Living in the cloud, are you? It's getting increasingly harder not to stick your head -- and your data -- in the cloud, and it's only going to get more difficult. PNY, a maker of all kinds of memory products, may have kicked off a trend by releasing memory cards that come with ample cloud storage. It's a joint venture with MiMedia that will give users who buy specially marked SDHC cards 250GB of cloud storage to store and share photos, music, videos, and whatever else is cluttering your hard drive.
"Where PNY's flash drives and flash memory cards allow you to capture and store memories, MiMedia lets you securely access and share them with friends and family," said Erik Zamkoff, CEO and Founder, MiMedia. "We are thrilled to enter into this alliance that enhances the consumer experience from the snap of a camera tot he moment you share that picture in the years to come."
The promotion applies to specially marked 4GB Attache and 4GB Mini Attache USB flash drives, 4GB Class 4 SDHC cards, and select Class 10 microSDHC flash memory cards. Users who buy one receive three months of online storage with MiMedia, after which you'd have to pony up $10/month or $100/year to retain 250GB of cloud storage with MiMedia. There are other plans available, including 7GB (free), 500GB ($20/month or $200/year), and 1TB ($35/month or $325/year).
The cards are available now at Best Buy, Staples, Walmart, and other e-tailers.