Sony conjures up USB flash drive for smartphones and tablets

Sony conjures up USB flash drive for smartphones and tabletsWell, take a look at this: it's a USB flash drive for smartphones and tablets, and it's from Sony – the last company we'd normally associate with solving people's cross-format file transfer and storage woes.

But here it is, available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, with a microUSB connector on one side and a full-size USB on the other.

To spell it out, you plug it into your laptop, or whatever, just like an old-school USB flash drive and use it... well, however you've always used your old-school USB flash drive.

But then – this is the clever bit – you flip it round and plug in the microUSB connector into your phone or tablet and boom – there you go.

Now the more ingenious among you have probably already achieved such hardware compatibility joy through the wonders of a simple adapter, but then this isn't really aimed at you.

Nor is the File Manager Android app that's heading for Google Play, which will make it easier for you to access or move the files on the flash drive, as if there was no other way.

As for hardware compatibility, the Sony 2-in-1 flash drive will be compatible with Android 4.0.3 devices or newer. It'll only be landing in January, however, and so far we've only got US prices to go on, which range from $19.99 to $62.99 depending on capacity.

So, how many are you planning on buying? Your thoughts, as always, in the Comments please...

Via Pocket-lint

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 12, 2013 at 13:00

Isn't 2014 when the new USB standard comes in? I didn't follow that story much, but this seems like a case of 'too late'? And probably too expensive, too?

tryk  Dec. 12, 2013 at 13:28

This is just a rebranded PQI connect drive, no?

http://www.pqigroup.com/prod_in.aspx?mnuid=1286&modid=138&prodid=820

Devin78  Jun. 12, 2014 at 01:50

This is just a rebranded PQI connect drive, no?

http://www.pqigroup.com/prod_in.aspx?mnuid=1286&modid=138&prodid=820

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