I recently purchased, on eBay, a nifty little SD Card gadget. You can plug either a regular or micro-size SD card into it and then plug into either a standard or micro USB port. It is pretty handy, especially for a laptop. I tested it on my Manjaro/Arch Linux desktop and on my Android phone. It worked flawlessly. Actually, I was quite surprised when I plugged it into the charging micro-usb port, opened the File Manager App and there it was! All of the photos on the card were present and displayed in thumbnails. I am impressed with this thing.
BTW: I purchased it from eBay seller fashion-bestbuy for $2.15USD including shipping from China.
PS: While I show two SD cards inserted, I did NOT test it that way. Assuming that it would not work, or worse, I tested only one SD card at a time.