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Cheapest SDHC card reader out there and works perfectly!
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#1
The one Poundland sell is exactly the same as the picture which I 'stole' from Play.com who have the cheek to sell these at £9.99!!!
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/4983052/SD-SDHC-Memory-Card-Reader/Product.html#
The spec is also exactly the same as the Ply.com 1!

I know it has been posted before but it was over 2months and 4 weeks ago, so I thought people should be made aware
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/146828/usb-2-0-sd-mmc-card-reader-instore-/?p=1829244#post1829244
#2
aye bought this two weeks ago. But not tested it yet. Cant complain for a quid though.

Voted hot.
#3
Or if you don't live near a Poundland you can get one similar for around £1 including P&P from Deal Extreme http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11
#4
mine died and kills the computer everytime I try to use it - what's the world coming to, you spend a whole pound, you expect it to work.
#5
mine never worked with an 8gb card kept freezing the computer
banned#6
sburley
mine died and kills the computer everytime I try to use it - what's the world coming to, you spend a whole pound, you expect it to work.


some people in poor countries earn only a pound a day... poundland is really good for somethings but i would never attach an item from there to my pc... not when it cost a bunch of poor peoples annual salaries!!!
#7
imranmaz
some people in poor countries earn only a pound a day... poundland is really good for somethings but i would never attach an item from there to my pc... not when it cost a bunch of poor peoples annual salaries!!!


So the same item sold by someone else and making that company a £9 profit is o.k to buy is it?? :?
#8
Never had a problem with mine using a 4gb SDHC card
[helper] 1 Like #9
Bristle Hound

I know it has been posted before but it was over 2months and 4 weeks ago, so I thought people should be made aware
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/146828/usb-2-0-sd-mmc-card-reader-instore-/?p=1829244#post1829244


Technically this is spam - same deal, same price, same retailer - bumping the original deal would have been a better idea........
#10
thankyou, just got an sd but had no memory card reader on my mac, picked one up this morning and works well!
#11
No need to rush for this as they have been selling them for 12 - 18 months now.
#12
[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]I have purchased three of these. All work perfectly if you wish to read from a card, however, only one will write - just gives me a write protect error. Someone took one apart for the previous thread and highlighted an issue with the write protect mechnaism.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]Biggest card I have used so far is a 2gb SD card.[/SIZE][/FONT]
#13
I've seen these online for 30p each.

Can't remember where but it was somewhere that sells SD cards (like amazon or ebuyer)

Sorry, that wasn't very helpful but £1 sounds a bit of a rip off!
#14
imranmaz
some people in poor countries earn only a pound a day... poundland is really good for somethings but i would never attach an item from there to my pc... not when it cost a bunch of poor peoples annual salaries!!!


Looks like we have another Fairtrade supporter. Do a Google on Fairtrade (and maybe pick up a basic book on Economics and read the first chapter) before you jump to the conclusion that boycotting cheap imported products is likely to benefit poorer people.

Have a start here (first Google hit):

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/politics/brassneck/feb08/fairtrade.htm

When you've done that, you could actually do some good for these people by lobbying your local MP to get EU import tariffs removed. Then get yourself down to Poundland and go wild!

Welcome to the real world.
#15
Anyone know of a good quality one that will work with an 8gb card?
banned#16
gari189;2116799
Technically this is spam - same deal, same price, same retailer - bumping the original deal would have been a better idea........


Yes just a cheap and idle way of trying to get rep. voted cold
#17
OK, here is one that I saw on amazon, only 89p, so cheaper (assuming you are buying it along side other things, as a filler.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Integral-Memory-Card-Reader-Writer/dp/B000VY80AM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1211028427&sr=8-5

They did have one on there for 30p but its not there any more and i expect it was for SD not SDHC
#18
chaymation
OK, here is one that I saw on amazon, only 89p, so cheaper (assuming you are buying it along side other things, as a filler.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Integral-Memory-Card-Reader-Writer/dp/B000VY80AM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1211028427&sr=8-5

They did have one on there for 30p but its not there any more and i expect it was for SD not SDHC


That's an Amazon Marketplace seller though so expensive postage as doesn't qualify for Supersaver.
#19
£1 for something that doesn't work properly is £1 wasted.
#20
valiant
Looks like we have another Fairtrade supporter. Do a Google on Fairtrade (and maybe pick up a basic book on Economics and read the first chapter) before you jump to the conclusion that boycotting cheap imported products is likely to benefit poorer people.


Could have been more polite but valiant does have a point. Free trade is a better answer than fair trade.

