Leef introduces microSD card to microUSB card reader for Android devices

Today, Leef, a company that has put design at the forefront of many of its products, has released the Access microSD Reader. The Access is a small microSD to microUSB card reader that gives Android users a new way to transfer media. It allows users to take information stored on a microSD and seamlessly transfer information to any device that supports USB on-the-go (USB OTG). This device is especially handy since more and more device manufacturers have started to rely on non-removable internal storage solutions. 

Much like Leef's other products, the Access has superb styling with an attention to detail. The footprint of this device is small, measuring in at 30 X 20 X 9 mm (1.18in x .78in x .35in), which makes it convenient to carry. The device is also waterproof and dust proof. The Access also has an extra slot to store an additional microSD card and an LED indicator. The Access is compatible with devices running Android 4.1 and higher and will require a USB OTG microUSB port. The Access is currently available for $9.99 on Leef's website and Amazon.

 

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I don't get it, this isn't news, devices that do just this for android and ipad have existed for a long time already, there is nothing new about this.

Hello,

I bought the Meenova through the Kickstarter campaign and have used it both with my Google Nexus 7 (Android) and Acer Iconia W3-810 (Windows 8.1) without any problems.

Only advantage I can see is that the Leef seems to cost about $3 less.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

goretsky said,
Hello,

I bought the Meenova through the Kickstarter campaign and have used it both with my Google Nexus 7 (Android) and Acer Iconia W3-810 (Windows 8.1) without any problems.

Only advantage I can see is that the Leef seems to cost about $3 less.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Actually the Meenova is $12 + $3 shipping = $15
Leef is $9.99 + $4.59 shipping = $14.58

So the meenova is just 42 cents more expensive.

What's wrong with NFC or Bluetooth or WiFi transfers? Only if you want to share 100+MB videos and don't have WiFi I guess.

It might not be for file transfers...? For example I'd put TV shows and movies on it and watch them on my tablet/phone on long journeys. That way I save storage on my 32GB phone, so I can store my music and pictures just fine.

Ah OK, I didn't think of that since I just use the internal storage but good point. The story was just presenting it as an option for file transfers but you're right.

How is this new? Or how is this different from other similar sdcard readers?

btw... other than size... is there any other difference than using a usb stick on an OTG adaptor?

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