PhotoFast iFlashDrive now available to pre-order in US and UK

We previewed the PhotoFast iFlashDrive back in June and it's a neat concept: a USB flash drive that also packs Apple's 30-pin dock connector, so you can increase the storage on your iDevice. If that piqued your interest, you'll be glad to know it's available to pre-order in the US and UK. The 8GB flavor will cost you $99.95 (£65), 16GB $149.95 (£95) and for users with a serious need for mobile storage, a 32GB stick is $199.95 (£130). iCloud? Who needs it.

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HyperDrive iFlashDrive - The World's Only USB Flash Drive That Works With Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod

Sanho Partners With PhotoFast To Exclusively Distribute The Only Two Way Storage Device Between iOS and Mac/PC In The United States And United Kingdom

10.11.2011– FREMONT, California - Sanho Corporation (USA), makers of the World's only USB hard drive for iPad is proud to announce its partnership with PhotoFast Company Limited (Taiwan) to exclusively distribute the iFlashDrive in the United States, United Kingdom and other parts of the world. iFlashDrive is the first and only USB flash drive that works with the iPhone, iPad, iPod and supports two way data transfer between computers and different iDevices. A free downloadable companion app is available from the Apple App Store to allow iDevices to perform file management with the iFlashDrive.

The cobranded HyperDrive/PhotoFast iFlashDrive, available in three different capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, has a USB connector to connect to computers and functions like any USB flash drive in the market in that users can transfer data between their computer and the iFlashDrive. What differentiates iFlashDrive from other USB flash drives is that on the other side of the device, opposite to the USB connector, is an Apple-approved 30-pin dock connector that works with the iPhone, iPad and iPod to perform two way data transfer, like how traditional USB flash drives work with computers.

iFlashDrive works with a free companion app which users will be prompted to download from the Apple App Store when they first connect the iFlashDrive to their iDevice. With the app, users will be able to transfer files between the iFlashDrive and iDevice and access the following features:

- Open any file natively supported by the iDevice
- Option to open files in other third party apps
- Built-in music player, voice recorder and text editor
- Access and import photos/videos from the iDevice library
- Backup and restore iDevice contact list
- File management (create/copy/move/delete/rename)
- Send out files as email attachments

"HyperDrive iFlashDrive is the easiest solution to transfer and share files between different iDevices and computers," says Daniel Chin, President of Sanho Corporation. "iFlashDrive does not require iTunes, Internet or wireless networks to transfer data which makes it perfect for quick instant transfers between different iDevices, when computers or networks are not present like on airplanes, basements or out of signal areas," he concludes.

Capacity: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB
Dimensions: 2.66" x 1.39" x 0.41" / 67.5 x 35.4 x 10.4 mm
Weight: 0.71oz / 20g
Compatibility: iOS 4 / iOS 5 / Windows XP / Windows 7 / OS X
Supported iDevices:
iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch 4G (requires iOS 4 & above)
iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3G (requires iOS 5)
File types that can be opened by iFlashDrive app:
Video: M4V, MP4, MPV
Documents: Pages, Keynotes, Numbers, PDF, TXT, RTF, RTFD, DOC, XLS,
System Requirements: Free companion app downloadable from Apple App Store
Transfer Speed: 10MB/s for USB, 100KB/s at iDevice side (due to
limitation by Apple's transfer protocol)