As for this, I wouldn't buy it because I couldn't be sure it worked and a quid wasted is a quid wasted. But might be worth a punt if you're feeling adventurous though ;-)
#21
k9plus1
£1 for something that doesn't work properly is £1 wasted.


I've become your echo :-D
#22
gari189
Technically this is spam - same deal, same price, same retailer - bumping the original deal would have been a better idea........


"Technically" this isn't spam, which is usually defined as unsolicited bulk e-mail.:p
#23
darkteckno
Yes just a cheap and idle way of trying to get rep. voted cold


A tad cynical perhaps?

Did you get up from the wrong side of your bed today?:p
banned#24
retrogeezer
So the same item sold by someone else and making that company a £9 profit is o.k to buy is it?? :?


you are wrong there... the play one may look like the poundland one but the quality will be different. have you ever noticed that some remote controls look the same but are different companies. it's cause the design is sold but the items are branded separately. each company has a say on what quality the item should be made to and hence each unit costs a different amount. I'm not saying play wont be making a massive profit but i would be willing to bet that the quality and robustness would be different.

valiant
Looks like we have another Fairtrade supporter. Do a Google on Fairtrade (and maybe pick up a basic book on Economics and read the first chapter) before you jump to the conclusion that boycotting cheap imported products is likely to benefit poorer people.

Have a start here (first Google hit):

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/politics/brassneck/feb08/fairtrade.htm

When you've done that, you could actually do some good for these people by lobbying your local MP to get EU import tariffs removed. Then get yourself down to Poundland and go wild!

Welcome to the real world.


:w00t: maybe if you could read then you would see i was mocking the fact that i dont care much about fairtrade.

I buy from poundland but i am selective on what i buy. somethings cannot be bought for a pound without detriment to it's performance. thats why i said i wouldnt attach anything from poundland to my computer. If there was a "poundland" branded stick of ram for your pc.. would you put it in?

if you would then you are a bigger ass than the ass you made of you self in the post above... nice try, but i think you need to go back to sleep and try again later.
banned#25
komakino
Could have been more polite but valiant does have a point. Free trade is a better answer than fair trade.

As for this, I wouldn't buy it because I couldn't be sure it worked and a quid wasted is a quid wasted. But might be worth a punt if you're feeling adventurous though ;-)


you could give it back if it doesnt work. I dunno about your fried memory card though... lets just hope it wasn't a 16gb one...
#26
imranmaz
you are wrong there... the play one quality will be different.

I buy from poundland but i am selective on what i buy. somethings cannot be bought for a pound without detriment to it's performance. thats why i said i wouldnt attach anything from poundland to my computer. If there was a "poundland" branded stick of ram for your pc.. would you put it in?

if you would then you are a bigger ass than the ass you made of you self in the post above... nice try, but i think you need to go back to sleep and try again later.


From my experience, I doubt the quality will be different, just the profit margin, All made in China

Scaredy-cat, you, more the fool you for not trusting and more the fool you for calling those who are not as scared as you asses.

BTW the bell shaped card readers do work with SDHC
Hubs are still USB1
banned#27
scattycat
From my experience, I doubt the quality will be different, just the profit margin, All made in China

Scaredy-cat, you, more the fool you for not trusting and more the fool you for calling those who are not as scared as you asses.

BTW the bell shaped card readers do work with SDHC
Hubs are still USB1


why when i spent £40 on my high speed card would i want to stick it in a £1 reader. I bought an integrated reader for my PC as it looks better and no doubt will perform better.

I DO buy stuff from pound land just not everything. something you need to spend more money on...

I went in there today and bought a UMD holder for my psp games. it had a memory card holder inside it which pleasantly suprised me.

but there were also three AA 800mah batteries.. which i left as i already have batteries for my remote controls but my camera would eat thru them in no time so I left them... see what i did there? I was selective in what i purchased... I could have used them in my camera but if i paid more I will get better performance... like the 4 AA 2500mah batteries i got from boots instead for £5.

I'm not scared to use that memory card I just prefer not to.

OH BTW I saw some disc brakes for cars in there... you should check it out...and some airbags and bungy cord....and parchutes.... you get the idea
#28
Bristle Hound
Never had a problem with mine using a 4gb SDHC card


Same here. Used it several times no problems
#29
pogologo
[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]I have purchased three of these. All work perfectly if you wish to read from a card, however, only one will write - just gives me a write protect error. Someone took one apart for the previous thread and highlighted an issue with the write protect mechnaism.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]Biggest card I have used so far is a 2gb SD card.[/SIZE][/FONT]


I think i know what your problem is. All your three readers are working correctly if i am correct. I had a similar problem.

