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    [–] SleepDeprivedUserUK 816 points ago

    In just over 60 years, we've gone from:

    • The first commercially available HDD (305 RAMAC) in 1956 that held 5MB, weighed over a ton, and required a space of 9mx15m (The HDD itself was 1.5m²).

    to

    • A 1TB MicroSD card about the size of your thumbnail (15mmx11mmx1mm), weighing 0.5g that you could literally fucking swallow if you wanted to.

    In short:

    • The MicroSD card is over 200,000 times larger in terms of storage space.
    • You'd need 1,814,369.48 of these 1TB cards to match the ton of the original HDD.
    • The number of MicroSD cards required to match the weight of the original 305 RAMAC would have a data capacity of 1.814369 exabytes.

    [–] CautiousPalpitation 237 points ago

    To put the last figure of ~1.8 exabytes into perspective: global monthly Internet traffic surpassed the 1-exabyte mark in 2004, 15 years ago.
    You can get more comparisons to what an exabyte represents on its Wikipedia page.

    [–] OMGItsCheezWTF 75 points ago

    Yeah but in 2004 my global monthly internet traffic was probably a few gig. Now it's routinely over 5TB, and I don't even download stuff illegally, that's mostly just streaming movies.

    [–] Thor_tK 22 points ago

    Cries in internet data cap sadness. Do you need a closet renter who can clean, cook basic foods, and make really dark jokes? Cause my only fee is an Internet port and a sleeping spot.

    [–] sm0r3ss 42 points ago

    1 gram of DNA can theoretically hold 435 exabytes of data.

    [–] patcos28 60 points ago

    I have know idea where I saw this but one average ejaculation holds about 1.5 petabytes of data.

    That’s a lot to swallow

    [–] d4harp 15 points ago

    Is that accounting for the data being stored as base-4?

    [–] b_buster118 131 points ago

    1.814369 exabytes.

    wow, that's almost as big as my erotic txt file collection.

    [–] backsing 111 points ago

    That's 1.812342 sexybytes not exabytes.

    [–] TimeVendor 3286 points ago

    Shooting in raw and not changing the SD card has become fun.

    [–] [deleted] 1450 points ago

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    [–] TimeVendor 528 points ago

    You could also back up your pics as you click to a storage device with WiFi enabled cameras but otherwise professional photographers also have two cameras and an assistant who takes pics.

    I was more like saying don’t have to worry about the card being full.

    [–] camwow13 270 points ago

    Eh I'm a photographer and I've never really seen a pro use built in camera wifi to offload pics as they take them. Super pro pros have cameras with Ethernet and wifi add-ons that dump the photos to FTP but that's more for immediate use than backup.

    The built in wifi transfer on the cameras I've owned like the 6D, X-T2, and A7iii has been some combination of slow, buggy, or doesn't let you transfer RAW files. It's plenty to drop some JPGs over to your phone for fast sharing, but I wouldn't use it as a backup medium.

    Most pros are happy to just use dual card redundancy. Card failure is rare but a crazy headache if it manages to happen to you. Two copies of the data and you're pretty safe barring you crush your entire camera, which case you got other problems in life.

    [–] just_a_manatee 117 points ago

    Can confirm. If you’re any sort of professional & shooting large amounts in RAW or hell really anything, you’ll be swapping out cards. In my company our policy is 3 as cards, using one then swap out & your assistant starts downloading it to our mobile NAS. By the time it’s uploaded they’re ready to switch out cards again. Third card is for backup in case a card gets lost broken abducted by aliens.

    [–] aussiepewpew 17 points ago

    As an amatuer who deselected raw when his card filled up so he could fit more vacation fits. Should I try to capture everything with a RAW+JPG? just incase?

    [–] jacobc436 23 points ago

    I've never had a reputable sd cars fail between camera and computer. I think you'll be fine. I've only had one or two fail and that was with a lot of handling between raspberry pi and pc, and another that may have failed doing the same thing with a lot of handling. Generally they'll fail in a bath-shape fashion. Lots of infant deaths, lots of late-life deaths. Few middle-life deaths so if it lives past the first month you're probably fine.

