Expand your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air’s file storage with a micro SD card


Adding more file storage to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air usually means hanging an external hard drive off a USB port, plugging in a USB flash drive or inserting an SD card. All these ways will work just fine, but they aren’t the most elegant solutions. Dangling an external drive from your laptop when you’re mobile can be a hassle and USB flash drives and SD cards stick out from the ports just begging to get snagged on something. The MacBook Pro/Air Micro SD(HC) Card Adapter is from Brando is a small adapter that supports a micro SD / SD(HC) / SD(XC) card up to 64GB. The adapter turns the micro SD(HC) card into an SD card, allowing it to fit in the SD card slot on the MBP or MBA. The advantage to using the adapter is that it doesn’t stick out of the SD card slot like a normal SD card will. There’s just a small sliver of plastic that sticks out so that it can be removed easily and the color of the adapter matches the laptop, allowing it to blend in and look seamless. The MacBook Pro/Air Micro SD(HC) Card Adapter is available from Brando for $10.

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7 comments… add one
  • ROGER RODRIGUES November 17, 2014, 1:40 pm

    The Transcend Jet card is a better solution

    • Julie Strietelmeier November 17, 2014, 1:59 pm

      @Roger only if you don’t already have some extra microSD cards and if you want to spend more than $10.

  • texas-tk November 18, 2014, 3:13 pm

    Ummm…why not carry around a micro to standard SD adapter…or 10…they are dirt cheap and take up way less space…

  • texas-tk November 18, 2014, 3:15 pm

    Oops, never mind my last comment…I didn’t look super closely at the pictures…I thought this was some kind of usb dongle…
    The pictures are a bit misleading…I thought the micro card could only be connected with the adapter sticking out…


  • Truffol November 18, 2014, 9:23 pm

    oh wow love how it’s barely protruding. can’t beat that price

  • Brad November 20, 2014, 9:19 pm

    or inserting an SD card. All these ways will work just fine, but they aren’t the most elegant solutions

    so instead, pay extra for a microSD adapter to turn it into a SD card?!? seriously?

    i know this isn’t serious journalism, but c’mon man

    • Julie Strietelmeier November 21, 2014, 9:15 am

      @Brad first of all, I’m not a man. Secondly, if you want a cheap way to use your microSD cards with your MacBook while keeping its sleek lines, this is the adapter for you. If you don’t care about that, then move along please.

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