If you ever wanted your SD or microSD card to stand up to more extreme conditions, Samsung is releasing a line of memory cards that the company claims can withstand serious abuse. This new line of cards is guaranteed to survive being submerged in water for up to 24 hours, being run over by a 3,200 pound vehicle, or resist a magnetic current nearly as strong as medical magnets. As for more traditional memory card specs, Samsung's offering both SD and microSD in two varieties. The "high speed" series offers read speeds varying from 15MB/s to 24MB/s and write speeds ranging from seven to 13MB/s, depending on capacity, while the "plus extreme speed" series offers read speeds of 24MB/s and write speeds of 21MB/s. The slower models come in capacities ranging from 2GB to 32GB, while the "plus extreme speed" series are only available in 8GB and 16GB capacities.
The speed and rugged nature of these cards won't come cheap, though — the "plus extreme speed" series will set you back $29.99 for 8GB or $54.99 for 16GB. If you're not in need of the higher write speeds, the "high speed" series ranges from $9.99 for a 2GB card up to $89.99 for the 32GB model. At least these high prices also buy you a brushed metal exterior — and thanks to their waterproof nature, they might go well with that Pantech Element you've been eyeing.