Check Out This Mini MicroSD Card Reader For Your Nexus Or Other Android Device [Kickstarter]
So, these two brothers in San Mateo, CA (andy and Rich) got a Nexus tablet last July, and they realized, to their horror, that it didn’t have a built-in storage option or MicroSD card reader.
So what did they do? Did they take to the internet, whining about how Samsung doesn’t care about users or how Android tablets are only sold one way or the highway? No, they sat down, prototyped a few units, and brought their creation to Kickstarter.
Now the project has already been funded 719% more than the brothers originally requested, a clear message that they found a niche just waiting to be filled.
The device as currently designed will allow you to slip in a MicroSDHC card up to 32G or a MicroSDXC card up to 64G and then connect to your Android tablet via the MicroUSB port, the same place you charge it with or connect it to your computer. You’ll be able to read and write to the MicroSD cards to copy files to and from your phone or tablet and the card.
It supports a wide array of devices, as well as the Nexus line, as the Kickstarter page shows:
Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, Note, Note 2, Galaxy Express; Class 1 support.
Motorola RAZR M, RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, Xyboard 8.2″ Tablet; Class 1 support.
HTC One X+, Evo 4G LTE (Sprint), DROID DNA; Class 1 support.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7 & Nexus 10; Class 2 support.
Nook Color, Kindle Fire (non-HD); Class 3 support.
Tablets using RockChip & AllWinner chips; Sonicview N710; Class 1 support.
The team of brothers originally posted the Kickstarter project to help get funding to design and make the steel mold for the plastic casing itself, to purchase integrated circuit chips and other components for manufacturing the device, and to finally manufacture and quality-check the USB dongle.
It looks like Andy and Rich had the right idea, of course, as the project is now showing pledges of $36,000 for these sweet little babies, quite a bit in excess of their original goal of $5,000. You can still back the project at the $12 level and get one shipped to you via standard world-wide shipping, estimated for July of this year.
Check out the Kickstarter page for more details and pictures, and let us know if you get one of these; we’d love to check one out.