If you’re someone who creates content, then moving media around is genuinely a challenge. There’s been many improvements to the wireless transfer of files, but the traditional sneakernet approach remains simple, fast and convenient.
I find myself constantly moving media between devices and for a long time came up with workarounds, but I recently invested in a product that really helped solve my media format issues, with a single, cheap little gadget.
This $12 universal card reader from Amazon does it all.
At one end, you’ll find a USB-C port, at the other, you’ll find a USB-A port, but it gets even better.. the USB-A port actually splits apart revealing a micro-USB port, ready to interface to almost any device (Apple not included).
As someone who has newer laptops, USB-C is everywhere, but with an older PC with just USB-A ports and large hard drives, I regularly need to transfer data between the two.
I also frequently move between the microSD cards in mobile phones, drones, GoPro cameras etc and want to transfer the files off, to be ready for the next video project. Thankfully this card reader supports Micro SD and SDHC.
There are also times where I still shot with my Canon DSLR, which uses full sized SD cards and than