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The 16gb micro sd card can fit in many devices such as many mobiles, consoles, mp 3 players and mcuh more. It is a great product and only recommend it to anybody eho either likes a lot of music, a lot of games or likes to store alot of things on there androids and stuff like apps! This memory card would go to waste if it were to be used by someone who only likes music and only gets 200 songs on there mobile the 4gb memory card is enough, no need to waste your money. For those who like music, game and apps - this product is for you. I like all sorts on my phone from the weather, email, games, music and much more and this memory card was great for me infact perfect for wahtever i wanted i didnt need no more or no less! Great product! Oh and with kingston you can never go wrong unless buying from outside the uk!
Just when I thought it was about time to retire my 3.5" floppy disks, along come these little micro SD memory cards that are less than the size of a postage stamp, but have infinitely more capacity than my first computer ever had. Such is the world of miniaturisation .................
I've got an HTC Desire HD mobile phone, that takes these micro SD cards, and hence, I wanted to get a reasonably large capacity storage card to give me plenty of space to store things on. I bought this 16GB version off of Amazon for about £18 a few months ago, although search around and you can probably get them for around the £15 mark now, and there are numerous brands and sizes widely available. My previous experience with Kingston memory products has always shown that they are high quality products, and hence I had every confidence in the technical expertise of this card. I wasn't disappointed.
What is it? The card itself is tiny, measuring 15 mm by 11 mm, and not much thicker than a couple of sheets of paper. Being so small, it is hard to imagine that it has a 16GB storage capacity, but it does. Not so long ago, we used to have SD storage cards which were the bigger ones measuring 31 mm by 24 mm, and were commonly used in cameras and portable games machines. Nowadays with the drive to make everything smaller, the next generation of memory cards are these microSDHC cards - micro because of its small size, SD standing for 'Secure Digital' because of the way that the information is stored on the card, and the HC standing for 'High Capacity' which refers to the family of cards with storage capacities in the range of 4 to 32 GB, and these types of larger capacity cards are increasingly being used in mobile phones.
Of note, one of the benefits of purchasing this particular Kingston card is the fact that you also get an SD sized adaptor card, which has a twofold benefit. Initially, you can just slot your microSDHC card into the adaptor and then use it as an ordinary SD card in your old camera or Gameboy, gaining all the capacity of the microSDHC card in a SD card environment. But secondly, you can use this arrangement to load files up to your computer. Computers don't tend to have a microSDHC slot, but do have an SD card slot, and hence, this adaptor enables you to achieve easy file transfer to your computer.
What's it like to use? In a word - fast and easy. Using it on my HTC phone and storage and reading to and from the card is pretty much seamless and quick. Use the adaptor to plug it into my computer and my Windows based system recognises it as a separate drive, which I can then open up and drag files back and forth as required. And as yet, I still have loads of capacity to use, despite a few films and videos, numerous albums and photos all being stored on the card.
In summary, what can you say? MicroSDHC is the way ahead with storage cards, and whilst the 16GB version is perhaps mid-range in the capacity range now, give it a few months and this will probably be towards the bottom of that range then. You have a card that is fast and easy to use, all for a relatively cheap price (of about £1 per GB), where you are not only getting a great microSDHC card, but you are also getting that useful and versatile SD adaptor card as well. Hence, a 5* recommendation.
After getting my brand new HTC Desire HD I discovered it only came with an 8GB micro SD, so I upgraded to this one at around £14, which works out as about a GB per £1. I've come to trust Kingston over the years as one of the best, if not the best, only rivaled by SanDisk. First thing I noticed was the transfer speed was quite good, I was getting around 2MB/s which was more than I had expected and while it did take a fair bit of time to fill, it didn't bother me too much. I've been using this for a few months now and I am yet to encounter any problems and it seems unlikely I will as now it's secure inside my phone. Just a quick word of warning, you may be tempted to format you're MicroSD for whatever reason, but don't, it could damage or seriously reduce the life of your SD card. I was contemplating getting a 32GB but they are still fairly expensive, around £45 at the time of this review, meaning I could get three 16GB for that price. If you are in no hurry though, you might want to wait until the price decreases so you can get a 32GB.
Kingston is a brand that I usually turn to when I am in need of some kind of compter memory. This is probably as it seems to be the most widely available maker of these kinds of products especially on Amazon. To be fair I now search for them first as I have bought a few memory cards from them and have even upgraded the memory on my laptop using one of their DDR RAMs and I have never had a single problem with anything I have bought so far.
I use the 16GB micro SD on my phone and I also sometimes use it on my Nintendo DS with an adapter.
