SD card Stories August 28

If you take photos or videos with standalone cameras, chances are you have to deal with SD Cards on a regular basis. That’s because, like it or not, SD Cards are by far the most popular medium for photo and video storage on standalone cameras.

SD Cards have advantages: they are small, easy to acquire, and relatively cheap, but they also have some major issues. For instance, the achilles heel of an SD Card is its lack of durability. For a medium that stores memories of events that are often impossible to replicate, SD Cards are way too fragile for my tastes.

Sony is looking to change this with its new Tough-branded lineup of speedy UHS-II-enabled SD Cards. The branding is apt, because these cards are bend-proof, drop-proof, water-proof, and dust-proof. expand full story

SD card Stories November 26, 2016

Samsung 128GB EVO Micro SDXC Card (48MB/s) w/Adapter: $25 shipped

Amazon and Walmart both have the Samsung 128GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC Card w/Adapter for $24.88 shipped. That’s about $10 less than we typically see it and a low mark for speedy 48MB/s transfer speed Class 10 Micro SD Cards. This gets super high 4.4/5 ratings from thousands of reviewers and comes with a convenient Standard SD Adapter.

Perfect for Android Phones and Tablets, GoPros, Cameras, DJI/Drones, Macs and anything that does Micro or standard size SD. 

SD card Stories April 14, 2016

Update (5/9 4:35pm): The below TarDisk has now sold out, but we also spotted other notable prices on Amazon and Stacksocial

TarDisk is offering 15% off exclusively to 9to5Toys readers today on itsTarDisk Pear solid-state expansion drive product for MacBook. This isn’t an SD card, instead it uses TarDisk’s software to create a fusion drive with your internal storage, meaning it will act as a permanent storage upgrade instead of like an SD card or thumb drive (full review).

With the 15% off, you can take $59.85 off the regular $399 price of the 256GB model, or $22.35 off the $149 regular price for the 128GB model.

Get 15% off TarDisk – 128GB $126.65 (Reg. $149) or 256GB $339.15 (Reg. $399)

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SD card Stories September 2, 2015

While Polaroid has a number of unique camera products on the market like the recently released Wi-Fi connected Polaroid Cube+, it has always been known for its instant photographs. From the show floor at IFA 2015 in Berlin, the company has unveiled its latest mini shooter. It pulls the modern design of the Cube products into a more traditional point-and-shoot form factor along with the instantaneous results the brand is synonymous with: expand full story

SD card Stories May 1, 2015

expiredThis highly-rated Raspberry Pi 2 Model B kit is perfect for getting into micro-computing $60 shipped (Reg. $70)

Micro-computing is becoming more mainstream as different projects and possibilities continue to develop out of Raspberry Pi, the business card sized single-board computer. A few months back the second generation was announced, including the opportunity for free a copy of Windows 10. We are just starting to notice some discounts on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B as production has caught up with demand.

Prestige Milano via Amazon offers the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B complete starter kit for $69.99. Coupon code RP2XBTEN cuts $10 off the price dropping the final total to $59.99 shipped.

If you’re interested in getting into micro-computing, this is an excellent place to start, we’ve included the individual values of each component as well. This kit includes the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (900MHz/1GB of RAM, $40+), a case ($5), an 8GB Kingston SD card ($10) that is pre-loaded with software and a power supply ($10). It also ships with a Wi-Fi dongle ($10), HDMI cable ($2) and a heatsink. That’s over $80 in value and basically everything needed to get your new Pi 2 system off the ground and running.

Amazon users rave about this kit, with over 1,500 customers rating it 4.6/5 stars. There are a number of ways to utilize this system, from setting up a media server to playing Minecraft. Amazon also has different cases available for a customizable look, as well as other accessories. The previous generation system is still available as well.

SD card Stories November 27, 2014

expiredWD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive w/ Lexar 32GB Class 10 SD Card $90 shipped (Reg. $120+)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals is offering the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive in black bundled with a Lexar Pro 600x Class 10 32GB SD Card for $89.99 shipped. That’s $140 under the original price of both items together, $8 below Amazon’s price for just the drive and the best current price we can find on this drive without the SD Card attached. While we have seen this particular drive go for $75, with the $20 (or more) added value of the SD Card, you are effectively getting the HD for $70.

Features:

  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Automatic and cloud backup
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Comes with a free Lexar 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 SD Memory Card

The drive is rated 4.5/5 stars from nearly 5,000 Amazon customers and the Lexar SD Card has a 4.7/5 stars from 115 buyers. We also have the WD 3TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive for only $90 shipped right now.

SD card Stories September 12, 2014

SanDisk is introducing the “world’s highest capacity SDXC card” with the new 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Memory Card. Designed for photography professionals or anyone who needs a large amount of SD storage for 4K/HD footage and images, SanDisk says the pro model cards are its “most powerful, highest capacity UHS-I SD memory cards” to date.

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SD card Stories February 10, 2014

Amazon also carries the Liger NFC Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker for only $19.95 with free prime shipping. That’s 90% off it’s list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it. It’s both NFC & Bluetooth compatible and it’s a wireless speaker with high definition sound. The built in microphone allows you to answer calls while listening to music and it can be paired with smartphones, tablets and other NFC or Bluetooth enabled devices. It’s powered via built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Amazon customers gave it 4.5/5 stars and great reviews

Lastly, Amazon is also offering the Transcend USB 3.0 card reader for $7 with free shipping on orders of $35 ($8 shipped from third party). It supports SD and microSD cards, features an activity indicator, and can be a convenient way to transfer SD card stored data to other devices. It’s received a 4.5/5 star rating among nearly 300 Amazon customers.

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