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Old 01-27-2022, 05:56 PM   #1
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I've bought and tried a few SD CARD readers and have always been disappointed and even ticked off. They either don't work or corrupt the files indefinitely.

I like to use them when slipping into hunt a spot rather than waiting to get a back to a computer to view photos.

What SD card readers have you had work well and which ones haven't?

1) Stealth- Trash
2) Wild Game Innovations- Garbage
And a couple others I cannot recall the brand

I use a Samsung phone but maybe switching to an iphone.

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Old 01-27-2022, 06:13 PM   #2
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If you get an iPad get the reader made by Apple. It is faster then the others but still slower then a computer.
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Old 01-27-2022, 06:16 PM   #3
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Add BoneView to the trash list
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Old 01-27-2022, 06:56 PM   #4
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If you get an iPad get the reader made by Apple. It is faster then the others but still slower then a computer.
10-4 thanks.

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Old 01-27-2022, 06:58 PM   #5
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Add BoneView to the trash list
Roger that.

Just picked this one up at TSC $7.50 but I won't be suprised if it's a piece of junk too

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Old 01-27-2022, 07:06 PM   #6
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If you find one that works, consider yourself lucky.

If you find one that is fast, consider yourself blessed. And let us know.

I gave up and just carry a pocket full of blank SD cards and swap them out.





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Old 01-27-2022, 07:07 PM   #7
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Roger that.

Just picked this one up at TSC $7.50 but I won't be suprised if it's a piece of junk too

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I have had one for 4-5 years and it just now started acting stupid. $6.00 over 5 years-Iíll take that
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Old 01-27-2022, 07:25 PM   #8
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If you find one that works, consider yourself lucky.

If you find one that is fast, consider yourself blessed. And let us know.

I gave up and just carry a pocket full of blank SD cards and swap them out.





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I will. I also carry a sandwich bag full of blank sd cards.

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Old 01-27-2022, 07:26 PM   #9
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I have had one for 4-5 years and it just now started acting stupid. $6.00 over 5 years-Iíll take that
What brand?

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Old 01-27-2022, 07:40 PM   #10
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Like above if you have an iPhone there is a simple reader and you can load the pics into your photos. I got mine on Amazon I think it was about $20. Iíve used it for 3-4 years now and tossed the other 2 that were junk

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Old 01-27-2022, 07:47 PM   #11
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You don't need anything hunting or trailcam related. Just plug in the adaptor that comes with most samsung phones that converts your USB-C to USB-A and put in a regular SD card reader that you would use on a laptop.

Mine has worked flawlessly for years.

My galaxy came with this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/23407277731...f0c81bd821feca


Then plug this into it, go to MY FILES and open card folder, move pics to new folder.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/31357885662...4AAOSw-s5d-vBi

But I think they even make the SD reader with a usb-c so it can plug directly into the phone without the adaptor.
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Old 01-27-2022, 09:36 PM   #12
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Like above if you have an iPhone there is a simple reader and you can load the pics into your photos. I got mine on Amazon I think it was about $20. Iíve used it for 3-4 years now and tossed the other 2 that were junk
I use this one for my microSD cards from my drones to my iPhone and it works fine. It has a regular SD slot also but Iíve never tried that.

SD Card Reader for iPhone iPad, Micro SD Card Reader, Deer Trail Camera Viewer, ChiaoPio Micro SD Memory Adapter for iPhone / iPad, No App Required, Plug and Play

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095YDD9R7...ing=UTF8&psc=1



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Old 01-28-2022, 12:03 AM   #13
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I use the stealthcam one that plugs into my phone via USB-C.

It works for me
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Old 01-28-2022, 08:06 AM   #14
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The generic offmarket ones have been real finicky and hard to trust after a few months. The best one off amazon lasted a year for $12 not too bad. The convenience of chekcig sd card while in the blind and not having to haul a laptop everytime is worth it. I might just break down and buy $29/$39 off apple store
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Old 01-28-2022, 08:29 AM   #15
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I’ve been using this for almost 5 years now. It’s awesome and fast.

https://lowdownviewer.com/
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Old 01-28-2022, 08:58 AM   #16
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That HME reader won't work unless your Samsung phone is OTG capable. There's an app to check to see whether it is or not. USB OTG checker.
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Old 01-30-2022, 09:20 AM   #17
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I have always used SanDisk Cards and when I needed a new reader went with SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II USB-C Reader. I recommend with confidence.
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Old 01-30-2022, 09:33 AM   #18
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What brand?

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HME just like in the picture
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Old 01-30-2022, 12:14 PM   #19
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Apple reader, every one of the others I used sucked
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Old 01-30-2022, 12:53 PM   #20
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Alot of great input and options, thanks for y'alls input, links, and experience. Appreciate it fellas.

Still have yet to try the HME card reader but will today, and if it doesnt work I will try some of the options discussed.

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Old 01-30-2022, 01:22 PM   #21
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They all work until they don’t, I think that is the main point
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