Important disclaimer from wololo: I have not personally verified that people selling preorders for the SD Card adapters through reddit are legit or not, and as such I cannot vouch for users such as Srident or moredrugsmore3somes. We publish Aurora’s article for your information, but as always make sure to do due diligence before sending your money to a stranger.
It seems that the Vita community is currently going crazy over the microSD adapter via the game card slot and another Reddit user has decided to produce some adapters. This time around, Reddit user “Srident” is going to sell these adapters for €15/$17 and they’re available for pre-order.
This is the name of the microSD adapter via the game card slot that xyz made public a few days ago. Thanks to taiHEN and software patches from motoharu, these adapters can work on all Vitas, even Slims and FAT Wi-Fi only models unlike Yifan’s microSD adapter for the Vita 3G (which is still a great adapter!). With this adapter, you can use microSD cards on your PSVita which will save you quite a buck as Vita memory cards are expensive and the 64GB ones are said not to be too reliable (although your mileage may vary).
Great! Where can I pre-order the adapter from then?
This adapter is from Reddit user “Srident” who seems to be from Eastern Europe (as per his Reddit post’s title) not from “moredrugsmore3somes” who was the first person to announce that he’s gonna produce some of these adapters. Srident should be producing about 1000 adapters or more depending on the demand from the pre-order forum. Unlike, “moredrugsmore3somes”‘s adapters (which should cost $10), these will cost €15/$17 (or whatever the exchange rate will be when you actually pay for the adapter). There will be international shipping available (like “moredrugsmore3somes”‘s production run) which will let you get the adapter wherever you are in the world. Gold-pinned microSD slots will be used for better durability.
Orders for the SD2Vita should be available in about 2 weeks from today and the first shipments will be out in about 3 weeks’ time. If you decide to pre-order now, you’ll get an e-mail notifying you when you can do you can place your final order. Those who pre-order the adapter will get a 10% discount which means the adapter should cost €13.50 or the equivalent in your currency.
N.B: This adapter is based on the same design of “moredrugsmore3somes”‘s adapter which is in turn based on Xyz’s schematics with motoharu’s software patches. Both adapters should be more or less the same except for some of the material used so it doesn’t matter too much whom you get your adapter from.