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Samsung, what did we ever do to you? Samsung ticked off quite a few enthusiasts with the release of the Galaxy S6 earlier this year. While the smartphone brought with it a swanky metal and glass body, a fast octa-core processor and a QHD display, it also ditched the waterproof body, removable battery, and microSD slot. That last point was probably the most harped on omission. Given its position in Samsung’s smartphone lineup, many had hoped that Samsung would spare the Galaxy Note series from such feature reductions. As we come closer to the August 13 reveal of the Galaxy Note 5, it appears that... Read more...
We were excited when SanDisk announced a new 200GB microSD memory card at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. That is, until we caught wind of the MSRP -- $400! Yeah, it was one of those 'spit coffee on your monitor' moments. Ah, but a little patience makes all the difference in the world, as the exact same card can now be had for $240 on Amazon. That brings the cost per gigabyte down from $2 to a bit more reasonable $1.20. Yes, that's still pricey, especially when the 128GB version sells for $80 on Amazon, or around $0.63 per gigabyte. But that's the kind of premium we... Read more...
Mobile World Congress isn't just home to cool smartphones, and SanDisk proves it with its announcement of a jaw-dropping 200GB microSD card. Yes, 200GB - as in the storage capacity of 45 DVDs and 4 dual-layer Blu-ray discs on a memory card sporting a length of 15mm and thickness of 1mm. What else can be said but, "wow!"? With this much storage space, you'll be able to capture up to 20 hours of 1080p content - that's some serious freedom, right there. The card could also be used to store about ~100 720p movies, ~1,300 MP3 music albums, or ~20,000 high-res photos. Before you think, "But I can't use... Read more...
Whether you're in need of a super-fast solid-state drive, a speedy microSD card, or an ultra-secure thumb drive, Kingston has got you covered at this year's CES. I think the "super-fast" SSD I mentioned will whet the most appetites, so let's start off with a look at that one. Called HyperX Predator, Kingston's latest and greatest SSD is PCIe-based in order to deliver some incredible performance. 1,400MB/s read and 1,000MB/s write to be exact. 240GB and 480GB versions of the drive will be available soon, with a 960GB version to come towards the end of Q1 or early Q2. Further... Read more...
We’ve been waiting to see a Firefox OS phone in the wild, and tomorrow that will become a reality with the launch of the ZTE Open in Spain. Service provider Telefónica says that this is the first commercial launch of a Firefox OS device; it will be available at Movistar stores for 69 euros, which includes 30 euros’ worth of prepaid talk time and a 4GB microSD card. “We believe that smartphones need to be more open and that the web is the platform for making this possible,” said Telefónica España CEO Luis Miguel Gilpérez. Consumers should not be... Read more...
SanDisk announced a fast new memory card designed for smartphones and tablets. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card offers up to 95MB/sec read and up to 90MB/sec write speeds. SanDisk claims this is the world's fastest mobile memory card. The card has a UHS Speed Class 1 rating (Class 10 equivalent). The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card is available from SanDisk's website in 8GB and 16GB capacities for $59.99 and $99.99, respectively. The card is compatible with any device that accepts microSDHC cards. SANDISK INTRODUCES WORLD’S FASTEST MEMORY CARD FOR SMARTPHONES AND... Read more...
With faster and smarter phones, comes the eventual need for faster and smarter media. So, that's what Samsung is delivering. The company has announced that it's now mass producing Ultra High Speed–1 (UHS-1) interface microSD cards that support the highest performance levels required on advanced LTE (Long Term Evolution) smartphones and tablets. "MicroSD cards with a UHS-1 interface offer users an extremely high level of performance on their LTE smartphones and for other advanced mobile applications. This allows consumers to enjoy high-quality images and video playback directly from the memory... Read more...
If you want to get your hands on the DROID RAZR but aren't sure you want to spend $300, Verizon Wireless has a new option for you. The wireless carrier is now offering the DROID RAZR, minus the previously included 16GB microSD card, for $100 less than the initial price offering. With this promotion, you'll get the same DROID RAZR smartphone that features 16GB of onboard memory, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 8MP camera, and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (the phone is upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich though the update isn't available yet). Of course, the phone still offers a microSD card... Read more...
MicroSD cards. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Okay, so that's definitely a stretch, and definitely doesn't genuinely apply to microSD cards, but if you're an Android user with loads of media, there's no doubt that these things are super important in your daily life. And just in case the 8GB or 16GB card that shipped with your smartphone is growing small on capacity, Kingston is introducing a new 32GB Class 10 microSDHC card into the family. That means that a 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB version is out there, a full plate to choose from. The Class 10 card offers a minimum data transfer... Read more...
Soon, you may be able to pick up a microSD card with a movie preloaded on it to enjoy on your Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Mo-DV is now offering its Universal Player on microSD cards for the Android operation system (version 2.1 and later). Movie studios are generally pretty protective over their content, so that's where the Universal Player comes in. With the Universal Player, movie studios can more readily prevent the illegal duplication of content. Mo-DV has had success in the past by enabling movie studios to offer their movies via USB Flash Drives available at large retailers such... Read more...
Kingston this week announced it will soon be shipping its first-ever ultra-large 32GB microSDHC card. It's a Class 4 memory card that will go on sale Monday, October 11, 2010, serving up twice as much capacity as Kingston's previous flagship microSDHC part. That's good news for all you smartphone and superphone users looking to cram your device full of high-def photos, movies, and apps. "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... Read more...
One of the touted features of iPhone OS 3.0 was the ability to interface with external hardware, and one company has used that to fill a gap in the iPhone's feature set. The company, zoomMediaPlus, has announced zoomIt, an adapter that allows iPhones to read SD cards (and with adapters, mini and micro SD cards).zoomMedia is taking pre-orders right now. The price is a relatively high $59.95, but the company will ship a free 4GB Kingston SDHC card to the first 250 customers as well as a limited time $10 discount. The device is expected to ship in April.When you plug in the zoomIt to your iPhone's... Read more...
In the never-ending race to produce a flash memory device that'll become lost the moment you unwrap it from its packaging, Buffalo has developed this: the 16GB microSD USB card reader.Put simply, this nub of a flash memory device--which looks about as large as Logitech's latest USB receivers--holds 16GB of information on its own. But, knowing that that'll never be enough for you, Buffalo also included a microSD/microSDHC slot, so you can toss another 16GB in through that. All told, you're looking at having at least 32GB of storage in a device barely bigger than your thumbnail, which is both useful... Read more...
If there's one iconic thing in the long, storied history of consumer electronics, it's Maxell's "blown away guy." While the company doesn't run commercials featuring him any longer, he's still hanging around, seated deeply in his seat, being blown away by whatever new product the company launches.The latest from the outfit is a new flash media product line, which is perfect for storing photos, movies, music and all sorts of other media. The lineup includes the Maxell SD card, micro SD card and high speed CompactFlash card, which range in size from 2GB to 16GB and ship in a variety of different... Read more...
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