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Camera attachment provides safe haven for spare memory cards

Camera attachment provides saf...
Memistore can be mounted to a camera or tripod and offers photographers somewhere to stow away spare SD cards
Memistore can be mounted to a camera or tripod and offers photographers somewhere to stow away spare SD cards
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Removing the lid reveals two empty Memistore SD card slots
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Removing the lid reveals two empty Memistore SD card slots
Memistore mounts to the bottom of a camera via its 0.25 inch screw, though an adapter will also allow it to be slotted into the hotshoe up top
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Memistore mounts to the bottom of a camera via its 0.25 inch screw, though an adapter will also allow it to be slotted into the hotshoe up top
The Memistore is made from ABS plastic, brass and steel
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The Memistore is made from ABS plastic, brass and steel
Memistore can be mounted to a camera or tripod and offers photographers somewhere to stow away spare SD cards
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Memistore can be mounted to a camera or tripod and offers photographers somewhere to stow away spare SD cards
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Even though SD media cards are getting more capacious and faster all the time, those increases are matched by the hungry demands of pixel-packed photos and videos. Many photographers carry spare cards to shoots, which can be misplaced or lost. The Memistore is a nifty two slot temporary shelter for spare cards that can be attached to a camera or tripod.

The splashproof Memistore can be attached directly to the bottom of a mirrorless or DSLR camera via its 0.25 inch screw, or secured between a camera and tripod. It can also sit up top on any camera with a hotshoe mount. Either way, it will help ensure spare SD cards are always within easy reach.

Removing the lid reveals two empty Memistore SD card slots
Removing the lid reveals two empty Memistore SD card slots

With one hand, a photographer can flip the ABS housing to the rear of the camera, remove the lid and whip out an SD card from within. Likewise, when there's no room left on the card already in a camera, it can be removed and stowed away in one of the two available slots inside the Memistore.

The Memistore project team is currently raising production funds on Kickstarter, where pledges start at AUD 20 (about US$15). If all goes to plan, shipping is expected to start in June 2018. The pitch video below has more on the campaign.

Source: Memistore, Kickstarter

Memistore - Store Spare Memory Cards on Your Camera

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2 comments
f8lee
Meh. The purported advantage of having the SD card connected to the camera bottom means that the security of the connection to the tripod is further reduced - in their Kickstarter page we see a Fuji X-T2 with accessory plate (that has the standard Arca-Swiss quick release tripod mount flange) connected to the Memistore which is in turn connected to another Arca-Swiss QR mount (probably from the MeFoto tripod shown beneath the camera). Too many points of weakness for the alleged value of storing a couple of SD cards.
NickReid
Why are we still using SD cards? Someone should produce a camera that uses USB sticks. Much more convenient!