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Remember when you waited ages for [insert phone manufacturer here] to release that model with a MicroSD card slot and refused to even consider a device without one? This is where that decision pays off. Amazon Gold Box, the uber-retailer's one-day clearance portal, has put a handful of Transcend brand storage devices on discount. Most interesting to us is a pair of MicroSD cards on sale at $18.99 for the 32GB version (46% off) and $39.99 for the 64GB version (42% off).

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But wait, there's more! In addition to the capacious capacities of these cards, they're also rated for Class 10 and Ultra High Speed Class 1, which means a minimum data write speed of 10MB per second. On these particular cards, Transcend claims that the read speed is up to 45MB/s. (User photos show the cards breaking 40MB/s read and 20MB/s write.) Most phones and tablets don't need that kind of speed for music or photos, but if you're storing high-definition video or using root methods for Apps2SD functionality, it could come in handy. Some latter Samsung products and the NVIDIA SHIELD support Apps2SD natively.

The cards come with a standard adapter sleeve, so they can double as storage for your laptop or digital camera in a pinch. Amazon is also selling the same capacities of standard SD cards for the same price, along with some pretty good deals on Compact Flash cards and external hard drives. As always with Gold Box deals, stock is limited and the deal will expire after one day. If you'd like to pick one of these cards up, do it sooner rather than later.

Amazon - Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 Memory Card, $18.99

Amazon - Transcend 64GB MicroSDHC Class 10 Memory Card, $39.99

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Manny Fleurmond

    Are Transcend memory cards of good quality?

    • Sqube

      This was my question. Are they going to fall apart, are we at the point now where microSD cards are basically a commodity and the name on them doesn't matter?

      • Manny Fleurmond

        I don't even trust Sandisk. I only buy Samsung, pretty much

        • hyperbolic

          You don't trust the company that invented USB storage..

          • Jose Torres

            Sandisk did NOT invent USB storage

          • hyperbolic

            More accurate: flash memory storage
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SanDisk#History

          • Indianajonze

            meanwhile, out of literally hundreds of removable media from a dozen manufacturers i've been through over the years, i've had exactly TWO products actually fail: a 32GB SANDISK SD card and an 8GB SANDISK SD card. so yeah, i don't trust sandisk either...

    • Pyrotek85

      I have a full size SD card from them, seems to work the same as any other SD card I've owned. To be fair though I've not yet had any fail either, so if you've had bad luck you might want to check around more.

    • Nicholas Snowdeal

      I've had a 32gb Transcend microSD card in my Asus Infinity for 9 months and have not had one issue at all. I've used them before.

  • dunnno

    Once again, not for non-American people :/

    • Perv Bear

      And? Not our fault you often get to pay a premium on most things.

      • dunnno

        My comment wasn't intended to offense anyone huh!! I was just saying that most of the deals seen here or many places else are only targeting US residents. Out of its border, there's nothing to put a hand on.

        • Matthew Fry

          AP is a US based website. It's inevitable they'll make this mistake on occasion. They should be sensitive to their out of country readers though. I'd suggest you email them nicely whenever you notice an article is US only, but not identified as such, and ask them to label it.

    • RaptorOO7

      I know it sucks, but Non-US customers get the cools phones, unlocked, bloat-free and more choices that we do. It's not fair for either side, you should get the good promo's and we should get the unmolested good phones, win, win.

  • woj_tek

    Bollocks that most of new phones don't sport card slot :[

  • David Hart

    I ended up getting the 64GB card from Sony, It came out to $34.30

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B7ID9CU/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    • marcusmarcus2

      That's a full size sdxc card though. These ones are micro sdxc.

  • Matthew Fry

    Yay! I needed a card for my tiny little reader: http://www.meenova.com/

  • RaptorOO7

    I have used Transcend memory in the past with no issues, just hadn't considered them in a long time. Nice price $39 for 64GB.