Moshi Cardette 3 – USB 3.0 Card Reader + 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub

· · · Endorsement, Gadget

The Moshi Cardette 3 is in it’s third generation and hence the number 3. It also coincide with USB 3.0, I wonder did they refresh the product each time there is a major release to the USB specifications?

For the unaware, the Moshi Cardette 3 is a USB 3.0 Card Reader that has a built-in 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub. It is lightweight (weighing at 88g) which makes it suitable for carrying around together with your laptop (which is what I am doing). It is retailing for S$69.90.

It has an integrated USB 3.0 cable and does not require an external power adapter. It supports Ultra-High Speed (UHS-I), that allows transfer speed of up to 104MB/s. UHS-I is available in some SDHC and SDXC cards.

Just in case you are wondering, USB 3.0 is always backward compatible with USB 2.0 and thus if you are using an older computer that has USB 2.0 ports, it will work but it might not be as fast.

Supported MemoryCards

  • CompactFlash (CF Type I)
  • Memory Stick (MS, MS Duo & MS PRO Duo)
  • M2
  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
  • eXtremeDigital (xD-Picture)
  • micro SD/TF
  • SecureDigital (SD)
  • SecureDigital High Capacity (SDHC)
  • SecureDigital eXtended Capacity (SDXC)
  • SecureDigital High/eXtended Capacity UHS-I

Features

  • Transfers data at USB 3.0 speeds, backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports.
  • Supports Ultra-High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards, 3x faster than Class 10.
  • Supports UDMA 7 (Ultra Direct Memory Access) CF cards with speeds up to 100MB/s.
  • Integrated cable and dual-port USB 3.0 hub.

Where To Buy
You can get the Moshi Cardette 3 from physical stores such as EpiCentre or online from Ban Leong’s eStore.

Moshi Cardette 3 - Box Front
Moshi Cardette 3 – Box Front

Moshi Cardette 3 - Box Back
Moshi Cardette 3 – Box Back

Moshi Cardette 3 - Box
Moshi Cardette 3 – Box

Moshi Cardette 3 - Top View
Moshi Cardette 3 – Top View

Moshi Cardette 3 - Bottom View
Moshi Cardette 3 – Bottom View

Moshi Cardette 3 - Front Side View (USB 3.0 Card Reader)
Moshi Cardette 3 – Front Side View (USB 3.0 Card Reader)

Moshi Cardette 3 - Right Side View
Moshi Cardette 3 – Right Side View

Moshi Cardette 3 - Left Side View (2-Port USB 3.0 Hub)
Moshi Cardette 3 – Left Side View (2-Port USB 3.0 Hub)

The integrated USB 3.0 cable is hidden at the back, you can slide out the back cover to reveal it. When you slide out the cover, you will notice that the labels of the ports will be labelled when you view it from the front. A nice touch by Moshi.

Moshi Cardette 3 - Integrated USB 3.0 Cable
Moshi Cardette 3 – Integrated USB 3.0 Cable

Moshi Cardette 3 - Slide Out
Moshi Cardette 3 – Slide Out

Moshi Cardette 3 - Slide Out Label
Moshi Cardette 3 – Slide Out Label

Moshi Cardette 3 - Integrated USB 3.0 Cable
Moshi Cardette 3 – Integrated USB 3.0 Cable

Moshi Cardette 3 - USB 3.0 Cable Head
Moshi Cardette 3 – USB 3.0 Cable Head

Moshi Cardette 3
Moshi Cardette 3

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