Wise Advanced has announced two new CFexpress Type B and CFexpress Type B / SD card readers. The WA-CX02 and WA-CXS08 feature a few upgrades over the previous versions.
Both Wise CFexpress Type B and CFexpress Type B / SD card readers are equipped with a thermal-plated aluminum casing, which increases heat dissipation efficiency. The write-protect switch is kept but it has now been moved to the back for aesthetic purposes. Perhaps the most important new feature is the proprietary sleep mode software, which protects your cards and keeps them cool when they are idle.
Both readers offer up to 10 Gbps data transfer speed and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface as with the previous models.
According To Wise Advanced, they decided to stay with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface instead of the USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 version due to a lack of transfer speed support in current USB4 ports and the additional heat they create.
The Wise CFexpress Type B and CFexpress Type B / SD UHS-II card readers will be available in early December 2022, replacing the previous models (WA-CX01, WA-CXS07), and the recommend retail prices will be $59.99 USD and $89.99 USD respectively.