Crowdfunded ExoDrive case adds a microSD slot to your phone



Just because your handset has 32GB or 64GB of native storage doesn't mean that you can't use additional memory. Now in the process of being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, the ExoDrive case could be the solution to your memory problem. Designed for a number of high-end Android phones, the ExoDrive case comes with a built-in microSD slot that has a 128GB capacity.

This device looks like a sure thing to be funded. With a $7885 USD goal, the product has raised $7171 USD with 23 days to go. ExoDrive supports SD, SDHC & SDXC cards and a pledge of $20 USD will allow you to receive an ExoDrive case in black. A pledge of $28 USD will also allow you to receive a case, but the extra $8 USD lets you choose from one of the three colors it will be available in, black, grey or white. The device will be shipped in March.

The Android models that will support the ExoDrive include some handsets like the HTC One (M8), that already have a 128GB capacity microSD slot on board. Other phones include both generations of the Motorola Moto X, Motorola Moto G, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G2, HTC One (M7), Nexus 5, OnePlus One and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

As far as the Apple iPhone is concerned, the ExoDrive team says it has iPhone ExoDrive protoypes and if it can raise its stretch target of $79,000 USD in funding, it will offer iPhone ExoDrives as a reward. If not, cases for the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus will be available some time after the project is complete.

When you plug your ExoDrive into a PC, the computer will have access to your phone's native memory and the information stored on the microSD card. Plug it into a power outlet and the phone will be charged.


source: Kickstarter via AndroidHeadlines

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17 Comments

1. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Ahem...by Moto X, is that the 2013 version or the 2014 one? or both? Because looking at the pic they have on their website and kickstarter it's the 2013 one, but you have the 2014 version linked here.

2. Alan01

Posts: 573; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

As I wrote, both generations of the Motorola Moto X are supported. I could only link one based on the way I wrote it and decided to go with the latest model. Regards, Alan F.

4. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Thanks, lol. Sorry if I came off Rude. That's just my playful nature.

8. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Why would you apologize? You asked a valid question. And you certainly were not rude.

10. Alan01

Posts: 573; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

No problem, I didn't take it as being rude at all. Regards, Alan F.

16. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

You may have made a mistake, the moto x in the picture is the 2013 edition, the 2014 have front facing speakers. If it is... well, i blame my terrible eyesight.

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

Had you read the article, you'd know the answer to that question.

5. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

He already answered, don't be the 1st to be to hop on the bandwagon to be a butthole. I actually did read the article (And apologized), but for some reason, I missed the "both generations" part. So don't assume I didn't read the article because I happened to miss that piece.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

I literally commented about a minute after he did, so it hadn't appeared when I started typing. Perhaps I should rephrase. Work on your reading comprehension to avoid the egg on your face next time.

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Why would Galaxy s4 and s5 need a case like this?

9. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

that's exactly my thought, since those phones already have microSD card slot and support USB OTG drive.

7. StevensH

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

This is a great idea but not useful for devices that already have a microsd card slot. But, for such devices that lack a slot, I believe it will be a very popular accesory. The actual case in the photo looks... a little cheap. How the case is designed around the physical buttons isn't how I would prefer.

11. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Quite bulky but still nice. My OPO will love it.

12. NihonDaisuki unregistered

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14. tokuzumi

Posts: 1821; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This is a cool idea, but look at how huge that makes the Nexus 5. I would just rather use a USB OTG cable.

15. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Awesome!

17. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

Why would they make these cases for the Galaxy series? is one microSD slot not enough?

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