Wireless Garden StashCard Review (pics)

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Wireless Garden StashCard
Wireless Garden StashCard (view larger)

Have you ever though to yourself, “I really wish I could store a twenty inside my notebook?” Or maybe you fear for not having a stamp at just the right time. Worry no more; the StashCard from Wireless Garden is here. For $10 you can get one of these nifty storage devices that hangs out in a notebook’s PCMCIA slot.

Wireless Garden StashCard
StashCard stashed inside the notebook (view larger)

The concept is pretty simple. The metal case opens to reveal a compartment that’s roughly 70mm long x 42mm wide and 3mm deep. Put whatever you can fit in the case and slide it into your notebook’s PCMCIA slot. The case weighs very little and fit in and out of several slots we tested with.

Of course the compartment is pretty small, so what you can squeeze in is pretty limited. Wireless Garden realizes this and has a little fun with it on the back of the package. They list several items that you can store, like memory cards, money, stamps, extra keys and such. The list goes on to include spare tires, books and first aid kits. We didn’t test the spare tire; we suspect that’s a joke.

Wireless Garden StashCard
A $20, quarter, memory card and paper clip (view larger)

We had plenty of space left over after loading our test unit up with a twenty dollar bill, memory card, quarter and paper clip. Be smart about what you put in there though. There’s a warning about storing liquids and items that can melt, but if you need to be warned about something like that, you probably shouldn’t have a notebook in the first place.

Pros:

  • Enough room to fit a few emergency items
  • Takes space you’re probably not using anyway

Cons:

  • Won’t fit a spare tire

Bottom Line:
The StashCard is a fun storage device that I’d be willing to bet no one in your office or circle of friends has. The card works well and is priced right; pick one up to be ready for any emergency or to just increase your geek factor.

Purchase Info:
The StashCard is available for $9.95 from the Wireless Garden website.


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