If you're looking to expand the storage capabilities of your Apple Macbook (Air or Pro) without some bulky external device, then the new offering from HYPER might be right for you: HyperDrive. No, this won't let you obtain lightspeed capabilities and escape the clutches of the Empire.
Announced during CES 2015, HyperDrive is a plug-and-play microSD card adapter that you can use in the SD card slot and that sits flush with the case. It can allow you to add up to 128GB of additional storage without adding any bulk and or external devices. This is great for those who may be running out of room on their internal 128 GB or 256 GB SSDs (like myself). Who wouldn't like to increase their storage? For me, it could essentially double my Macbook Air's storage capabilities.
There may be a couple of downsides to the HyperDrive though. It will take your only available SD card reading slot and if you are like me, you utilize the SD slot frequently for uploading digital photos. There is also the potential of losing the HyperDrive as well, due to its really small size (same goes for the microSD cards themselves, of course). Though once loaded into the slot, it dislodging wouldn't be without a bit of effort.
I have seen other products like this, one that took a tool to remove the adapter. HYPER mentions that it has "Easy Removal With Just Your Fingertip." That would be a good thing in my opinion, as a tool to remove the adapter would probably be lost fairly quickly.
As of the posting of this article, the MSRP of the HyperDrive is set to $24.95 USD, which of course does not include the price of a microSD card itself.
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HYPER Introduces HyperDrive for MacBook – The Easiest And Most Elegant Way To Expand Your MacBook Storage at Consumer Electronic Show 2015
Plug-And-Play microSD Adapter Sits Completely Flushed Inside MacBook SD Memory Card Slot With MacBook Matching Aluminum Cap.
Patented Design Allows Easy Removal With Just Your Fingertip.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Sanho Corporation (CES LVCC North Hall iLounge Booth 5112) – the company behind the HYPER line of mobile accessories – announces HyperDrive for MacBook, a microSD memory card adapter that sits completely inside the MacBook SD memory card slot with no protruding parts. The patented design features a MacBook matching aluminum cap that sits flush with the MacBook, yet it is easily removable with just your fingernail (or a credit card if you do not wish to spoil your manicure).
HyperDrive for MacBook is perfect for expanding your MacBook storage by up to an additional 128GB, which is extra space for your documents, movies, iTunes, iPhoto libraries or Time Machine backups. HyperDrive is a simple, seamless, unobstructive, upgradeable storage solution for your MacBook.
Plug-And-Play seamless microSD memory card expansion for MacBook
Works with any microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (including 128GB) memory card
Support for high speed Class 10/UHS-1/U1/U3 up to 95MB/s
Sits completely flushed inside the MacBook SD memory card slot with no protruding parts
Features a MacBook matching aluminum cap that is CNC precision machined, polished and anodized to fit the exact color, shape and size of the MacBook it is designed for
Available in different versions for MacBook Air 13”, MacBook Pro 13” and MacBook Pro 15”
Patented design features a tiny groove which allows for easy removal with fingernail or credit card
Available now for MSRP of $29.95
Press Quality Images: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-7MB2j
Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hyperdrive-the-best-microsd-adapter-for-macbook
About Sanho Corporation
Sanho Corporation designs, manufactures and markets IT accessories with a focus on Apple accessories, portable power and wireless storage. Sanho is committed to developing cutting edge products with a dedicated focus on performance, quality, value and service, with a sales and marketing office in the U.S. in Silicon Valley, California, a production facility near Shanghai, China, and R&D teams in both countries.
HYPER is a fashionable line of mobile accessories – manufactured by Sanho Corporation – designed to increase functionality in every day life. Hyper products include:
HyperJuice – Portable power products for Apple MacBook, iOS, Android and other mobile devices
HyperDrive – Portable digital data storage products for Apple devices, digital cameras, and memory cards
HyperShield – Cases and stylus pens for Apple devices
HyperThin – World’s thinnest HDMI cables
For more information, please visit www.HyperShop.com