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Review: Kingston Digital 512GB Canvas React microSDXC

Because your Nintendo Switch deserves it.

kingston 512gb microsd
Image: Joe Rice-Jones / KnowTechie
The Good
512GB of space for activities
Good price
Kingston's warranty is amazing
The Bad
Umm, it's small and you might lose it?
9
Overall

One of the main issues of modern tech is restricted onboard storage. If there’s an option to upgrade at purchase, it’s often at over-inflated prices.

One of the ways to increase your storage capacity is with a microSD card, like this 512GB card from Kingston.

Wait, they fit how much storage in there?

Yes, that wasn’t a typo. This microSD card has 512GB of space on it, enough for multitudes of digital images, mp3 files, Nintendo Switch games or whatever else you need to store.

It’s also got a speedy UHS-I U3 interface rated at 100 MB/s and V30 video speed Class so you can use it with your camera for 4K footage no problem. Oh, and if something goes wrong, Kingston has one of the best warranties in the business.

Image: Joe Rice-Jones / KnowTechie

It’s pretty close to the rated speeds in testing, and I haven’t noticed any issues with using it in my Lumix G7 while recording 4K footage and taking 4K images, even the bandwidth-intensive refocus ones.

It’s also been great in my Nintendo Switch, fitting all my digital purchases with room to spare. I’d test it in my smartphone but Google removed the microSD card from its range…

So should I buy it?

Kingston Digital 512GB Canvas React microSDXC comes in just under $150, which is comparable to desktop SSD prices. That’s a lot of photo storage for your camera, music for your phone (if you still have a microSD slot!), or oodles of games for your Nintendo Switch.

It’s crazy to me to think back at how my second mobile phone had a 32mb storage card, and now a decade or so later I can plug in more storage than my desktop’s OS drive. If you need the space, Kingston won’t let you down with the storage.

A sample unit was provided for the purpose of this review.

Editors’ Recommendations:

The Good
512GB of space for activities
Good price
Kingston's warranty is amazing
The Bad
Umm, it's small and you might lose it?
9
Overall

Maker, meme-r and unabashed geek. Hardware guy here at KnowTechie, if it runs on electricity (or even if it doesn't) I probably have one around here somewhere. My hobbies include photography, animation and hoarding Reddit gold.

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