Toshiba has officially announced the world’s first SDHC memory card with built-in NFC at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There are several types of memory cards with built-in WiFi, allowing photographers to transfer content to a computer with ease. Albeit NFC technology has been around for a while, there is no single memory card with built-in NFC.
Toshiba has revealed its plans to change this aspect by introducing world’s first SDHC memory card with NFC at CES 2015, an event which is currently underway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
World’s first SDHC memory card with NFC becomes official at CES 2015, courtesy of Toshiba
The company realizes that photographers are people with a lot of SD cards at their disposal. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of their contents, therefore Toshiba has come up with a simple way to allow shutterbugs to check their memory cards.
A new SDHC memory card from Toshiba has become the first of its kind to include Near Field Communication technology, which has been present in smartphones and tablets for a few years.
Users with smartphones running on Android 4.0 or above can install a free application called Memory Card Preview. Simply access the app, touch the Android smartphone and the NFC-ready card, and the contents of the memory card will be revealed.
This preview function allows the users to see what is on the card and how much free space is left.
It’s not all roses, as world’s first SDHC memory card with NFC has a couple of missing features
Unfortunately, there are a couple of major downsides. The application can only display up to 16 photos at a time and they cannot be transferred to an Android smartphone or tablet.
These aspects could render it useless for some photographers. However, the company is sure that there are lots of users who would like to get a glimpse of what is on their cards quickly and easily thanks to NFC technology.
Toshiba will release its NFC-equipped card in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB versions this February
The world’s first SDHC memory card with NFC from Toshiba will become available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB units. It is a SDHC card with UHS-I Class 10 speed, which means that this is a conventional memory card with NFC.
The pricing details have not been revealed, yet. However, they should become official in the near future, as Toshiba is planing to release the memory card in February.