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Best 4 MicroSD Cards: Boost Your Portable's Storage Capacity

Use a MicroSD/SDHC card to instantly enjoy your digital music on many devices


Some MP3 players and media players come with MicroSD/SDHC card slots for extra storage. This is a very useful feature that can often be found on other devices such as: cell phones, car stereos, home Hi-Fi's, TVs, video gaming systems, GPS, etc. Using a MicroSD/SDHC card is also a smart way of instantly plugging in your media library without having to burn a CD/DVD or sync a portable. Flash cards also typically come with adapters to fit devices that may not have a MicroSD slot. Flash cards have smaller capacities than external hard drives, but like USB flash drives, provide a robust storage solution for your files.

1. Kingston 2GB microSD Card (2 Adapters)

Kingston 2GB MicroSD Card Kit
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If you're on a budget and looking for flexibility, then this Kingston MicroSD card kit is a good choice for storing and sharing files. It comes with two adapters so you can use the memory in devices that don't support the MicroSD format. The two adapters included in the kit are a secure digital (SD) and a MiniSD. Your purchase is also backed up by a limited lifetime warranty for peace of mind.

*Note*: If you need to copy your media files from your computer and don't have a card reader, then you'll need to purchase a USB card reader (Compare Prices).

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2. SanDisk 4GB microSDHC Card (1 Adapter / USB Card Reader)

SanDisk 4GB MicroSD Card
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In this package, SanDisk (inventors of the MicroSD format), not only offer a solid 4GB MicroSDHC card, but also provide an adapter for use in devices that have a full-size SDHC slot. Also included in this kit is a SanDisk MicroMate high-speed USB 2.0 Reader (compatible with SD and SDHC cards) that negates the need to purchase a separate card reader. If you're looking for a 4GB memory solution for a MicroSDHC compatible device, then this kit, which also comes with a generous 5-year limited warranty, is worth a look.

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3. Kingston 8GB MicroSDHC Card Mobility Kit (2 Adapters / USB Card Reader)

Kingston 8GB MicroSD Mobility Kit
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This 8GB multi-kit from Kingston Technology comes with everything you need to carry your digital music collection around. As well as the 8GB MicroSDHC card, this bundle also includes an SDHC adapter and MiniSDHC adapter so you can enjoy your digital music on a wide-range of compatible devices. As a bonus, there's also a handy USB card reader that you can attach to your keyring for quickly plugging your music into devices that only accept USB flash drives -- it also doubles as a card reader for your computer too. Kingston also provide this same bundle for other memory requirements: 2GB Multi-kit, 4 GB Multi-kit, 16GB Multi-kit, and higher. Kingston give a lifetime warranty on the flash card and 2 years for the USB card reader.

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4. Patriot Memory Signature PSF16GMCSDHC23P 16GB MicroSDHC Card (2 Adapters)

Patriot Signature 16GB MicroSD Card
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If you're looking for a large capacity MicroSDHC card to upgrade your MP3 player, media player, cell phone, etc., then the Patriot Signature microSDHC Memory Card is a good budget solution. This class 2 card also comes with 2 adapters (SDHC and Mini-SDHC) to make it a flexible option when enjoying your digital music on many different compatible devices. In addition, Patriot offer a 5-year limited warranty on this flash card in the event that your purchase fails.

*Note*: If you need to copy your media files from your computer and don't have a card reader, then you'll need to purchase a USB card reader (Compare Prices)

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