Look at the side of your memory card. Don't know if this is on all type of SD memory card. You will see a small sliding switch. This can change your card from read/write to read only hence protecting your data. When you insert your card into the card reader it is easy to catch the switch on the body and make it read only. This of course does not allow you to put data on the card. When you remove the card you might catch the switch and make it read/write so when you look at the card nothing seems amiss. Just make sure you don't catch the switch when you insert the card
banned#30
vixygwim
Why are you not using rechargeables?

Would save you a lot of money :).


mate they are rechargables...:thinking:
#31
wazza
I think i know what your problem is. All your three readers are working correctly if i am correct. I had a similar problem.

Look at the side of your memory card. Don't know if this is on all type of SD memory card. You will see a small sliding switch. This can change your card from read/write to read only hence protecting your data. When you insert your card into the card reader it is easy to catch the switch on the body and make it read only. This of course does not allow you to put data on the card. When you remove the card you might catch the switch and make it read/write so when you look at the card nothing seems amiss. Just make sure you don't catch the switch when you insert the card


No - its not that

POGOLOGO is correct

I have bought two of these and they are both the same - they read great - using USB2.0 but they will not let you write to them - and its nothing to do with the slider
banned#32
vixygwim
:thumbsup:

You get what you pay for, £1 is guaranteed tat.

PoundLand have to make a profit so.. how much are they paying for it? How much are they making them for :thinking:.


that's what I was trying to say before... but some people think that if something is dirt cheap its a good deal!

A £1 parachute is not a good deal.. its a deathtrap!

I spend alot of money on the electricals I buy so i'm not going to skimp on peripheral devices..
[helper]#33
cheapskate58
"Technically" this isn't spam, which is usually defined as unsolicited bulk e-mail.:p
Actually we're both technically incorrect as the original use of the word spam refers to a precooked canned meat product Hormel Spiced Ham

I suspect the OP re-posted this to ensure people didn't miss the deal but if this happened with every good deal the forum would soon be in a mess .........
#34
Why has someone expired it?
#35
bought it 2day...fantastic!!! works with my new 4GB SHDC although the box from poundland said it was for SD, MMC & RS-MMC cards on the front

took almost 6 hours last week try 2 fiddle with my Vista Laptop to make the reader works with SDHC but failed, all the vista updates failed 2 recognise my card, but for a £1 straight away it picked up,

Am off to buy 2 more monday for backup
#36
it shudnt be EXPIRED still plenty at my local £1land
#37
imranmaz
you could give it back if it doesnt work. I dunno about your fried memory card though... lets just hope it wasn't a 16gb one...


Of course, you're right about taking it back (even if it doesn't fry said 16gb memory card). But I think places poundland trade (partly) on the basis you can't be bothered to take it back. I just don't want to give them the opportunity to take advantage of my laziness! :-D

BTW, like the avatar imranmaz.
#38
I spend alot of money on the electricals I buy so i'm not going to skimp on peripheral devices..



Do you seriously believe that this stuff is not made in one factory and sold under different brands? Incredible.

I've seen lots of electricals that are identical inside, one sold cheaply, one sold expensively.

I have a Hitachi CRT 32 inch television that was £600 about 5 years ago, a friend had the same one that was branded as a Toshiba and then I walked into Currys and there it was, £250 cheaper with a Matsui badge.

Back in the early 90's I lived next door to a guy that worked for Toshiba, they sold their CRT tubes to virtually all the other TV manufacturers.

I also bought a 'cheap' SD card a couple of years back branded Kingston, the Kingston sticker peeled off and underneath the card was a Toshiba one.

have you ever noticed that some remote controls look the same but are different companies. it's cause the design is sold but the items are branded separately


Absolute cobblers, no 'big' company would want it's product associated in any way with a 'cheap' and supposedly (in your eyes) inferior brand.

Bigger prices just mean bigger profits, the name invariably means nothing these days.
#39
imranmaz


I spend alot of money on the electricals I buy so i'm not going to skimp on peripheral devices..

You go buy your gold plated usb 2.0 cables for £20, I'll get 3 for 99p from Home Bargains.;-)

Have to agree with Retrogeezer, imho the only real quality stuff has completely "made in Japan" on it.
The rest is custom boxed with innards mass produced in China, even for Top household brands.
#40
gari189
Technically this is spam - same deal, same price, same retailer - bumping the original deal would have been a better idea........


great idea - why dont you bump it so it is visible to us?
I'd be interested in how that will work.

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