microSD Memory Card for Cell Phone
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Many cell phones sold these days tout such features as music players and video recorders. But unfortunately, the amount of storage memory built in to the phones themselves is often insufficient to support these features. The LG VX-8300 comes with a generous 28mb included, which is enough to store several hundred camera phone pictures at medium resolution. But if you're planning on using the phone to listen to songs, or watch movies, you'll want to upgrade. 28mb can only store a handful of media files, maybe a dozen at best.
A 512mb flash memory card will allow you to store 100-200 songs, and a 1GB card will allow you to store twice that. This amount of memory will turn your cell phone into a music player that surpasses even the iPod Shuffle in most respects.
The LG-VX8300 and many other cell phones use the microSD (aka Transflash) format of flash memory card for additional data storage. (NOTE: microSD is a different format than miniSD and regular SD. Only microSD will work in your VX8300.) These cards can be bought for much less than you'd think. A SanDisk 1GB microSD card costs only 39.99 on Amazon, and a SanDisk 512mb microSD card costs only 22.49. These prices are significantly less than what I myself paid just a couple months ago. Both of these microSD cards include an adapter to allow them to fit into regular SD card slots...
The next issue is how to transfer data from your computer to your new microSD card. If you don't want to buy an expensive Verizon USB cable, pick up an SD card reader. At 7.95, they don't come much cheaper than the SanDisk 5-in-1 card reader. Insert the microSD card into the SD adapter, insert the SD adapter into the card reader, and plug the card reader into your USB port. It's a lot easier than it sounds, and it instantly appears as a drive on your PC.