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This is the world's cheapest memory card per Gigabyte

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Memory cards play an essential role in the digital lives of millions; they are present in dashcams, smartphones, but also IoT devices and much more. MicroSD cards are by far the most popular type and their average prices have slowly fallen over the past few months, and now they have reached an historic low.

We managed to track down a Teclast 128GB microSD card for $12.29 from Gearbest, down from an SRP of $21.70. Use the coupon code GBCNTJ128G at checkout to get the price down, and further note we’ve been advised that quantities are limited to 500.

Historic low

This is the first time that we have seen memory cards fall below 10c per GB. Teclast is a brand we are familiar with as it also manufactures laptops and tablets, so if you haven't heard of the firm, rest assured that this is no fly-by-night operation.

The Teclast-branded card is a UHS-1 U1 Class 10 model with a maximum read speed of 90MBps and a maximum write speed of 50MBps, although real-life speeds are likely to be far less. Teclast claims that it is waterproof (with an IPX7 rating) and shock-resistant, capable of handling up to 500G.

Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology in a career spanning four decades. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.