works very well

    PROS: Works well

    CONS: Have to take the case off the phone to use it
    January 24, 2016
    Too big
    It works properly but since it doesn't have a small lip where the connection is, it is too big for the opening on phone cases.

    PROS: It works as intended

    CONS: Too big
    March 24, 2016
    Just what I needed
    Great for what I needed with my new MacBook. Nice to not have to fiddle with SD card adapter to read Micro SD.
    December 10, 2017
    1 month ago
    Compact and handy
    It never ceases to amaze me the advances in technology. A great little card reader and a great value.
    March 27, 2017
    10 months ago
    Works as advertised
    Works perfectly; no troubles. Feels like it has sturdy construction.
    June 14, 2017
    8 months ago
    Good, tiny, perfect for going between PCs & a Mac
    Works very well, is tiny, has a tiny clip for attaching to things so it doesn't get lost (and I tiny eye you might thread something threw) is perfect for working on files needing to be run between a PC and a Mac laptop with minimal fuss.
    May 13, 2017
    9 months ago
    The MicroSD reader worked easily. I used this card as the backup for my previous hard drive. It was imperative that this card reader allow my to move file from PC to Mac.
    December 18, 2017
    1 month ago


    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (1/23/2018) if ordered within 19 hours 53 minutes