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Ever wonder what you are going to do with all your microSD cards that are lying around? Most of them must only have a few of gigabytes in capacity, and they’re so small and easy to lose anyway, if they’re not sitting nice and snug in a device.

A lot of them must have come from the heyday of older smartphones that still used microSD cards, and you just don’t know what to do with them.

Here is a superb conceptual design that was envisioned by Yanko Design to solve the problem: The Collector.

The Collector combines both the technology of a USB flash drive and these tiny little microSD chips to create a flash drive that is ‘refillable’.

It wouldn’t have any storage of its own, but it utilises 3 microSD cards that you can swap out when they are full. It would also combine the smaller chunks of storage into a single one, for instance, if you had three 2GB cards, it would become a 6GB flash drive.

Although The Collector is currently an entirely conceptual design, I actually really want someone to build something like this. I’m curious as to why it hasn’t already been invented! It sounds like a superb idea, and I could really use it, as I have a bad habit of misplacing my SD cards.

What do you think of the concept? Would you use such a thing, or have you already done away with solid state data transfer and have gone the way of the future, with cloud storage?