It’s gotten to the stage that I’m so loaded up on cloud storage for my photos that I could toss my iPhone into the toilet and not lose a thing (well, apart from the action shot of the toilet bowl framing my shocked face as the iPhone shoots its last photo). But while Dropbox and Everpix are great, sometimes you just want to rock an old-school USB stick and transfer photos to and from you iPhone with a stick of plastic.
That’s what the iFlash does. Because the iPhone doesn’t allow this kind of shenanigans, the transferring is all done through an app. You slot the thing into your iPhone or iPAd (there are 30-pin dock connector and Lightning versions available, and when you’re done (or before you’re done, depending on which way you’re copying) you can poke the other end into the standard USB port of your Mac.
And it’s not just JPEGs we’re talking about. You can work with all these kinds of file:
Photos – BMP, CUR, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF and XMB
Videos – AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPG, MPV, MP4, M4V, RM, RMVB, TS, and WMV
Documents – DOC, TXT, HTML, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, PDF, Power Point, Excel and RTF
Audio – MP3, CAF, ACC, AIF, WAV, AIFF and M4A
The drive comes in 8GB (30-pin) and 16GB (Lightning) versions for an absurd $100 or $150, respectively.