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SanDisk Dual USB Drive 3.0: better, faster storage transfer

With the amount of music that we listen to, pictures and videos that we take, plus apps we install, the 16GB of internal memory on most of our Android phones is never enough. Even if you put a 64GB microSD, storage on our devices still sometimes becomes a problem. SanDisk has released a newer, updated version of its popular Dual USB Drive, version 3.0, to help you with transferring and storing files from your smartphone or tablet.

Samsung lets you charge three devices in new wall charger

Gone are the days when you would just need one USB wall charger since you only have one device that you need to charge. But since most people now carry multiple devices, and you cannot of course monopolise all the wall outlets at any given places, you would need a contraption that can power all your devices (or at least three of them). Samsung brings you its Multi-Charging Wall Charger, whose name explains itself already.

New USB jack shown, faster charging and reversible

When it comes to powering our devices, micro USB is the current standard for Android. The issue (which we’re reminded of when toying with the new HTC One) is that the cable and plug are directional. Unlike the Lightning cable found on iOS devices, we have to angle the charging cable on our Android devices just right. A new standard aims to end that, though, as the USB Implementers Forum is introducing USB 3.1.

DataTraveler microDUO uses your microUSB port for data storage

The new SanDisk microSD memory card is certainly great, but what if you don’t have a microSD card slot? As devices become more reliant on cloud storage, the added microSD slot is just going away. Though not as slim and easy to tuck away, the DataTraveler microDuo — which uses your microUSB slot — might be more useful.

Leef Bridge hits 3.0, shrinks in size and gains USB 3.0 support

We got a look at the Leef Bridge way back in June. As a reminder, this is a small device that has USB and microUSB ports along with some storage allowing users to move files between a regular computer and smartphone or tablet. And well, we often see products evolve and in this case, the Leef Bridge has hit version 3.0 with a few key improvements.

Toshiba TransferJet wireless transfer USB sticks now out in the wild

With a good week or two left before the rumored end of year production schedule, Toshiba has announced the availability of its TransferJet product. This pair of USB and micro-USB sticks is supposed to be Toshiba's answer to the problem of quick and easy transfer of files between a mobile device and a computer, but it has its own quirks that might make it even less feasible.
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