• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yosemite 10.10.4

    I would not recommend this product to those of us with Version 10.10.4. I emailed Thursby about the issue with the reader and they said "Richard,

    We have noticed that the readers provided by Apple, which have a model number of 3500 A, aren't working well with Yosemite. You can confirm this number by opening up the Macs System Information, select USB, and then click on your reader. What's going on is that the Mac's process that is supposed to talk to the reader fails to connect to the reader. If you have an older iOGear reader, then I recommend that you try this reader.

    Just as a FYI, PKard for Mac is reader agnostic. As long as the Mac OS can properly communicate with the reader, then PKard should work."

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Working Completely

    It worked great for the first month but then it just randomly stopped reading my CAC. Not sure what the problem is but all I know now is that I have to buy a new card reader in order to access my email. I bought it because of its compact size and easy use. But I later found out that for thirty dollars. It was a waste of money. Love the compact size but hate the cheap plastic.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for 10.9.1

    This does not work for the new maverick. I have tried everything the past few weeks to get this to work and i have had no luck. You'd figure they would put on here what OS system this is compatible with but they didn't.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SCR3500 identity card reader from SCM Microsystems


    Since I updated to the to the new OS X (Mavericks) this card reader does not work anymore. This fact has been confirmed by other users I have met recently.
    Apple doesn't even propose another card reader in the Apple Store.
    When is someone going to solve this problem?

    Thank you

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    I bought this card so that I could access my DoD Enterprise email from web.mail.mil on my mac computer (OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion). It did not work out of the package so I re-downloaded the certificates, downloaded Centrify, downloaded the package from MacOSForge, and did a lot of troubleshooting. I have an Oberthur ID card and I cannot get it to work. I am really disappointed that Apple still hasnt come up with a good solution for OS X 10.8 fixes with this CAC reader.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but flimsy and easily breakable

    The reader works, unless it breaks and is unable to hold the card tight enough to contact the reader. I've had mine for a few months now and I have since stopped using it since it doesn't work as it should without me taping it up to hold the car in place firmly. Quick run-down

    1. It doesn't have a dongle, so for MacBook users, you can't use your other USB port because the reader is too close to the body. This wasn't a deal breaker until I wanted to use another USB device, then it became annoying when I wanted to charge my phone. You can do it, but it makes the reader bend, which leads to it breaking since it's cheap flimsy plastic, more on that below.

    2. The plastic is entirely too flimsy. It broke entirely too easily, especially for $30. You'd think that it would be decent grade plastic that didn't break after flipping the reader open and shut a few times. For $30, this needs to be durable. I know it doesn't take much $ to make these things, so sacrifice a little profit and make a better product.

    3. It's inconsistent when using Windows 8. I'm a boot camp user, and I need my reader to sign forms, so I use Windows 8 and Lotus Forms.

    Overall, I wouldn't recommend this reader again until it came with a dongle, more durable plastic and better Windows 8 support. There are better card readers out there for less than $30 they're charging for this.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad, DO NOT BUY, Useless. Not for military cards. Not For MAC

    It will not read military Cards. It would not work. Apple even says it will not work. Do not know if will work for PC. Apple screwed up.

    26 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    I don't know why Apple would sell something that their latest OS does not support. Even after spending the additional $25 to get the driver suite from an outside company, scbsolutions, it still does not work.

    I don't understand what Apple's deal is here. Something like this is obviously very important to the people who use it. I cannot work from my computer.

    38 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Mountain Lion breaks card reader functionality

    If you have the card reader and upgrade to mountain Lion, be prepared for stop work issues. If you are buying it for the first time, I recommend researching for a solution before you buy this hardware. It worked Awesomely in Lion, but ever since the upgrade, I cannot even get the system to see the card reader.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but has one major issue ...

    Depending on where you plug it in, it blocks the other USB port and/or mini DVI port. The question is, is it worth buying then losing more ports? What if you need to use 1 usb port with this smart card reader? I'm surprised I'm the first one to say this in all the "stellar" reviews.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    Unlike the other 2 reviews, it did not work for me. I have a newer CAC and I have downloaded 3 different items at various suggestions online. Still, nothing...

    18 of 27 people found this useful