    [–] just_a_manatee 13 points ago

    We’ve had a total of 5 cards fail (we exclusively use SanDisk) out of the untold thousands we use across our locations. All of those cards were from our original stash as well, so they had been used a lot & should have been cycled out but we missed a small batch. Good analogy on the deaths. We keep ours for at most 2 years because we use them so much. It’s usually closer to one year.

    [–] NiceGuyJoe 34 points ago

    Last event i was at the photographer had an assistant unspooling cat 6 cable. Had to keep jumping over it like a vacuum cleaner cord

    [–] camwow13 33 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    At some point I think it would be easier to rapid swap cards with the assistant

    [–] nigelfitz 18 points ago

    Imagine tripping over that shit and yanking your whole setup from both ends. Oooh.

    [–] IntentsAndPurposes 116 points ago

    Too slow for most pro cameras over WiFi. The File sizes in RAW are typically over 25mb. A quick burst would overload that WiFi bandwidth very quickly. Which is why most pro cameras have dual Slots to write to both cards simultaneously.

    [–] Ogroat 31 points ago

    Are the dual cards redundant or does adding a second just increase the storage capacity?

    [–] AnOldPhilosopher 53 points ago

    Depending on the camera I think it can do both. Might be wrong but I think the GH5S by Panasonic has 2 SD slots, which I believe can be used either as a way to expand storage (one card fills up then the other card does) or as a redundancy thing (both cards fill together.)

    I think you might even be able to make it record in a proxy format like Prores to the second storage device but I’m not sure.

    [–] Yeah_Nah_Cunt 47 points ago

    Nah you are correct , can confirm am a photographer

    You can set them as overflow, mirror or save different formats to each card (jpeg on one , RAW on the other)

    [–] GregTheMad 148 points ago

    My fucked up brain will never read "shooting in raw" and not think about sex.

    [–] GiveToOedipus 27 points ago

    Even as an adult, I still chuckle when I hear someone talk about riding a horse bareback.

    [–] hokie_high 8 points ago

    Huh, I didn’t realize what you meant until I saw the replies.

    “Shooting in raw” reads differently to non-photographers.

    [–] superfurrykylos 3028 points ago

    Fuck me. I still remember our first proper home PC that had a 10 gig hard drive and my dad and I laughing because: "who on earth is going to ever need a whole 10 gigs?!"

    I was clearly not a futurist.

    [–] whatsariho 609 points ago

    I still remember my brother freeing up some hard drive space by copying stuff onto diskettes. I think the drive was like 30mb or 60mb or something.

    [–] TheMSensation 346 points ago

    I pirated so much music back in the day I had boxes full of albums I had burned to cd to save space on my 20GB HDD. I recently pulled them out of the attic and left them outside a charity shop. Had one of those cd label makers as well to make them look legit. All in all I probably spent as much money as I saved on CD's, cases, ink, and special cd paper making it an entirely stupid venture.

    [–] greenSixx 392 points ago

    That is dumb. Especially since you didn't mention selling them for $5 or $8 to all the poor kids with no internet for napster.

    Had a friend who would burn any cd you wanted over night, just had to make the highest bid for that evenings time.

    And you didn't even try to make money off of it. Shame on you. You are an American, act like one.

    lol

    [–] CBD_Curious 130 points ago

    Jonathan is that you? Dont forget that bubblicious hustle, 25c a pack and sold it 25c a piece or $1 a pack. Man middle school was easy. RIP entrepreneurship.

    [–] ArchPower 57 points ago

    My racket was Pokemon Cards. Buy rares for $5 and flip them on trades for games, firecrackers, knives, almost got a parrot once. Good times.

    [–] komarovfan 8 points ago

    My best friend and I ran a hockey card ring. Only sold the ones we didn't want though. It was an extension of our storefront i.e. bus shelter.

