iPhone Gets SD Card Reader Via Third Party Accessory
iPhone owners had to look at other smartphone platforms–like Windows Mobile, Android, Palm OS, BlackBerry, and a few feature phone systems–with envy as Apple didn’t grace its smartphone with a removable storage card slot. Now, Zoomit is creating an accessory and accompanying app for the iPhone platform that allows the iPhone to read content from an SD card. Unfortunately, the price of this dongle, which works with the dock connector of your white or black smartphone, will cost a steep $50.
For the asking price, the Zoomit app will allow users to share and view pictures, listen to additional music content, and share and view files like Excel and Word documents. The company is looking to also support DRM content. No indication if the app will pull content from your storage card into your iPhone apps–like your Photos or iPod app on your device–for seamless integration, but we’re guessing you’ll have to just play, view, or listen to content direct from the card within the Zoomit app sans that integration.
The accessory is available for pre-order at this time.
The good news, however, is that iPhone owners are starting to see some third-party accessories that are making use of Apple’s proprietary dock connector, a feature that was announced and touted by Apple since iPhone OS 3.0.