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September 24, 2005

Flash Memory Card Vault


I must admit that even after reading the description of this product in the catalog I still can't quite understand why anyone would buy it.

Read the website's description, in full, for yourself:

    Shock, Dust, and Waterproof Floating Card Vault Keeps Valuable Photos Safe Under Extreme Conditions

    Our versatile Card Vault comes with shock-absorbing foam multi-card inserts that fit all popular memory cards: MMC/SD Cards; Smart Media; Sony Memory Stick; or Compact Flash.

    Holds 4 cards snugly behind viewing windows so you can I.D. cards without opening the case.

    Anti-static materials prevent erasure due to static discharge.

    Built like a tank to be shockproof and crushproof, yet slim enough to slip into your pocket.

    Compression latch seals out dust, weather and water.

    Even floats if you drop it overboard!

Here's what doesn't make sense to me: why would you remove your memory card from your PDA or camera or whatever, then put it inside this box and go out kayaking like the guy pictured on the website (below)?


Wouldn't it make more sense just to leave the flash cards in their devices?

If you do feel the need to keep your cards with you while you're on the water, then I suppose you might want one of these.

3.9" x 3" x 0.75".

$24.94 here.

Hey, wait a minute: I just realized there are probably a lot of people who would prefer to keep their memory cards with them while they bathe or shower: now they can.

I guess I just have to learn to see the bigger picture.

September 24, 2005 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


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In my own situation, I travel and work in Europe with:

2 Cameras = 2 Memory sticks + 2 memory stick pro cards. = 4 so far. 2 in cameras + 2 in card vault.

My main user of flash memory is:
1 X 3G/GSM JasJar PDA phone that I surf the web with and receive and send emails. I conference and Skype with it. = 3 to 4 SD cards minimum for anyone.

I also use my JasJar with a Bluetooth GPS for navigating in Europe which takes 2 x SD cards

I like to keep my personal stuff separate from my business stuff too.

Snow and rain are a problem in Europe, not only with direct wetting but also condensation when on my warm body so the card Vault is terrific and I actually carry 2 because I also like to carry reading material (e books),(in English)and other stuff like Photos and short movies of my grandkids with me. I wouldn't be with out mine.

Regards Roger

Posted by: Roger Knight | Nov 18, 2006 7:29:52 PM

It wouldn't be a bad gizmo for a professional photographer to have whilst out on assignment, though there are other similar products on the market that are cheaper (I guess their copywriters weren't paid as much).

Posted by: KJ | Sep 24, 2005 9:33:45 PM

They've filled up one memory card and are putting another one in, I would guess. Of course, I hope their camera is equally waterproof, shockproof and crushproof, or it really won't matter much anyway.

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Sep 24, 2005 3:33:54 PM

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