December 6, 2012

Rotac announces REX-WIFISD1 Wireless Card Reader

If you happen to be as lazy as me, plugging a card reader into your computer to pull some videos or photos off a memory card may seems like a big chore. With technology these days, and everything seems to be moving onto the wireless side, so you would think there would be a wireless card reader. A Japanese company by the name of RotocSystems has come up with a solution. They have announced a new wireless multi-format card reader, the REX-WIFISD1 works like a wireless hard drive, except that the hard drive part has been swapped out for a card reader. The reader has a SDIO slot that supports micro/mini/standard SD/SDHC/SDXC card, and a usb port, in which you can plug in an additional card reader if you happen to use something that isn't a SD card or an external hard drive. The device is then made accessible wirelessly over 802.11b/g/n WLAN, as a network drive. The card reader also contains its own power source(duh, if it didn't it wouldn't be very wireless), a 3,000mAh battery, which should last a good nine hours on a full charge. Rotac also provides file-manager software for Android and iOS so it can be used with any modern smartphone, sorry Windows phone, maybe they'll come out with more software soon. Measuring 79 x 118 x 14 mm, and weighing 120g, it is very portable and easy to carry around.

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Martin Tam is an editor and the Director of Video Production at [blank]’s Universe. He is also a technology enthusiast that particularly enjoys computers and photography. He enjoys breaking things and sleeping in his spare time.