ProGrade Digital launches card reader for on-the-go creators

ProGrade Digital has announced a new USB card reader. The ProGrade Digital PGM0.5 mobile card reader is much smaller than the company’s previous card readers and is designed to be super portable. So how does it shape up?

Dual slot

The PGM0.5 mobile card reader has two card slots, one for SDXC and one for microSDXC UHS-II memory cards. Although the new device is small, it still maintains the same transfer speeds as ProGrade Digital’s larger readers. The PGM0.5 card reader supports a data transfer speed of up to 5 Gb/s (625 MB/s).


The PGM0.5 mobile card reader has a built-in USB 3.2 Type-C connector. This means you can plug the card reader directly into your device. In addition, as it is a USB-C connector, it can be inserted facing in either direction.

Wide compatibility

ProGrade Digital PGM0.5 mobile card reader
Image courtesy: ProGrade Digital

The PGM0.5 mobile card reader can be used with many mobile devices. As well as Windows and Apple computers, it is also compatible with Apple and Android mobile devices, including iPads and smartphones that support Type C. When using the PGM0.5 mobile card reader on a mobile device, you can only use one card slot at a time. However, on a desktop or laptop computer, you can use both at the same time.


ProGrade Digital has a reputation for making high-quality, reliable card readers. For content creators on the go, the PGM0.5 mobile card reader is an ideal solution. You can download your content to your iPad or Android-based tablet, edit it and get back to creating all while out in the field. ProGrade Digital has also kept the price down, making this a very affordable card reader.


The PGM0.5 mobile card reader retails at $35 and has a two-year warranty. In addition, the device is marked with a laser-etched serial number. You can use this serial number to register your card reader with ProGrade Digital to receive product updates.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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