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Dazzle Six in One USB card reader

By dpreview staff on Oct 24, 2001 at 04:00 GMT

Dazzle, an SCM Microsystems brand has today announced an amazing six in one card USB card reader. The dual-slot accepts Compact Flash Type I and II (including Microdrive), SmartMedia, SD / MultiMedia card and Sony Memory Stick. The two slots act as separate and concurrent drives. "The Dazzle 6 in 1 reader can be used as a removable disk drive, with USB true plug-and-play capability. For newer operating systems including Windows® Me and Windows® XP, the Dazzle 6 in 1 is mass storage compliant and requires no additional software drivers to be installed."

SCM Microsystems Launches Dazzle 6 in 1 Card Reader for the Multi-Device User

First compact dual-slot reader to accept six different types of media in one simple solution

Guilford, CT – October 24, 2001 – SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY), a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, will introduce at COMDEX Fall 2001 the industry’s smallest Windows® XP-ready, USB device to transfer digital content from a variety of media. This universal reader, the Dazzle 6 in 1, is the first to accept six different types of digital media in one compact dual-slot design – eliminating the need for a consumer to purchase multiple readers for their varying digital devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, cell phones, and PDAs.

The Dazzle 6 in 1 can read any flash media from any digital device and is upgradeable for future formats. The dual-slot design accepts all types of media including CompactFlash™ Type I and II, IBM Microdrive™, SmartMedia™, SD Card™, MultiMediaCard™ and Sony Memory Stick™. The two slots work concurrently, allowing direct transfer between the media.

"Store shelves are flooded with digital devices that support various media formats, requiring users to purchase readers that will function with each media type," said Al Conte, vice president of Retail Brands at SCM Microsystems. "The Dazzle 6 in 1 is an ideal solution as it allows consumers to purchase just one reader for transferring digital data between their PC or Mac and a huge variety of digital gadgets, including MP3 players, PDAs, digital cameras, digital camcorders, voice recorders, eBooks and smart phones."

The Dazzle 6 in 1 reader can be used as a removable disk drive, with USB true plug-and-play capability. For newer operating systems including Windows® Me and Windows® XP, the Dazzle 6 in 1 is mass storage compliant and requires no additional software drivers to be installed.

The Dazzle 6 in 1 reader will be available in November, 2001 at the suggested retail price of $69.99. This new reader features Dazzle OnDVD software utility, an exciting new development that allows consumers to quickly and easily transfer photos from a digital camera to a PC, create a photo slideshow and then burn it on a CD for playback on a DVD player. Dazzle products can be purchased from a nationwide network of retailers and resellers including CompUSA, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center, Office Depot, Staples and Sears. They are also available online at www.dazzle.com.

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