New ProGrade CFExpress B / XQD Thunderbolt (!) and CFXB + SD USB Readers
ProGrade has two new card readers on the market; a Thunderbolt 3 CFexpress Type-B & XQD reader, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Dual-slot CFx and SDXC Card Reader. And, ProGrade has extended a 20% discount for PhotoJoseph readers! Just use the code PHOTOJOSEPH20 on checkout from their store; links below.
Let's start with the CFexpress Type-B & XQD Single-Slot Memory Card Reader with Thunderbolt 3 Interface (PG-04) reader. I know not many of us are shooting with these cards yet, but that will be changing soon as more of them come to market. When you do start using them though, the incredible speed of the cards combined with Thunderbolt 3 means your card-clearing time on the computer will reduce dramatically — I've been told what used to take 30 minutes from SD will take just 5 minutes from CFX (CFexpress). Wow.
Next up is the ProGrade Digital USB 3.2 Gen 2 Dual-slot CFx and SDXC Card Reader (PG-05.5), which handles both CFexpress and SD cards (but not XQD), and is the latest in USB standards of USB 3.2 gen 2 (also known as USB 3.1 gen 2, which is just stupid confusing, thanks USB consortium!).
If you want to learn more about these card types and standards, visit the ProGrade site and download their Technical DataSheet — I won't link the actual document here because it gets updated; visit their site to get the latest version. Click here then look for the button that says TECHNICAL DATASHEET.
Don't forget that if you're shopping from ProGrade directly, you can get 20% off with the coupon PHOTOJOSEPH20!