SanDisk announces 1TB MicroSD Card

At MWC 2019, SanDisk announced that it will be releasing a 1TB MicroSD card in April 2019. The 1TB card will retail for $449.99.

I thought I had a lot of storage with my 512gb Note9 with a Samsung 400gb MicroSD card, but with the Note 10 likely to offer a 1TB storage option (as the S10+ does), 2TB of phone storage is right around the corner.

(And just in the nick of time in my case.)

SanDisk 1TB MicroSD
SanDisk 1TB MicroSD

Samsung/Lexar Close to Releasing Their 512gb MicroSD Cards

A few days ago, Samsung’s Germany website published images of its new line of EVO Plus MicroSD cards which included a 512gb card. Today, AnandTech reported that Lexar announced its 512gb MicroSD card, which also meets the A2 Application Performance Class standard.

Retail price for these cards is likely to be in the $300-$330 range. Personally, I’m looking forward to throwing one of these into my Galaxy Note 9 so I can up my total phone storage up to 1TB (also, my 400gb Samsung MicroSD card only has about 14gb free).

Here’s hoping that these hit Amazon before the end of 2018.

Exposed MicroSD Slots Are Stupid

I was getting excited reading Engadget’s report on Kobo’s upcoming Aura HD e-reader. This is a limited edition e-reader that will appeal to hardcore readers like myself but for which Kobo doesn’t think there’s any sort of larger market for (i.e., this is also clever marketing to see if there is a bigger audience than the company thinks).

Anyway, the device is looking like everything I’ve always wanted in an e-reader until I get to this photo.

Kobo Aura


What is the point of adding a slot for a MicroSD card if you’re not going to put some sort of sliding door or cover to protect it?

My ASUS Transformer Prime has exactly the same design flaw, and I gave up using the MicroSD slot at all after I lost my second 32gb card.