At CES 2012, Sony announced it is expanding its line
of SD cards with a new flagship series designed for
ultra-high speed interface (UHS-I) compatibility. The
company also unveiled its enhanced USB memory
Sony's new SD cards cards offer significantly higher
transfer speeds up to 94MB/s (read) and 45MB/s (write,
for SF-8UX, write speed is 22MB/s). And when used with
non-UHS-I supported hardware, the new Sony cards will
still maintain Class 10 speed. Additionally, the new
cards are water-resistant, and are designed to perform
under a wide range of operating temperatures.
The Sony UHS-I series of cards will be available in
March, starting at prices of $44.99.
Sony unveiled also its enhanced USB memory MicroVault
line. The new models (USM-Q, USM-P and USM-M) range
from ultra-fast devices to stylish models.
Sony is adding ultra-fast USB3.0 compatibility to its
flagship USM-Q series, offering transfer speeds of up
to 120MB/s (read speed). The new series feature a
airline metal body finish design that's resistant to
scratches, their "click" mechanism allows simple
connection to USB ports with just a single push, and a
LED indicator alerts users that the device is active.
The USM-P series also includes simple models,
available with the "click" mechanism and LED
indicator. The USM-M series features a slim design,
for color coordination with user's PCs, and has a
direct plug-in to USB port connector.
The Sony downloadable File Rescue Software offers the
ability to help recover photos and videos that may
have been accidentally damaged or deleted. Data
recovery for copy protected and game data files not
supported. This newest software version also offers
capabilities such as support for 3D movie/photos and
Full HD 60p video files.
The memory devices are also available with "x-Pict
Story" software, available for free download, for
creating photo presentations with unique layouts
synchronized to effects and music.
The Sony line of USB MicroVault models is available in
March, in capacities up to 64GB. Pricing begins at
$15.99 (USM-M series), $29.99 (USM-P series) and
$44.99 (USM-Q series).