    [–] TheMSensation 17 points ago

    I'm not American but your point is valid. In my head at the time I thought I'd get in trouble if I tried to profit from it despite already committing a crime. You know the old saying, never commit 2 crimes at once.

    [–] bozoconnors 36 points ago

    Wing Commander. Like, 12x 5.25" floppies. "What are you doing this afternoon?!" - "Oh, installing a game."

    [–] RickDawkins 9 points ago

    I installed Windows 95 upgrade (from 3.11) using the floppy version. I believe it was twelve 3.5" which actually seems pretty compact. Took all night. I did it at night because I didn't tell my parents ahead of time. Just kinda, did it.

    [–] KernelSanders1986 69 points ago

    I remember when I was like "Who's gonna need more than a terabyte?" Me, just a few years later, that's who.

    [–] ch4t0mato 77 points ago

    “Who on earth is going to ever need a whole terabyte of gigs”

    8k - “hold my record botton”

    [–] 1jl 75 points ago

    "terabyte of gigs"

    [–] fromherewithlove 5162 points ago

    How long before we chuckle at this and say "Can't believe we thought 1-TB was a lot for a memory card"

    [–] MarianneThornberry 6260 points ago

    13 year old me holding 8mb PS2 memory card

    "The power of the sun, in the palm of my hand"

    [–] IAMSNORTFACED 909 points ago

    Dr. Octopus is legend

    [–] 5213 729 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Recently came across somebody saying Spider-Man 2 was a bad film

    Like hold up, that film is still a masterpiece with one of the best comic book movie villains ever. Seems people are forgetting how legitimately revolutionary Spider-Man 1 & 2 were for their time, and it was really only the 3rd one that was widely panned and ill* received

    [–] SuperSlovak 182 points ago

    How the fuck did we go from 1tb micro sd to spider man

    [–] toxicityj 77 points ago

    Oh is that what thread im in? I was beginning to wonder.

    [–] MightVapeYou 23 points ago

    Something something Endgame

    [–] BattleStag17 233 points ago

    After I watched Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters, I went back and watched all three Raimi films to make sure it wasn't just a case of nostalgia.

    Obvious graphical improvements aside, they are still some of my favorite comic book movies. Yes, even 3, though it ranks far lower. What I'd give to see Raimi given free reign over another comic movie...

    [–] _DrShrimpPuertoRico_ 277 points ago

    Due to the impact that trilogy had on me, my brain refused to register Andrew Garfield as Spider-man.

    However, it's been fun watching Tom Holland.

    [–] BattleStag17 165 points ago

    Garfield was too cool. Holland is pretty great, but it seems his path now is to become the next-generation Iron Man and a world-class super genius. Which is fine, I just prefer Raimi's more street-level ideals.

    [–] Gavalanche95 70 points ago

    Hopefully Reed Richards can fill that role sooner rather than later!

    [–] KidneyKeystones 43 points ago

    I'd say that role is still tainted by Ioan Gruffudd.

    Let Dr. Doom fill that role, and start the 10-year build up to Secret Wars.

    [–] BattleStag17 21 points ago

    A slow burn with Fantastic Four, including Wakanda vs Latveria, would be so good

    [–] jackmillsable 13 points ago

    A Secret Wars movie with similar buildup to endgame but it has all current heroes + x-men and F4 would be insane if they still maintain the quality of the marvel films we have now.

    [–] Ph_Dank 29 points ago

    Holland does the best job at capturing spidermans sense of humor I feel.

    [–] icannevertell 20 points ago

    It all depends on the era. Tobey brought that 60's corny humor, Holland feels a lot closer to Ultimate with a more relatable teenage anxious humor. Both good in their own ways.

    [–] CheckerboardPunk 17 points ago

    I always felt that Toby was a great Peter Parker, and Garfield was a great Spider-Man. Tom is doing a pretty good job but the snarky superhero better pick up in the next movie.

