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rileydog has developed the SD/MMC Card Holder, which is the size of a credit card but is made of a laminate strong enough to protect the cards when carried in a wallet. This allows two memory cards to be carried almost anywhere without adding to the size of the handheld itself. The holder is 3.3 by 2.1 inches and less than three credit cards thick. It sells for $10.
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Bluetooth SD Card Holder

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 10:46:03 AM #
Thanks for the Holder, but where's my damn actual Bluetooth SD Card?

Bluetooth SD Card Holder
Holds 1 Toshiba/Palm Bluetooth SD Card, fits in your wallet, same size as a typical credit card. (3.3"w x 2.1"h)

Carry memory cards in your wallet

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 10:45:53 AM #
What a great alternative for those of us that have cases without SD slots! I was just looking into various cases for this purpose last night and I didn't find many...especially this small in size.

RE: Carry memory cards in your wallet
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 6:12:37 PM #
I agree, althought my wallet has a smal pocket that can fit up to 4 sd cards, its still good anyway. But if I did not have my wallet, I would put the sd cards in my shirt pocket or something.
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How is it with MMC?

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 10:56:00 AM #
Since MMC are thinner, does it work equally well with them or do they have a tendancy to slip out?

This is a pretty cool idea -- wish it held more tho!

RE: How is it with MMC?
bthornton @ 12/18/2001 12:01:56 PM #
You are right about MMC cards being slightly thinner. We're very happy with the holder and it's ability to hold the MMC card.

If you were to hold the holder upside down and give it a 'whack' the MMC card would fall out. Other than that it holds the MMC card fine.


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Are memory cards water resistant?

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 11:12:06 AM #
I wonder what happens when you get memory cards wet? I'm sure they won't handle a major soaking, however, once in a while, my wallet gets soaked for some reason i.e a heavy rainstorm or getting pushed into a pool. Everything in there will dry out, however, we're talking about a lot of data on these cards. I think I would only do it if it were waterproof. Otherwise, a ziploc bag and two pieces of cardboard would probably offer more protection.

RE: Are memory cards water resistant?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 11:19:55 AM #
I accidentally sent my M505 through the clothes washer. It ruined the PDA... oviously. When I received my replacement M505 I was amazed when I plugged my SD card in and it not only worked but still had my data on it. I am still using the 16Meg SD card.

RE: Are memory cards water resistant?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 12:04:33 PM #
I figured as much. That's a pretty good indication that they are water resistant. They have always looked rather inert to me.

RE: Are memory cards water resistant?
bthornton @ 12/18/2001 12:12:11 PM #

The holder itself is waterproof and temperature resistant up to the temperature of a hot cup of coffee.

I just placed the holder in a fresh cup of black coffee and stirred it with a spoon to emulate a top-loading clothes washer. The holder was not damaged.

I am not sure what impact cream and/or sugar might have on the holder as I drink my coffee black.

I have not personally tested the water resistance of the actual SD cards.

Hope this helps,


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RE: Are memory cards water resistant?
Altema @ 12/18/2001 1:06:41 PM #
I had my card in my shirt pocket when I dozed off on the couch. My two year old brought over a cup of water and decided to wake me up by pouring it into the pocket. I dried the card off, plugged it in, no problems.

RE: Are memory cards water resistant?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 3:34:24 PM #
It's nice to know that if I were in a submarine that went down or in the bowels of a ship that capsized, that I could record my last momemnts, my wishes and farewells onto a document, transfer it to the SD memory card and know that it could be retrieved and viewed one day. I would tape the SD card to my forehead with the words "Load This" written across the tape.

RE: Are memory cards tea resistant?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 3:55:07 PM #
So coffee's ok, but I drink tea, and I have milk in it... will the holder be affected by that? I need to know!!

What about when I go clubbing and am indulging in the odd Harvey Wallbanger etc? How will I fare then?


RE: Are memory cards water resistant?
jayhawk88 @ 12/18/2001 4:04:06 PM #
SD Memory cards and various liquids: Clumsy Geeks Demand to Know the Results!

Is this Palms answer to we-com virtual wallets?

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 1:49:47 PM #
One could just plug the whole holder into the Palm and use one BT chip to transfer information from one chip to an external receiver. Hmmm?
Is this why Palm recently purchased an e-mail presents ... hmmm?

MMC cards?

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 4:29:03 PM #
Can the SD slot in Palms take MMC cards? I know that SD cards evolved from MMC cards, but don't they have an extra pin?

The only thing I know of that uses MMC cards is the MiniJam MP3 springboard for Handspring Visors. What else in the Palm world uses MMC cards?

RE: MMC cards?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 6:18:21 PM #
The SD card slot in the HandEra 330 will accept MMC cards. Don't know about the one in the Palm m125 and m50x machines.

RE: MMC cards?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 7:21:37 PM #
The Palm badged SD cards all say SD on them, I think, the MMC ones do not. If you browse around on Palm's site, some of the cards in the images say MultiMedia Card on them.

If you look here, most either say SD or MultiMedia Card on them:

As far as I know SD cards have as many or more pins than MMC ones.

RE: MMC cards?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 10:53:45 PM #
They work great on my m505. I first bought 2 units of 16mb SanDisk MMC cards. I gave them to my girlfriend for her camera. Now Iīve bought 5 28mb SanDisk MMC, maybe I will keep three and sell the other two. But they work fine. I didnīt try the SD, they are supposed to be faster but the difference wouldnīt be noticeable. If you are planning to purchase a card for your Palm just for storage or running apps from the card, I woud recommend MMC: they are less expensive than SD.

RE: MMC cards?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 11:17:27 PM #
For the most part, data throughput isn't an issue. But with video it does. I use PalMooVid to play avi's (currently no audio) and videos play fine off of SD cards but are unacceptable off of MMC cards - very jerky and very reduced frame rate (SD card: 10 fps, MMC ~ 3 - 4 fps, same file)

RE: MMC cards?
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/19/2001 10:34:26 PM #
I get 10 fps with PalMooVid and TealMovie, they work great on my SanDisk 16 and 28MB MMC. I think that possibly you have a greater card and almost full of data, I read that size and a large amount of files could be and issue for speed.

how about this...

Haj @ 12/18/2001 6:28:52 PM #
that looks nice, but i also want this (look bottom of the page):

does anyone know where i can get those?

RE: how about this...
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 10:49:53 PM #
Sharp keys jangling against coins crammed in a pants pocket is not a friendly place for an SD card.

RE: how about this...
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 11:11:17 PM #
I got a couple of these from the Hitachi guy at PC Expo in NY last June. Only MMC cards fit it. SD cards are too thick.

RE: how about this...
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/19/2001 7:21:30 PM #

Sounds great!

volcanopele @ 12/18/2001 10:43:52 PM #
This is great idea. When ever you come out with your SmartMedia card version, I would be really interested in getting it.


Memory Stick

I.M. Anonymous @ 12/19/2001 12:11:04 AM #
Great idea. Let us know when you come out with the memory stick version. I just purchased a Clie and I will purchase one. Thanks.


I.M. Anonymous @ 12/19/2001 1:35:12 PM #
Is there a nice case for carrying multiple springboards around. I recently purchased a CF adapter, an MP3 player, and the universal remove (more powerful IR) and am looking for a nice, inexpensive case to keep them all in.

I remember reading an article on this website about a springboard case, but I can't find it now.



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