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I was looking for a cheap memory card for my phone. I wanted one that was a well known make so I had a look on the Amazon website to see how much they were going to cost. I was thinking that it would set me back about £10 to buy one but I found this Sandisk 2GB Microsd Card for just £3.58.
The card came in a pack which had a cardboard backing and plastic coating which you had to cut to get it off. This meant that the tiny card was well protected during its postal journey.
The card is very tiny, just about 1 cm by about 1.5 cm so you really need to look after it so it doesn't get lost as it would be quite difficult to find if you dropped it.
The card was easy enough to fit into my phone, I just had to push it into place and it clicked in. When I went to my phone menu I could see it had the extra external memory available. This was really nice as it meant I could upload some of my albums on the phone instead of just having one or two songs on the internal memory. It meant I could save photos to it as well.
I have about 41 albums on my phone saved to my memory card and it still seems to have plenty of space on it to save photos as and when I take them. On looking it up online, you should be able to have about 34 hours of music on a 2GB card at 128kbs each song, or 770 photos of the best quality. Seeing as I don't use the camera on my phone for normal photo taking (its not the best quality in the world) it will be enough for me, I only use it if I am out without my camera and need to take a quick photo of something.
The memory card is quite a sturdy little thing, it can take quite a bit of removing and putting back in again as I have found out over the last few months since my youngest daughter changed her phone and doesn't like the music player on hers so she borrows my phone quite often when indoors and takes my card out and puts her own in to listen to her songs, then when she gives it back she has to swap the cards again.
I am very pleased with this memory card, it was well worth the money and I would highly recommend it.
I bought a Sandisk microSD a long time ago for one of my mobiles, and it has been a reliable little device that has stayed with me for some time now.
The most obvious feature of the SD card is its tiny size. I would say about a quarter of the size of a regular SD card, and by far the smallest removable storage device available. They are useful not just for mobile phones but for a whole range of devices, and usually come with a little adapter that you can slot them into, which makes them fit into a regular SD card port.
They are highly transferable between a massive range of devices, and I can take it out of my mobile phone and put it in another, then access all of my sound and image files. I can also put it straight into my camera which is handy when I need a little extra storage but don't have a spare card to hand.
The price of these cards is extremely low, with the 2GB card costing as little as £3 - £4 and can store 250 songs, 1200 images, or 3 hours 30 minutes of video. Peanuts for what is a really useful piece of kit for a phone or camera. They are very reliable, have a quick access time, and i've never had a problem with them breaking or losing files.
A great buy, well worth getting one.
At around a quarter of the size of a regular SD card, the Micro SD has quickly become the standard storage media used in modern day mobile phones. MicroSDs come in two varieties - standard and high capacity (referred to as 'MicroSDHC'). The high capacity cards are usually over four gigabytes in size, and require an HC compatible card reader in order to transfer files to your computer. Today I'm looking at the Sandisk's 2gb MicroSD, which falls in the former 'standard' capacity of cards - as such, it's compatible with the majority of phones and general iThings which have a MicroSD slot.
I currently use the card in my mobile for storing photos and the odd video. The 2gb capacity is perfectly acceptable for my needs as I don't use the phone for music - if I did, I would probably opt for a larger size. That said, if required, the Sandisk will hold roughly 500 medium compressed Mp3s, which is a fair bit of music.
Costing only £3.49 from Amazon, I feel that the MicroSD offers very good value for money when you consider the fact that it used to retail at £25 only a couple of years back. For the price you'll receive the card only - there's no adaptor, so unless you have one, you'll have to transfer files to your computer via Bluetooth or a data cable. That said, a MicroSD to SD adaptor can literally be picked up on eBay for a matter of pennies.
In terms of the card's speed, there aren't any figures for the data rate printed on the casing, so there's no obvious way of telling how fast it is - however, it writes five megapixel camera shots quickly to disk, and can sustain HD video without stopping. Reliability-wise, I have found the card to be very trust-worthy in the couple of years that I've owned it - Sandisk claim to have tested these cards in 'under the most extreme conditions', and that's good enough for me. Overall, I would highly recommend this affordable and reliable MicroSD which comes with a five year warranty.
A few years ago I had a Nokia mobile phone and I had to use a Micro SD as a way to store information. I had never used one before and it was kind of a new idea to me.
More recently I have found a digital camera which allows me to use them and I always get the Sandisk one because of the brand name. The Micro SD is tiny as the name suggests and with my package I got an adapter as well.
The adapter is quite cool as it is a replica to a normal SD card in terms of size and shape and you pop the Micro SD card into the back which has a section missing and lock it into place. Once there whatever is on this memory card can be viewed on your computer or whatever else you want to plug the SD card adapter into.
