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Issue date:2009-02-17


As small as a one-yen coin and as light as about 3 grams!

New microSD card reader with enhanced portability

Connect it to your netbook and leave it there

while carrying your netbook around.


ELECOM CO., Ltd. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka; President: Junji Hada) is releasing, in early March, a new line of memory reader/writer dedicated to microSD cards, the "MR-SMC03" series. This portable device is as small as a one-yen coin and weighs only 3 grams, which makes it easy to carry around your PC or netbook with the reader/writer connected to it.

The MR-SMC03 series, dedicated to microSD cards or microSDHC cards most often used for cell phones, enables direct insertion of a microSD/SDHC card to its slot. With this convenient card reader, you can transfer diverse types of data such as photos and movies taken by your cell phone camera between your phone and PC to read/write them.
Because of the special structural feature of this device designed to accept a microSD card directly into a slot inside the male fitting of the USB connector, this device is as small as a USB connector unit itself. Specifically, the size is equivalent to that of a one-yen coin, and the weight is only about 3 grams. Being such a compact, lightweight body, this device can be conveniently carried around connected to a PC such as netbook, at a protruded portion of the device at PC's USB port, which is too small to cause any problem.

Remarkable features of this series include not only its excellent functionality and practicality attributed to the compact, ultra-lightweight body, but also its artistic appearance attributable to its smooth, round shape and refined looks, just like a fashion accessory. With the protective cap on, to keep dust and dirt from entering the device, it looks all the more pop and cute . The series comes in four colors, including two feminine pink colors in addition to standard black and white. The lineup of multiple colors allows you to select the best match with your netbook selected from the wide range of color variations available on the market.
With a phone strap that comes with the device, you can carry it around with your cell phone.

The MR-SMC03 series also has LED lamps to indicate the states of power supply and media access. It is not necessary to install a specific driver for using this device, as it is USB bus-powered. All you need to do is just connect it to your PC through a USB port, and it will then function immediately.




MR-SMC03BK (Black)
MR-SMC03PN1 (Pink) MR-SMC03WH (White)
MR-SMC03PN2 (Pink) Protruded portion at PC's USB port is extremely small! Photo shows MR-SM03WH (White).
Feminine pink colors are available in addition to Black and White. The lineup of multiple colors allows you to select the best match with your netbook selected from the wide range of color variations available on the market. This subminiature device would not bother you since a protruded portion at PC's USB port is so small.









As small as a one-yen coin and as light as about 3 grams!

You can conveniently carry around this new microSD/microSDHC card reader while connected to your netbook.
■The MR-SMC03 series; microSD card reader 
MR-SMC03BK (Black) MR-SMC03PN1 (Pink) MR-SMC03PN2 (Pink) MR-SMC03WH (White)
MR-SMC03BK (Black) MR-SMC03PN1 (Azalea Pink) MR-SMC03PN2 (Cherry Blossom Pink) MR-SMC03WH (White)
Memory reader/writer, dedicated to microSD/microSDHC cards often used for cell phones, allowing direct insertion of a card to its slot.
Easy to transfer cell phone-taken photos, etc. to PC for storage
As small as a one-yen coin: Portable and unobtrusive even when it is connected to a PC.
Weighs only about 3 grams; Convenient for carrying around together with a cell phone using a phone strap.
Protective cap for keeping dust and dirt from contaminating a USB connector while being carried around.
Pop and cute, with four color variations, including black, white and two pinks.
Strap attachable to a cell phone, as an accessory
No installation necessary of a specific driver, as it is USB bus-powered.
Equipped with LED lamps to indicate the states of power supply and media access
Compatible with either Windows or Mac OS
Innovative concept of accepting a microSD card directly into a slot inside the male fitting of the USB connector makes it possible to realize microminiaturization. Protruded portion at PC's USB port is extremely small! Photo shows MR-SM03WH (White).
Innovative concept of accepting a microSD card directly into a slot inside the male fitting of the USB connector makes it possible to realize microminiaturization. Protruded portion at PC's USB port is extremely small!
Photo shows MR-SM03WH (White).
ほぼ1円玉と同等サイズ。超小型軽量サイズのメモリリーダライタです。
As small as a one-yen coin
[Specifications]
System requirements: PC with Windows Vista®/XP/2000 (SP3 to SP4)/Me or
Macintosh series PC with Mac OS X (10.2 to 10.5), and USB2.0/1.1 Interface
Interface: USB2.0/1.1 ■Power: USB bus power
Dimensions: W16.0 x D6.7 x H22.0mm ■Weight: approx. 3g ■Accessory: Phone strap
Compatible memory media: microSD card (2GB max.), microSDHC card Class2/4/6 (8GB max.), TransFlash (2GB max.)


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