SanDisk announced recently that it planned to start shipping two new memory cards that would be included in the company's Mobile Ultra line later on this month. The maker also said that the new 16GB microSD and M2 memory units would come bundled with MobileMate Micro Reader to allow for a fast and easy USB connection.
As many of you already know, these new additions to SanDisk's Mobile Ultra lineup are not the first removable memory products to feature such a large storage capacity. Also available on the market are the Class 2 memory cards that come with a 16GB capacity as well. What is more important about the new products, as the manufacturer states, is the fact that they are able to offer much faster transfer speeds and access times.
The company also announced that the new products would hit the market with price tags of $120 for the microSD and $130 for the M2. The cost of the new removable memory parts is about two times higher than the price tag of the regular Class 2 cards.
Considering the fact that SanDisk does not claim that the new memory products will qualify for a higher class, the difference in price between the new cards and the older ones might seem a little too leveraged. Not to mention that there are some voices saying that the products might not be able to offer twice the speed of the regular Class 2 cards.
On the other hand, the microSD and the M2 Mobile Ultra memory units might very well provide data transfer rates that rise to their price level, which might prove to appeal to consumers. In addition to that, the company backs the new products with a 10-year limited warranty, also an extra selling point for the cards.