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This tiny 1 TB SSD connects to all your computers [Review]


OWC Envoy Pro mini review
OWC Envoy Pro mini is both a small thumbdrive and a powerful external SSD.
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The OWC Envoy Pro mini is a small external SSD with both USB-C and USB-A connectors so it works with Mac and iPad but also Windows, Android and more. It’s rugged, fast and comes with up to 1TB of storage.

I ran the tiny drive through a battery of tests. It passed with flying colors.

This fingerprint-protected USB drive is $50 cheaper for now


This secure USB drive is $50 off
This USB drive is equipped with a fingerprint scanner.
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A computer isn’t actually the safest place to store precious pictures, important files and irreplaceable documents. A laptop is convenient, but if you want to safely move and store your information, then you need a Tokk Fingerprint USB.

These awesome, secure flash drives are as compact as they are safe. And right now you can get one on sale for $49.99.

Transfer iPhone photos to hard drive to free up space with OWC Copy That


OWC Copy That is a free image-transfer app for iOS and iPadOS.
Move multiple iPhone or iPad photos and videos to an external drive with ease using OWC Copy That.
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OWC’s just-released Copy That application frees up space on iPhone or iPad by transferring images or videos to external drives. Alternatively, it can easily back up an collection of these files.

And it’s free, with an in-app purchase for extra features.

How to use a USB drive with iPhone or iPad


Connecting a USB drive to an iPhone is a snap.
Add Apple’s Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter to access everything on a USB drive with an iPhone.
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The world is full of USB drives, from portable thumbdrives to full external SSDs. Happily, you’re not closed off from these just because you use an iPhone or iPad. All you need is the right adapter.

And you’ll have full read/write access to everything on the drive. You won’t even need to install any software, as the app you need comes preinstalled on your device.

FlashDock multiport hub also adds 2TB of MacBook storage


Commotron FlashDock is on Kickstarter
FlashDock is small in size but big in storage capacity. And look at all those ports.
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FlashDock solves two limitations in Apple’s MacBooks. Not only does it bring an array of legacy ports to Apple laptops, this very portable USB-C hub includes up to 2TB of storage.

And it does so for less than the cost of building additional storage capacity into a macOS laptop.

Hack a broken iPhone memory chip into a USB thumbdrive


Put this iPhone memory chip into a USB drive

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Scotty Allen loves to tinker. He followed up on his recent project manually expanding the storage capacity of his iPhone with a new trick: extracting an iPhone memory chip and converting it into a USB drive.

To be clear, Allen isn’t suggesting this is practical. Buying a USB drive is cheaper and vastly easier. But he sure seems to have fun doing it.

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


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.