SD cards and memory cards are the source through which you store your photos and videos on camera or mobile phones (with microSD cards) mostly. SD cards come in handy when it comes to transferring those photographs and videos to your system. Few of the Systems come with an inbuilt SD card reader and all you have to do is insert your SD cards there and you are good to go.
Talking about the systems which do not give SD card readers, they need external card readers for transferring any data from the card to the PC. Usually, good SD cards come with a big price tag and are very bulky. This list is exactly to eliminate such problems. This list contains the top affordable SD and memory card readers under Rs 500 that will come in handy.
SeCro is at the top of our list as it has the modern USB Type-C. Due to Type-C support, it can be directly plugged in your Mac or Windows laptop with USB-C support. You can also connect this device directly to your supported mobile phones and tablets. The device is capable of transferring your data fast as it is equipped with a newer 3.1 USB-C, which will be ideal for faster read and write speeds. The reader supports a wide range of SD cards as well as Micro SD cards.
Price: Rs 499
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SeCro USB 3.0
SeCro USB is an alternative for the Type-C variant of the same company. It is a lightweight and compact card reader which has faster transfer speeds as compared to normal traditional USB 2.0. The finish of the product looks premium and its size makes it travel friendly. It supports a wide variety of SD cards. It’s also commendable by the company that in this compact form factor they managed to put a MicroSD card reader as well. People looking for a compact card reader with USB 3.0 fast transfers can surely go with this card reader.
Price: Rs 499
Brand Conquer SD Card Reader
This card reader is really exciting as it can support multiple devices. Brand Conquer has 3 types of input ports USB 3.0, type-c and a micro USB. There are a lot of older phones which support micro USB OTG transfer. This is the exact spot where this device shines as it will transfer your photos with faster speeds. The card reader supports a wide range of SD cards and MicroSD cards and is compact in size
Price: Rs 374
iBall CR CR24
iBall CR CR24 is a compact Pendrive styled USB card reader. As we know iBall is a popular and reliable brand in India, the company is trusted with tons of products among many of its customers. The device is paired with USB 2.0 and supports multiple types of SD cards and Micro SD cards. The card reader is made of plastic, yet the fit and finish feels premium in hand. This is the best card reader in the segment for people who want a trusted brand value with a little compromise in transfer rates.
Price: Rs 441
TEC TAVAKKAL All in One
This device is not exactly a solo card reader but due to its features, it was a great pick for this list. This device has a total of 7 ports which consist of 3 USB 2.0 ports, 2 SD card ports, 1 MicroSD port and M2 card support. The company also provides lifetime customer care support for its device. This USB hub is ideal for people who multitask a lot and operate multiple devices all at once.
Price: Rs 379
These were the top picks for the SD and memory card readers under Rs 500. These devices will not only increase your productivity but also not punch a hole in your pockets. Please see that the prices may fluctuate at the time of buy and we have no control over them. They are on the list of under Rs 500 at the time of this article.
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