Apple accessories have interesting features based on compatibility and design. The recent introduction is the USB flash storage that has both a standard USB connector and an approved Apple lightning connector.
The iStick, developed by Sanho Corporation, allows the user to easily, quickly and safely move data among computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod touches without accessing the Internet, wireless networks or the Cloud where hackers and other server operators encroach upon.
The advantage of iStick over other USB drives is that it helps in free storage on iPhone giving fast access to files whenever and wherever required. One can transfer music from computer to an iPod touch by plugging the storage drive or playback directly from the iStick without any lengthy process of synchronization or pay for steaming services.
One can free up space on iPhone by storing all photos, videos and files to the high capacity iStick without any payment to the recurring online Cloud storage subscription.
The iStick also features a "hardware accelerated video decoder that supports a wide variety of non - iOS native video formats like MP4, M4V, MPV, MOV, MPG, MKV, AVI, WMV, RMVB, FLV, 3GP, GIF." This will help in getting quick access to movies on the phone without any Internet connectivity.
- Capacity: 8 GB/16 GB/32 GB/64 GB/128 GB
- Connectors: Standard USB 2.0 and Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Connector
- iStick-to-USB Speed:12 MB/s (Read), 7.5 MB/s (Write)
- iStick-to-iDevice Speed: 2.5 MB/s (Read), 1.9 MB/s (Write)
- Construction: ABS Plastic and/or Aluminum
- Dimensions: 51.6 mm x 28.6 mm x 9.1 mm
- Supported File Formats
- Video: .mp4, .m4v, .mpv, .mov, .mpg, .mkv, .wmv, .flv, .3gp, .gif
- Audio: .wav, .aac, .aif, .aiff, .caf, .m4a, .mp3
- Images: .jpg, .tiff, .gif
- Documents: .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
The Sanho Corporation has launched a Kickstarter page, providing all the details of iStick. It has managed to raise close to $600,000 pledges more than what it had set out to raise.
The iStick is priced between $129 for an 8 GB stick to $400 for a 128 GB and making pledges on the page will get huge discounts on different kinds of iSticks depending on how much money has been put down.