Like most other memory cards, Samsung's EVO and PRO microSD cards come packaged in a cardboard blister pack. The front of the packaging advertises many of the cards' key features including capacity, class rating and rated speeds. The pictures on the front also serve a purpose as they are there to help consumers choose a card based on their intended use. In the case of Samsung's EVO and PRO microSD cards, the pictures suggest that they are ideal for smart phones and tablets.
The back of the packaging provides a bit more information regarding the features and capabilities of Samsung's EVO and PRO microSD cards. Along with the cards' UHS speed class rating, the packaging shows that they are covered by a 10 year warranty and are water, magnet, temperature and x-ray proof.
One of the biggest changes Samsung made to their new line of SD and microSD cards is their appearance. Instead of boring black, they now come in bright, color-coded hues. For example, Samsung's EVO cards are colored what they call "romantic orange" while the PRO cards come in "professional silver." The cards also have large Samsung logos and clearly show the capacity, model and UHS speed class.
As you'd expect, Samsung's new microSD cards are quite small. They measure 15 x 11 x 1 mm and weigh in at about 0.5g. Nevertheless, the cards are surprisingly tough as they can survive up to 24 hours in seawater, endure up to 1500G shocks and even airport security x-ray checkpoints.
Samsung's new microSD cards are available by themselves or with either a USB 2.0 reader or an SD adapter. With the SD adapter, simply insert the microSD card into the adapter and you can use it with mobile devices as well as various SD-enabled devices such as digital cameras, laptops, printers etc. This also lets you easily transfer photos, music and video content on your microSD card from mobile devices to a PC or any device with an SD slot.