Up until recently, most creative professionals were limited to Fire Wire and USB based card readers which, while once state of the art, have become a significant bottleneck in most workflows that utilize increasingly large photo and video files.Now, even though there are no dedicated Thunderbolt memory card readers available, Sonnet Technologies has developed a partial solution in the form of its Echo Express Card Thunderbolt Adapter…it's by far the fastest option for importing video and images and, until prices come down and dedicated memory card readers arrive, it's the best option for professionals that need speed." Bring on the New Thunderbolt Devices "I've been excited about the possibilities of Thunderbolt on the Mac Book Pro since it was announced almost a year ago.Under Windows, the Express Card must be inserted before plugging in Thunderbolt. "We were able to run at our lowest latency settings and even run two 24 channel consoles together on a single 1394 connection all at 32 samples per buffer with no drop outs.We were seriously blown away by how well this worked." – Pre Sonus Benchmakring the Sonnet Echo Express Card Thunderbolt Adapter "Due to [Thunderbolt's] limited adoption thus far — Macs and only a few PCs support it — and its significantly higher cost compared to legacy connection options such as USB and Fire Wire, one of the areas Thunderbolt has yet to penetrate is memory card readers, a niche market crucial to professional photographers and videographers.This pair of glasses from Lawmate contains one of the smallest micro covert cameras ever invented.The camera is hidden inside one of the arms for the glasses facing forwards and viewing everything the wearer is looking at.There's no software to install and no power supply to plug in.Plug the Express Card/34 card or Sx S memory card into the adapter as you would into a notebook computer's Express Card slot, install software for the adapter if necessary, and you are ready to work.
Echo Express Card Pro allows you to choose your connections and add more to your setup.
In addition, the adapter ingests footage from Sx S memory cards at up to 400 MB/s.
Echo Express Card Pro includes a 5-year warranty and gives you the additional connectivity you need, today. Sonnet's Echo Express Card Pro opens a world of connectivity options to any Thunderbolt technology-enabled computer.
As long as you're not too rough with the device when a card is inserted, it's a fantastic piece of kit for a low price.
Some consider the lack of a second Thunderbolt port to be a disadvantage.