home : hot deals & information involving: memory cards Saturday, October 18, 2014
- Toshiba FlashAir 8GB Wifi SD Card for $15
Toshiba FlashAir 8GB Wifi SD Memory Card for $25, and code
applies $10 off in the cart.
It has a built-in WiFi chip, so your phones and tablets can connect to it wirelessly, to download photos/videos stored on the card.
We have one, and have mixed feelings about it.
It worked initially in our Sony digital camera, until the camera stopped recognizing the memory card after about 20 minutes of use.
Cameras, like my Sony, automatically power themselves down after a few minutes of inactivity, and I believe the memory card had issues with the constant on/off power cycling.
Everything was fine again later in the day, but when I feel like snapping a photo, I don't want to sit around and fiddle with the thing.
I prefer to use a regular SD card, that I know will always work especially when taking photos while traveling.
I did find use for this card as a way to copy photos from my computer onto my phones and tablets.
I copied all my photos from my computer onto the FlashAir using a SD Card Reader, connected my iPad to the FlashAir's Wifi, then used the Toshiba's FlashAir App to download all the photos.
It was more convenient (and cheaper) for me than buying Apple's SD Card Lightning Adapter.
My final thoughts.
If you are looking for a memory card to take a lot of photos with (like on a vacation), we do not suggest the Toshiba FlashAir.
If you are looking to take a few photos and love the idea of your devices wirelessly downloading the photos without taking the SD card out of your camera, this is a great little product for you.
If you have an always-on device, like a computer or a camera plugged into a power outlet, the FlashAir may work better for you than it did for me.
- Sale on some Sandisk Flash Drives, USB Drives, and SSDs
They run a sale on SanDisk products every few months, and is a good time to get memory cards, a USB flash drive, and a SSD.
Deals on the list include,
- 64GB MicroSD Memory Card $25
Samsung 64GB MicroSD Memory card for $25 with free shipping.
Includes a MicroSD-to-SD adapter.
MicroSD cards can be used in some phones and tablets (not Apple).