The good part to the Micro card is how small it is. It sounds confusing to say this but in a mobile phone they are a fantastic idea imagine having a normal sized SD card inside your phone and how big it would turn out to be ?
I use my card for numerous things one is to transfer files between my computer and a friends mobile who likes my music so the best route is tranfering files onto the Micro card and then into there phone. I found I can fit about 500 8 mega Pixel images on there and this could be more,
I have put on over 500 songs as well so again this shows how good they are. There is a huge downside and that is how easy they are to lose. They are super thin and super small so it means you could lose them quickly. They are the size of a small nail on your little finger.
I have managed to delete files on the memory card whilst it was inside my camera and not only that my digital photo frame uses a Micro SD card as well and even then you can delete pictures. This is good and it means you do need to keep running back to a computer to add and delete files.
I have never found any files going missing whilst using this memory card and not only that I have never found a problem with it getting stuck in a device either. Not long ago I found myself with a normal sized SD card stuck in my printer but if you ever did that with this item you can take it out of the back of the adapter.
There is many other types of adapters they can fit into as well such as a USB adapter and each works well. I have found they are good in terms of there size, they can store plenty of information and I paid just £6 for this item in a sale.
I think they are getting used more often now and they are small but if something can save room then why not have one and it is a cheap price to pay for 2GB memory which is quite a lot considering.
They can be brought on many websites and not just 2GB but plenty of more sizes as well so it means if you want extra memory you can and pay not much more then you would do for a 2GB one.
the sandisk 2gb transflash adapter is very easy to use , and there is no need to install any programmes on to your pc or media device . I bought this flash adapter on amazon for a good price(£6.99)+p&p where as i looked in the shops such as dixons currys and pc world and they started at (£20) which was quite disappointing. This card will take almost every format including most video music and gaming files .The card comes with an adapter which should plug into most new computers and laptops and is compatable with almost every new nokia and samsung mobile phone when buying on line you may want to check which type of flash memory it is because there is several types. Including picture which will only allow photo and images then a premium card which will allow nearly all types of file so be carefull when buying your card . I have never had a problem with my card and you can use it and delete as much files as you want .
Well, this does exactly what it was meant to do really.
It's a tiny piece of plastic that hides away inside your phone that tells it to give you more room for your music/files.
Although most older phones wont have the option to use one of these, newer phones will definitely benefit from having one.
Now days people don't use their phones primarily for communication, its turned into an accessory, people like to use it as a camera/video camera/mp3 player and pack it full of pictures, videos and music.
This small and wonderful thing basically serves as a bigger wardrobe for all the things people like to throw into it.
You can pick these up almost anywhere, and the price tag is never really different. They cost so little for what they do, you wonder if they actually make any profit.
If you have a phone that you love to take snaps on wherever you go, or listen to music on during your journey to work that can accept a micro SD card, go and buy one now!
You are expanding your phones memory and are getting more out of it for under a tenner!
I bought this 2Gb memory card from Morrison's supermarket as, at the time, it was a bargain at under £10. What was particularly great was that it came with both a mini and full size adapter so that in one pack you had the eqivalent of a micro, mini and full size card. The putting the card into the mini adapter and putting it into in my then mobile worked well - no problems whatsoever.
The full size adapter took the micro card and could be used in my camera too. Again, no problems whatsoever.
I then changed my phone and it demanded a micro card. The card by itself went in fine and has performed like a dream.
So, this is a good card from a reputable company. If you can get it with the mini and micro adapter then so much the better. Over the months I have had it (indeed I bought two of them) it has performed flawlessly.
At the end of the day it is a standard SD card. If you need faster performance then faster cards exist (say for recording video in a camera), but for playing music, which is what I mainly used it for, or for simple pictures, then it is an excellent buy.
All I would say is, shop around. Prices vary wildly, it was surprising that the cheapest place to get this (at the time) was a supermarket, but it was cheaper than any online store.
For the ninth time in five years I have bought another mobile phone, the mobile is a bit different from the rest because it has a micro SD slot. However, because the mobile does not have sufficient intergrated memory, I just had to buy a memory card and it happened to be the microSd 2GB.
I really wanted to use the memory card instantly as I wanted to transfer music files from my friends mobile via Bluetooth.
I couldn't really open the package by hand, it was tough as the package is made of thick plastic, and I am a little bit weak even my tooth couldn't reap the package apart, therefore had to look for a scissors.
I bought the memory card from 3store, I hardly buy from 3stores, but it was the nearest store to me. However, I thought the price wasn't as bad as I thought as I only paid £19.99 and price included the MicroSd adapter.