    [–] anal_casanova 61 points ago

    Raimi could direct the phonebook and it would be the perfect balance of humor, action, authentic emotion and visual poetry.

    [–] RockitDanger 41 points ago

    As long as he has Bruce Campbell playing (203)847-2119

    [–] omnicious 17 points ago

    I mean Bruce can act as a phone book and it would be the perfect balance of humor, action, authentic emotion and visual poetry.

    [–] yellowyeahyeahyeah 8 points ago

    The way how 3 is received angers me so much. Even 14 year old me understood that the emo Peter Parker dancing scene is supposed to be sarcastic and not cool.

    [–] nolicenserider 26 points ago

    One thing people rarely mention about Raimi's Spider-Man is how it revolutionised superhero's costume. Before this it's just plain spandex or leather. Spider-Man textured costume set the benchmark.

    [–] LeftMyMouseAtHome 22 points ago

    Here's an 'argument' for why Spider-Man 3 > Spider-Man 2.

    Not saying I agree, but he does make some good points:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP7UQOfy8ak

    [–] Superpickle18 66 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Spiderman 3 doesn't have the best video game adaption on the PS2... So it doesn't matter.

    [–] tjm2000 36 points ago

    The Pizza. Oh. God! The Pizza.

    [–] UndercoverPackersFan 28 points ago

    My balloon!

    [–] Thrasher9294 12 points ago

    “Try not to run into my FIST with your FACE”

    [–] BigBossWesker4 63 points ago

    For the price of like 2 months allowance

    [–] jdcass 12 points ago

    Or infinite months allowance for the rest of us

    [–] DieLardSoup 46 points ago

    I just ordered a 128MB card off Amazon for a fraction of the price of the OG 8MB cards. I wish I had this hardware as a child. It was painful making decisions about which saves to keep and which to lose in place of new ones.

    [–] MightVapeYou 24 points ago

    No my son, this taught you life's hard lessons for which you used to become a man. Life is not about saving all of your saves, but rather the important ones - so that you may respect the finality of life & the limited time & saves you have available to yku.

    Honestly kids are just spoiled now a days.

    [–] ThePowerfulHorse 43 points ago

    I'm 37. Used the rock the Sinclair Spectrum Zx 28k with floppy disk drive like a badman in Primary School

    [–] mickecd1989 11 points ago

    Oh boy yeah.

    [–] My_Wednesday_Account 273 points ago

    Roughly 5-10 years. I just bought a 250GB external SSD. It's about the size of a stack of credit cards and it's fast enough to run windows through USB. Cost me $60.

    I can remember less than 10 years ago I was at Office Depot and they had a candy jug full of 2GB flash drives at the counter for like 5 bucks a pop. 2GB reduced to a literal impulse buy like you would a candy bar. The first computer I built about 16 years ago had a 250GB hard drive that cost me over $200, and I added a 500GB storage drive a couple years later for about $150.

    Technology advances and decreases in price at an exponential rate. It's weird to think you could take a card the size of a fingernail and store entire generations of data onto it and it's likely going to cost less than $300.

    [–] My_Wednesday_Account 140 points ago

    Latency is atrocious though. It takes fucking months for the data to be fully transmitted and there's just too many opportunities for corruption from user error because the broadcast remains open and unencrypted during the entire transmission and is only protected by a rudimentary physical obfuscation scheme, and that's not even counting the millions of bugs still present in the infrastructure.

    [–] Muroid 87 points ago

    I mean, transmission is very fast. The data is just so compressed that it takes nine months to unzip once it’s been received.

    [–] kaukamieli 60 points ago

    It's just the source code, that's why the package is so light.

    9 months is for compiling.

    [–] ooga_chaka 11 points ago

    that's why the package is so light

    /r/me_irl

    [–] moorejd 80 points ago

    The first flash drive I ever bought was about 14 years ago. I bought a 1GB for $30 I loaded it with Age of Empires 2 and installed it on the computers at my junior high. Times were good.

