This tiny accessory allows you to expand the storage space on any Android device

This tiny accessory allows you to expand the storage space on any Android device
Meet Leef Access, a tiny card reader gadget that fits in your smartphone's micro USB slot and allows you to snap any microSD card in it. This way, you can benefit from additional storage space even if your device doesn't come with a microSD slot on board. Leef Access does exactly what you might expect from it - it enables you to transfer data between the device and the microSD card, as well as directly playback its contents on the device. 

Leef Access is compatible with all Android devices, which are powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher. It also supports almost every microSD card that you might throw at it.


Design-wise, the Leef Access card-reading dongle comes with a longer connecting port in comparison with regular USB dongles. This way, you can still use the accessory with smartphones, which have either a case or a bumper put on them. In addition, the Leef Access dongle houses an additional slot, which allows you to store a second microSD card in it.

The Leef Access is a nice accessory for devices, which lack a native microSD slot on board, such as the HTC One (M7), the LG G2, and the Nexus 5. If you decide to give it a go, the Leef Access will set you back $9.99.


source: 2Leef via Engadget

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42 Comments

1. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Pretty neat and useful - plus good price too.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Magic 8-Ball says that Leaf Access is a winner. Android 4.1+ FTW!

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Wah, thats not bad... very hangy device

19. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

????????

41. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Yeah its not bad still waiting for someone to make a case with built in so support and extended battery for high end devices besides just apple. Like I expanded did.

3. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Hey Apple, *hint hint*

18. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Apple would rather rape their customers into charging an extra $100 for doubling the internal storage that costs them $5...

4. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Shut up and take my money...

5. Darxicus

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

Can't resist but... comma in second paragraph and third comma in the paragraph after the quote shouldn't be there

6. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Mobiles are becoming more and more like computers !!! I dont even turn on my pc anymore !! The last time I used my pc was 3 days ago !! All thanks to Google and Android !!

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Wow!!! That is awesome!! 128GB compatible?

10. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So it's a micro USB on-the-go (OTG) card reader? Not all Android devices support OTG. Supported by software, yes, but not necessarily by the hardware. And sometimes, even if supported by hardware, it requires root and tweaking (like StickMount).

27. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

You done being a fly in the soup?

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Not a fly in the soup....an informative post. A recent Android update for the Moto G took it away....I think its back now tho.

38. g2a5b0e unregistered

How is he being a fly in the soup? Would you want to buy this just to find out it doesn't work for your device? I don't think so. It was informative. +1 to him.

32. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I agree... Not all phones (like Nexus) can read external SD or Micro-SD cards even if the connector fits...

9. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

I've been using the Meenova Mini MicroSD Card Reader for Android for a couple of months now. It was a Kickstarter project last year and it looks like the Meenova is more compact than the Leef. On top of that I'd rather buy the Meenova because those guys did a wonderful job! Take a look here:http://www.meenova.com/st/p/m3r.html

12. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I have one too... actually like the design better because I can put it on my key ring. Great device!!

15. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Agreed, and the micro SD card doesn't stick out on the Meenova either. Use it on all my devices.

11. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Wow! So cheap! And suddenly HTC M7,Nexus, G2 became super deals for me as they are cheaper now and are on par with new flagships! This is awesome as I watch tons of videos on my phone! I will change my S2 in 2 months time now!

14. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

So.. where should I get this beauty?

16. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

The difference between this and the meenovais you can have a micro sd card and a full sized sd card at the same time the meenova only does the singular micro sd

20. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

While convenient, I wouldn't want something sticking that far out of my micro USB charging port. Just seems like it's begging to be snapped off.

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Just did a check, and it doesn't do full sized SD cards, but it has a slot for a second micro SD card. http://www.2leef.com/store/product/access-micro-sd-card-reader/

31. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Well either way they have a ribbon for micro to full sd that you can put on your normal external and you can get a 256 gb sd card for that and 2 128 micros for the leef which gives you 512 gb plus your internal

34. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Whoa...this just more interesting.

17. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Great! This will be helpful for those who own great phones without expandable storage especially the LG/Nexus owners.

22. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Nice product and good price.

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