SanDisk Just Made the Fastest 4K-Slinging SD Card Yet

SanDisk just announced an absurdly fast card that can go almost three times faster than the previous champ. Why do you need all that horsepower? To chomp 4K video, of course. » 2/13/14 12:40pm 2/13/14 12:40pm

Build Exactly the Card Reader You Need With This Modular Hub

Most card readers boast compatibility with almost every memory card format on the planet, but odds are you only ever use a couple of them at most. So Lexar has created a modular alternative it's calling the Professional Workflow HR1, with four bays that can be customized with your choice of compact flash, SD, or XQD… » 9/09/13 1:20pm 9/09/13 1:20pm

The Worst Proprietary Gadget Offenses

Like a predatory loan officer or an unstable partner, technology companies have an obsession with locking you down. Here are some of the worst examples of proprietary products that leave you trapped, broke and angry. » 3/12/09 2:00pm 3/12/09 2:00pm

Giz Explains: An Illustrated Guide to Every Stupid Memory Card You Need

High on the list of gadget annoyances that make me want to scab my eyes out with a spork—just below cables » 10/01/08 2:00pm 10/01/08 2:00pm and —is the unfettered proliferation of memory cards. Even though they all fundamentally do the same thing—store data for handheld devices—they come in a million different sizes and shapes from almost as many …

Eye-Fi Share Gets Lexar Branding

That Eye-Fi technology » 9/18/08 11:21pm 9/18/08 11:21pm we were so gung ho about a few months back, the one which adds Wi-Fi to any digital camera, has found a new home in Lexar. The memory card giant is churning out a 2GB Shoot-n-Sync WiFi SD card that works exactly the same as the Eye-Fi Share. But with the Lexar branding, I guess these cards will…

SanDisk WORM Write-Once SD Cards Can't Be Altered, Last 100 Years

SanDisk has created the first write-once SD memory card after over a year of talking about it. The WORM (Write Once Read Many) cards cannot be altered or deleted and are designed for information that must be kept intact, such as electronic voting records and police work. They are only 128MB for now, but bigger sizes… » 7/15/08 1:25pm 7/15/08 1:25pm

USB Memory Card Reader With Compact Mirror. Verdict: Wacky!

So, sometimes you need to check to see if your lipstick is okay, and sometimes you need to download data from a memory card. To do both of those you need a device to help you out. But why would you combine both devices into one gizmo? I suppose it could save space in your purse if you're a really habitual memory-card… » 4/14/08 10:39am 4/14/08 10:39am

7-in-1 Card Reader Includes Floppy Disk for Those People Trapped in…

Pop this USB 2.0-connected gadget into a spare drive bay in your PC and you will be able to read Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, MultiMedia Card, MicroDrive memory cards and... 3.5-inch floppy disks? You will have to spend $39 to discover if those 1987 backups still have any data. [RedFerret] » 2/20/08 10:22am 2/20/08 10:22am

SanDisk Crams Even More Bits Into Tiny microSDHC Memory Cards

Good gawd, how much memory can they cram onto a tiny microSD card the size of a baby's fingernail? Way more than the number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin, because SanDisk just announced 6GB and 8GB microSDHC cards touted to give you the same amount of storage as the most voluminous iPhone. How's that… » 6/27/07 12:37pm 6/27/07 12:37pm