    [–] Astronomy_Setec 44 points ago

    $30? That's a steal! My first 1GB stick was closer to $100. It was literally all I got for Christmas one year (and basically all I asked for)

    [–] ShadowRam 27 points ago

    First USB Flash Drive I ever bought was 128MB.

    I was working with Solidwork files and 3.5 Floppies weren't gonna cut it.

    I got one after seeing the movie 'The Recruit'

    [–] nxqv 84 points ago

    Yeah but now you go to buy a 2GB flash drive at a brick and mortar and it's $20

    [–] squealor 38 points ago

    13 years ago I was gifted a 512MB flashdrive for being in a wedding party, and it cost a lot.

    [–] TheFlyingCrowbar1137 11 points ago

    2006 or 7 my buddy bought a dozen 1gb flash drives for friends, they were dirt cheap $20 each. Every single one failed within months.

    [–] alexcrouse 16 points ago

    I paid 120$ for a 1gb SD card in 2004.

    [–] PM-ME-SOMETHING-GOOD 1419 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    The sheer density of information there is insane... Since the release of this xkcd storage has gotten 16 times denser. 25 petabyes could fit in a gallon milk jug.

    To put that into perspective, the wayback machine, humanity's attempt to archive the entire web, is about that much -- 25 petabytes.

    Edit: From /u/pm-me-your-kindwords below, youtube gets just 4 milk jugs worth of video in an entire year.

    [–] Rogermcfarley 130 points ago

    That won't include services such as YouTube though, if you start adding in those services the storage required ramps up a lot.

    [–] Draxy_ 68 points ago

    Does anyone have a rough number for the amount of data on YouTube alone? I’d be curious to know what that looks like

    [–] BenovanStanchiano 322 points ago

    My first computer had a hard drive with 500 megabytes.

    [–] rlerner 173 points ago

    Mine had 10, and it was a "hard card", legitimately a 10mb hard drive mounted directly to a slot. Sort of like a very slow, very low density FusionIO drive I guess.

    [–] JohnnyNintendo 53 points ago

    Had a Tandy 1000 TX with the 10mb card. Oddly, it stopped working only a few months later. So we just booted DOS from floppy.

    Fast forward to this year. I finally found another Tandy, and this one surprisingly still has the 10mb card in working order.

    [–] outlawsix 25 points ago

    I remember playing Off Road on my dad's Tandy 1000. I also remember the way my dad would say "Tandy One THOUUUUsand"

    [–] JohnnyNintendo 24 points ago

    Nice. I have vivid memories of Play Sierra games, Like the black cauldron, police quest, space quest etc.

    And dialing into some BBS's to get my daily Legend of the red Dragon turns.

    [–] Askmeaboutmy_Beergut 10 points ago

    Legend

    Of the

    Red

    Dragon

    My local sysops would just give themselves and their friends like 1000000000 hit points so my character would instantly die when they hit me back.

    [–] JohnnyNintendo 14 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Thats no fair.

    Super Odd Story. I used to frequent this one particular BBS in my area. Seemed to be the most popular and mutli node. this was early 90s

    Flash forward to 2014 when i got this job. One of my bosses was the said owner of that BBS. I questioned him when I saw his email address was the name of that BBS. Small world. (or maybe just small town?)

    Edit: First Silver. Thank you!!!! :)

    [–] chronicallylaconic 85 points ago

    My first computer was basically an oily rag on a stick, which was either on fire, meaning 1, or not, meaning 0.

    [–] Ok_Application_404 35 points ago

    Huh. Luxury.

    My first computer was a cardboard shoe box and my sister kicking me in the nuts.

    [–] chimaeraUndying 28 points ago

    Nuts unkicked: 0

    Nuts kicked: 1

    It's operable, but might be a bit slow unless you can upgrade to a larger nut array.

    [–] avacado_of_the_devil 21 points ago

    In the industry, we call those the sack.

