It makes no sense to have a bulky microSD card reader for the tiny flash media cards. The best solution is still proabably a docking SD card that slips into a notebooks SD card reader but this reader by Elecom isn’t that bad either.
It slips into a USB port and the design probably allows it to stay there semi-permanently for easy access. Could be mighty handy for those that swap microSD a lot. Only $13 bucks but only from Japan right now. Good luck getting one.