Let’s face is, if you have an iPhone, chances are you’ve come across a friend with an Android device who brags on and on (cough Judie) about how their devices have external memory that is a MUST. Well what would you say if I told you that there’s a portable USB flash drive for your iDevice that can do the same thing?
The iPocket Drive is essentially an external hard drive for your photos and media. Since Apple has a firm hatred towards external memory, the best option we have in terms of external storage is expandable memory. Essentially doing everything that a microSD card can do, the iPocket Drive comes in various sizes, ranging from 8gb to 128gb. I received the 32gb version which is enough for me to get myself some additional music and possibly a movie or two for the road.
The iPocket Drive itself is a small square cube with a USB port on one end for transferring your media onto it, and a lightning port at the business end that will connect to your iDevice. The only issue I’ve had so far with the iPocket is that mine doesn’t work on those heavier cases, such as the Lifeproofs, due to the fact the slot to put the iPocket into doesn’t necessarily fit.
While you’re able to stream music, videos, and photos from the iPocket Drive by simply connecting it to your iPhone or iPad, all while freeing up that precious space on your device itself, I did find that the iPocket does lag a little bit when going from track to track, or simply watching videos. It’s not as seamless as if the media was on the device, but it certainly doesn’t take away from the fact it does work after the initial (and slow) upload.
Overall there are plenty of options out there on the market of USB flash drives for your Apple devices in order to give them more space, however the iPocket Drive is probably the best option price wise, if you’re able to accept the tradeoff being the fact it does have rather slow loading times for your media.
If you’d possibly want to check out the iPocket Drive, you can check out their website today!
Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit
What I Like: Expandable memory is always a good things, especially for someone with a smaller storage iPhone/iPad.
What Needs Improvement: Doesn’t work with most cases with small port holes.