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Making me work for it.
on September 24, 2011
Now, let's get this out of the way:
Mine works, but I had to take a pocketknife to it.
I received the item in an uncushioned envelope, with the card adapter in a nice plastic case.
Upon removing it from the case, I attempted to insert my micro SD card.
It stopped halfway.
I pushed gently, but firmly, and it wasn't budging.
Now, I imagine this is where the Deal-hunting grannies who would buy this item would give up and demand a refund. But it was 90 cents. So, I took it apart by putting a pocketknife into the slot and lifting gently, (and it came apart with such ease, only a simple friction socket holding it together, very cheap.) and saw my problem. The contacts were on the TOP of the card. So, I took a pocketknife, and gently pried them into an angle where, upon insertion of the card, would push them down a little bit, putting them in contact with the Micro SD's Contacts, and holding it in place. It then worked perfectly. 5 minutes of confusion, with 30 seconds of actual work produced a functional end product.
The adapter itself is a knockoff, at least in my opinion. Genuine Sandisk Micro SD to SD adapters SAY SO on the adapter itself. This one just says "adapter". But, to be fair, it's just small contacts that lead to big contacts, so it's not exactly rocket science.
So, A rundown.
Does it work? Yes, if you're willing to pry it apart and fix what the factory workers didn't.
Is it durable? Probably not after you have to pry it open.
Am I satisfied with the product? It does what I need it to do, but I have no faith in whomever produced it.
Would I buy from this seller again? No, not unless I was sure whatever I was buying could be restored to working order by myself. The paper that came with the product told me to email them before I gave them a bad review, but I think I'll pass on that.
Food for thought: In order for them to turn a profit, they have to sell this product for more than it's worth. This product is (at the writing of this review) 89 cents. If you think 89 cents is worth a minor bit of DIY repairs on a product that should be working in the first place, you found yourself a deal.