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PNY announces XLR8 gaming microSD cards for Steam Deck, Switch, and more

XLR8 gaming microSD cards

New Jersey-based tech company PNY has announced new XLR8 gaming microSD cards geared towards Valve’s new Steam Deck, the Nintendo Switch, and more.

The new XLR8 gaming microSD cards sport V30 video speed and A2 app performance, further boosting the performance of your Steam Deck, Switch, or even tablets and smartphones.

The new cards also include 100MB/s sequential read and 90MB/s sequential write speeds, meaning you won’t be held back by its read/write speeds. Its A2 application performance secures fast launching of apps and gaming from whichever device you prefer, and your use cases.

The U3-rated V30 video speed also ensures a minimum sustained read/write speed, enabling lengthy 4K HD video and burst mode photo (for smartphones). This also boosts performance for gamers who want to ensure quick downloads and installations of digital games.

PNY is offering the XLR8 gaming microSD cards in three flavors:

  • 128GB: $15.99
  • 256GB: $28.99
  • 512GB: $59.99

Here’s a rundown on the product specs:

XLR8 gaming microSD cards specifications:

  • Capacities: 128GB-512GB
  • Format: microSDXC
  • Bus Interface: UHS-I
  • Speed Class: Class 10, U3
  • Video Speed Class: V90
  • Read Performance: Up to 100MB/s
  • Write Performance: Up to 90MB/s
  • Compatibility: Mobile devices such as smartphones & tablets, as well as portable gaming consoles such as Nintendo Switch®, Nintendo Switch® OLED, and Nintendo Switch Lite

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