Transcend’s newest SD cards can handle more harsh environments than you

by Gannon Burgett

posted Friday, October 2, 2015 at 9:11 AM EDT

Memory card manufacturer Transcend has announced a new lineup of SD memory cards capable of operating in some of the most extreme environments you could ever imagine subjecting a memory card to.

The Transcend UHS-II U3 memory card lineup is built from the ground up to be as robust and weather-proof as possible. The cards are waterproof for 30 minutes at one meter (IS IPX 7 equivalent test), can operate at extreme temperatures (as low as –25C/–13F, and as high as 85C/185F), resist electrostatic charges compliant with the EMC IEC61000–4–2 certification, remain unaffected by X-rays, particularly those at airports (ISO7816–1 compliant) and offer shock resistance for those times when you might accidentally run over your memory card a few times with your car tire (don’t ask how…crap happens).

The cards' read/write speeds are 285MB/s and 180MB/s, respectively, and the cards are said to survive up to 10,000 insertion/removal cycles.

A 64GB capacity card will set you back roughly US$90, while a 32GB comes to approximately US$50. You can find out more information on the cards by heading over to Transcend’s website.

(via Mirrorless Rumors)