A-Data: SD cards display free space|
(Friday, January 6, 2006 - 16:40 EST)
An interesting news item from the folks over at Engadget reports on an innovation from Taiwanese manufacturer A-Data Technology Inc.
The A-Data BCD-SD line of Secure Digital flash cards, available in capacities from 128MB to 2GB, include a display of the remaining storage capacity on the card itself. When the card is inserted in a Secure Digital-compatible product, it draws power to operate a tiny LCD display on the rear of the card.
When the card is removed from the slot, the display remains visible - giving you an instant indication of whether any space is available on the card. A simple, elegant solution with just a dash of geek chic to boot - although it isn't clear how long the display lasts for (one presumes a small amount of current must power it, which must be topped up occasionally by placing the card back into a card slot).
More details can be found on Engadget's site. The cards aren't currently listed on A-Data's Chinese or English language websites.