Pros: Inexpensive solution for transferring photos, videos and music to and from your cell phone.
Cons: Tiny chip could get lost.
Necessity is the mother of invention. And if cell phones didn't take digital pictures, and photos weren't fun to view, share and post to facebook, we would never have needed Mobile microSD cards with Adapters.
My daughter took some photos for a school project, but had no way of transferring them to my PC. My PC doesn't have bluetooth, and I don't have the Pantech adapter cord for her phone. Mom to the rescue! I bought this SanDisk 2GB microSD Card with Adapter at Best Buy for around $10.79. I think maybe I overpaid for it, but it was the quickest solution to my file transfer problem.
The microSD card is a tiny chip only about a centimeter long. Most newer phones, including the Pantech Pursuit, have a microSD slot built into the phone. As soon as we put the microSD card into the phone, the phone recognized it as a memory card. It was a little tricky to figure out how to transfer the files, but eventually we put them into a folder on the phone and copied the folder to the microSD card.
Once the files are on the microSD card, the card fits into the SD Adapter card, which is the same size and shape as a regular SD Memory Card. The microSD adapter fits into any SD memory card slot on your computer, or SD flash drive card reader. Upon inserting the adapter into my Sony VAIO notebook computer, the memory card is accessible like any other flash memory device. You can easily transfer photos, videos or other files from the microSD to your computer, or vice-versa. Since most cell phones play music MP3 files, you could transfer music files to the microSD card and copy them to your phone. Basically, this device eliminates the need to buy a USB cable for connecting your phone to your computer.
The properties for this Sandisk Mobile GB microSD memory card are nearly identical to their 2GB SD flash memory cards. There's approximately 1.83 GB space for file storage. The card comes with several directories defined on it: audio, graphics, other files, Picture and video. That directory structure should help you organize your files for transferring to and from your phone.
Will it last? According to the package, it's:
Waterproof | Temperature Proof | Shock Proof | X-Ray Proof
Overall, I'm very pleased with this readily available solution to transferring photos and videos to and from our cell phones. Phones have so many features these days, it's necessary to communicate with them using any means possible. As long as you don't lose the microSD chip, you can reuse it as many times as you want; just delete files from it after you transfer them.
I plan on storing my microSD card and adapter in the large package they came in. That way, I will not lose them!
Related review: SD = Secure Digital, SanDisk. Sweet!