I was amazed by the small gizmo attached to my friend’s PC via the USB cable. It is not that I am technologically backward. But, given the number of new electronic products launched virtually every day, it is impossible to keep track of them all, unless one actually requires them.

It is only when certain things are necessary does one hunt around for further details about them. This is exactly what happened to me. I had just clicked some pictures with my brand new camera and wanted my friend to edit them. Personally, I am not a software guru and have no idea about Photoshop Magic Cable for iphone ipad mobile phones PC.

However my friend is an expert with image processing programs, hence I wanted him to edit the photographs taken by me. These same images would then be used by my boss for the company’s latest website. I’d also have to take them pictures over to another city for a seminar.

I just do not feel like lugging my camera along with me over to so many different places. If only there was a way by which I could take all the photographs electronically. I know about the humble CD’s, but I need something more versatile.

Upon hearing about my woes, my friend pointed to the little object connected to his PC. “This is a USB SD card reader,” he explained. He patiently explained to me the advantages of the USB SD card reader and how it would help me achieve my requirements.

This USB card reader can be attached to any PC that includes a USB port, and transfers data to and from the card and the PC through the USB cable. Being a USB device, it is powered by the juice of the computer it is attached to. Since the SD memory is non volatile, there is no danger of my data getting erased.

Apart from that, the SD card reader also boasts a lock which, when set in the locked position, prohibits data from being written on the same. The biggest advantage of the USB SD card reader is its small footprint. This is why I dislike carrying CDs; they do not fit inside my pockets. My friend explained that I could easily use the USB CD card reader to transfer the contents of the SD card of my camera to other computers. There was no need for me to carry along the camera with me any more.