SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus Card Eliminates the Card Reader

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Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2005, 14:54
Category: Digital Camera

SanDisk's Ultra II SD PlusDon’t you just hate it when you forget your digital camera’s USB cable or card reader when your traveling? Nothing’s worse that being forced to buy an extra memory card at exorbitant resort prices because you can’t offload your pictures. If you’re tired of forgetting your cable or card reader I think that I have found the solution. Read More…


SanDisk's Ultra II SD PlusDon’t you just hate it when you forget your digital camera’s USB cable or card reader when your traveling? Nothing’s worse that being forced to buy an extra memory card at exorbitant resort prices because you can’t offload your pictures. If you’re tired of forgetting your cable or card reader I think that I have found the solution. SanDisk’s Ultra II SD Plus is the first SD card that can be plugged directly into a USB port, completely eliminating the need for a USB cable or card reader to offload your pictures. The SanDisk’s Ultra II SD Plus card morphs from a vanilla SD card to a USB adapter with their unique hinged cover. The Ultra II SD Plus is available in 512MB and 1GB capacities.
In his latest column for The New York Times “Circuits,” A Brilliant New Memory Card, David Pogue reviews the new SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus Card.

When you’re a technology reviewer, you see it all. Sometimes, it’s a great idea that’s doomed by a terrible execution. Sometimes, a product flops because it’s a dumb idea that’s done up in royal style. So when you come across something that’s both a brilliant idea and flawlessly executed, it’s a red-letter day. And that, I’m happy to say, is the category for SanDisk’s new Ultra II SD Plus memory card. Now, let’s review what we know about transferring photos from your camera to your computer. You have two options. First, you can connect the camera to a U.S.B. cable, which you then plug into your computer. Fine, except that you have to remember to carry around the U.S.B. cable, and you’re eating up your camera’s battery power during the transfer process. (And whatever you do, don’t go off on a trip with the WRONG cable, one with some kind of goofy proprietary end connector.) Second, you can buy a card reader. You don’t use up your camera’s battery that way, but now you have yet another piece of gear to carry around. But SanDisk has now come up with a third option: stick the memory card directly into any computer.

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