Home » Uncategorized » Apple iPhone reads SD cards with ZoomIt accessory
zoomit-plugged-300

Apple iPhone reads SD cards with ZoomIt accessory

When Steve Jobs took the stage and formally revealed the Apple iPad to the world, one of the first things that left people scratching their heads was the lack of an SD card slot. Then, he showed us that there was an accessory that addressed this need. As it turns out, you can have an SD card reader on the iPhone too.

It’s not an official Apple peripheral, but it serves exactly the same purpose. What you see here is the ZoomIt SD card reader for the iPhone and iPod touch. To work alongside the ZoomIt app, the little accessory attaches to the dock connector in the bottom, letting you transfer all kinds of files to and from the iPhone or iPod touch.

Perhaps the most obvious use of this is for loading pictures and videos, but you could just as easily use the ZoomIt solution for music, PowerPoint, PDF, and other other kinds of files that the iPhone OS will support. The iPhone didn’t have expandable memory before and, well, this basically adds that function.

The ZoomIt should be available for sale in April, but you can pre-order the $50 device starting right now. I’m thinking that it might work with the iPad too, if you prefer a non-Apple alternative to the official accessory.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.

  • zenie

    This makes an iPhone almost as useful as my Nokia N-97, but without as good a camera, or easy VOIP.