The iPhone’s memory, while suitable for storing music, movies, pictures and variety of other things, is anything but useful when it comes to quickly and easily transferring data from one computer to another. A shame, because back in the day, when the iPod first emerged, you could partition a section of the player’s hard drive, allowing you to store data of any type that could be transferred to a computer once it was plugged into a computer’s Firewire port. But alas, that feature, along with Firewire is long gone. But at least there is now a happy medium: the USB Case from Ego.
This case, like any other iPhone 4/s case, protects the back and edges from damage. On the back, though, is a slot for a custom USB flash drive that can range in capacity from 2GB to 32GB. The cases themselves come in a variety of colors as do the USB sticks. You can opt to mix and match the colors or simply have one unifying color. And it’s worth noting, the ports, at least the camera port, has been left unfettered.
Unfortunately, they haven’t solidified pricing or a launch date, but we’d expect them to launch sometime in Q1 of 2012.