Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
  News Headlines Apple Canon Casio Fujifilm HTC LG Microsoft Nikon Olympus Panasonic Pentax Ricoh Rollei Samsung Sony  
Lets Go Digital
Powered by True
Counted by
SanDisk RapidGX Memory Stick PRO Duo Gaming Card
Mark Peters : May 11th 2006 - 12:48 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
SanDiskSanDisk RapidGX Memory Stick PRO Duo Gaming Card : SanDisk introduced RapidGX, a high-performance Memory Stick PRO Duo Game card that offers a quick and easy way to capture and store movies, games, digital images and music to the Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable). The announcement was made at E3, where SanDisk is showing its new line of gaming products in Meeting Rooms 6809 and 6811, Kentia Hall, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The SanDisk RapidGX card offers a complete content solution for owners of the popular handheld gaming and video device. It comes with software that allows PSP owners to convert and transfer a host of multimedia files from a personal computer to a PSP, through a simple drag-and-drop interface.
SanDisk RapidGX Memory Stick PRO Duo Gaming Card SanDisk MicroMate card reader
It also comes with SanDisk's new MicroMate high-speed Memory Stick PRO Duo card reader, which is optimized for the RapidGX to achieve maximum transfer speeds. The SanDisk RapidGX card initially will be sold in a single capacity of 1 gigabyte for a suggested retail price of $84.99. The PSP software and the reader, available for a limited time, represent a $40 value-add over the price of the individual components included in the package. Shipping to retailers is expected in early summer.

SanDisk RapidGX Memory Stick
"Research has shown that millions of PSP owners are enjoying non-gaming entertainment features, such as watching movies, viewing digital photos and listening to music," said Christina Day, SanDisk's senior product marketing manager for gaming. "The RapidGX game card, which incorporates technology similar to that of SanDisk's Extreme(R) III flash card line for pro photographers, simplifies and accelerates the process of converting content to the PSP format."

SanDisk MicroMate reader
With the MicroMate reader, a PSP user can transfer data at read/write speeds of up to 15 megabytes per second, about twice the read/write speeds of the PSP when the device is hooked up directly to a computer. The SanDisk MicroMate reader contains a slot for the card and a USB connector that allows it to be plugged into a PC's USB port. Since there is no accessible on-board memory in the PSP, all content must be stored on removable Memory Stick PRO Duo cards.

The NPD Group - Consumer electronics Research Company
"Also, the speeds afforded by the SanDisk RapidGX card are up to three times faster than those of a standard Memory Stick PRO Duo card, making RapidGX the world's fastest gaming flash memory card," she said. Support for the notion that video is a key selling point for the PSP came recently from a new report issued by The NPD Group, a major consumer electronics research company. According to an NPD press release, the PSP Functionality and Content Study surveyed 55,000 consumers, ages 6 to 44, to determine their preferences with the PSP.

Universal Media Discs
While playing games and listening to music were cited as the top uses, more than 40 percent of owners said that the ability to watch movies or television programs on their PSPs was a key factor in their decision to buy the device, according to the study. Sony sells movies for the PSP on a proprietary format called Universal Media Discs (UMD), but the NPD report indicated that many users don't necessarily care about which format is used to deliver content.

SanDisk RapidGX Memorystick Gaming Card
"Watching videos from a PRO Duo memory card significantly lengthens the play time for movies and video when compared with watching from a UMD," said Wes Brewer, SanDisk vice president of consumer products marketing. "Longer play time and ease of video transfer are key selling features of our new RapidGX line." Recently, several PSP-oriented websites have begun offering downloads of movies, TV shows and games, and Sony has indicated that it will launch various types of media download services within a year.

Mediafour of West Des Moines
The PSP management tool that comes with each RapidGX card was customized for SanDisk by v, Iowa, and is based on an award-winning software program. This all-in-one solution helps PSP owners organize and optimize their multimedia files as they are transferred to the PSP. The software has a powerful point-and-click interface that makes it easy to add a file or a group of files onto a PSP. It automatically converts video files to the MP4 PSP format. Furthermore, it has several compression options that can save valuable space on the memory card by maximizing the number of videos, songs and photos that the card can hold.

About SanDisk USA
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the USA.

   Sandisk Flash Memory
   SanDisk 1GB SD Game card
   SanDisk Memorystick 2GB game card
   Next  Nokia 5500 Sport
   Previous  SanDisk 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Game card
   News by brand:SanDisk
   News by category:Flash memory
   News by brand and category:SanDisk Flash memory
   Canon EOS 750D - $749.00
   Nikon D7200 - $839.00
   Sony Alpha 6000 - $398.00
   Samsung NX3000 - $
   Nikon D3200 - $329.99
   Olympus PEN E-PL7 - $499.00
   Canon EOS M3 - $429.00
   Panasonic Lumix DMC GF7 - $519.00
   Canon PowerShot SX610 HS - $189.00
   Canon EOS 700D - $495.00

LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest SanDisk announcements
SanDisk and HP launch technology collaboration
SanDisk Industrial Grade Flash Storage Solutions
SanDisk USB 3.0 Flash Drives
SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive
SanDisk Automotive Grade Flash Storage Solutions
SanDisk brings a smile on children faces
SanDisk USB drive for iPhone and iPad
Memory cards for 4K Ultra HD video
SanDisk Ultra II SSD
SanDisk flash memory and 4K storage solutions
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive
MP3 Player for Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts
Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators
SanDisk CFast 2.0 Memory Card
SanDisk Solid State Drive
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Sony Alpha A68
CES 2016 Keynote
LG V10 Android smartphone
First smartphone to offer manual mode for video
LG V10
Samsung Z3 Tizen-based smartphone
Samsung Accessories for Galaxy Devices
Samsung Galaxy View
Toshiba DynaPad Windows tablet
LG V10 offers next-generation photography and video
ZTE official partner of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Chicago Bulls teams up with smartphone manufacturer
Canon USA honored with SmartWay Excellence Award
Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera
Samsung Home Monitoring Kit
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA