When wearable tech is a topic of discussion, it usually covers such things as smartwatches, Google Glass, fitness trackers, and such. Those devices are more common and of a wider variety, of course. When it comes to gadgets and wearables, it’s easy to overlook that everyday bag or backpack. The bag that carries all your stuff says as much about you as any other type of fashion accessory.
Want to know what has been and continues to be a hot item? Wallets. Search around on Kickstarter, past and present, and you’ll find an abundance of successful projects made of metal, leather, plastic, or cloth. The unifying aspect of most of these wallets is the slim design, intended to reduce bulk. People are totally into it – no one should have a hamburger of a leather wallet in the seat of their pants.
Recently, Dropbox announced they’ve hit a new milestone, reaching 300 million users which is impressive.
When it comes to wireless flash drive media, there’s a few companies to choose from. You’ve got SanDisk and Kingston, to name a couple . Wireless hard drives? Oh, there’s more, such as the Corsair Voyager, Seagate GoFlex, and Patriot Aero. Users can stream music, video, and access data. All of these use standard WiFi to connect to mobile devices via an app. Up until now, there hasn’t been a Bluetooth option at all.
Although flash drives have been around for quite some time, only recently have smartphone-compatible ones been available. Recent examples for USB drives compatible with Android devices are the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB and the Leef Access. But you can also find more options from Imation, Sony, TDK, Kingston, and others. What you likely won’t find are iOS compatible flash drives. Considering that iPhones don’t have a MicroSD card slot for expanded storage, like many Android devices do, there’s a dearth of options for Apple users.
When it comes to every day carry (EDC), what one has on his/her person speaks volumes. Each piece serves a specific function, be it utility, convenience, or simply a reflection of likes or personality. This is especially so when it comes to key ring tools. Multi-tools are also a hot EDC commodity and frequently subjected to in-depth discussions. Do more, carry less, right?
Many of us have gigabytes worth of data stored in various places all over the internet. We have albums worth of photos saved and shared on Facebook. Amazon and Google Play retain copies of digital music, books, and video purchases, which can be accessed remotely. And, of course, we can’t forget comprehensive online storage sites more »
SanDisk is a leader when it comes to flash storage, although they’re still a bit new in the app-creation game. While attending CES 2014, I had the chance to speak one-on-one with SanDisk about the current and upcoming products. If you ever wondered, SanDisk is one of those companies that actively listens to user feedback and executes in a timely fashion.
Although storage wars are heating up between Google, Amazon, Dropbox, and such, that hasn’t been stopping consumers from looking into private, more personal ways to harbor data. Whether it’s for security or for more immediate access, external storage devices are growing in popularity. Why worry about what server in whichever state your sensitive information may be located, when you can keep everything at home in something that fits in a pocket?
With all the stories of security breaches and hacked data popping up in the news, one might be concerned about the safety of their personal information on the web. Rightly so, since recovering from such incursions can be an absolute nightmare for normal people with jobs and families.
When it concerns mobile devices, space tends to come at a premium. With so many great and useful apps available, the gradual decline of free space is inevitable. It doesn’t leave much left over for photos, music, or video. And with the recent murmurings of the Samsung Galaxy S5 to release with only half of its internal storage actually free for user content, storage space is even more important.
Although smartphones and tablets are quite versatile for everyday lives, there isn’t really an effective way to move large amounts of data on and off those mobile devices. Sure, there’s cloud storage, but moving GBs of files to your cloud and then downloading it takes a bit of time. Direct wireless connections don’t help much with PCs, and USB cables are so passe.