OK – so Sony is trying to shake things up. We covered Sony potentially killing off the MiniDisc format yesterday but today Sony looks as though it is attempting an unusual hybrid in the memory card department- a SanDisk and Sony Memory Stick mash-up called the Memory Stick Micro or the hipper sounding “M2.” We say: Shouldn’t the real name have been the SanStick? Or does thats sound too much like a non-stick frying pan?
“Memory Stick Micro” media is approximately one-quarter the size of “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, yet only about 1.2 mm thick…
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Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony in October 1998, and is also used in general to describe the whole familiy of Memory Sticks. This family includes the Memory Stick Pro, a revision that allows greater maximum storage capacity and faster file transfer speeds, and Memory Stick Duo, a small-form-factor version of the Memory Stick.
Typically, a Memory Stick is used as storage media for a portable device, in a form that can easily be removed for access by a PC. For example, Sony digital cameras use Memory Sticks for storing image files. With a Memory Stick reader (typically a small box that connects via USB or some other serial connection), a user could copy the pictures taken with the Sony digital camera off to his or her computer. Sony uses and has used Memory Sticks in digital cameras, digital music players, PDAs, cell phones, the PlayStation Portable, and in other devices, and the Sony VAIO line of personal computers has long included Memory Stick slots. [Wikipedia]