Japanese Electronics maker, Sony, has launched the world’s first pen drive, which can be connected to your Android smartphone or tablet.
This new drive is a “2-in-1 device”, with MicroUSB and standard USB2.0 plugs into a tiny package, allowing users to connect it with both desktop computers and smartphones.
It is devised to grant flexibility to the Android users by making the file transfer between mobile devices simple and brisk, without the requisite of any Wireless Connectivity.
In order to make it work with your device, your phone must need to run Android 4.0 or higher since it is explicitly intended for devices with Android’s On The Go (OTG) connectivity, which is usual in most phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.
It will work without any added drivers, however it comes with an app which is available to download from Google Play Store.
“These new drives combine convenience, peace of mind and performance and are perfect for mobile multi-tasking.”, Viviano Cantu – director of consumer media marketing – said.
These Dual-USB pen drives have a Black base, but their locking caps are available in three different colors including white, black and blue, with the capacities 8, 16 and 32GB.
According to Sony, the flash drives will hit global markets in January next year.
The new USB flash drives will be available January 2014 at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) at the following prices:
- 8 GB – $19.99
- 16 GB – $29.99
- 32 GB – $62.99