Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones have few weaknesses on paper, but one is arguably the lack of a microSD card slot. For years, while the rest of the smartphone industry backed away from expandable storage, Samsung stuck to it, claiming that its customers would rather have the option. Whatever the reason was for cutting the feature from their new phones, it’s unfortunate, because storage companies like SanDisk are only going bigger and bolder with removable flash cards. This morning, SanDisk announced a new 200GB microSD card that arrives in Q2. (more…)
Christmas is gone and you probably have gift money to spend. One good way to offload all of that cash would be on a micro SD card for your new phone, because you can never have enough storage. Amazon is currently hosting a daily deal on SanDisk cards that have been slashed by as much as 70%. Not all of them have, but a good number can be picked up for some of their cheapest prices ever.
The biggest steal of the lot is the 64GB micro SD Class 10/UHS-1 card for just $24.95 (regularly $64.99). Seriously, that is a steal. Your other options include a 128GB Class 10/UHS-1 card for $89.99 (regularly $129.99), 32GB for $12.95, and a 16GB for just $9.99. If you don’t need another micro SD card, regular SD cards have also been discounted.
Amazon currently has SanDisk’s 128GB Class 10 micro SD card available for $99, which is one of the lowest price points we have seen this much storage hit to date. If you look around the web, you will see it as low as $120 at Best Buy and NewEgg, but $99 with free Prime shipping almost makes this a no-brainer. Now that most of you own devices with micro SD slots, since manufacturers are fully buying back into removable storage this year, it may be time to upgrade.
Phones like the Galaxy S5, LG G3, and HTC One (M8) all support 128GB cards.
We ran a poll earlier in the week, asking if a micro SD slot is a deciding factor when buying a phone – 62% of you said yes, that you wouldn’t buy a phone if it didn’t have one.
Earlier this week at MWC, SanDisk unveiled their newest UHS-I Ultra microSD card for mobile devices with 128GB of storage. Yes, they doubled the 64GB cards most of your Samsung’s devices can support, but still brought the same Class 10 speeds. We are looking at 30MB/s, water/magnet/shock/temperature proof, and in a package that comes with a regular sized SD adapter.
The new cards originally retailed for $199, but thanks to Amazon, that price was short-lived. These brand new 128GB microSD cards from SanDisk can be had for $119.99. No coupon needed – just a straight up discount.
SanDisk claims that you can store up to 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos and more than 125 apps. That’s a lot of goodies stored on your phone or tablet, assuming your phone or tablet has an SD card slot or supports USB OTG. We are also waiting for word back from SanDisk on an officially supported list, but if your device supports SDXC, you could be OK.
SanDisk introduced a new product this morning called the Ultra Dual USB Drive (long name, eh?) to help you easily transfer photos or files from tablet or phone to PC and back again. The product sports both micro-USB and USB 2.0 connectors, with the idea being that you could attach the UDUD to your phone or tablet, put a bunch of recently taken pictures on it (or files), and then unplug the drive on your way to a computer for enjoyment on a bigger screen or sharing. (more…)
For the industry as a whole, it’s unfortunate that Samsung has become the lone Android OEM to continue to include microSD card slots in its phones, especially when you see deals like today’s through Amazon Gold Box. But since so many of you actually own Samsung’s latest and greatest devices, you probably couldn’t care less about the competition. And with that, we present to you the most recent 60% off SanDisk flash storage sale.
In today’s listing (Amazon does these every couple of months, in case you were wondering), you can pick up SanDisk 32GB or 64GB Class 10, UHS-1 microSD cards for $19.99 and $41.99, respectively. Amazon claims that these are 71% and 58% discounts. If you don’t need another microSD card, you may want to look into a simple flash drive as well, especially if you get down with the OTG game. Today’s deal has the extra tiny and packable Cruzer Fit 16GB ($10.49) and 32GB ($18.49) flash drive, along with the standard size 32GB ($17.49) and 64GB ($31.99) Cruzer.
You’ll find regular SD cards as well.
The rest of the Gold Box deals can be had here.
With internal device storage being taken up by larger operating systems, bloated with tons of proprietary software, the need for a good SD card has really never been higher. Unless you are spending more cash to buy a device with higher storage, investing in an SD card is a good way to store your important pictures, videos and files, allowing you to take them wherever you go. This week, SanDisk announced another line of cards, the Extreme microSDHC UHS-I cards. The UHS stands for Ultra High Speed. (more…)