Talk:Card reader

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need much bigger article[edit]

This article is currently a rather pathetic stub. We have a good article on Memory card and on USB flash drive, but no USB card reader article. Since most card readers are USB, it might as well be this article. The subject is similar to USB flash drive, but even more complex -- so it deserves to be even bigger than that one! 22:35, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Bold text WHAT IS CARD READER? HOW IT'S OPERATING? HOW TO USE IT? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:00, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Should be separate articles[edit]

This article describes several items that are known as "card readers", but really have no similarity other than their name. Punched cards are "read" to extract a line of code or data; memory cards are "read" usually by being mounted as disk devices; business cards are "read" by being scanned by an OCR device.

I propose that "card reader" become a dab page leading to articles about these functions, probably under names other than "card reader", or maybe even sections of the articles about the media being read -- punched card readers would seem to fit nicely as a section to an article about punched cards, for example.--NapoliRoma (talk) 17:05, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. Mitch Ames (talk) 00:37, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Interconnect with RFID[edit]

This article never mentions RFID (as of 2009-12-09=We), and the RFID article barely mentions "card reader". Some explanation should be present in both articles of the relations between the concepts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:24, 9 December 2009 (UTC)


I have reviewed and edited the NPOV in the Biometric section and have also Wikified most of it. I am not an expert with this topic, so it would be useful for someone with this knowledge to review my changes. --Soulparadox 09:57, 5 May 2012 (UTC)