Now.Desired: Nifty MiniDrive

Now.Desired: Nifty MiniDrive

The Nifty MiniDrive is a fully funded Kickstarter project that can easily increase the memory of your Macbook. With Apple’s switch to flash memory, the prices of higher capacity drives have made Macbooks with more storage expensive. Consequently, many people feel digitally cramped.

The Nifty MiniDrive is a tiny SD adapter that works with micro SD cards and fits flush in the SD slot of your Macbook Air, Pro, or Retina. Not only is the MiniDrive made with reinforced gold plated connections, it also has a nice aluminum finish on the outer edge to match the aluminum of your Mac. Although the MiniDrive is completely flush when inserted into your computer, it can be easily removed using a bent paper clip. The Kickstarter project will survey all backers at a later date to figure out exactly which model of the Nifty MiniDrive you want for your computer.

Because the Nifty MiniDrive is just an adapter, it’s future proof. As the prices of flash memory fall, it will become easier to purchase larger micro SD cards to use with your Mac. Currently, the largest and most reliable micro SD card is the 64GB SanDisk Mobile Ultra with a read speed up to 30 MB/s. These tend to sell for about $70 on Amazon. In a year or so, SanDisk will release larger micro SD cards which can easily be swapped into your MiniDrive.

Overall, the Nifty MiniDrive looks like a great and cost effective way to increase the storage capacity of your Macbook.

[Image and project via Kickstarter]

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