We know that mobile phones and cameras take the bulk of memory card uses, but are there any more uses? Development of devices have come along way in the last decade more devices, smaller, so how many more products are using memory cards? The list below will give an idea of the different devices using cards.
Photo frames are very popular and come in different sizes, and they look the part as well. Most cards will work with a photo frame. Take some pictures then put the memory card into the picture frame slot for that card and watch a slideshow before down loading to a computer.
MOBILE GPS DEVICE
GPS come with a pre loaded map of a certain area, more maps can be added but usually there is a fee. Data can be saved on to your selected card then slotted into the GPS. Most of the GPSs will allow pictures and music to be played through your GPS from your selected card.
Not much needs to be said, most mobiles take memory for storing pictures music. Many different types of cards are in today’s market for the mobile phone.
As with mobile phones most if not all of today’s cameras take a card for storing media, whether it be photos or video.
Putting a memory card direct to a printer is now common amongst the major printer manufactures. Meaning you can check and print your pictures without downloading to a computer.
DIRECT TO A COMPUTER
Cards can be used directly with a computer or laptop using a card reader that connects via an USB port.
FLASH BASED PLAYERS
One of the major reasons these players took off is because of the size of the storage media by having a 64GB card capability. How many music tracks would that hold, in the region of 6000.
Memory cards are the main media storage of a camcorder. Camcorders take video and still pictures and a good device will need a good card to be able to capture those memories
Now used in many of the video consoles like NINTENDO DS, PLAYSTATION, WII
Manufactures have been incorporating card readers directly into their systems so its just a case of slipping the card into the reader port. Meaning you don’t have to download from the camera, its disadvantage you are handling the memory card.
PSION series 5 and their 5MX takes a compact flash for their memory storage.Compact flash cards come in capacity of up to128 GByte/s. Palm pilot 1000 and 5000 use memory cards.
Yes even now television have card slots. Play your photos, listen to music. Not much more a television can do, they have CD players, freeview TV, memory card slots, surround sound, the question is what else be we see included within televisions in the further.
Quite a few of the DVD recorder manufactures have now includes card slots.
Seeing the list there are many different devices that are currently using memory cards. Many devices will in time drop the memory card for internal hard drives but that is a future development, until then the memory card will still be used as major media storage device.