Apple accessory manufacturer PhotoFast Global on Tuesday announced a new flash drive that can transfer files between Apple iOS products, such as the iPhone and iPad, and OS X products.
PhotoFast’s new flash drive, the i-FlashDrive, comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities and sports a USB connector on one end and an Apple 30-pin connector on the other. The drive is expected to ship in July.
The drive measures 5.1 x 2 x 9.1 centimetres in size. It is compatible with iOS 4.2 or above, Windows XP, Windows 7, Linux and Mac OS X. The device includes file management, music play features and contact backup.
“With built-in contact backup, importing photos from camera roll, we can always keep a copy somewhere else. Just in case the iOS device might get lost some day,” PhotoFast said in a statement. “The new features from iCloud API will be included in later updates of the App, making all sorts of storage possible.”
The i-FlashDrive also comes with an automatic prompt feature when it connects to iOS devices.
PhotoFast is targeting the device for use when there are no networks available, such as on an aeroplane, in a place where there’s no wireless signal, or when no Mac computer or PC is available to make a file transfer directly.
The i-FlashDrive has a retail price of US$95 for the 8GB model, US$115 for the 16GB model and US$185 for the 32GB model.