Actually, that was using Google shopping! I had no idea the micro SD were being used in phones. I still use a tracfone myself. Yes, cameras are definitely still full sized, but that is probably why most micros come with adapters.stevepdp wrote:Where are you shopping for cards? I understand that SD cards are still very popular given their continued use in digital cameras..
Yeh well I'm a world class body builder and mensa member... Oh wait this is the internet we have no way of verifying anybody's claims.dpenezic wrote:
MicroSD card have better and stronger connector, even metal one, and I didnt able to broke it with my hand no meter what I did.
And please dont tell me that connector cost more ... i produce boards with it and know very well what is a price.
The Foundation does not decide the sellers in various countries - that's down to the manufacturer/distributors. But where the Foundation sees unnecessary price markups we do talk to the manufacturers about it the price as should be very close to the $35 we quote (Plus usual tax and postage)dpenezic wrote:
Short comment on price, I am not able to buy Pi on 35$ price because Fundation decide who is seller for my country, and I am not able to do anything to lower a price, and yes for me price of board is price I pay to get legal equipment, what is or isnt include i dont care at all.
Second price of connector, i sell microSD metal connector as part of board for 0.7 US$, and if you buy on quantity 1000+ for sure will be less then 0.30 US$ on retail market, plus that type of connector is push/pull which exclude any unnecessary force to operate. And finally, if Fundation designer so much like existing connector, PCB psi in big quantity cost less then 2$ in small production (100+) so i may say Pi will cost 36 US$ and SD card will be cover with necessary protection plus more space on board.
I think thread is very productive, because it is easy to found in it few interesting technical solutions for very annoying issue.
Agreed. But the current connector is not the robust connector you are referring to. A metal connector would be a solution, but that also comes at a premium price point. When looking at the bulk pricing for these components, it seems to me that a push-push micro-USB connector would be a more price efficient solution, at about the same price point as the current plastic full-size connector, but more sturdy.jamesh wrote:dpenezic wrote:
Full size connectors are cheaper than uSD. Not buy much, but by enough. In addition, uSD are slots ARE more fragile, but they are getting better. But to get one as robust as a decent SD card connectors is too expensive. Just adding $1 to the end price of the Pi would be a bad move.