Do you need a tough, waterproof, almost indestructible SD card? Then go ahead and buy and SD card you find in the store. I have dropped then, stepped on them and run them through a cycle in the washing machine,and all my cards still work fine.
If, however, you want to add a sliver of weight and a shiny metallic finish to your flash-storage, consider the RAW STEEL range from Hoodman, a steel-clad tough-guy whose caps-locked name seems to simultaneously yell and beat its doubtlessly very hairy chest.
The class-10 SDHC cards come in 4, 8, 16 and 32GB sizes, and Hoodman says that by shrinking the internals onto a single chip, space was made to add the armor plating.
Skipping over the inevitable “Blue Steel” Zoolander joke, there could be a case for using this card other than as a salve to your paranoia. What about a magnetic strip in (or on) your camera-bag, where you could stick these things like knives on the magnetic strip in your kitchen?
The RAW (ROAR!) STEEL cards will be available on November 15. Prices TBA, but consider that the same capacity plastic RAW cards run from $50-$190.
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Fuente: Gadget Lab