MicroSd adapter turn the micro Sd card into a normal SD card (via the TransFlash slot) which is compatible with many digital cameras, computers, laptops etc.
I have used the Adapter a couple of time on my Dell laptop which has a memory card reader. The adapter is recognised immediately and transfers between the laptop and the adapter is rather fast when transferring music files.
However, sometimes I use my mobile as the adapetr, by basically connecting my mobile onto the USB port whilst the micro sd card is the mobile, the laptop or computer will not detect your mobile but the micro sd card, and you can easily transfer files or view files on the Micro sd card.
Once you are done you just eject the micro SD from the adapter by pulling it out. How the microSD card and the adapter work is pretty straight forwards and if you are a first time user it couldn't be any easier for you as the micro sd card has arrows showing you which side of the microSd card goes in first into your device.
I bought the MicroSd card for my new Vodafone mobile. However, the microSD card is also compatible with other electrical devices and lots of mobile phones including Nokia N95, N96, N75, Motorola, Samsung, Blackberry etc. Sadly I do not think the MicroSd card is compatible with any Sony Ericsson mobiles. Moreover, because the microSD has an adapter, it is also compatible with some digital cameras.
I have a Polaroid digital camera, and have used the Micro sd with the adapter in the camera, it was all easy to insert, the micro Sd card did not fall out as the adapter has a lock button which you slide, so that the micro Sd card doesn't fall out.
==Is the memory sufficient? ==
The 2GB Micro Sd card approx 4000 2MP pictures which I think is quiet a lot for pictures, but I find the amount of pictures stored to be helpful as I don't find myself having to delete my pictures more often. I However, mainly bought the micro sd card to enable me to store more music files on my mobile.
The MicroSd card stores approx 500songs which I think is alright but as a huge music fan I would rather a bigger memory e.g. 4gb or possibly 8GB which stores more music.
You can also use the memory card to store other documents other than music and pictures. I have used the memory card to store my word format documents, videos and powerpoints. It can store hundreds of files depending how big the memory is e.g. if you store a full movie onto the memory card it would possibly store a maximum of three movies.
However, depending on your device, you can also delete any unwanted documents via your device. Documents such as PDF files, word documents etc may only be deleted via a P.C because some mobile phone or digital cameras don't have the software that enables the documents to be viewed for you to delete, unless if you format the memory card via the mobile phone or digital camera.
Moreover, just because you can't view a document does not mean you have extra memory or the files have been deleted, the documents are still encrypted in the memory card and will not corrupt if opened later.
Yes, I would recommend the 2GB MicroSd card, it is very reliable and since I have started using the memory card I have not come across any technical difficulties. However, if you happen to have any technical difficulties the Memory card does come with a five year manufacture warranty, which gives me a peace of mind. Although the warranty does not cover theft or if you lose the MIcroSD card, therefore you ought to be careful, as the memory card is very small.
Moreover, The memory card is very easy to use and the hard cover enclosed manual tells you how to use the MicroSd card. You can easily recognise the memory card as it has the 'MicroSD' print on it.
However, if you are one of those people whom are careless, you might want to buy a different mobile that takes bigger memory cards such as SanDisk Pro Duo rather than the microSd card memory as they are very small, therefore, would be very hard to find them if dropped or misplaced.
---The MicroSd memory card can be bought from many shops including superstores such as PC World, Tescoes, Asda, Currys, Comet, WoolWorth, Amazon mobile phone shops and possibly corner shops too. However, because there are many shops selling the 2GB MicroSd card, the prices do vary, so it's always good to do a bit of research before you buy if you are looking for a bargain.
---The MicroSd card can be found in different memory sizes e.g. 512MB, 1GB, 4GB, 8GB etc. If you want faster transfers, you could always buy the micro SDHC cards
---The memory card come with a five year manufacture warranty, however to obtain the warranty you have to register the memory card via email or their website. I have not yet registered my memory card, so do not know how long transaction takes, but I'm sure it wouldn't take long.
---This MicroSd card is at times mistaken for the SanDisk M2 card, these memory card look alike but they are not compatible with the same devices, e.g. the M2 card is compatible with some Sony Ericsson, whereas the Microsd is not compatible with Sony Ericsson mobiles.
---Micro Sd cards come in black, so don't waste time looking for your favourite colour MicroSd card.
---For more info about SanDisk and their product or to see other devices which the MicroSd card is compatible with just have a click on their website (www.sandisk.com)
Another great invention from SanDisk, the microSD is about a quarter of the size of an SD card and is the newest standard of SD flash memory specifically designed for use with ultra-small mobile phones and other devices. Like the miniSD, the microSD is ideal for use in storing media-rich files such as music, videos, and photographs in compatible mobile phones.