You know it’s happened to you. You’re at a party, and the cute girl across the room is pointing at you and laughing. Yup. She saw your ugly SD card. How embarrasing. If only someone would make a hip, stylish SD card you could be proud of.
Well, your wait is over, my friends. Samsung has just announced a new line of fancy brushed-metal SD and microSD cards. Yes! And you know what else? They’re actually more than just beauty. This new series contains seven models ranging from 2GB to 32GB in capacity, and with up to 24MB/sec read speeds. They are part of Samsung’s High Speed Series and Plus Extreme Speed Series.
They are also waterproof, shockproof, and magnet proof. Wait, what? Yes, these are virtually indestructible, and when they are carrying some of your most important information around, that’s a good, safe feeling (sorry, non-SD card carrying Galaxy Nexus owners). Get all the sexy details in the press release, after the break.
Samsung Introduces Stylish Branded Memory Cards
Complete Line of SD and MicroSD Cards Available up to Class 10, 32 GB Models
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced today that it is now shipping a new line of advanced SD and microSD cards that are ideal for digital imaging and mobile devices. The seven new models of SD and microSD cards are now available as part of either the High Speed Series or the Plus Extreme Speed Series, both of which deliver up to 24MB/sec read speeds on cards with a capacity of 4GB or higher.
“It is our goal at Samsung to deliver superior performance, reliability and a stylish design across all of our product lines, including our memory line”
Styled with a brushed metal design, Samsung’s beautiful new line of SD and microSD cards are built with “Best-in-Class” performance. Able to meet the growing demand for high speed and high capacity memory in modern devices, the new cards are ideal for today’s digital cameras, camcorders, smartphones and tablets. With (up to) 24MB/sec OR (max) read speeds, users can transfer 1GB of images in as little as 42 seconds. In order to ensure their reliability, Samsung has designed both lines of memory products to be waterproof, shockproof, and magnet proof, allowing them to withstand some of the harshest conditions. All models are guaranteed to survive up to 24 hours in water, withstand the force of a 1.6 ton vehicle (3,200 lbs), and resist up to 10,000 gauss (slightly less than the power of a medical imaging magnet).
“It is our goal at Samsung to deliver superior performance, reliability and a stylish design across all of our product lines, including our memory line,” explained Reid Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America. “Utilizing our 19 years of experience in memory manufacturing, we’ve built both lines of SD and microSD cards for performance. With read speeds of up to 24 MB/sec and max write speeds of 13 MB/sec (High Speed Line) and 21 MB/sec (Plus Extreme Speed Line), as well as meeting our ‘3-proof’ reliability standard, these cards represent the ultimate in digital imaging and mobile computing storage. As the #1 memory supplier in the world and manufacturer of so many high performance portable devices, we are committed to ensuring consumers realize the best possible experience with those devices.”
High Speed Series – Specifications
MODEL NAME CAPACITY* SPEED CLASS READ SPEED WRITE SPEED MSRP MB-SS2GA 2 GB — Max 15MB/s Max 7MB/s $9.99 MB-SS4GA 4 GB Class 4 Max 24MB/s Max 7MB/s $14.99 MB-SS8GA 8 GB Class 6 Max 24MB/s Max 13MB/s $24.99 MB-SSAGA 16 GB Class 6 Max 24MB/s Max 13MB/s $44.99 MB-SSBGA 32 GB Class 10 Max 24MB/s Max 13MB/s $89.99
MODEL NAME CAPACITY* SPEED CLASS READ SPEED WRITE SPEED MSRP MB-MS2GA 2 GB — Max 15MB/s Max 7MB/s $9.99 MB-MS4GA 4 GB Class 4 Max 24MB/s Max 7MB/s $14.99 MB-MS8GA 8 GB Class 6 Max 24MB/s Max 13MB/s $24.99 MB-MSAGA 16 GB Class 6 Max 24MB/s Max 13MB/s $44.99 MB-MSBGA 32 GB Class 10 Max 24MB/s Max 13MB/s $89.99
Plus Extreme Speed Series – Specifications
MODEL NAME CAPACITY* SPEED CLASS READ SPEED WRITE SPEED MSRP MB-SP8GA 8 GB Class 10 Max 24MB/s Max 21MB/s $29.99 MB-SPAGA 16 GB Class 10 Max 24MB/s Max 21MB/s $54.99
MODEL NAME CAPACITY* SPEED CLASS READ SPEED WRITE SPEED MSRP MB-MP8GA 8 GB Class 10 Max 24MB/s Max 21MB/s $29.99 MB-MPAGA 16 GB Class 10 Max 24MB/s Max 21MB/s $54.99
*Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion bytes.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
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