The prospect of entering into a lengthy discourse about a card reader is not exactly the most thrilling proposition at first glance. Fortunately, the SanDisk has a little extra pizzazz to it in order to make our discussion far more interesting.
From the outset, this slender package clad in sleek black plastic is quite a sight to behold after having lumbered around card readers of old. To provide even more interest, the small black rectangle can be mounted on the included silver stand using a magnet at the base of the unit. Having pre-empted the trepidation some users might feel about placing a magnetic object next to your precious data on a memory card, the instruction booklet helpfully advises that the magnet in the stand will have no impact on a card's data.
Smooth piano black finish means just one thing, and that's fingerprints galore. Also, if you decide to use the reader attached to the stand, you'll find that the magnet is a little temperamental, as when you try and insert a card into the reader it is a delicate balancing act to avoid toppling the reader from its stand. Smaller cards are quite tricky to remove as well, given the precarious nature of the stand.