Product Type: Sony in Flash Memory
Newest Review: ... of my student work if it gets lost elsewhere. The M2 is compatible with most Sony products, such as their phones, camcorders and camer... more
The Smaller They Are, The Better They Look
Sony 1 GB Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Member Name: thegoodguy
Sony 1 GB Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Advantages: Small, Slim, Lots of Memory, Cheap
Disadvantages: Might Not Be Compatible With Older Products
In a world where the media and some people accept the slim and skinny look, both on models and gadgets, more than the fat, bulky look of old, pressure is put on companies to promote the best looking product they can possibly muster. Apple have made slim Macbooks and iPad's. Nintendo have created handheld games consoles that have gone slimmer over the years. Sony though have to take the cake on the slimmest item available to buy on the market, the M2 (Memory Stick Micro) Card.
The M2 Memory Card is a flash card that's suitable to save photos, videos, documents, games, music and just about any other file in existence. Available in different sizes, from 512MB to 8GB or possibly more, this model, the 1GB, is perfect for people who like their music, photos, videos etc. but don't go overboard on them. I personally like to store games and music from my phone on it, but I also find it handy for saving a backup copy of my student work if it gets lost elsewhere.
The M2 is compatible with most Sony products, such as their phones, camcorders and cameras. The likelihood is that if your Sony product was release after 2008, then the only card it would take is the M2, as anything before 2008 made use of either the Micro SD card, which is much bigger but still slim, as well as the M2. Now that Micro SD products are becoming rarer, M2 Cards are rifer.
As for the M2 Card, it's incredibly tiny, in that James Bond gadget sense. It's height is well under 2 centimetres, it's width is probably under 1 centimetre and I'd guess it clocks in at a millimetre or 2 thickness. The fact that fingertips are made to look gigantic when you rest it on them, just shows how wonderfully compact but amazingly memory filled the M2 Cards are. Just be careful you don't drop it, otherwise those knees will take a pounding trying to find it. Standard colour is black and I haven't really seen it available in any other colour.
Prices really do vary. Seeing as I purchased mine back in 2008 from The Carphone Warehouse for a then okayish £15, it's pretty much a given that they've dropped. A fiver in store, online or on the market stalls is an incredibly fair price. Sometimes, shops may charge a pound or two more, but at least it's more trustworthy than getting it from the market stall or even online, since you see the product at the time of purchase. Practically any shop that sells electrical items, whether it be a phone shop or department store, will have this in stock
Summary: Better to buy this to be safe than sorry concerning those treasured and important things
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