Having in mind how closed MacBooks are, any kind of expandability comes in handy. When it comes in a design that is coherent with the MacBook, it is even more welcome. The Nifty MiniDrive provides additional storage for your MacBook, but without impeding its design. You can literally add storage space and forget that the Nifty MiniDrive even exists in your computer.
How eagerly awaited this kind of a product has been we can see from their very successful Kickstarter campaign. The Nifty MiniDrive storage device is basically a microSD adapter that is designed to integrate into the MacBook case seamlessly and add up to 64GB of storage space.
Having in mind Apple’s SD mounting technology that lacks spring-equipped slot that PCs use, the Nifty MiniDrive storage is even more amazing. So far, all the SD cards and adapters that one would use on a MacBook have had the annoying feature of sticking out. You simply know you will break something. But not the Nifty MiniDrive. It fits perfectly into slots of various MacBook models, having three versions that fit the Air, MacBook Pro and Retina Pro respectively.
Ok, so fitting it is simple, but how do we deal with getting it out if we remember that there is no PC-like spring? There is a neat little groove on the Nifty MiniDrive so any hook-like tool or paper clip will do the job. However, Nifty provides the tool for this and it is also a beautifully styled logo.
Having the Nifty MiniDrive adds significant space to your MacBook without any visual or weight related changes. Moreover, you can keep several SD cards at hand and thus have virtually unlimited storage capability.
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