Android devices makers have been using expandable storage as part of their hardware makeup for some time, but Apple has firmly stayed away from it. Currently Apple offers their iPhone lineup in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variations but you have to subtract 5GB or more for the operating system which significantly cripples a 16GB user. Enter the iPocket Drive. A nifty little expandable storage solution for your iPhone, iPad and Mac. Check out the video below.
The iPocket Drive is currently being crowdfunded on Indiegogo and has already passed its $4000 goal with over $28,000 and 17 days left to go. Indiegogo pricing starts at $65 for the 8GB and runs up to $269 for the 128GB. They are running a $109 New Years special for the 32GB iPocket Drive which is normally $119. The idea is pretty nice behind this but pricing might be a little steep considering 128GB flash drives are cheaper than the 16GB iPocket Drive. While the main selling point of this device is functionality between iDevice and computer and expand-ability of iPhone storage (I do like that you can play movies and music direct from the device), the pricing just seems to be a bit off. But then over 400 funders on Indiegogo disagree with me and the project has been funded well past the goal. If you think this is a great idea, head over to their Indiegogo page and check out their backing options, link is below.
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