An unfortunate occurrence nowadays is the lack of a proper MicroSD card slot for Android phones. However, Leef has a device that you can plug into the USB port that will give your phone that extra space you need.

The Leef Access microSD card reader for Android does one thing and one thing well. It adds a microSD expansion slot to your Android phone or tablet.

The device only works for Android device that running Jelly Bean OS 4.1 or higher. We tested the device on an Alcatel onetouch Pop C1 (see review here).

It is a small microSD card reader in white and orange plastic. One end is a micro USB plug that slots into the micro USB port on an Android device. There is a white LED status light that tells you when data is being accessed.

There are two slots, however one is for storage only as it doesn’t have a reader, but this means you can carry two cards without worrying about losing one.

Assuming you have a separate card reader for your PC or Mac, you can pop your music, pictures, video or other files onto a card then transfer this card over into the reader, then slot it into the phone.

Plugging the device into the phone, it automatically mounted it as a USB drive and launched a file manager. From here you can browse through and play files as well as copy and paste data to and from the card and phone.

One thing to keep in mind, you have to have OTG (On-The-Go) enabled in order to have this work.

This is by far the smallest card reader we’ve seen and works a treat in expanding the storage on your Android device. A full-size USB adaptor would increase its usefulness allowing connection to a desktop computer.

You can purchase them from Amazon for £12.53.