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HyperX, the gaming division of memory storage giant Kingston Technology, has today announced a new line of 'Gaming microSD' cards for North America.

Designed specifically for use with Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, the HyperX Gaming microSD cards feature read speeds of 100MB/s and write speeds of 80MB/s1, meeting the console's standard requirements. The range consists of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacity options, allowing you to store a nice selection of your favourite downloaded titles, ready to be played on the go.

“We are proud to expand our line of HyperX accessories with the new Gaming microSD Cards,” said Andrew Ewing, senior manager for console business, HyperX. “Our goal was to bring reliable, high capacity and plug-and-play storage to mobile gamers and HyperX is excited to make that happen.”


If you're interested, the full tech specs are listed down below. The cards are set to be available on Amazon in the US and Canada ranging from $49.99 to $199.99 MSRP.

- Capacity: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
 -Performance: 100MB/s Read and 80MB/s Write, UHS-I, CL10, Speed Class (U3), A1 App
 -Dimensions: 11mm x 15mm x 1mm
 -Format: exFAT (SDXC 64GB-256GB)
 -Operating Temperatures: -25°C to 85°C
- Storage Temperatures: -40°C to 85°C
- Voltage: 3.3V

If you're on the lookout for a new storage solution for your Switch, you can also check out our handy microSD card guide which features a selection of products that are suitable, as well as further information on how to use them.

Do you find yourself needing more and more space on your Switch? Or is the internal memory enough for your needs? Let us know with a comment below.