Delkin eFilm Reader-18

Delkin 6-in-1 Reader-18

Delkin Devices eFilm 6-in-1 Reader/Writer (aka Reader-18) is a Windows XP-ready, USB device to transfer digital content from a variety of media. This universal reader accepts 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 6-in-1 Reader-18 can read and write to any flash media from any digital device and is upgradeable for future formats. The dual-slot design accepts all types of media including CompactFlash (CF) Type I and II, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia (SM), SD Card (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) and Memory Stick (MS). The upper slot accomodates the CF Type I and II devices, the lower slot handles SM, SD, MMC and MS cards.

The Delkin 6-in-1 reader is available now with a suggested retail price of $69.99.   It works with Windows or Mac PC (see exact OS specs below) and the bundled software is for both operating systems. The Delkin "OnDVD version 1.5 for PC" software utility allows consumers to quickly and easily transfer photos from a digital camera to a PC (not Mac), create a photo slideshow and then burn it on a CD for playback on a DVD player. Delkin products can be purchased from most major retailers and are also available online at

Delkin 6-in-1 Reader-18

The card slots on the Delkin Reader-18 appear as two removable drives so you can transfer data between the SM, SD, MMC or MS cards and any type of CF I or II device. Shown above is how they look in Windows XP "My Computer," the removable disks G and H (boxed in red) are the Delkin Reader-18 drives.

The installation was quick and easy on a Pentium III 1000MHz machine running Windows XP Pro. The Delkin Reader-18 is mass storage compliant and requires no additional software drivers to be installed on XP or ME. You plug the reader into your USB(1.1 or 2.0) port and after the usual "detecting new hardware" routine, it is ready to be used. The Delkin Reader-18 reader can be used as a removable disk drive, with USB true plug-and-play capability. For older operating systems including Windows 98 SE, the Delkin Reader-18 drivers are supplied on the CD disc, if needed.

PC System Requirements - Operating System Windows® 98, 98SE, Windows® 2000, Windows® ME, and Windows® XP CPU: 200 MHz or higher processor Available Disk Space: 1 MB free disk space Additional Requirements: Available USB port.

Macintosh System Requirements - Operating System Mac OS 8.6 / 9. Available Disk Space: 1MB. Additional Requirements: Available USB port and USB Manager 1.4 or higher.

Take a look at the
Delkin Reader-18 Specifications (Adobe pdf).


Delkin OnDVD 1.5

Take your digital pictures and turn them into photo albums that can be played on your home DVD player! Digital cameras allow you to take an unlimited number of photographs that quickly pile up on your computer and become difficult to manage. Where can you keep them all, and how do you keep from losing them? You can save the plain old files on a CD, but then you can just view them on your computer. With OnDVD, you can create digital family photo albums that can be played right on your TV's DVD player.

And what if you want reprints? Just like saving the original negatives of your photographic prints, OnDVD keeps a copy of each original, high quality digital photograph on the CD itself. Favorite photos can easily be turned into photographic prints ready to be framed for years of display. You can even share your photo albums over the Internet through the Delkin Webcast Theater. OnDVD makes it simple to turn your thousands of digital pictures into digital photo albums that can be enjoyed and shared for a lifetime!

System Requirements

Operating System: Windows® 98, Windows® 2000, Windows® ME, and Windows® XP CPU: Pentium® II 300 MHz or higher; AMD K6® III 400 MHz or higher RAM: 32 MB required, 64 MB recommended Available Disk Space: 32 MB for Application Installation, Up to 1 GB available for workspace 

The bottom line - Delkin's Reader-18 is fairly priced at under $70, it's small, portable and allows you to download image data no matter what brand or model of digicam you have (the only exception being a Sony CD Mavica.) It's a real "hot swappable" device, with no card compatibility problems, it works fine with CF cards from 8MB to 1GB, the 1GB Microdrive, 8MB to 128MB Memory Sticks, up to 128MB Secure Digital / MultiMedia and 8MB to 128MB SmartMedia cards -- did I forget anybody?

If you need the ability to transfer data between any type of media to any other type of media you might want to look at the BUSlink 6in1 card reader with four seperate card slots.