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[Q] OTG USB SD Card Reader

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By izzyisawesome, Member on 10th June 2014, 06:53 AM
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Does anyone have any ideas of a Card Reader that you can plug in your Android phone and Computer later?
I found the Patriot Cosmos but i want one that protects the SD card a little bit more and is smaller. Thank you
 
 
10th June 2014, 07:22 AM |#2  
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I have the Patriot Cosmos. To be honest, it's tough to get much smaller than that unless you want to get rid of the full-size SD card and only want MicroSD.

You can just get a USB OTG adapter cable that goes MicroUSB male to USB A Female (standard USB port) and that should allow you to use most USB card readers that don't require special drivers.
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Does anyone have any ideas of a Card Reader that you can plug in your Android phone and Computer later?
I found the Patriot Cosmos but i want one that protects the SD card a little bit more and is smaller. Thank you

any simple usb micro sd reader and otg cable will work.
7th August 2014, 08:10 PM |#4  
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I have the Patriot Cosmos. To be honest, it's tough to get much smaller than that unless you want to get rid of the full-size SD card and only want MicroSD.

You can just get a USB OTG adapter cable that goes MicroUSB male to USB A Female (standard USB port) and that should allow you to use most USB card readers that don't require special drivers.

I see in the product write-ups that it reads SDcards and MicroSDcards but have not seen a picture showing a SDcard plugged in Is it possible to post a pic of the cosmos with an SDcard plugged into it?

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I see in the product write-ups that it reads SDcards and MicroSDcards but have not seen a picture showing a SDcard plugged in Is it possible to post a pic of the cosmos with an SDcard plugged into it?

Since you asked nicely.

The three readers I have on hand: (with USB plug upright, ie not seam-up, pins on bottom)
  • Patriot Cosmos USB 2.0 reader - SD goes in side face down, MicroSD goes in same side face up above the SD
  • IOgear GFR304SD USB 3.0 reader - SD goes in side face up, MicroSD goes in end face down
  • Generic USB 2.0 reader - SD goes in side face up

Of course only the Cosmos has the OTG microUSB plug.
The SD card sticks out the same amount on all of them.
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Perfect! Thanks. :thumbup: I was looking for a way to transfer my photos from my camera to my phone.

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Perfect! Thanks. :thumbup: I was looking for a way to transfer my photos from my camera to my phone.

Another plus for the Cosmos - you can plug both MicroUSB and standard USB simultaneously - though I do not believe you can use the card reader in this configuration. I don't recommend it for day to day use, but if you're in a pinch and have no other means to charge your phone, etc...
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