For those that do not know a micro SD card is a form of memory card that can be used to store lot's of different files from documents to movies, photos and music. You can pretty much store whatever you would store on a normal memory card. The only difference being that a micro SD card is just that it is tiny.
Because my phone isn't big enough for a normal memory card I have to use my kingston micro SD instead. To get files on is quite fidly with the phone's cables so I just remove my micro SD and put it in an adapter which turns it into a full size SD card that my memory card reader can then read. All I then have to do it drag and drop the files I want onto it and then remove the micro SD and place it back into my phone.
I then have access to all the files I saved on it on my phone. Simples.
The only problem that I have with the card isn't even it's fault but it's so small that it is really easy to misplace and I have actually lost a couple this way never to be seen again but probably hoovered up by the vacuum cleaner. As I said though this is more my fault than the card's as it actually needs to be that small and I should be more careful with handling it.
It really is incredibly easy to use and the 16GB is more than enough memory for me. I have loads of music on it along with some TV shows, hundreds of pictures and even some documents to read on the go and I still have loads of room left. In fact for the average person then I would say you would probably need less than this if it is for a mobile phone as this is quite a lot of memory. As I now use mine as my main music and video watching device instead of my ipod I like to have the 16GB but once I have watched a video file which takes up the most room I delete it so there is always plenty left.
A kingston 16GB micro SD will cost you around £20 but for the amount of storage you get this really isn't a bad price at all and as the brand has always been so trouble free for me I can highly recommend it to people who are looking for one.
Kingston Genuine 16 GB TF Micro SD Card
I have a couple of SD cards for various reasons though use this particular one in my digital camera. I am not sure how much this costs alone as it was bought alongside the camera and does not seem easily available online at the moment, though that is not to say that it doesn't pop up occasionally on Amazon or Ebay.
I use the higher definition option on my camera and with this option you are able to fit less photos onto the card, though I can still fit well over 2000 photos on this option. If you are using a smaller resolution you are able to fit an awful lot more, going right up to at least 10,000 depending on how low the resolution is. If recording off of the camera then the space is dramatically reduced though I usually use my video camera for this.
Once I have taken the photos on my camera, I simply pop this SD card out of the slot and stick it either in my card reader or SD slot in my laptop and the computers recognise it immediately. Transferring the photos onto the computer from the card does take a while though deleting off of the card is easy and quick.
If I manage to find an online price for this card I will certainly update this review.
Overall, this is not the best card in the world, though for those of us who are not professionals and do not need a high tech card then this is perfect and does the job you need it to.
After getting my htc desire I decided to upgrade the memory and a friend recommended this card. I personally don't know the difference between a Sandisk or a PNY or a Kingston branded Micro Sd card so I cannot comment on the differences between them.
What I can say is that the Kingston 16gb Micro Sd card performed very well, Files transferred fast and playback was flawless. The capacity is 16gb and this is quite alot, it is 16384 mb and considering than an average mp3 file is about 5mb, thats alot of songs!
If your device supports it, you can load up movies and tv shows on the card for portable playback, 16gb will hold about 18 movies or 4 tv seasons. which will certainly keep you busy and entertained.
If you are using this in a camera (either Via the adapter or on its own) depending on megapixel count, you should be able to hold a fair amount of images, for example, at a 3mp resolution this will hold around 13,000 images, whereas at 10mp resolution it will hold around 2,500.
One thing I will say is that this is a class 2 micro sd card, The class of the card refers to the read/write speed of the card, ranging from 2 to class 10 or so. If you are using a very high tech camera you will need ultra fast write speeds so a higher class card is recommended, but for everyday usage in a mobile phone etc, this will certainly suffice.
As electrical devices get smaller and smaller, there is need for the associated memory to also decrease in size. This is the case in the emerge of a smaller version of the univeral SD card, known as a Micro SD Card. Found most commonly within mobile phones at present but they are increasingly appearing in other small electrical products. This version from Kingston is going to be the focus of this review.
Kingston, although not a household name, are a reputable brand when it comes to memory as they have produced a range of SD cards for many years and as a result it's no surprise that they are part of the first bunch of manufacturers to launch micro SD cards.
This is one of the largest size cards avaliable at 16GB which is more memory in most cases than you'll need. To give you an example it's around 4000 music tracks or 16 hours of video depending on the quality. Also included in the pack is an adapter which will allow you to use your card within a conventional SD card slot when maybe uploading any photos you may have taken.
If you're in the market for a micro SD card, you can't go far wrong with this offering from Kingston. It's decent value for the capacity you get as well as being a good quality product which is backed up by the lifetime warranty provided with this product.