Move data between devices with this USB/Lightning thumb drive [Deals]

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Expand and manage storage on your iOS devices with this MFi-certified drive
Expand and manage storage on your iOS devices with this MFi-certified drive .
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When it comes to storing important data, our iPhones have become just as critical as our computers. It’s easy enough to plug your phone into your desktop or laptop, but sometimes that isn’t an option. When you need to free up space on your phone while on the go, having an alternative way to store and transfer data is a big plus.

That’s what the iKlips Dual-Interface Drive does, offering 32 gigs of additional storage and an easy way to move data back and forth. Right now you can get one for just $55 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Leef’s iBridge expands your iPhone’s storage by 256GB, for a price

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The Leef iBridge is a Lightning-equipped storage wonder. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
The Leef iBridge is a Lightning-equipped storage wonder. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
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LAS VEGAS — On the surface, there’s nothing very exciting about a portable flash drive. It doesn’t excite me at all. But make that drive a sleek, Lightning-equipped, 256GB beast of a thing, and now we’re talking.

Cult_of_Mac_CES_2015 The Leef iBridge, on display here at International CES, packs the most storage of any iOS-compatible hard drive on the market. But all that space comes at a steep price.

$399.99, to be exact. Certainly jaw-dropping, but something in me, and obviously in the Leef team, believes there’s at least a few people out there who will buy it. If not, the cheaper 128GB ($200), 64GB ($120), 32GB ($80) and 16GB ($60) models should appeal to the layman.

There’s a nice companion iOS app that reads what you’ve stored and even lets you shoot photos/video directly to the drive. Not a bad thing to have for a photo adventure in the wilderness. Or if you still don’t have enough storage available to install iOS 8.