A Data-hogging Photo Memory Card

Ideal for photo and video enthusiasts, SanDisk recently released a datahogging 128 GB Extreme SDXC Ultra High Speed (UHS-I card) that is capable of holding 4,000 photos with a 45 MBps data transfer rate.

In short, that means it can copy four high-resolution 18 megapixel photos per second, or possibly an entire iTunes music album in two seconds.

“Consumer video capture is driving user-generated content creation,” said Chris Chute, research manager, worldwide digital imaging solutions, IDC.

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“This is the first year that more than half of all video captured will be in HD, and that number is set to reach nearly 80 percent in 2014. This trend highlights the need for memory cards that are fast enough to handle a massive data flow while offering enough capacity to store the resulting files.”

The 128GB SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I card is based on the new Ultra High Speed (UHSI) architecture and is designed to capture hours of top-quality video footage. This was designed to help you shoot like a pro, with the speed and capacity needed to capture raw JPEG photos and HD video.

Keep in mind five minutes of full HD video can take up about 1GB of space.

Amazingly, this card can capture up to 10 hours of full HD video.The card’s fast transfer rate allows you offload the card filled with full HD videos in about five minutes, or 500 high-resolution photos in about one minute.

The SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I card sells for $399.99, and there is also a 64GB version, which sells for $199.99. Visit sandisk.com for more information.

Click Chick’s Mobile App of the Week: ChatON

Samsung’s recently updated ChatON app allows you to simply and instantly communicate with friends and family with any smartphone, cross platform.

This app offers you a simple way to send text messages, along with photos, videos, animation, self-drawings and voice recordings to an individual or group of people.

I compare it to instant messaging on steroids, and it’s very similar to the WhatsApp app.

Installing the app was a breeze.

In fact, I did it in about a minute right there at the Samsung booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month.

Then it took another couple of minutes to configure it with my phone number and add a couple of buddies.

Adding your buddies can be slightly time consuming since you have to search for them by phone number and not pull the information from a directory, but it’s not that big of a deal.

If you want to invite buddies, you’ll also need to manually enter in their phone number, too.

Once you’re done configuring your ChatON settings/buddies, you’ll have a blast using this.

ChatON is a free app, and there is no fee to use it, but whatever you’re already paying your mobile provider is all you’ll have to worry about, and when you send messages to your ChatON buddies, you don’t waste your quota on SMS messaging.

Best of all, if your buddies are using a different phone platform, it doesn’t matter since you can use ChatON with an Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and, of course, Bada (Samsung’s smartphone platform).