Lexar has joined SanDisk, Sony, ProGrade, Delkin and Wise by releasing a CFexpress memory card reader. Surprisingly, it seems to be the cheapest on the market so far, coming in at a mere $50. It has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C socket, although the supplied cable is Type-C to Type-A (there’s no Type-C to Type-C cable in the box).
The reader boasts “Next-Generation Transfer speeds” with a read and write of up to 1,050Mb/sec. This may sound at odds with the Lexar’s own CFexpress cards boasting an impressive 1,750MB/sec read speed, but this is more a limitation of USB 3.1 Gen 2, which caps out at 1,250MB/sec.