SanDisk has never been shy about incorporating offbeat ideas into their USB flash drives. As the market for flash drives becomes more and more competitive, and the prices have been pushed lower and lower, SanDisk has been trying and succeeding in finding new ways to stand out. Still, their current idea is so useful, it’s a little surprising it doesn’t come standard.
Port To Port
Essentially, it’s a USB drive with both a standard USB jack, and a micro USB jack. What’s the usefulness of that, you might ask? Remember, every smartphone in the world, bar the iPhone, uses micro USB. In other words, if you need to transfer files from your computer to your phone, or vice versa, or you just want a physical backup of your files that you can access wherever you go, now it’s as simple as having a flash drive on you.
Make Room, Make Room!
Especially handy is the fact that it’s available in sizes up to 64GB. One of the biggest drawbacks of a tablet existence is the fact that you’ve either got to sync your files across cloud storage, which can be a pain in the neck, or you’ve got to remove apps to keep giving yourself space. Now, you don’t have to compromise, and can back up the stuff you always thought you’d have to delete.
Space For Shutterbugs
If you use your phone as a point-and-shoot camera quite a bit, this also has use; you’ll no longer have to worry about having to delete photos or upload them to a cloud server that might hang onto them a little more tightly than you’d like, or that require you to sign away your privacy. And, of course, more storage is always welcome in general. The Dual USB Stick is available now, from pretty much anybody who sells USB sticks.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.