How to Format an SD Card Using Your MAC

Below is a simple step-by-step guide of how to format an SD card using your Windows based PC computer: 

Please Note: This guide is written for MAC users. If you are using a PC, please visit our PC guide for help. If you run into any issues, you can always email us at [email protected] for help! 

  1. Connect the SD card to your computer by using an external card reader.  Save all the files from your SD card that you want to keep to your computer before moving to step 2.  Formatting the SD card deletes all the data off of the card.
    1. Note – If you’re using a Micro SD card, please insert the Micro SD card into the SD card adapter that came with card.  Connect the SD card adapter to your computer by using an external card reader.
    2. Also note – Mac OS 10.6.5 or earlier does not support exFAT format, which most 64 GB SD cards are formatted to.  This means that you won't be able to format or use exFAT card on your computer.  In this case, we'd recommend either upgrading your OS to 10.6.6 or later, or using an SD card that's already formatted to MS-DOS (FAT) or FAT32 to complete the below steps.
  2. Open Disk Utility.  To do this, click on the magnifying glass in the top-right corner of your computer screen.  Type “disk utility” in the search box that opens, then click on the “Disk Utility” Application that comes up.
  3. Find the SD card in the left side of the window.  It’ll be named something like NO NAME or UNTITLED.
  4. Click the ERASE tab in the middle of the window.
  5. Next, click on the Format dropdown menu.  Select MS-DOS (FAT) if the card is 32 GB or smaller.  If it’s a 64GB card, please select ExFAT.
  6. A message will appear asking, “Are you sure you want to erase the partition “[YOUR SD CARD NAME]?”  Click Erase. The computer will delete the contents of your SD card and format it. You’re all done.
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How to Format an SD Card Using Your PC

Below is a simple step-by-step guide of how to format an SD card using your Windows based PC computer: 

Note: This guide was originally written for Windows 8, but will also work for Windows 10. If you are using a MAC, please click here to visit our step by step guide for MAC users. If you run into any issues, you can always email us at [email protected] for help! 

Step 1: Bring up Desktop View

If you are not already in Desktop View, bring up Desktop View by pressing the Windows key + D on your keyboard.

Step 2: Open 'Computer'

Open up the 'Computer' window by pressing Windows key + E on your keyboard.

Step 3: Display right-click options

Your SD card should be displayed in the 'Devices with Removable Storage' section.  Right-click on your SD card to bring up the right-click menu options.  Select Format.

Step 4: Format the SD card

  1. In the Format window make sure that the correct File System is selected.  It should be set to FAT32 for 32GB SD cards and EXFAT for 64GB SD cards.
  2. Select Quick Format.
  3. Click Start.
  4. Once the formatting is complete, you can close the window.

Congratulations!  You have formatted your SD card.

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Echobox is Going to IFA!

Well, you heard it first here! Echobox is officially going back to Berlin to exhibit at this years IFA, Europe's biggest tech show and one of the oldest exhibitions in Germany. We will be partnering on the event with our friends over at Snugs (makers of the worlds finest custom earphone tips), who will be offering real-time 3D ear scanning (to fit you for your very own Snugs) throughout the show. Apart from Snugs, we will also be showcasing our full line of products, including a fun new prototype ;) 

So, if you happen to be in Berlin from September 1-6, 2017, please swing on over to Hall 1.2, Stand 124, to say hello :)

Also, if you happen to be press, or would like to arrange a meeting with us at the event, please shoot an email to [email protected] and we will be happy to coordinate a time. 

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Gear Patrol: Hi-Fi Headphones for the Masses, Starting at $100

Echobox Audio, a California-based audio company, wants to make hi-fi headphones more affordable. After a successful Indiegogo campaign in 2015, the company is launching three in-ear hi-fi headphones, priced between $100 and $300, in June 2017. The brand’s headphone drivers utilize a material called “PEEK” — short for polyetheretherketone, a high-tensile polymer — that can be cut extremely thin and still handle a lot of power, according to Sam McKinney, CCO at Echobox. The drivers are also housed in titanium chambers. “What you end up with,” says McKinney, “is a very tiny single dynamic driver with a soundstage that is really closer to an over-ear headphone that’s fifteen to twenty times its size.”



Read more → Echobox Audio Nomad Titanium Earphones Review

If you haven’t heard of Echobox Audio, you’re not alone. Before CES this year I wasn’t too familiar with them either. But after visiting their booth and trying out a few of their products I decided to put them on my radar. Last year the company released The Finder in-ears, and this year they have released two new pairs. The one we’re looking at here are the Nomad N1 Titanium Earphones. Does Echobox have a winner on their hands?


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