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75 May 9th 2012 6:11 pm

The iTwin may look like a Flash drive, but it's actually a networking tool designed to let you set up a secure connection between two computers over the internet, so that you can, for example, exchange files between your desktop and laptop. Yes, you can do the same thing for free with Dropbox, Google Drive, Windows Live Mesh, or a VPN. But iTwin is designed to be simple, secure, and private, and includes built-in safeguards that allow you to disable a lost unit. If you're comfortable using a cloud-based service like Dropbox, or configuring Live Mesh or a VPN to share files among multiple machines, you probably don't need iTwin. But you probably know someone who does.

Critic reviews

8.1
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    8.2
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    8.0
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    6.5
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8.5
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9.0
PC Mag Sep 19, 2011

iTwin is a pair of USB keys that turns your computer into a server and VPN, letting you access sensitive data securely from a remote machine. Its end-to-end encryption is much more secure than a cloud solution, and $99 is a great price.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Jan 17, 2012

iTwin is a two-piece USB dongle that lets you easily and securely access documents between two remote computers with no storage cap--making it a very good Dropbox alternative.

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8.0
PC World Feb 16, 2011

USB-stick shaped device offers a super handy way to securely share files using hardware encryption, and with little fuss.

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8.0
Computerworld Aug 2, 2011

iTwin is one of those devices that does one thing, and does it well. It's a good way to access files remotely and securely, especially if you don't want to throw them up into the cloud.

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8.0
ZDNet Aug 23, 2011

For files too sensitive to be stored in the cloud, transferred by email or backed up on USB flash drives, the iTwin offers a handy and easy-to-use secured wireless bridge between two computers.

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9.0
SlashGear Jun 12, 2012

There’s nothing so great in the world of technology as something that just works – and the iTwin just works. It does exactly as it says it will do, and it does it perfectly well.

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8.0
MacLife Jun 19, 2012

It works well, although you’re paying for convenience alone—secure file transfer doesn’t need to cost $99.

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9.0
TechRadar Jun 9, 2012

The combination of physical protection along with the simplicity of the software makes the iTwin an excellent device for syncing files and folders between PCs.

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8.0
StorageReview Feb 23, 2012

The iTwin is a simple and easy to use file collaboration solution, with a mix of encryption and hardware authentication to create a highly-secure personal cloud. On the small scale the iTwin is easy to use, but when expanding out into multiple pairs, it becomes clunky and costly.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Jul 14, 2011

It connects two PCs over the web securely, irrespective of their position in the real, living, breathing world. However, the fairly high price and functional limitations of the technology limit its appeal. If security is a key concern, the iTwin has what you need.

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6.0
TUAW Jun 1, 2012

While the security of the iTwin device might make it attractive to some Mac owners, I found it to be very awkward in its implementation and quite "PC-like." Frankly, I prefer the ubiquity of Dropbox, which uses SSL and AES-256 encryption both for transferring and storing your data.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Aug 7, 2011

iTwin is a clever dongle-based, password-free online file sharing service. It isn’t for everyone, but if you can live with its limitations it’s a good buy

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8.0
MacNN Aug 6, 2013

The iTwin device brings two-factor authentication for remote file access to the masses, without epic VPN setup costs or dedicated hardware, other than the single server computer. Beating out a cloud solution is a single-time payment, and all the storage space you want.

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8.0
About Apr 11, 2011

Even with some of the iTwin's disadvantages the device may be the most cost-effective way to access all of your data on another computer. Its plug-and-play simplicity and standout security features make the iTwin pretty revolutionary.

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8.0
The Gadgeteer Nov 7, 2011

iTwin has secure end to end encryption and no other fees once the device has been purchased. The only downfall with the iTwin is that you can only connect two online computers at one time and not more.

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8.0
technologytell technologytell

Provides: Secure file sharing Developer: iTwin Minimum System Requirements: Two computers with USB ports, Internet connection Review Device: iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 13” Macbook Pro, Price: $99.00 Availability: Out now The iTwin is a strange-looking device; combined, it appears to be a...

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