Presenting iStick – The iPhone and iPad Lightning USB flash drive

Most people would agree that iPhones and iPads are truly incredibly handy electronic devices. They are amazing devices capable of performing tasks that are quite impossible to achieve with other mobile phones. This iDevices boast of great looks, fast speeds and advanced Apple technology. Nevertheless, they have large memory capacities of up to 32 GB. Such remarkable features render file transfer easier than before. There comes a time when you wish for more space due to videos, apps and photos you accumulate over time. This calls for a perfect device to expand your iDevice storage and quickly migrate all that data over. However, there is great news for iPhone and iPad users; a lightning connector USB flash drive known as iStick.

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Introducing the iStick flash drive

iStick is one amazing device from Hyper that is expected to benefit many iPhone and iPad users. Functioning as a flash drive, the device incorporates a compact and lightweight design. It measures 51.6 x 28.6 x 9.1mm and weighs at only 10 g. It comes in various memory capacity that include 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and a mind blowing 128GB. It is comes in an ABS plastic and aluminum finish, or all aluminum. The drive incorporates a standard USB connector and an Apple MFi-certified Lightning at either end, with a flipping switch between them.

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istick-design

Performance & use

With the use of this file transfer device you can quickly transfer large file in various formats between your iDevices. Normally, iPhones and iPads have their own file format. So a file won’t run in case they do not recognize the format. This is always as a result of the mismatch of formats. However, this iphone USB flash drive provides you with a perfect solution to the problem. It can transfer various types of files to the iPhone and iPad compatible file type and then transfer the files to the iDevice so that the files are ready to use.

An included app that makes the whole process too easy. It highly supports the copy and paste functions, which makes it easier to handle by a new user. The large memory capacity enables you to save all your files. This may be in form of documents, videos, photos, and music. You can also play and view them at any time right from your iStick device. It enables 1080p HD movie streaming and direct playback. The iStick flash drive is well compatible with most iDevices including iPhone 5/5s/5c, 4th Generation iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and 5th Generation iPod touch. It performs exceptionally well as file transfer is done speedily.

Transferring files from your Mac or Window PC to iPad or iPhone device (and vice versa) usually proves difficult. This is due to the fact that the process involves emailing, or using other apps that may present a challenge especially for the new use. iStick offers a relief to this as it can be connected right into your PC to transfer files. Nevertheless, the process does not require any network set up to accomplish. This means that your data is sent through 3rd party servers, which protects it from hackers.

File transfer Speed

The file transfer speed featured by iStick is quite remarkable, especially when compared to other file transfer devices. The speed would normally vary depending on the type of transfer. For iStick-to-USB the speed is 12MB/s (Read) and 7.5MB/s (Write). On the other hand iStick-to-iDevice transfer speed is 2.5MB/s (Read), 1.9MB/s (Write).

Price

The price of iStick is varies among the various available models. They sell for $129 (8GB), $169 (16GB), $199 (32GB) and $299 (64GB). Hyper has an Early Bird Special offer of 50% discount for those who will place an early order following its launch in August. Some may say this price is too much for a file transfer device but its exceptional performance and speed are really worth the price tag.

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About the company who develops iStick

HYPER by Sanho Corporation is a top manufacturer of storage products since 2002. It started producing iDevice accessories in 2009 and has been actively supplying them to date. Before the iStick technology project, the company had undertaken another technological project known as CloudFTP that was very successful. Products manufactured by Hyper are of high quality, which has made it popular especially in the mobile industry.

Conclusion

iStick USB drive is certainly a remarkable device worth considering by any iPhone or iPad user. It gives you speed, versatility as well as enhanced security, which sets it apart from the conventional file transfer methods.

 

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Apple is interested in buying Beats for a spectacular amount of money

Like many other rich companies, Apple also periodically buys smaller scale companies which hold patents or products considered useful for enriching their own technological baggage. Unlike other companies, Apple focuses on fabulous non discrete amounts of money. According to a rumor, Apple is preparing for the most expensive acquisition to date, and the company concerned is a very well known one: Beats Electronics.

The producer of expensive headphones and portable speakers, the famous Beats is not a company really appreciated by audiophiles, but is instead a very popular name among ordinary users who are attracted by fashion trends rather than radio quality without compromise. According to the Financial Times, Apple is very close to completing a full takeover of the company for the amount of $3.2 billion, the most expensive acquisition made by the company so far. According to internal sources that brought media attention to this info, the contract is not yet perfected, but negotiations are in an advanced stage and the successful completion of these could result in an official announcement somewhere net week.

 

Beats Holiday Exclusive Preview

Beats Holiday Exclusive Preview

 

Apple is not the first mobile phone manufacturer which is attracted by Beats. Perhaps readers will recall, in 2011, HTC bought a 50.1% stake in Electronic Beats for the sum of 309 million dollars and used the name of the company to promote their products, but gave up this commitment when he hit known financial problems for a profit of 85 million dollars.

The famous and pricey products are not the only targets in Apple’s sight, the use of the famous name in a similar manner like HTC did is of no concern, keeping in mind how Apple cares about its image in the media. Beats also launched its own streaming service and Beats Music and Apple might be interested in taking to develop its iTunes Music Service.

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The famous digital store, iTunes, was basically selling music services that have been successful, but such businesses are beggining to fade in the face of demand for streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Pandora, or iTunes Radio, which so far did not receive much acclaim. Following this acquisition, Apple could benefit from both the platform and the experience of Beats Music behind it, and the rumor that Jimmy Lovine could get behind Apple’s team as a Special Adviser makes us belive thats the company’s intention.

Even if the transaction is completed, Apple does not disclose how it intends to use the purchase, so we would have to have patiente to see the direction in which things will evolve.
I’m more curios on how the prices will carry on after the purchase will be made, but I’m sure the stores will tell that story when the time comes hehe.