Reading at a maximum of 95MB/s and writing at 80MB/s, the new Toshiba SDHC UHS-I memory cards are the fastest in the world. Now, good luck finding a camera that can saturate that kind of bandwidth.
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]
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…
SanDisk has figured out a way to cram 32GB of storage onto a chip the size of your pinkie that slides into your phone—if it's got a micro SDHC slot, anyway. Which is awesome! Not awesome: It's $200, which is as much as your phone actually cost. Oh well. It'd be kind of a steal if the iPad took 'em though.
The new SDXC standard (which theoretically tops out at 2TB) replaces SDHC in 2010, and according to DailyTech, some of the bigger laptop makers may add SDXC support to their upcoming laptops with 32nm Core i5/i7 processors.
SanDisk's X4 tech packs four bits of data into each memory cell, compared with the typical one or two bits. That means they'll be able to far exceed the 32GB limit on SDHC, microSDHC and others, and they've started shipping.
Nintendo's decision to eschew a standalone Wii hard drive for the support of SDHC was a good one, as users can buy tiny and cheap 32GB SDHC cards to expand storage. But what just you could store was in question.
Japanese phone king KDDI is showing off a MicroSD card with built-in Wi-Fi, sorta like those photo-uploading Eye-Fi cards everyone loves so much. Actually, they're exactly like that, except, well, much smaller.
Our Battlemodo showed that while cheap pocket camcorder video quality has come a long way, audio quality is usually abysmal. The Zoom Q3 aims to change that with TWO directional microphones that can be focused much like a lens zooms.
The new Extreme SDHC card from SanDisk comes in 4/8/16/32GB capacities and boasts speeds of up to 30MB/s, which SanDisk claims as the world's fastest.
Aside from photo transfers and straight up storage expansion, the SD card slot in the new MacBook Pros has a single,
cool trick up its sleeve (slot?): it's bootable.
USB flash media readers aren't exactly ripe for innovation, so it's rare that they surprise us in a way that doesn't inspire laughter. But 69ing two readers into one compact, featureless lump? That's kinda genius.
Of course, it's not an officially licensed real Rubik's Cube (unless you're looking at the easiest Rubik's Cube in history), but Brando's "270˘X x 270 X Card Reader" comes close enough.
During Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's GDC keynote today, the company revealed that the Wii will finally get SDHC support (that means compatibility with bigger SD cards) through an update that's available now.
SDXC, the new memory card spec announced at CES, promised exciting things, storage-wise. Pretec demonstrated the first card that'll support the standard, and at a mere 32GB and 50MB/s, well, it's a step.
Thanko's 4-slot SD card reader/pen, but we're waiting for the 8-slot, double X-Wing version. No word on retail price, but we're sure it'll be available soon at various online import vendors. [Akihibara News]
Here's a simple, fantastic idea. This otherwise standard USB cable adorns its wire with an inline SD card reader, creating a 2-in-1 SD reader/USB cable.
Whoa, these are card readers? Mundane but necessary gadgets deserve essentialized designs, and SanDisk's new ImageMate All-in-One and Multi-card look a lot like Neil Poulton's bare, black and glossy hard drives for LaCie.
While they won't do much to salvage that fancy camera, Elecom is trusting that some of us will benefit from their waterproof SDHC cards.