Securing Secure Digital

I picked up a 1GB SD card the other day… for $60 and a $15 mail-in rebate. I only have one device that supports Secure Digital at the moment, but it seems to be the “removable media” of choice for products today. I’m not sure if prices will go much lower than this before the end of the year, but I wouldn’t skip any of these deals if you have the chance. I’ve heard of 512MB units going for half that price, but… you should always go for the most you can afford. And it’s not just SD – there’s other memory on sale, too! From the SD Association:

This tiny, easy-to-use card offers a host of powerful advantages. It links various kinds of digital equipment through its easy connectivity, that supports a host of application formats and does not require the use of a PC. Further, the SD Memory card has the broad interoperability and compatibility needed to ensure that its applications will continue to expand far into the future. Already supported by more than 665* companies around the world, the SD Memory Card is well on its way to becoming the de facto standard memory card for digital connectivity. Soon, the SD Memory Card will provide universal access to an even wider array of multi-media data. The ubiquitous network era is coming, and its key is the SD Memory Card.

One Gnomie adds: “Flash memory has dropped through the floor recently since more manufacturers are coming online, making for a more competitive market that has lead (fortunately for us consumers) to cheaper prices.”

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  • Gunsxing

    after read, i confused, maybe the fire is not suite for me

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know the Kindle fire was an Android device. I can already see people flashing this thing or putting a custom ROM like cyanogenmod when supported.

  • Teh Gay Geek

    Most user of tablets only use them for media, internet and email.  The Fire appears (have not seen or used one yet) to be able to do all those things so it will fulfill most users requirements.  Will the micro-USB allow users to side load apps from the Android Marketplace.  There is definitely a place for both tablets.  It will be interesting to see what Amazon does with the rumored larger (10″) version of the Fire and the price point.

  • Robert Shaver

    The price is good but I need to know a few more things about it. No hurry, it’s not out for another month or so.

  • Awiseman

    I’d buy one because It’s cheap. I assume I’d use a tablet on the toilet or on the train. I’d rather carry around a $200 dollar tablet aroudn in the toilet or on the train than a $500 dollar or $600 dollar one. Also I’d root the device anyway, so access the the android store would be perfect. I think this is going to sell incredibly well and apple/samsung/everyone else is going to have a lot to answer for.

  • Noonienoonie

    Why use the iPad as the better choice? It doesn’t even have extended storage, nor be able to communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled devices that isn’t “Made for the iPad”. Sure it’s the most popular tablet out there but it hardly excels in its said features aside from being very usable. Its picture quality sucks, the screen is from 2 years ago, and if you want to do more — like hook it up to the TV — expect to pay a premium for the accessories. 

    If you really want flexibility, you know where to go.

    • Jason Rinka

      I can think of 300 reasons I’d use this over an iPad, and they’re all dollars.

  • Anne Thomas

    I have the ipad2, I would have picked up the hp touchpad firesale for a college tablet for my daughter. Unfortunately…

  • Newton Smartt

    “Don’t believe me? Take a second and call your parents and ask them what they do in the cloud.” That’s not fair. Usage of this device (I assume) will not require you to understand the concept of the cloud or anything like that. Instead, users will be told that deleting their content will remove it from their device but that it will be available in (whatever time they specify) if they want it back. It’s not cloud storage to your parents; it’s temporary deletion. If I’m wrong, I’ll be disappointed.

    That said, I definitely intend to get one. I’ve wanted a kindle for a while now, and I’m looking forward to ordering.

  • Kathleen Kiser

    ummm I might be wearing down – The more I think about it…

  • Gabriel Flores

    I am not sure I’d buy one of these devices… especially since the books aren’t included LOL!  I am not really into 2-dimensional book reading yet!  

  • Gaye Crispin

    Cool and shared:)