• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Reader, Does the job but a little flimsy

    I love this reader but if I had to make any recommended changes to it for a future iteration, I would say make it more durable and doing so in finding a way to have the flip out mechanism lock-out when in use. Too many times, the mechanism folds in and the card comes out or is at risk of being damaged.

    Improve upon this and you have yourself a bonafide and best CAC Reader.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    The 1-star rating is completely inaccurate, and this reader for a compact pocket reader is the most recommended by Government agencies. It is one of the few that is completely MAC friendly and militarycac.com can provide additional guidance to ensure you have the most current drivers, additionally requires a middleware for MAC for complete operation, additional download of DOD certificates and trusting of the certificates. Anyone unable to figure it out doesn't deserve a MAC.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great since OS X Lion all the way to OS Sierra

    Bought it on Amazon.com since I needed to get it fast and has been working for the past few years with minor issues that were easily fixed (issues tied more to PKCard software client than this actual CAC reader).

    For military use, understand that all branches sites don't play very nicely with Mac, but, I have been able to do all the things needed of my CAC. I am able to digitally sign forms in EES, PDF's, as well as access sites like MyPay and AKO without issue. There is no S/MIME support in Mac, so if you get encrypted emails often, you WILL NOT be able to access them unless you bootcamp a windows version.

    Otherwise, it is a great reader. Only aesthetic issue is that it will block your other USB port (2012 MacBook pro and below). I am able to get around the issue by using a G Drive over the thunderbolt port instead of using a USB connection for external storage. That way, I am able to keep my external drive connected and also have the reader and CAC card installed.

    7 of 7 people found this useful