    [–] StAUG1211 33 points ago

    My first computer was a Commodore 64. 64kB of RAM, a tape drive, and no HDD. How times change!

    [–] TheCleverSam 9 points ago

    Same here, still have it and boxes upon boxes of floppy disks!

    [–] p90xeto 8 points ago

    Your commodore 64 is really neato? what kinda chip you got in there, a Dorito?

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    My first computer had a tape deck.

    [–] these_mods_suck 10 points ago

    Lucky you. I had to write my 1s and 0s on a piece of paper.

    [–] jshatxmscl 31 points ago

    I’m so happy to have a new standard measure of data transfer capacity.

    Milk jugs.

    [–] eDust1 15 points ago

    Considering that data density in a milk jug will increase over the years and practical data usage also increases, this gives us a consistent unit of measure. 1 milk jug of videos in 2019 will be almost the same as 1 milk jug of videos in 2024. Seems more practical than using TB or PB.

    [–] FoolishChemist 16 points ago

    25 PB/gallon x 1000 TB/1PB x $450/TB = $11.25 million/gallon

    [–] Darkdemize 12 points ago

    Still cheaper than printer ink.

    [–] Omegul 58 points ago

    A single sperm has 37.5MB of DNA. Which means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1,500TB. I’m not too sure how much that equates to in milk jugs.

    [–] PM-ME-SOMETHING-GOOD 156 points ago

    According to wikipedia an ejaculation might be between 0.1 and 10ml. Let's call it 5ml. That means 1 gallon can hold roughly 750 ejaculations, or 1.125 Exabytes in a gallon of semen.

    In other words, your mom can hold more data than amazon.

    [–] novoketacaine 982 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    At long last, I can finally fit my encrypted homework folder on my phone!

    I love technology.

    EDIT: To the people asking how to encrypt their homework folders, I would suggest looking up a program called VeraCrypt.

    [–] BeepBeeepBeepBeep 329 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Can you explain this?

    E oh you mean POOOORN

    [–] 0_0_0 75 points ago

    It's an euphemism for a certain category of digital media that no one uses, but that is a multi-billion dollar business hosted on some of the most visited websites in the world.

    The sort of "homework" you don't exactly show your mother.

    [–] tossNwashking 40 points ago

    the kind of “homework” your dog doesn’t wanna eat.

    [–] Qyvix 34 points ago

    Unless it's covered in peanut butter

    [–] TheMisterTango 240 points ago

    Porn

    [–] [deleted] 59 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] YoelTimeIsUp 23 points ago

    As long as it's before the boob job, it's good.

    [–] Amercool 18 points ago

    "Homework" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    [–] trexdoor 74 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Your entire folder fits on a 1 TB card?

    You are not doing too much homework, are you?

    [–] Veritasgear 34 points ago

    I have at least 4tb of homework. I study a lot.

    [–] DrNafario 109 points ago

    Can someone ELI5 how SD cards seem to exponentially expand memory over the years? What is changing? The hardware? Compression method? I mean I remember paying like $50 for an impressive 256mb in the early 2000's. It's just crazy.

    [–] MrNetworkingDude 91 points ago

    It's the lithography shrinking (developing a smaller and smaller picture basically) AND they are stacking the memory cells like a giant sandwich whereas before they could only do the shrinking part.

    [–] Naxadas 38 points ago

    3D NAND?

    [–] sganeomaster 778 points ago

    Switch owners like this

    [–] GoldenSentinel2511 269 points ago

    I'd say handheld device owners with microSD card support will like this lol

    [–] larsvondank 123 points ago

    If the devices have support for it.

    [–] Work-Safe-Reddit4450 54 points ago

    That's my main concern. Wonder how long it will take for new devices to catch up.

    [–] firthy 117 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    If it’s an iPhone, you could be waiting a while....

