Shopping for Memory Card Cases
Memory card cases store, organize, and transport your blank and used memory cards. Taking the form of either wallets or boxes, they provide easy access to your valuable cards, and keep them safe under all conditions.
Effective memory card storage is important for photographers who use digital cameras with flash memory. High-quality image and video files are huge, and can fill up even high-capacity storage. This means that cards have to be swapped in and out of cameras and memory card readers frequently. Using SD card cases can help you keep blank cards nearby and ready for insertion, while offering a secure space to store cards with data. Small memory cards are easy to misplace, especially the popular microSD cards, which measure the size of a fingernail. Memory card cases help to ensure your cards are easy to find.
Types of Memory Card Holders
Memory card cases come in two main types. The first take the form of wallets or pouches, with rows of pockets inside to hold the cards. You can find these as zippered enclosures with straps or lanyards to help fasten them to a belt, and they often fold up for ease of storage in a jacket. The other card storage takes the form of solid boxes with water-resistant seals to keep out moisture and dust. Fashioned from rugged materials such as polycarbonate resin, they offer solid protection from knocks and drops as well as the elements. You can find microSD card holders, flash card holders, and other popular card types as wallets or cases. If you do a lot of work out in the field, solid cases make an excellent choice, as do waterproof, foldable memory card holders.
How to Pick the Right Memory Card Holder
Memory cards come in a wide range of formats. These include the older, larger compact flash types one and two, secure digital (SD), SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity), SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity), microSD, and so on. Most memory card holders are for use with one particular type of card. Some manufacturers offer the same case in different versions, each to accommodate one of the various card types. A more flexible option is to invest in a universal card wallet. These can hold any card, such as SD, CF, CFast, XQD, CFexpress, and microSD.
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