Sony has announced a new USB hub with integrated card reader that is targeted at photographers, videographers and other creatives. The company claims its MRW-W3 hub is the ‘world's fastest’ UHS-II SD (and microSD) card reader, supporting read rates up to 300MB/s and making it ideal for transferring large numbers of Raw images or 4K video clips to your computer.
Sony launches ‘world's fastest’ USB hub, new rugged SD cards
In addition to the card reader, the hub offers a 100W power delivery for monitors and other power-hungry peripherals. USB-C and USB-A connectors allow for the connection of a wide range of devices and an HDMI output is good for 4K video at 30 frames per second. All the technology is housed in an aluminum case that is IP68 dust and water resistant. The MRW-S3 will be available sometime in the fall.
Alongside the hub Sony will also sell its new SF-M Tough SD cards in 64, 128 and 256GB versions. With a read speed of up to 277MB/s and write speed of up to 150MB/s the new cards will take full advantage of the MRW-W3 hub. Sony says the SF-M TOUGH is ‘the world’s toughest UHS-II SD card that is 18x stronger than a standard SD card.’ the cards also offers the highest-grade waterproof and dustproof levels, making them an interesting option for photographers working in difficult environmental conditions.
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