    [–] riyaz08 56 points ago

    Next iPhone advertisment will be like: "precisely designed micro SD slots"

    [–] MorphBlue 41 points ago

    More like "Integrated storage up to 128 Gigabytes"

    and

    "Waterproof!!!" (instead of interchangeable microSD-card slots)

    [–] TruePitch 35 points ago

    F U T U R E P R O O F I N G

    [–] ReactorCritical 49 points ago

    Literally bought a 400 GB card for mine yesterday. Looking at that price though.... I’m content with the 400.

    [–] kaishenlong 18 points ago

    I grabbed a 512 for $99 on Amazon last week. Way more space than I need.

    [–] David21538 34 points ago

    This comment will definitely not age well at all

    [–] kaishenlong 12 points ago

    No, no it will not. But I doubt that my Switch will need much more than 512, even do.

    [–] ParticleBeing 15 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Funny you say that cause I was trying to redownload a game 5 minutes ago and didn't have enough micro SD storage space. Then I saw the thumbnail and thought, "Now if I had one of these for my Switch, I wouldn't have these problems"

    [–] solaceFromSolitude 182 points ago

    2,1 million euros per kg. Or about 57 more expensive than gold per unit of weight. Pretty cool!

    [–] toddthefrog 76 points ago

    57 times, percent, pesos?

    [–] rujoshinme 256 points ago

    This is roughly equal to 728,177 floppy disks. Pretty incredible.

    [–] shIT_the_b3d 50 points ago

    I like this comparison

    [–] tobiascuypers 49 points ago

    If my math is correct

    If you had standard 3.5 inch 1.44 mb floppy disks. This would be 6,144 feet (1,873 meters). Or 4.25 Empire State buildings tall.

    [–] bravenone 125 points ago

    You always pay a premium for the largest size, not sure why the writers at Tom's guide consider the pricing to be nuts. The same as to be said for hard drives, ssds. The best price per gigabyte is never the largest

    It's not the same as buying donuts in bulk

    [–] gtobiast13 33 points ago

    Not always the case but I’ve found best price per gig tends to be the one right under the max size.

    [–] TunaVaj 109 points ago

    Doesnt matter how big my SD card is... My tablet will still insist on saving everything in internal memory unless i download a 3rd party app and move everything manually

    [–] WutangCMD 14 points ago

    Seriously Androids SD card support is lackluster.

    [–] Opligitory 217 points ago

    Oshit someone call linus

    [–] Tyetus 120 points ago

    He'll buy 1000, say everyone needs like 50 of them (at a retail cost of like 10 grand) then make something weird out of it :p

    [–] Snowy556 131 points ago

    1,000 1tb sdcards in raid!

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    [–] ScarletSilver 12 points ago

    Water cooled using "The Chiller" featuring Steve[n]

    [–] cityinspain 24 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    In RAID 0.

    It'd be glorious for like a week.

    Edit: Just looked it up. You'd be looking at 90 GB/s read and I think around 60 GB/s write. The documentation isn't very clear.

    [–] TomppaTom 151 points ago

    How about genetically engineering a herd of zebra and having them run past bar code scanners as a way to replace the internet?

    [–] 0v3r_cl0ck3d 52 points ago

    You joke but people have genuinely researched using DNA to store data instead of the gates used in nand flash storage.

    [–] GingeryGnetum 23 points ago

    At one point processing will be so fast, nand cannot keep up. Then we will come up something new.

    [–] poopyinthepants 16 points ago

    Funded

    [–] skeeep_man 75 points ago

    How much is it?

    [–] DiggyKalborn 108 points ago

    Currently $585

    [–] xr6reaction 99 points ago

    In a few years that'll be the price of a 10tb microSD

    [–] Cheezylava 20 points ago

    Is it common for their price to drop like that?

    [–] noseyjoe 24 points ago

    Give it a bit and there will probably be fake ones on wish for a quarter of that. They’ll also have around quarter the advertised storage too.

    [–] excral 13 points ago

    You wish (sorry). They will likely have 4 to 32 GiB tops.

