SanDisk Introduces Low-Cost Storage Cards

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SanDisk has announced a line of low-cost Shoot & Store flash memory cards. As the name suggests, the cards are intended for storing pictures without transferring them to your computer.

The cards are intended to be sold in drugstores and supermarkets. They will initially be offered in Compact Flash, Secure Digital and SmartMedia formats, with formats like xD and MemoryStick Pro coming later.

According to the source link, the 32 MB cards will cost $14.99 and the 64 MB cards will cost $24.99. This compares with SanDisk’s current lowest prices of $24.99 for 32 MB and $34.99 for 64 MB.

While these cards are intended for digital photographers, nothing will prevent them from being used in PDAs other than the lower capacities. I hope we’ll see lower priced versions of larger cards, too.

What do you think? Would you be willing to keep your photos on storage cards without ever transferring them to your computer? Share your thoughts in the discussion.

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