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Why not kick off your weekend by supporting a {{http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andyfei/mini-microsd-reader-for-android-smartphones-and-ta?ref=popular|Kickstarter}} campaign? What kind of campaign, you ask? How about one that will provide you with a MicroSD card reader for any Android device? Two developers based in San Francisco were tired of the lack of storage space on some Android devices. So, the duo created additional storage space in the form of a MicroSD card reader.

This reader can attach to an Android device through micro-USB. Once attached, your minimalist Android becomes a phone or tablet with a whole lot of additional space. Sounds like a great solution to a common problem, right? Here's a bit more about the current Kickstarter project.

What Can You Do With This Reader?

You can use the MicroSD reader to copy files from your tablet to phone (or vice versa) and the card, and you can also use the devices to write/reader MicroSD cards. In addition, the reader supports MicroSDXC cards (64GB), and MicroSDHC cards (32GB). The developers also state that the reader should support MicroSDXC cards that have a higher capacity, but 64GB cards are the biggest available at the moment. Once bigger cards become available, the duo will test out the reader once again.

Does This Reader Work on All Androids?

The developers behind the Android reader claim to have found a USB IC chip that supports all Android models. But, the pair have only tested it out on a few models thus far. The reader definitely works on the following: Motorola RAZR M, RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, HTC One X+, DROID DNA, Evo 46 LTE, Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, Note, Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7 and 10, Nook Color, Kindle Fire, and any Android tablets using AllWinner or RockChip chips.

As mentioned, this team of developers plans on testing out the reader on numerous other Android devices. Technically, the reader should work on all Android devices, but the two have only been able to test the aforementioned devices thus far. Who are the developers behind this project?

Meet the Developers

Here's the interesting thing: the founders behind this Kickstarter project only go by "Andy and Rich." No last names are listed at this time. But, last names don't matter too much when it comes to projects like this one. What does matter is that the two raise enough funds to put this project into action.

Right now, the duo have raised $2,473 of a $5,000 goal. With just 28 days to go, this company needs a whole lot of donations in order to put the readers on shelves. If you pledge at least $8, Andy and Rich will send you your own reader, so that's something to consider. Should you pledge? If you believe in this project, go ahead and make a donation.

Kickstarter projects like this one totally depend on support from readers like you. If you want a MicroSD reader for your Android device, a small pledge will be worth the money and effort. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for these two!