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iPocket Drive is a USB flash drive for the iPhone

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No more running out of room

Want some extra storage for your iPhone? The iPocket Drive is a portable USB flash drive that connects to your iPhone's Lightning port to provide more room for movies, music, photos, games, apps and more.

Not only does it mean you can carry more stuff around with you, it also lets you easily transfer files from your iPhone to your computer without starting up iTunes or fiddling around with iCloud. (So your nude photos should also be safe.)

It basically adds the same features a microSD card would.

It's a little bigger than most memory cards, but that's a small price to pay for added convenience. It also works with the iPod Touch and iPad, as long as they have a Lightning port.

You can also stream films and music from it without having to sync to iTunes, which has to be a good thing. And it charges your device when it's plugged into a USB port.

As well as providing extra storage space, it's handy for backing up your data without relying on iCloud.

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It comes in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes, with prices starting at $65 (£42).

Apple locks down its devices, but from the reaction it seems there's plenty of demand for expandable storage: at time of writing it had raised just shy of $120,000 with 11 days still remaining in the campaign. Apple is currently being sued over the amount of space iOS 8 takes up on its devices, so this could be a godsend for peeved users.

Zubeir

January 5, 2015, 12:55 pm

If only Apple did a Micro SD slot, saves faffing around with carrying something extra you have to plug in. Quite backward approach for modern tech.

Mark

January 5, 2015, 1:05 pm

'It basically adds the same features a microSD card would.' Hilarious really!

Ian

January 5, 2015, 3:07 pm

Isnt this just the same as the i flash drive thats been around for a couple of years?

Froo

January 5, 2015, 8:12 pm

If you look closely you will see that the unit will not work if your iPhone has a protective case in most instances. Bummer!

Not usable with many iPad covers also.

Prem Desai

January 5, 2015, 10:41 pm

If one wanted such a facility, it'd make more sense (and far cheaper) to NOT buy an iphone.

Simples.

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