Yes folks, it’s true! FireWire card readers are back! Earlier this month I wrote about one photographer’s findings of a brand-new type of FireWire 800 CF card reader that emerged into the market after all other FireWire readers basically went kaput. The situation (in brief) was that the company that made the FireWire component in these card readers went out of business and thus the entire FireWire card industry just closed in on itself.

Well, now I am confirming that the German company Delock’s FireWire 800 card reader works just as well and reads just as fast as its earlier cousins (shown above). And at $50 USD, it’s actually a better deal than any FireWire card reader was before.