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Now The Cards Slide Into The Pcmcia Slot With The Carrier
Chieh writes -

“I now switch among several notebooks for work, travel, and home. Having all of my data on one notebook is no longer an option. And as flash memory gets bigger and bigger in smaller packages, my ability to carry all my data with me becomes more convenient. I still like to use flash memory cards, such as SD Cards over flash drive. For one, they are smaller than flash drives. Second, I have a lot of them because I have cameras and PDA’s that use them. Third, my notebooks have built-in memory card readers. Fourth, having a flash drive sticking out of an USB port while the laptop is not stable on a desk is just asking for trouble.

Anyway, I wanted to carry several SD Cards with my notebook, without losing track of them. After all, they contain precious data. Having several cards means I can’t just leave the card in the built-in memory card reader. So I thought maybe I can turn the PCMCIA slot protectors that I have into a memory card carrier tray.

I have quite a few of these protectors from my collection of old laptops, PDA’s, handheld PC’s, and other electronic devices. I even have CompactFlash, SD Card, and miniSD Card slot protectors (see photo below). I have never thought of a good use for these cards. Now they will serve a noble purpose. “Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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