Samsung has mad big claims for these little devices, though: They state that their new ruggedized SDHC and Micro SD cards can support the weight of a 1.5 metric ton (3,200lb) vehicle and take a direct hit from approximately 10,000 gauss of magnetism -- just below the power of an MIR magnet -- before they fail.
Beauty isn’t only skin deep, though. These new cards come in two tiers of speed as well. The "lesser" of the group, as mentioned above, clocks in at 7MB/s write and 24 MB/s read speed, meanwhile the beastly version, dubbed “Extreme Speed,” will net users 21MB/s write and 24MB/s read. They're not the "best of the best," by any means, but still not bad given the ruggedized features. The "lesser" variety offers capacities up to 32GB while the faster speed cards only offer up to 16GB in size. Pricing is attractive across the board, starting at an affordable $10 for the 2GB models and up to $90 for the 32GB model.
-Dave "Davedough" Horvath