Sandisk launches first 32GB microSD card

Storage specialist Sandisk has unveiled the world's first commercially available 32GB microSD card. It's smaller than a human nail and yet can store more than 22,000 floppy disks - if you can remember what they are.

Sandisk says the tiddly card will carry a suggested retail price of $200, which is roughly five times more than similar 16GB microSD cards - which means that it is cheaper to buy two smaller microSD cards.

The card weighs 500mg - and is only 1mm thick - is worth 11 times its weight in gold.

Sandisk has used a new 32nm manufacturing process to achieve the shrink.

The card will be available "soon" from Sandisk in the US and Europe while customers in the rest of the world will have to wait until April.