iStick is the First USB flash drive for iPhone and iPad

iStick is the First USB flash drive for iPhone and iPad

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Android has a USB OTG (On-The-Go) facility which lets you connect any USB device with your Android phone. But iPhone didn’t has any such thing till now but no more.

Hyper has introduced an iStick. iStick is a USB device with built in lightening connecter for iPhones and iPads. iStick lets you copy devices between any computer through USB port and then you can easily move them to your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The idea is really great as Apple mobile devices are dependent on iTunes to transfer media. This device allows you to transfer data between your computer and Apple mobile devices without using iTunes. iStick supports USB 2.0 but not USB 3.0 so you’ll have to wait a little to copy large amount of data in to your device. Moreover you can stream videos, play music and open documents in iStick.

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Hyper is working on this device since 2 years and now it gets approval from Apple to launch it. Here are the Official words of Hyper.

As expected, Apple had many concerns for iOS storage products like the iStick. We actually started MFi application for this product more than 2 years ago. It was definitely not an easy process but we managed to address all of Apple’s concerns and finally just got MFi approval.

Here are the specifications of iStick:

iStick-to-USB Speed: 12MB/s (Read), 7.5MB/s (Write)
iStick-to-iDevice Speed: 2.5MB/s (Read), 1.9MB/s (Write)
Construction: ABS Plastic and/or Aluminum
Dimensions: 51.6 x 28.6 x 9.1mm
Weight: 10g
Supported File Formats:
Video
 .mp4, .m4v, .mpv, .mov, .mpg, .mkv, .avi, .wmv, .rmvb, .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

Note: Learn how to use iStick here.

So as mentioned iStick is MFi approved by Apple Inc. So you don’t need to worry about compatibility .You can transfer files between different iPhones or iPads as well. The product will be available in August this year and it will be available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants. When the product finally launches the various models will sell for $129 (8GB), $169 (16GB), $199 (32GB) and $299 (64GB). But if you preorder it now you’ll get 50% off making it $65 (8GB), $85 (16GB), $99 (32GB) and $149 (64GB). For more details and to order go to source link below.

  • Chris

    Are they serious? 129 for 8Gb??? Is it made of Gold or something?

    • http://www.thenerdmag.com/ Uzair Khalid

      Because it is first of its kind.

  • One_more_thing

    Are you kidding me….$129 for 8gb. I guess Apple stands for A$$ple for the ways it rips you off. For that price I rather go with android where all you need is a USB cable you can get for $2 and any USB stick.

    • William tell

      Stupid a$$, Apple is not the manufacturer of this device and didn’t set the price. So how did they rip you off?

    • anoynamouse

      you lost me at android…good luck with that.

  • anoynamouse

    We’ll I hate to be the tech hater here…but as a full on nerd this over priced toy is ridiculous. I guess if you don’t have a “cloud” in your life…but if you can afford this kind of money why didn’t you bug the 42GB iphone to begin with?

    Additionally, I see no need…what so ever to move data around…but i’m sure you do. But if I’m going to spend this kind of money why not get that terrible little seagate drive with the app that I can put a couple million movies on?