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New memory card readers from Fujifilm give their rivals the blues

Fujifilm UK announces four new USB 2.0 media card readers:
DCR2-16 multi-format USB 2.0 card reader (16 types) and 3 port hub
DCR2-XD USB 2.0 reader for xD-Picture Cards
DCR2-71 multi-format USB 2.0 memory card reader (7 types: Secure Digital, MiniSD, MultiMedia, RS-MMC, MMCmobile, MMCplus)
DCR2-MS multi-format USB 2.0 memory card reader (4 types: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo)...
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Read it and weep! New memory card readers from Fujifilm give their rivals the blues

Announcement Date: 08 November 2005

New media card readers feature multiple format support, USB 2.0 connection for fast data transfer, and cool translucent design – with blue LEDs!


Fujifilm, the market leader in memory cards for digital devices, today announces four new media card readers, all characterised by their high performance, stylish design and ease-of-use. The readers are named as follows:


DCR2-161: multi-format USB 2.0 card reader (16 types) and 3 port USB 2.0 hub - £34.99 inc VAT

DCR2-XD: USB 2.0 reader for xD-Picture Cards™ - £12.99 inc VAT

DCR2-71: multi-format USB 2.0 memory card reader (7 types: Secure Digital™, MiniSD™, MultiMedia™, RS-MMC™, MMCmobile™, MMCplus™, TransFlash™) - £12.99 inc VAT

DCR2-MS: multi-format USB 2.0 memory card reader (4 types: Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™) - £12.99 inc VAT

Each reader is capable of incredibly quick data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps via a plug-and-play*, USB 2.0 connection. The devices also feature a futuristic blue LED that lights up when they are in use.

The DCR2-161 is capable of reading 16 different memory card formats including SmartMedia™, CompactFlash™ types I&II and Microdrive™, as well as all the formats handled by the three other Fujifilm readers, and costs £34.99 (SRP inc VAT). Despite measuring just 136mm x 67mm, it can also be used as a handy desktop USB 2.0 hub. The DCR2-161 features three ultra-quick USB 2.0 connections to expand the functionality of a PC or Mac by enabling high-speed connections to a variety of other devices, such as digital cameras and PDAs. The device is also backwards compatible with USB version 1.1.

The versatility of the DCR2-161 media card reader reduces the need to scrabble around at the back of your PC plugging and unplugging connections. It also comes complete with a power supply if a connecting device requires more power than is provided by the USB port, making it a true all-in-one device for data transfer.

The new Fujifilm range includes the DCR2-xD, DCR2-71, and DCR2-MS mini readers, each costing £12.99 (SRP inc VAT). The DCR2-XD is compatible with xD-Picture Cards™ and the DCR2-71 with SD™, MiniSD™, Multimedia™, RS-MMC™, MMCmobile™, MMCplus™ and TransFlash™ card formats. The DCR2-MS is designed for the Memory Stick™ range of media cards, comprising Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick DUO™ and the Memory Stick PRO Duo™.

Tania Payne, Product Manager at Fujifilm, said, “Not only are these media card readers attractively designed and eye-catching, but they have performance to match. Their incredibly quick speeds and ease-of-use make them indispensable for anyone needing to download data in an efficient and hassle-free manner.”

Availability
The DCR2-xD, DCR2-71, DCR2-MS readers are available now from all Fujifilm stockists. The DCR2-161 multi-card reader will be available from late November 2005.

System requirements
*Users of Windows 98 and and Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 will require additional drivers (supplied). Compatible with Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, X 10.1.2 to X 10.3. Product mass storage compl
November 8, 2005
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