Review: Pelican 0915 Black SD Memory Card Protective Case

For the 2015 year, I thought I'd be a little bit more active on my blog and share my experiences with gear that I've been using for photography. So I thought I'd start off with Pelican's 0915 SD Memory Card Protective Case!


Ever since I purchased my first DSLR camera back in 2009, I've always had an issue with trying to properly protect and store my SD Memory Cards from the elements and even from myself.  When I say myself, I mean that through the years, I'd find myself losing an SD card or misplacing one by accident.

I've found that it's easier to protect and keep track of my SD Cards by keeping them all in one place. Makes sense, right? Instead of just putting them in random pockets, zippers, or other storage places? This is why I purchased several Pelican 0915 SD Memory Card Protective Cases!

I purchased my first two Pelican 0915 SD Card cases back in November 2012 from Amazon and with my ever growing number of SD cards, I found myself purchasing another one just recently, in  January 2014.

A lot of the reviews on Amazon seem a bit dismal about the product, basically saying that it's a bad design, it doesn't hold the cards correctly, that the old design was better etc.. But honestly, after using this case for the past 3 years or so, those reviews sound like gibberish to me. These cases have held up to their Pelican name brand and I'm glad I made the investment and purchased them.

From the reviews on Amazon back in 2012 to now, it looks like Pelican made a few adjustments to the case.  The latch to open the case now has a groove on it for easy opening and I feel like the inner liner holds the cards better than before. Now, they don't fall out of their particular slots.

Let's get down to the basics of the Pelican 0915 Memory Card Case:

  • Stores 12 SD cards, 6 mini SD cards, and 6 micro SD cards
    • (Storage media is sold separately!)
  • Insert liner absorbs shock and protects memory cards
  • Made of tough Polycarbonate resin
  • Water Resistant seal (IPX4)*

*(There are different "levels" of water resistance that are standard. This standard is referred to as IPX. You can read more here: http://news.outdoortechnology.com/2013/07/02/water-proof-water-resistant-and-ipx-what-does-it-all-mean/)

Interior (L x W x D)
4.79" x 2.25" x 0.55" (12.2 x 5.7 x 1.4 cm)

Exterior (L x W x D)
5.55" x 3.27" x 0.85" (14.1 x 8.3 x 2.2cm)


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Storing 12 SD cards in one case may seem like a bit much, but you don't really have to store 12 SD cards in the case. When I didn't have more than 12 cards, I would designate one side of the Pelican case for "Empty/Formatted Cards" and the other side would be designated for "Used Cards."

One thing I would recommend would be to put your name on the case just in case you're working with other photographers.  You never want to mix up your equipment with anyone else's!  As you can see from the pictures above, I actually put a sticker with my name, website, e-mail address, and phone number on it.

All in all, I would say that the Pelican 0915 SD card case would be a great addition to your gear especially if you wanted to protect your SD cards and easily keep track of them.

Pros:
 - keep track of your SD Cards
- Durable, Slim, Reliable
- Versatile Storage
- Cards stay safe, dry, and dust free
- Excellent Value to protect your investment

Cons:
- none that I can find so far

I've linked the Pelican case to Amazon since I'm part of the Amazon Associates Affiliate program, but feel free to purchase this case from other places such as  BandHphoto or EBay

If you have any questions about the case, let me know in the comments below (:

-Bryan