Sony Announces Fast USB Hub With Integrated Card Reader 

Sony has introduced the MRW-W3 UHS-II SD and microSD card reader, claimed to support read speeds of up to 300MB. 

Sony said the reader was designed for videographers and photographers. It is ideal for transferring large numbers of 4K video clips or raw images to a personal computer.

The hub also offers 100-watt power delivery for monitors and other 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.

Sony will also sell 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 offer the highest-grade waterproof and dustproof levels, making them an option for image makers working in difficult environmental conditions. 

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