Remember those adapters that let you permanently flush-mount a microSD card in your MacBook Air’s SD card slot, adding welcome (if slow) extra storage to your SSD portable? I certainly do: I mixed up the two main brands when I wrote a review and never heard the last of it.
Now you can skip that extra step, because PNY now makes a sawed-off SD card that does the same job – without an adapter.
It’s called StoreEDGE and comes in 64GB and 128GB flavors. To put that in perspective, my first iBook (the white “icebook” that came out right after the toilet-seat iBook) had a 10GB HDD, and my iPod a massive 15GB.
Unlike the adapters, the StorEDGE doesn’t sit flush with the edges of the card slot. Instead it sticks out just a little, giving an edge which can be grabbed with a thumbnail to yank it out when you need to swap out cards or use the hole to pull photos from a regular SD card.
It’s pricey, though. The cards will cost your $100 or $200, and I can’t find any mention of the speed on the site. By contrast, you can get a 64GB SanDisk Ultra Micro SDXC card for $50 on Amazon, plus another $20-$30 for the MiniDrive (which may or may not be the one I reviewed – I just don’t know anymore.