The new Memory Stick range is compatible with Memory Stick, MagicGate Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO compatible devices with standard-size slots, including digital still cameras, camcorders, PCs, printers, projectors, portable audio devices, mobile phones, car navigation systems, televisions, DVD players, multimedia terminals, handhelds and more. While maintaining compatibility with products incorporating a serial interface, the new Memory Stick media is also compatible with parallel interface products by simultaneously using multiple input/output terminals. When combined with high-speed Memory Stick media-enabled devices, the result is a read-out speed four times faster than that of a current Memory Stick media.
The MagicGate security feature becomes standard across the new range, enabling users to record and playback digital content that needs copyright protection in the reading and transferring of data, in readiness particularly for emerging online music services.
The new Memory Stick range comes in capacities of 32MB, 64MB, 128MB and total 256MB (128MB x 2).
The total 256MB (128MB x 2) Memory Stick media with Memory Select Function is divided into two 128MB of storage space within the Memory Stick. Users can easily organise their files, separating their work files from personal files, or their images from their music files.
The new standard-size Memory Stick is the same size as current media and measures 21.5mm (W) x 50mm (L) x 2.8mm (T) and weighs approximately 4g. The new media come supplied with the original label and Memory Stick soft storage case. Sony says that worldwide shipments reached more than 60 million units since Memory Stick introduction in 1998.