Next month, Sony will be releasing a new kind of USB flash drive that is designed to fit all your file transferring needs, literally. This 2-in-1 USB drive has connectors that fit both micro and regular USB ports. And it’s made to be Android-friendly to boot.
There isn’t really a lack of portable file storage solutions, but the varying ports found on devices do make it more difficult to settle on a single one. A majority of smartphones and tablets have micro USB ports, but desktops and laptops mostly only have regular-sized USB slots. At the very least, some sort of cable, connector, or adapter will be required. Not exactly convenient when one needs to quickly transfer some files from one device to another.
Sony has a fix that is even smaller than a USB thumb drive. On one end, this dual USB flash drive sports a regular USB connector. But take off the cover of the other end and you will be greeted by a micro USB connector as well. The USB was made to be compatible with devices running Android 4.0.3 and higher but said devices should also offer USB On-The-Go (OTG) functionality. Sony recommends using a certain File Manager app available for free from Google Play Store for best results.
The Sony 2-in-1 USB flash drives will be available from Sony retail stores starting January next year. The drives will be priced at $19.99 for 8 GB capacity, $29.99 for 16 GB, and $62.99 for 32 GB of data storage.