SanDisk decided to ‘confuse’ me by creating what it first called a ‘T-Flash’. Then it renamed it a ‘TransFlash’. The SD Card Association (SDA) wanted to introduce a flash card that had the capability of supporting NFC. NFC is used to configure and initiate other wireless network connections such as Bluetooth or WiFi on a compatible microSD-enabled phone. So microSD cards are made in the same dimensions as the TransFlash cards, but with some extra mojo. They both fit those cute SD adapters. They both can fit in phones that have TransFlash slots. So, when I received that one GB microSD I was delighted to plug it into my phone and start taking advantage of the HUGE amount of space I could now play with! It was seen by the phone immediately. No fuss, no muss. Did I mention it’s a HUGE one GB??
For those with Quicktime Pro file conversions and editing are also possible. Super is a very easy to use free program with a fairly easy to understand GUI. Basically, examine the files your phone makes and duplicate the particulars. Of course, the conversions happen fairly quickly so you can experiment to get the best quality for your phone. I would suggest not ‘Stretching It’ (on the right side in the Green Video box), for example. You may not be able to see that the King Kong trailer is letterboxed, but to play on my phone I want to keep that aspect, so I let Super keep it’s default 16:9 aspect. In any case, it looks great on my phone. Trust me.
The South Park episode played just great. This may not be the way I want to regularly watch this or most shows, but it’s not to know I can. And it’s convenient being able to bring a film/TV show/presentation on a small device to show to friends or business associates.
You can play those videos in any devices which will accept memory cards – and these days there seems to be a lot of them! PDA’s, PSP’s and of course, your basic computer in addition to lots of phones. The V-Mate will be available for sale next month (October) and will be an amazing $130 !!! Wow, so cheap you can three!
And all this is possible because of the very very small but ubiquitous flash memory card! And the fact that the storage is getting larger – did I mention I’ve got the one GB size?? And there already is a 2 GB size. And bigger storage is one the way. Imagine carrying the entire six seasons of The Sopranos on one microSD card??? Anything is possible!
Written by Cecilia