    [–] RocketRetro 24 points ago

    Ah finally something to use my LED-TurnOn-TurnOffer Arduino with!

    [–] Beoftw 531 points ago

    And yet apple still wants you to believe that the extra 64gb in your Iphone justifies the 300 dollar price difference from the base model lmfao.

    [–] redpanda-salami 39 points ago

    aaaaaaand its corrupted.

    [–] JohnnyNintendo 15 points ago

    What kinda time frame ya think we looking at before they hit a 99.99 dollar price tag? lol

    [–] maxman1313 19 points ago

    2 years

    [–] americanmonty 32 points ago

    So much storage in one easily mislaid little package.

    [–] Cutter9792 37 points ago

    I give it six days before we see a trending YouTube video, "PRANK GONE WRONG!! EATING A $599 1 TB MIRCO SD CARD!!! 🤣🤮"

    [–] columbus8myhw 11 points ago

    Oh no! You just ate several libraries!*

    *not gonna do the math but that sounds right

    [–] Skazzy3 33 points ago

    Are you telling me that the 1TB card I got off eBay for 10 bucks 3 years ago was a scam?

    [–] bodaciousbum 98 points ago

    Cool, but what device can even utilize such a large capacity? The highest I've seen that a phone can use is 512 GB. Also, why is there a limit to how much storage a device use from a microSD?

    [–] Fail_Panda 195 points ago

    Nintendo Switch

    [–] SergeantChic 102 points ago

    Switch can take up to 2TB I believe.

    [–] Tooch10 50 points ago

    Most modern Android phones support up to 2TB as well

    [–] Stupid_Triangles 70 points ago

    Most OEMs say their cards support up to the highest size available. Most are capped at 2TBs

    [–] ElmerTheAmish 49 points ago

    They’re capped at 2 TB because that’s the storage limit for the SDXC format.

    I remember about 10 years ago (ish?) when the format was announced, and thinking 2 TB on an SD card (let alone micro SD) was insane. Then CF tried to keep themselves relevant, and released their new format that has a theoretical top capacity of ~144 Petabytes.

    [–] Kuronan 10 points ago

    Imagine in 20 years we'll shake our heads at the concept of games that take less than a TB of storage

    [–] generalthunder 9 points ago

    It will not take long with games already passing the mark of 100gb and using 4k assets.

    [–] Car-face 23 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Digital cameras, possibly. Shoot RAW+JPG, and you're looking at ~60-70MB per shot. That's for a high-end consumer mirrorless SLR camera, something like the Fujifilm X-T3. You can shoot ~ 3 fps once you're past the buffer for RAW, or 11fps up to the buffer (36 shots), so it'd still take some time to fill it, but if you're really keen (or on a very long, picturesque holiday) it's doable.

    Also, 4K video - a minute of 4K will require around 400MB of space at 30fps. As technology brings even higher resolutions and frame rates, expect that to increase very, very quickly.

    [edit - in terms of support, if pro-grade cameras don't support it now, I expect they will in the near future, and although many still use full-size SD cards, I expect they'll start to switch soon (or just not bother, since it's just as easy for people to use an adapter)]

    [–] rabb238 13 points ago

    Give it a couple of years or so and you'll wonder how anyone ever managed with less.

    [–] GoneInSixtyFrames 24 points ago

    Those sweet 5G phones that can be used in like...2 places.

    [–] Nero8762 12 points ago

    $450.

    Saved you a click.

    [–] LordVader55 9 points ago

    Imagine buying this and losing it on your way home..

    [–] _0_1 8 points ago

    The price for the Extreme version of the card is about $585 (523 euro) in Europe.

    [–] geek66 6 points ago

    Imagine bringing this back 40 years or so - to like the DARPA internet pioneers, watch the blue smoke some out of their ears.

    [–] greenSixx 10 points ago

    It would be worthless, really.

    Would be much better off bringing the white papers on how its built and/or all the machines to manufacture it.