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Storage has gotten so cheap, I scarcely write about it anymore. But if you happen to be in the market, today's deal is pretty sweet.
For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Samsung 32GB Evo Select microSDXC card for $9.99. As is usually the case, shipping is free for Prime subscribers.
As you're probably aware, a card like this is suitable for the likes of phones, tablets and cameras. It comes with an SD adapter so you can use it in a wider variety of devices.
Of particular importance, the card offers a maximum read speed of 80 megabytes per second and write speed of 20MBps. That puts it in the UHS-I Speed Class 1, also known as Class 10. That means it can record HD video without breaking a sweat. (It's not quite fast enough to record 4K video, however. For that, you'll need a Speed Class 3 card.)
Samsung backs the card -- which, interestingly, is seawater-proof for up to 24 hours -- with a 10-year warranty.
This is actually a new product, with only four user reviews -- but they're all five stars, at least. The other unknown is the regular price for this card, or whether this is the regular price.
Sure, you can regularly find 32GB microSD cards selling for around the same, and in fact SanDisk offers something nearly identical for $7.99. So, um, yeah, I buried the lede -- this really started out as a "look how cheap you can buy fast storage!" post. Apparently it's even cheaper than I originally thought.
Whatever option you choose, you can store a lot of extra apps, videos, photos or whatever for about the price of a movie ticket. Cheapskate like!
Bonus deal: Calling all parents -- again! Amazon is still offering the popular 2013 Dreamworks animated movie "The Croods" for free. (Not sure for how much longer.) It's not a rental -- it's yours to keep. Once you complete your "purchase," you can stream it wherever Amazon Video can stream or download it to most mobile devices. iTunes charges $14.99 to buy the movie.