Not all Android devices are created equally. For starters some models have a microSD card slot while some don’t. The problem arises when you have a microSD card that you would like to use on your device that does not have a MicroSD slot.
Two engineers from San Mateo, California have come up with a solution for this which they have called the “Mini MicroSD Reader for Android Smartphones & Tablets” over at Kickstarter. The project has 26 more days to reach its goal of $5000 but as of this writing it has already 2,058 who have pledged a total of $24,929 which is almost five times the target amount.
What the pair intend to create is an external MicroSD card reader that plugs directly into the microUSB port of an Android device. You will be able to read/write MicroSD cards, copy files between your phone/tablet and a MicroSD card. This is a useful feature for those who own a smartphone or tablet without a microSD slot.
The Mini MicroSD reader will be able to support MicroSDHC cards up to 32GB, MicroSDXC cards up to 64GB, and SDXC standard supports cards up to 2TB. It is also going to support MicroSDXC of higher capacities but the developers have no way of checking it right now.
As far as support goes the verified list of models will be able to use this product
- 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 (non-HD); Class 3 support.
- Tablets using RockChip & AllWinner chips; Sonicview N710; Class 1 support.
Class 1 support means it will be supported by the device straight out of the box.