: Rocketfish SD cards?


macsackbut
Jul 28th, 2006, 11:22 AM
I'm looking at <a href="http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0665000FS10076854&logon=&langid=EN" target="_blank">this SD card on sale at FS</a>. Anyone tried this brand? Any comments?

audiodan
Jul 28th, 2006, 11:53 AM
If you want a good price, http://www.factorydirect.ca/WEB-COUPONS/flyer/flyer-072206.pdf

6th Page.

For the same price you get 2.0GB

macsackbut
Jul 28th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the tip, AD. Unfortunately, I need it immediately and can't wait for delivery.

Anyone else? or is an SD card an SD card?

Atroz
Jul 28th, 2006, 01:31 PM
There's a review up there that says it's good, but I've got no experience with them.

I don't think a SD card is an SD card. There are different speeds and qualities out there. The ATP ones seem good. They advertise they are extra protection from water, etc. I've got 1 that bought 6 months ago. I'm waiting for them to put the 2 Gig high speed one on sale so that I can get another.

macsackbut
Jul 28th, 2006, 09:05 PM
I didn't see a review, but the 5-star rating is new since this morning.

I guess I'll take a chance unless someone warns me off.

MacMaster
Jul 28th, 2006, 09:15 PM
I'm looking at <a href="http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0665000FS10076854&logon=&langid=EN" target="_blank">this SD card on sale at FS</a>. Anyone tried this brand? Any comments?

I would think that SD cards are like RAM. There are some good ones ... and there are some bad ones.

Generally speaking, cheap products are cheap for a reason. PCs are generally cheaper than Macs.

Atroz
Jul 28th, 2006, 09:23 PM
I didn't see a review, but the 5-star rating is new since this morning.


Sorry, the review was attached to the 2Gig card.

Hmm. I looked up Rocketfish on Google and it looks like it's a House Brand for Best Buy. That makes me nervous.

macsackbut
Jul 28th, 2006, 09:49 PM
Hmm. I looked up Rocketfish on Google and it looks like it's a House Brand for Best Buy. That makes me nervous. I'll say, given that it's being sold by Future Shop! To play devils advocate, however, house brands can be good quality products without the name. But I agree, you take a chance for sure.

Decisions, decisions...

macsackbut
Jul 28th, 2006, 09:50 PM
Generally speaking, cheap products are cheap for a reason. PCs are generally cheaper than Macs.I hear you there. If this were a Lexar card, this thread wouldn't exist. :D

Atroz
Jul 28th, 2006, 09:54 PM
I'll say, given that it's being sold by Future Shop!

Decisions, decisions...

Why does that worry you more?

audiodan
Jul 28th, 2006, 11:23 PM
Didn't see you were in Montreal, my bad.

macsackbut
Jul 29th, 2006, 09:35 AM
Why does that worry you more?Well, if BestBuy is trying to sell their own house brand through a competitor (at a significant discount, no less), doesn't that say something about how eager they are to get rid of them any way they can? That can't be good.

Of course, they could be in bed together, which wouldn't surprise me in the least. But that's not reassuring either.

Atroz
Jul 29th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Well, if BestBuy is trying to sell their own house brand through a competitor (at a significant discount, no less), doesn't that say something about how eager they are to get rid of them any way they can? That can't be good.

Of course, they could be in bed together, which wouldn't surprise me in the least. But that's not reassuring either.

They are in bed together. Best buy owns Futureshop. They are not competitors. Just marketing that makes you think you have choice, while at the same time driving everybody else out of the market.

Edit: external reference to Best Buy purchase of Futureshop. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=83192&p=IROL-SingleRelease&t=Regular&id=224090&

macsackbut
Jul 29th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Wow. I see my cynicism is well founded. Good grief.