Memory Card Readers
Memory card readers allow you to download images onto your computer. The card connects to the USB port on your computer from items such as digital cameras, video cameras and MP3 players.
There are two types of card readers: readers for single type memory cards and those designed for multi card readers that accept various types of cards. You can also download your images with the cable that comes with your camera, but this will use up your battery.
Card readers can also cut down on wear and tear on the hinges and the terminals in the memory card slot. Make sure you have the proper computer port for your card reader. On some computer systems you may need to install a memory card driver before you can use a card reader.
Memory card readers usually range in price from about $15 to $60.