I love my 13″ MacBook Pro. It is great for travel – which I do a fair amount of – yet is powerful enough to do everything I need to do on a day-to-day basis. But there are two things that are highly under-utilised on my Mac: The DVD Drive and the SD Card Reader. I can easily solve this problem. In the case of the DVD drive, I can crack the case, rip out the drive and replace it with a SSD Drive. Easy but expensive and absolutely a warranty voiding exercise.
Then there is the SD slot. I can stick a SD Card in it and use it as extra storage but it sticks out. Which means it can get caught
shoving it into my case and potentially broken. Now I know that Apple never intended the SD slot to be used for full time storage needs but someone has turned this rarely used part of my Mac into something useful. That is Nifty and the Nifty MiniDrive Pro.
The Nifty MiniDrive Pro is a SD sized Micro SD card reader that slides perfectly into the SD slot on your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It sits flush with the chassis meaning that it doesn’t stick out. At. All. And your Mac simply sees that Micro SD card as just another drive in Finder. Brilliantly simple and stunningly powerful. For less than $50 I added 64GB of storage to My MacBook Pro all without ever turning a screwdriver. I’ve reviewed a lot of great things here at AlliOSNews but this may be one of the simplest, coolest things ever.