The iSlice Pro 13 by 8Mobility was provided to Thai Tech to review by electronics retailer ProMobilEZ. More details and a discount code can be found at the end of this article.
Need to use a Micro SD card on your Mac?
Modern Apple notebooks such as the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro have a built-in SD memory card slot that can take standard (and special high capacity ‘SDHC’) cards.
But the much smaller Micro SD cards (typically used by mobile phones) require a special adaptor in order to use them on a Mac, and while some cards are sold with a free plastic adaptor, they don’t sit flush with a MacBook’s aluminium frame, and they tend to be of low quality. As an example, in November I purchased a 16 GB Micro SD card from 7-11 in Thailand which came with a free USB stick and a Micro SD to SD card adaptor. I used the adaptor once and it literally broke apart.
What’s this iSlice SD card adaptor then?
ProMobileEZ Thailand recently provided Thai Tech with the 8Mobility iSlice Pro 13, which is a small adaptor that takes a Micro SD card, and fits into the SD card slot of your Mac. The difference with the iSlice is that it sits completely flush with your Mac – it doesn’t stick out, so less likely to be knocked and can be left in when you close the lid and put your laptop in a sleeve. It’s billed as Invisible MacBook Storage in fact.
The build quality is high, and it matches the colour of a Mac, so to all intents and purposes you can just leave it in and forget it’s there. As you can see from the pictures, it’s a fairly small and svelte Micro SD card adaptor that looks pretty good in a Mac.
Note however, that there is a model specifically for the MacBook Air (which is available on the ProMobileEZ website), and the model we reviewed only works with the Macs listed below:
- MacBook Pro (Retina) 13″ Late 2012
- MacBook Pro (Retina) 13″ Early 2013
- MacBook Pro (Retina) 13″ Mid 2014
Discount code for Thai Tech readers
ProMobilEZ is offering a 10% discount on the iSlice for Thai Tech readers, valid from today. Quote discount code TVLOCA10 when ordering from the ProMobilEZ website.
The adaptors can be found here but take note they are a popular product and sell out quickly. However, you will be able to order online as the supplier receives regular stock.
A handy and well-built adaptor that is completely unobtrusive, and even matches your MacBook's sleek lines.