Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung Electronics America introduced its first lines of SD and MicroSD cards on Friday.
The Samsung-branded cards feature a brushed-metal design and come in two lines: the High Speed series or the Plus Extreme Speed series, both of which deliver up to 24MBps read speeds on 4GB or higher cards, the company said.
Max write speeds are listed as 13MBps for the High Speed line and 21MBps for the Plus Extreme Speed line.
The cards are also said to be waterproof, shock-proof, and magnet-proof -- able to survive up to 24 hours in water and withstand the force of a 1.6-ton vehicle.
Cards in the High Speed line will range from 2GB to 32GB, with pricing from $9.99 to $89.99. The Plus Extreme Speed cards will come in just 8GB and 16GB versions at $29.99 and $54.99, respectively.