SanDisk Extreme FireWire Reader

Plenty of Macs these days ship with built-in SD card readers, but what do you do if you’ve been shooting with a CF-eating high-end DSLR? You pick up a SanDisk Extreme FireWire Reader ($70), that’s what. Offering transfer speeds of up to 40MB/sec, it’ll chew through your latest batch of shots faster than a hungry kid goes through candy.

Its sleek silver and black body blends in well with Apple’s aluminum ID, and its support for Type I and II CF cards of 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities means you’ll have all your bases covered. Since it connects via FireWire 800 or 400, it’ll play nice with most of the Macs out there, and it’s also bus-powered, so you won’t need to take up yet another spot on your power strip.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.