Thought you’d just about got USB flash drives all worked out? Sorry guys, they were so0o last year.
The new standard for portable media transfer will soon become wireless, with AirStash leading the way. However, this isn’t just a device to take files around on and distribute between computers, it’s so much more.
The AirStash is a mini media server and Wi-Fi access point meaning that any device with Wi-Fi capabilities can access the files on it through a Wi-Fi connection that it creates (that’s right, you don’t even need to be on a network to use it!).
What does this mean for the average Joe? For one thing, you don’t need to buy a 64GB iPad anymore; just grab the 32GB and get yourself an AirStash – the iPad can access the files on the flash drive as long as it is within range. You can also use it with multiple devices at once, so in a meeting every single person in there can access your files from their laptops or smartphones.
The drive is powered by rechargeable batteries so plugging it into your computer to recharge occasionally is of course necessary (you can also use this opportunity to grab some quick file transferring action) but apart from that you’re free to roam with it.
The one downside to this new device is that it takes SD and SDHC cards for its memory, and these aren’t supplied with the drive so you’ll have to provide these yourself. They are hot-swappable though giving you extra freedom to meet your filesharing needs.
More info from the manufacturer
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)