Nifty MiniDrive Uses MacBook SD Card Slot for Memory Boosting Semi-Permanent Drive
The Nifty MiniDrive has been designed to create a semi-permanent storage solution that fits neatly into your MacBook’s SD card slot.
To maintain the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air’s design aesthetic, the Nifty MiniDrive’s outward facing panel is made out of aluminum, though users will have a variety of colours to choose from.
The Nifty MiniDrive does not come supplied with a MicroSD card but will support microSD cards of up to 64GB which can be removed at any time by hooking a paperclip through a small eyelet built into its front panel. This also allows for simple transferring of data from machine to machine.
The device’s creators are seeking $11,000 in funding with backer tiers ranging from $25 to $1,000.
In exchange for their support, backers will receive special recognition and one or multiple first-run models.
“The Nifty MiniDrive is an easy to use device that allows anyone to quickly and simply increase the available memory in their MacBook computer, as well as providing a set and forget back-up solution.”
While a retail price for the Nifty MiniDrive has not been established, you can bet it will be cheaper than buying a new SSD and cracking open a MacBook – not to mention less scary to fit.
The Nifty MiniDrive concept is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
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