iKlips Apple Lightning Flash Drivestarts at $59 (16gb)
Ease of use9.0/10
Portability and Style9.5/10
Ease and Quality of Recipes
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What I Liked (The pros)
- Extends iPhone and iPad memory without a device upgrade
- View images, play videos, listen to music and read files from within the companion app
- Easy to use
A Few Cautions (The Cons)
- More expensive than a typical USB Flash Drive
- Must remove the iPhone case in order to use the iiKlips drive
The iKlips Lightning USB Flash Drive is a sleek duel-ended thumb drive that works with your iPhone or iPad. If you ever run out of storage space on your iDevice, an iPhone flash drive can help even if you do not have access to the cloud.
I have problems with media storage on my phone and tablet. I had the opportunity to test a potential problem solver — iKlips Lightning USB Flash Drive!
My iklips Lightning USB Flash Drive Review
I have an older 16gb iPad. It works well, but I frequently run out of storage space. My biggest space hogs tend to be video footage, photographs and music and audio files. The iKlips companion app allows me to play music or video from the app. The actual media is stored on my iKlips lightning thumb drive. This allows me to enjoy media without using my iPad’s internal storage.
I realize there are cloud storage solutions. These are useful, but sometimes I need an option that does not use my cellular data. As someone who tries to limit my use of cellular data so it is available for things that matter (like Periscope), this is amazing!
The iKlips companion application is free and available in the app store. The app makes it possible to use your iKlips iPhone flash drive to listen to music, view files or watch video.
The iKlips lightning drive is available in at least five colors choices. The sleek, colorful appearance makes it a stylish option. Mine is silver to coordinate with my iPhone 6.
The iklips drive is also available in 16 gb, 32 gb, 64 gb, 128 gb and I believe they are releasing a 256 gb drive! The 16 gb retails at nearly $60, it is considerably more expensive than most USB thumb drives. However, depending on your situation, it may be less expensive than upgrading your device due to lack of storage space.
iklips flash drive for iPhone is a problem solver for me. However, I do not like that it does not connect with my phone when the case is on. I would like to be able to enjoy music or video at the gym. Sadly, the public wifi is too slow to stream media and my storage space is limited. I do not feel safe holding my exposed phone with the iKlips hanging out during a workout.
However, I have found it useful for more sedentary pursuits such as backing up my photographs and accessing them when away from home. It is also a travel must-have!