USB-C becomes the new standard connector and Apple jumps in a big way on board. All-new Mac laptops (both MacBook Air and MacBook Pro) & 2018 iPad Pro have only Thunderbolt 3 (A.K.A USB-C) ports, leaving a lot of people scrambling for dongles, including card readers.
Whether you’re just buying a new Apple product that only supports USB-C or doing some future-proofing, here’s a list of Mac’s favorite USB-C card readers.
Cable Matters Dual Slot USB C Card Reader
The Cable Matters USB 3.1 type-C dual-slot card reader is as simple and straightforward as it gets, without installing any drivers and a handy LED indicator light. The Cable Matters USB 3.1 type-C dual-slot card reader is smaller than other readers because of the lack of a Compact Flash slot.
Satechi 8-In-1 Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter
The multi-port adapter from Satechi does not support high-speed data transfer or dual-4 K displays, but it has just about everything else you would need to run your MacBook Pro peripherals, such as SD and microSD card readers, 4 K HDMI, Gigabit, and three USB-A ports.
Transcend USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C All-in-1 Multi-Card Reader
It supports all three types of cards, SD, microSD, and Compact Flash, and even has a slot on the back of the Memory Stick. This may be a welcome surprise for most people, but for the select few who use the older technology. The multi-card reader Transcend USB 3.1 Type-C also features an LED indicator light to let you know when your cards are connected and read.