When you think of USB hubs, docks, adapters and dongles, Sony is probably not the first company that comes to mind. For example, the minds of consumers are more likely to evoke images from StarTech.com, Satechi, Plugable and VisionTek. And yet, Sony has announced a new SD card reader and a USB hub that it calls "the fastest in the world". If that statement is true, it is debatable. One thing is for sure: it looks very beautiful.
Called "MRW-S3, it's actually much more than a hub and a card reader, as Sony humbly calls it." Sure, it has an SD card reader, a micro SD card slot and two USB 3.1 gen 2 ports (1x USB-A and 1x USB-C), but also features USB-C power and HDMI video, in other words, the MRW-S3 is really a complete USB-C docking station, both for home and With a weight of only 95 grams, you will not even know it's in your bag.
"The MRW-S3 is a comprehensive solution for fast and reliable data transfer in the form of a handy USB hub." The world's fastest microSD and UHS-II card reader handles everything from high-resolution RAW image files to 4K videos and The MRW-S3 has an HDMI output with 4K 30fps capabilities, to connect to external monitors without the hassle of carrying additional adapters or sacrificing limited ports on your PC., "says Sony.
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The MRW-S3 is also the fastest USB hub that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, which provides ultra high speed data transfer of up to 1000 MB / s. Professionals can make the most of their high-speed external SSDs, such as the Sony SL-M and SL-C TOUGH series. In addition, the MRW-S3 can receive up to 100W USB Power Delivery (USB PD) to ensure stable and reliable connections with USB devices. The USB power level indicators can notify users if each port is ready to connect to the maximum power levels, eliminating concerns or sudden disconnection due to poor power management.
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The MRW-S3 with aluminum body will be available for purchase in the case, a more accurate release date is not yet known. Also a mystery is the price, which will be revealed later. That said, like Apple, Sony's products often have a higher price than those of the competition, so do not expect this durable dongle to be an economic issue.