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Multi-Card USB Readers from Elecom are Super Kawaii and Super Helpful

Multi-Card USB Readers from Elecom are Super Kawaii and Super Helpful

Multi-card USB readers - why is this concept more well played? It IS played though, even though it might not be well spread. Here's a couple for you from Elecom, available in Japan (or over the internet through GeekStuff4U, which is in Japan too, but online, and online is everywhere!) One is the multi-card stand-up reader MR-C27 which reads up to four SD/SHDC or SDXC cards at a time - supporting cards up to 64GB. The MR-SMC06 is a dual-card USB stick or thumbkey which has no internal memory in and of itself but has two microSD or microSDHC slots. Super cute and super handy!

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A Week with NOOKcolor: Hardware

A Week with NOOKcolor: Hardware

Welcome to a super amazing extended review of the brand-spanking-new NOOKcolor. Let me begin by assuring you that the name is "NOOKcolor" all one word rather than "Nook Color" as I'd originally assumed in posts of the past. Then, let me let you know that this is not the first multi-post review we've done of a bit of gear - search for the term "A Week with" - our most recent project being the HTC HD7. Now we move on to this NOOKcolor, Barnes and Noble's full-color eReader, on its way out on the delivery trucks as we speak, just in time for the holiday season. This first post we'll discuss a bit about the hardware - how the item feels, works, and functions in the real world.

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Samsung Focus Owners told by AT&T to wait for “certified” microSD cards (key: random access speed) Instead of Using Cards Available Now

Samsung Focus Owners told by AT&T to wait for “certified” microSD cards (key: random access speed) Instead of Using Cards Available Now

A statement has been put out by AT&T lets all customers know that Windows Phone 7 devices require a "certified high-speed microSD card" in order to work optimally. Specifically the Samsung Focus right now is expandable with microSD cards is warned about in the AT&T statement, them then noting the fact that "Certified for Windows Phone 7" is not yet marked on any microSD cards on the market. Updates came into Engadget after this new initially broke letting us know that microSD card compatibility with Windows Phone 7 devices isn't just based on speed class - other factors including the number of random read/write operations play a role, too.

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HTC HD7 gets microSD transplant after hidden card reader discovered

HTC HD7 gets microSD transplant after hidden card reader discovered

With no iFixit teardown of HTC's HD7 in sight, the::unwired took matters into their own hands and opened up the 4.3-inch Windows Phone 7 device to see if, like the Samsung Focus, it had a hidden memory card slot.  Perhaps unsurprisingly it does, with HTC having used a Class 2 8GB microSD to give the HD7 its chunk of internal storage.  Even better, they were able to swap it out for a different card, and have Windows Phone 7 recognize it.

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Cerevo Cam Live! Features Ustream Broadcasting

Cerevo Cam Live! Features Ustream Broadcasting

Gadgets from the past keep popping up, don't they? This time around, we've got the big brother to a camera that jumped onto our radar late laster year. The Cerevo Cam was only sold in Japan, but it featured the ability to upload your pictures to your favorite social networking sites, courtesy of its built-in WiFi and 3G connectivity. This time around, though, things get a little bit more real-time, as the Cerevo Cam Live! now features Ustream capabilities.

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Visa In2Pay iPhone contactless payment system unveiled

Visa In2Pay iPhone contactless payment system unveiled

Visa and DeviceFidelity have announced [pdf link] their contactless iPhone payment system, In2Pay, consisting of a special case for the Apple smartphone and a microSD card that contains a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip.  The case itself has a microSD slot that's interfaced with the iPhone's dock connector; when paired with the In2Pay Visa app from the App Store, you can tap your iPhone to make payments in participating retailers.

Video demo after the cut

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SanDisk 32GB microSDHC arrives

SanDisk 32GB microSDHC arrives

SanDisk have announced the first 32GB microSDHC card on the market, and if you've been weeping over your lack of cellphone storage then as long as you can muster up $199.99 (or £144.99 in the UK) you'll be able to buy copious storage for your music and video.  The SanDisk 32GB microSDHC will, of course, require a device which supports the microSDHC standard; best to check your user guide before you put down your cash.

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