MicroSDHC cards are tiny. No one needed to tell you that. They're mostly
used in cellphones, but recently they have been both sluggish and hard
to find. SanDisk
has a Class 2 32GB microSDHC, but it's one of the
slower options out there. Now, Kingston
is offering an alternative. 32GB
is still the maximum on the market for microSDHC, but the big advantage
to this new card is the Class 4 speed rating. That means that it can
provide a 4MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate, which should make your
Android phone feel quite a bit faster if accessing material frequently
on the card.
It's expected to start shipping tomorrow, and it'll be capable of
storing nearly 29,000 photos, over 6,000 songs and more than 2,000
minutes of video. Kingston has tested it with success on the HTC EVO 4G,
Shadow, DROID X, Bold 9000 and Galaxy S. The card will sell for $153,
or with an SD adapter for $155.
Kingston Increases microSDHC Card to 32GB
SDHC 32GB card Large Capacity Card Perfect for Content-Rich Smartphone Use
Fountain Valley, CA -- October 6, 2010 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will ship its first 32GB microSDHC Class 4 card on Monday, October 11th. The ultra-large 32GB microSDHC card is the perfect mobile storage solution for entertainment and business applications as smartphone use integrates into everyday life.
"The need for additional portable storage has grown as the mobile phone has transitioned from a simple voice device to a powerful multifunctional tool which is used to email, listen to music, take photos and watch movies," said Mike Kuppinger, Flash card product manager, Kingston®. "Mobile phones are about more than just staying in touch as we also use them to take pictures at our kids' sporting events, shoot videos on vacation and post to social media sites. An extra 32GB of expandable memory takes these capabilities even further."
Kingston's 32GB microSDHC card is capable of storing nearly 29,000 photos, over 6,000 songs and more than 2,000 minutes of video. The card has worked flawlessly when tested on the latest crop of smartphones including the HTC Evo™ 4G and Shadow™; Motorola Droid™ X; RIM (BlackBerry®) Bold™ 9000; and, Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant™.
Mobility and versatility are taken a step further as the card is available with a variety of adapters including SD and miniSD, allowing one card to be used in several devices. Kingston also ships the 32GB microSDHC card with a small USB reader for convenient data transfers. The 32GB microSDHC Class 4 card is backed by a lifetime warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.
Kingston 32GB microSDHC Class 4 Features and Specifications:
* Compliant: with the SD Specification Version 2.00 (Class 4)
* Versatile: when combined with an adapter, can be used as a full-size SDHC card
* Compatible: with microSDHC host devices; not compatible with standard microSD-enabled device/readers
* File Format: FAT32
* Reliable: lifetime warranty
* Capacities*: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
* Dimensions: 0.43" x 0.59" x 0.039" (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
* Speed: Class 4 — 4MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate
* Operating Temperature: -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)
* Storage Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)