Although my CFexpress Card-Reader from Sandisk does a good job, it is very bulky (approx. 2.5 x 6.3 x 10.6cm, about the size of a computer mouse), so I wanted to get a more compact CFexpress Reader to take with me in my backpack. I stumbled over the cheap CFexpress card reader from Rocketek with USB 3.1 Gen 2. Since it was very reasonably priced, I ordered it without hesitation.
It arrived today. It appears to be of very high quality overall, as if machined from one block of aluminum. It is, as desired, very compact (approx. 1 x 5 x 7.2 cm). Included in the package are even two connection cables, each approx. 20cm long (1x USB-C to USB-C and 1x USB-A to USB-C).
I tested it immediately, of course. Thanks to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, the reader is also very fast, as the CrystalDiskMark result shows:
By the way, in the above test I tested the reader with my Wise CFexpress 512GB card. After a longer period of active use, it gets warm due to the heat generated by the CFexpress card, but thanks to its metal body it can also dissipate the heat well.
Overall, the Reader offers the best price/performance ratio currently available and is highly recommended. It now has a permanent place in my photo backpack when I am on the road.