CES 2015: Toshiba has announced the world’s first NFC SD card

Wi-Fi enabled SD cards have been around for some time now, but Toshiba has used CES as an opportunity to unveil the next generation of wireless SD cards: SD cards with NFC.

This means that you won’t have to take the card out of your camera to have a good look at what’s inside. If you have an Android smartphone with the ‘Memory Card Preview’ app installed, you just need to tap it against the card and you’ll be able to see 16 thumbnails of stored photos and how much space is left. Of course it works just like a regular SD card as well.

While being able to check your SD card without having to take it out of your device might seem like a fairly small feature, it’s still a step forward. Who knows, maybe in the next couple of years we’ll have SD cards that can transfer photos onto other devices via NFC?

The new cards will be available in 8, 16, and 32GB capacities, but for the time being we have no information on pricing or availability.

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Tom Pritchard