iStick Adds a Simple USB Drive for iPhone and iPad

Hyper iStick

Today’s mobile phones and tablets are simply amazing. However, if there’s one gripe I have, it is the ability to quickly and seamlessly transfer data between my phone and mobile devices. About the simplest way to just transfer a file without the need to import through a dedicated program is a cloud sharing platform like Dropbox. I use the heck out of it.

Dropbox, Box and Google Drive all work great until you need to make a big file transfer on a cellular network and you are in a place where your coverage is limited. Then, you could be spending minutes staring at a screen. Or, you have to plug your phone into a computer and jump through a program’s import process.

The Hyper iStick looks like it may be nice stop-gap until Pied Piper finishes up its revolutionary compression algorithm

Hyper iStick

The iStick is a smart, yet simple, product that features an Apple MFi Certified Lightning connector on one end and a standard USB connector on the other end. In the middle is a flash drive that is available in capacities from 8GB to 128GB.

A dedicated app for the iStick allows you to transfer photos, videos and other files between the iStick and an iOS device. When connected to a Mac or PC, it functions like a standard USB flash drive.

Hyper launched the iStick campaign on May 12 with a goal of $100,000 to fund the product. It attained the full $100,000 funding in 3 hours. As of today, May 26, 2014 (roughly the halfway point), the iStick campaign has received over $730,000 in pledges.

Pricing ranges from $129 (for the 8GB) to $399 (for the 128GB). However, those wanting to jump on the Kickstarter campaign purchases can pick them up for half price through the campaign end on June 17, 2014.