You can now double the storage space of your MacBook Air by jamming Sandisk’s new 128GB microSD card into an adapter in the SD card slot. Or you can slide it into any number of devices that use the pink-nail-sized storage standard. And if you are using it in a phone or a camera, it’s fast enough to capture HD video recorded straight to the card.
The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC, to give it its full name, is a class 10 card that’ll set you back a crazy $200. I’m kind of a dummy when it comes to storage – I never have enough on my desktop machines, and too much on my iDevices – my iPad Air and the Retina mini I sold to pay for it are both 128GB machines, even as I store all my photos on Flickr and stream movies and TV shows instead of carrying them around.
This is mostly down to Apple’s pricing. After all, if you’re already in for like $700 for a 64GB model, why not drop just $100 more to double the storage. It seems silly not to. And in the light of this $200 monster, my strategy doesn’t seem to bad.