Even though the card itself is smaller than a postage stamp, it's been built with teeny, tiny hinges. And when you fold it back on itself, you reveal a set of metal contacts that you can insert directly into the U.S.B. jack of your Mac or PC.Unfortunately, it seems to be sold out almost everywhere. See the froogle.google.com listing. Note that this is the SD card, not the CompactFlash card.
The card doesn't have an actual U.S.B. connector …; it dispenses with the outer rectangle frame. All that really counts, it turns out, is those metal contacts. …
(Wait--does that mean that you can use the card as an actual flash drive, the kind people use to carry their computer files around? Absolutely. SanDisk even includes a little keychain case for it.)
Thursday, August 11, 2005
A Brilliant Memory Card
How unbearably clever. David Pogue writes about SanDisk's new 512 MB Ultra II SD PLUS Secure Digital Card.