Always having their heads in the game,Toshiba has just rolled out a new kind of memory card that also incorporates a technology that hasn’t yet been made available before. This new memory card is a SDHC card with integrated NFC functionality. Toshiba are going to release this storage gadget with three different capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB respectively. The new card was unveiled officially at CES 2015 in Las Vegas this week.
For some time now we have had memory cards with integrated WiFi connectivity, but Toshiba says that these are the very first memory cards that are available with integrated Near Field Communications technology. This means that thanks to the integrated NFC technology, you should no longer need to take the memory card out of your camera or other device and then put it into a PC to see what is actually on the card.
With these new Toshiba NFC memory cards, apparently all you need to do is hold up a NFC enabled Android smartphone, with the Preview app installed, to the memory card. That app will then allow you to see what is on the memory card.
The amount of data sent from the app will not be just a few stark pieces of information either. The app will show how much storage space is used as well as 16 thumbnails of photos that are stored on the card. The new cards are UHS speed Class 1 and SD speed class 10. The NFC tech inside is NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant. As of yet, unfortunately the pricing structure and any availability are unknown at this time.
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