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Tiny Drive Holds 16GB And Reads Your MicroSD Cards

Tiny Drive Holds 16GB And Reads Your MicroSD Cards

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By Chris Scott Barr

Once in a while, the size of technology just amazes me. Flash drives were awesome when they first came out, because it was a storage drive about the size of a keychain. Inevitably those have shrank until they’re smaller than the USB connector itself. Well here’s a new one that is rediculously small, and manages to somehow pack in a card reader to boot.

This tiny little USB device will read your MicroSD cards, and hold a whopping 16GB at the same time. I’m pretty sure the only reason there is a plastic bit is so that you have something to grab when you want to remove it. This would be perfect for a netbook, you could insert it and forget about it. Of course that small size and high capacity doesn’t come cheap. The 16GB version will set you back around $160, though you could settle for a 4GB version for just $35.

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14 responses to “Tiny Drive Holds 16GB And Reads Your MicroSD Cards”

  1. zgreyfox says:

    What a rip off. You can get all this for about 1/3 their asking price.

    You can get the reader for $4+free shipping here:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25558

    A 16 GB SanDisk Micro SDHC card will run you just $45+shipping from amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-16GB-MicroSDHC-Fl

  2. LukeAnderson says:

    True, but this one already has 16GB built-in. You can add another 16GB MicroSD card for a total of 32GB if you wanted.

  3. James_Smith says:

    This is already obsolete. I have a 32 GB USB pen drive I bought on eBay for $49.95. A few months later, I found a 64 GB one for under $30.00. WHy would I pay $160 for a hard drive that is less reliable, less rugged, and with smaller capacity?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I bought one for €2,- at dealextreme.com. The 16GB SD card costed €20,-.
    It’s amazing how it is so small, but can read micro-sd, sd and about 3 other cards.

  5. PohTayToez says:

    If you read the original product page, it's pretty clear that there is no built in memory. What you're buying is a thumbnail MicroSD card reader with a bundled 16GB MicroSD card. Not quite as impressive.

  6. PohTayToez says:

    How long have you had these drives? Cheap flash drives from China like those sold on eBay are notorious for being DOA, or simply working very, very poorly.

  7. chris_09 says:

    Seems a little bit expensive and gimicky (you can probably get a similar USB drive for a lot less), but it's still technically impressive.

  8. adamtwomey says:

    I hate it when Mc Donalds advertises on the internet, makes me damn hungry. And why is it thre is never a black hand holding the food huh? Is it because it's dirty? I decree that Mc Donalds is racist.

  9. chris_09 says:

    Seems a little bit expensive and gimicky (you can probably get a similar USB drive for a lot less), but it's still technically impressive.

  10. I find it weird that the 16GB costs MORE THAN 4x as much as the 4 GB version…

  11. Mat says:

    4GB is a ton of capacity. I remember when my whole computer only had 200 megabytes (it was the 80's)!