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Mini MicroSD card reader for Nexus 7 on Kickstarter

Kickstarter miini microSD card reader

If you have an Android device which does not support microSD cards and you just are not happy with the built in storage, here is something which you might be interested in. This is a mini microSD card reader for all the devices which support USB host or USB OTG (on the go) profiles. You just put your microSD card inside this little accessory and then plug the accessory in to the microUSB port of your smart phone.

This gadget is a result of the frustration of brothers Andy and Rich with the absence of a microSD card support on the Nexus 7. The guys have already prototyped this product (as you can see from the image) and it is working fine. Now the brothers are trying to raise $5,000 on Kickstarter to start the manufacturing of this little device. And as of now, 344 people have already pledged $3,789 for the product with another 28 days to go. Android Authority writes:

The mini MicroSD reader/writer is about the size of a quarter and will let users “read/write MicroSD cards, copy files between your phone/tablet and a MicroSD card.” The device will support MicroSDHC cards of up to 32GB and MicroSDXC cards of up to 64GB and it will be compatible with a variety of Android smartphones and tablets.

On Kickstarter, the official list of devices supported is as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, Note, Note 2; Class 1 support.
  • Motorola RAZR M, RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD; Class 1 support.
  • HTC One X+, Evo 4G LTE (Sprint), DROID DNA; Class 1 support.
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7 & Nexus 10; Class 2 support.
  • Nook Color, Kindle Fire; Class 3 support.
  • Tablets using RockChip & AllWinner chips; Sonicview N710; Class 1 support.

And if you want one of these little gadgets for your smart phone or tablet, you will have to pledge for the product, and there are a few options as shown below:

  • A “$1 or more” tier that will get you a “heart-felt Thank You,” (three lucky backers will also get a mini MicroSD reader);
  • A “$8 or more” tier that gets you a card reader shipped anywhere in the world (unfortunately all available spots for this one have been taken);
  • A “$12 or more” tier that will also get you a card reader anywhere in the world;
  • The ultimate “$2048 or more” tier that will get you a card reader, one of the hand-made prototypes and the chance to get lunch with Andy in Mountain View and a guided tour with Rich of the Shenzhen factory that will build the dongle (although you’ll have to pay extra cash for travel and lodging in both cases.)

You can get more info about the product at the Kickstarter page of the product, here.

Source: Android Authority