SanDisk Announces SD Card with USB Connectivity
SanDisk today introduced the SanDisk Ultra II SD PLUS, a SD flash memory card with built-in USB connectivity. The new card, which works in any SD card slot, also can be used as a high-speed USB 2.0 flash drive.
Tanya Chuang, SanDisk retail product marketing manager, said, “The new Ultra II SD PLUS, which can be used in a wide variety of SD-based products—including digital cameras, PDAs, camcorders and camera phones—means greater convenience and cost savings for consumers. Now, to transfer data, images, audio or video between computers, digital cameras and other electronic devices, you don’t need a card reader, cables or card adapters. Just flip the card to engage the USB connector and simply plug the Ultra II SD PLUS into any USB port. And the card also features an LED that blinks when data transfer is taking place to indicate that the card is being used as a USB flash drive.”
The Ultra II SD PLUS, which SanDisk expects will start shipping to stores in April, initially will be available in two capacities–512MB and one gigabyte (GB)**. The 512MB card will have a suggested retail price of $109.99 and the 1GB version will carry a suggested price of $149.99.
The new dual-functionality device has been added to the SanDisk Ultra II product line, a family of high-performance flash memory cards with write speeds of 9 megabytes (MB) per second and read speeds of 10MB/sec.
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