When considering SD cards, which live mostly inside our devices, stylish design is pretty low on our list of priorities. Nevertheless, Samsung is on a mission to beautify its entire line of electronics, hence meet its new SD and microSD cards featuring a brushed metal exterior. But been being really, really good looking is not their only property, the new cards have some serious rugged credentials.
The seven new SD and microSD card models are waterproof, shockproof and magnet proof. Samsung guarantees the cards will survive up to 24 hours submerged in water, can withstand a 3,200 lbs force (you can drive a 1.6 ton vehicle over them) and even a magnetic field up to 10,000 gauss won’t be enough to screw up your data.
The “high speed” series cards offer read speeds up to 24MB/s and write speeds to 13MB/s; the “plus extreme speed” series, consisting of all Class 10 cards, bump-up write speeds to 21MB/s. Official prices start from $9.99 for a measly 2GB card and can go up to $89.99 for the 32GB microSD model, though you can get them much cheaper from Amazon right now.[Samsung (BusinessWire)]