This external drive for Apple devices goes way beyond the standard USB stick


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/05/this-external-drive-for-apple.html


#2

Maybe for the ipad pro, which has USB 3. But the iphone is still stuck at USB 2 wired transfer speeds, at least for now. Which is painfully slow for large amounts of data. Far better at this point to get a mobile hotspot attached to an SD card that does the same thing, and works a lot faster.


#3

Except it isn’t a drive. It is just an overpriced micro sd card adapter and there are lots of choices to be had at half or less than this price.

@jlw while most of the ads are eyeroll inducing, this one is quite misleading and may lead to some annoyed readers.


#4

Thanks, I’ll ask our partners at Stack.


#5

$49.99 for a microSD-to-microUSB adapter…?! Go soak your head; you’re obviously overheated and ill.


#6

I need something like this for my Sony Xperia.
Any tips?


#7

Every Android phone and tablet I’ve ever owned has had this built in. What’s Apple’s problem with removable storage?


#8

You probably want something like this

This is just an example, not a recommendation, and I have never tried one so I don’t know how well they work


#9

Might wanna try this before buying another dongle. Works fine on every iOS device in our family.

http://www.i-funbox.com/en_about.html


#10

Many Android phones do not have a microSD slot of any sort. These devices also let you copy microSDs (along with other formats like standard SDs, commonly enough) and/or use them as additional storage, even if you already have one installed in the phone itself (which is almost never conveniently accessible, btw).


#11

That’s right, we shouldn’t have an external slot for memory on our beautiful phones, we should instead have a wart that blocks our only charging port. So beautiful.


#12

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