This SD Card Is Hiding a Mobile Hotspot Inside

The last thing you want to do after buying yourself a sleek, ultra-slim laptop is muck up its lovely form factor with an ungainly mobile WiFi hotspot hanging off a USB port. So taking inspiration from the Eye-Fi, Huawei has cooked up its own SD card that's gutted to make room for a nano SIM slot and a HSPA+ 3G radio… » 10/02/13 4:20pm 10/02/13 4:20pm

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

Leave-In Compact SD Cards Boost Your MacBook's Storage Capacity

The MacBook Air's incredibly thin form factor is made possible largely in part by its use of a solid-state drive—or SSD—instead of a more traditional and thicker hard drive with moving parts. The downside is that SSDs are still considerably smaller in capacity than traditional hard drives, but PNY now has an easy way… » 8/22/13 3:20pm 8/22/13 3:20pm

Stash Your Extra SD Cards In This Adorably Tiny Leica Camera

If you're heading out for a day of shooting, or even on a vacation, it's a good idea to bring along a few extra SD cards. Not only for those times when you run out of storage, but as cheap insurance that you won't lose your shots. By swapping out cards occasionally, you're helping to ensure that if one card dies, you… » 8/08/13 6:20pm 8/08/13 6:20pm

An Itty Bitty Card Reader That Doesn't Care Which USB End Is Up

If you're rocking a classic laptop that hails from the time before SD card readers were a standard feature, Buffalo's got you covered with an incredibly petite flash card reader that promises to handle up to 45 different formats. Of coure, that's taking into account the endless varieties of SD, miniSD, and microSD… » 6/12/13 9:49am 6/12/13 9:49am

You Can Now Slap a Quarter Terabyte of Storage In Your Camera

It took a few months longer than its 256 GB compact flash card, but Lexar has finally announced a matching 256 GB SDXC card that makes it oh-so-easy to lose or misplace a quarter terabyte of photographs. To put that in perspective, if you were shooting full resolution, full quality JPGs with the Sony RX100, you'd be… » 9/21/12 2:30pm 9/21/12 2:30pm

Toshiba's Wireless SD Goes Both Ways

Wireless SD cards are a smart product for forgetful/lazy/busy people. Toshiba's new FlashAir card is the first which allows you to transfer data both to and from the card—an idea that's got a lot of potential. » 9/01/11 4:00pm 9/01/11 4:00pm

Eye-Fi's Direct Beam Mode Now Works

When the Eye-Fi X2 wi-fi SD card appeared, it introduced a new feature, Direct Beam, which opens a direct connection with Android and IOS smartphones and tablets. Now the necessary apps for those devices have arrived. [Rob Galbraith via Engadget] » 4/20/11 6:37pm 4/20/11 6:37pm

The 3-in-1 iPad Camera Connection Kit

What's better than Apple's o-fficial iPad Camera Connection Kit? Among other things, like pandas cubs and Godfather 2, this versatile dongle! It crams accommodations for USB, SD and Micro SD cards in one tiny (but unofficial) dock-connecting package. » 12/14/10 12:40pm 12/14/10 12:40pm

Panasonic's New 8GB and 16GB SDHC Cards Transfer 2x Faster

Panasonic just coughed up two new SDHC cards, the RP-SDY08G and RP-SDY16G holding 8GB and 16GB respectively, both of which adhere to the new UHS-I standard for snappy read speeds of up to 60MB/s. They'll be available in November. [Panasonic] » 9/01/10 9:36am 9/01/10 9:36am

SD Cards Get High-Performance Indicators

Shopping for SD cards has gotten a little bit easier, assuming you keep up-to-date on the latest SDXC/SDHC product iconography. Henceforth, products with bus-interface speeds up to 104MBps will carry a UHS-I symbol, while products that allow real-time video recording will have UHS Speed Class 1 symbols. Here's how… » 6/23/10 9:23am 6/23/10 9:23am

Mac Mini Gets SDXC Upgrade

An unadvertised improvement in the new Mac Mini over other Mac products? SDXC card support, the newest SD specification that's expandable to 2TB and features higher bus speeds. Not a big deal, but some dude who just barely talked himself into buying a new Mac Mini is probably fist-pumping like a mad man all the same. [ » 6/18/10 10:20am 6/18/10 10:20am

iPad Camera Connectors Are Just Time Traveling iPod Camera Connectors

If you saw the iPad's SD and USB connector dongles and thought to yourself, "I swear I've seen those before," well, you might not be crazy after all. They look exactly the same as the iPod's camera connectors from 2005. » 3/30/10 4:40pm 3/30/10 4:40pm

huBox Adds Another Practical Element to USB Hubs

A USB hub/SD card reader is a handy thing to have on your desk. But the huBox takes both of these components and sticks them into a small, Mac-Mini-friendly box. Clever. (On sale soon for unknown price.) [huBox via AkihabaraNews] » 2/12/10 12:40pm 2/12/10 12:40pm

Read SD Cards on Your iPhone With ZoomIt

Remember all those clever iPhone peripherals that we were supposed to see with firmware 3.0? Well ZoomIt is among the first. It's an SD card reader for the iPhone and iPod touch. » 2/08/10 1:40pm 2/08/10 1:40pm

More Photos of iPad Accessories (With Prices!)

In case you're ravenously scouring the 'tubes for more shots of the iPad accessories (keyboard dock, case, dongles), look no further. iLounge has bonus shots of all four items, and impressions of the iPad case (which they say feels cheap). » 1/28/10 1:52am 1/28/10 1:52am

Apple iPad's Myriad Optional Dongles: USB, SD, AC, BBQ

The iPad really is a giant iPhone—so much so that if you want to get a laptop-like experience out of it, you'll need adapters to change the typical 30-pin connector into USB, SD, or AC power. Correction: » 1/27/10 3:29pm 1/27/10 3:29pm

Panasonic's Moves Into the SDXC Era with 64GB Flash Cards

It appears Panasonic will be first to market with their 64 gigabyte SDXC card, announcing that it, along with a 48 GB model, will be available in February 2010. » 1/06/10 7:18pm 1/06/10 7:18pm

Sony Relents After 11 Years, Launches First SD Card Line-up

Big news from the Sony camp today—they're embracing 1999's flash-in-the-pan fad and have launched their first line-up of SD cards. Hopefully that spells the death of the evil Memory Stick and sliding disinterest in their propriety formats. » 1/06/10 11:52am 1/06/10 11:52am

SD Cards About to Get a Whole Lot Zippier (Like, 300MB a Second Zippy)

I prefer CompactFlash cards to SD, despite the bulk, for speed and durability. (Also, I shoot with big cameras that take big cards.) SD card version 4.0 fixes the speed issue, with transfer speeds of up to 300MB a second. » 12/01/09 11:59am 12/01/09 11:59am