We take a look at 3 waterproof SD cards from INX of Japan. Besides being waterproof, 2 of these are also from the YouSD series, which touts USB connectivity without the need for any additional devices! How do they perform, and can they survive water torture?
Today, VR-Zone looks at three SD (Secure Digital) flash memory cards from INX of Japan.
SD cards, along with the whole array of other types of flash memory out there, are commonplace in mobile phones, digital cameras, and many other devices.
What makes INX’s SD cards so special then? Well, the answer is that all of them have, according to the manufacturer, been certified waterproof to Japanese industrial standards.
In addition, two of these cards we will be looking at, the 1GB and 2GB models, belong to the YouSD II series, supporting built in USB connectivity and a high transfer rate.
INX YouSD II
|Interface||SD Card bus ｘ1, USB2.0 interface ｘ1|
|Complying OS(USB)||Windows Me/2000/XP|
|Endurance||1,000,00 under typical conditions|
|Data transfer rate||SD Card: 20MB/sec.|
|Operating temperatures/humidity||-25°C to +85°C / 5% to 95%|
|Dimensions||32mm x 24mm x 2.1mm|
|Power consumption||USB interface: 5V, SD Card interface: 3.6V|
We were unable to locate specifications for the INX 512MB SD Card at the time of publication of this article.
Right: For the YouSD II models, a read speed of 133x is claimed.
01Computer, the local distributor is offering a limited lifetime
warranty in Singapore for all INX SD cards.