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Hybrid Series iPhone case features removable USB drive

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July 10, 2012

The Hybrid Series USB Case is an iPhone 4/4S case with a built-in removable Flash drive

The Hybrid Series USB Case is an iPhone 4/4S case with a built-in removable Flash drive

A lot of people like the idea of being able to carry things like photo or video files with them on their iPhone, but depending on what capacity model they have, may not necessarily want to take up memory on the phone with those files. That’s where ego & company’s Hybrid Series USB Case comes into play – it’s a case for the iPhone 4 and 4S, with a built-in USB Flash drive.

The scratch-resistant case protects against dings and drops, while still offering access to all of the phone’s ports and controls (it is not waterproof). Integrated into the back of it, however, is a removable USB Flash drive. These are available in 4, 8 or 16 GB capacities.

Users can load the drive up at their computer, then have the files close at hand – but not taking up space on their phone – when they’re out and about. It should be pointed out, however, that since the iPhone doesn’t have a USB port of its own, files on the Flash drive can only be accessed via a nearby laptop, tablet or desktop computer with a USB port ... so, you might not want to use it for storing photos that you plan on showing to your friends next time you’re at the bar.

The Hybrid Series USB Case and its Flash drives are available in six mix-and-match colors. A case with a 4GB drive is priced at US$34.95, while the 8 and 16 GB versions sell for $39.95 and $49.95, respectively.

Source: ego & company

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5 Comments

Find a way to interface the jump drive with the Iphone/Ipod touch and this would be perfect.

Doug Doyle
10th July, 2012 @ 09:42 pm PDT

Rats, now I have to scratch idea 113 off my get rich list. They need the same, recessed profile thumbdrives on every laptop as well. barbour@aai.textron.com

JBar
11th July, 2012 @ 06:41 am PDT

Check on Kiskstater next week.

Universal stands, 2 sizes, fit any model tablet or Smartphone will have built in Micro SD to USB adapter.

Neat thing is Smartphone stand is size of credit card

lamoe
11th July, 2012 @ 01:18 pm PDT

great idea, but why not add the USB to Apple adapter. without the adapter you relegate the iphone to serve as a bag.........

ukrauskopf
12th July, 2012 @ 08:52 am PDT

ukrauskopf - if reply to my post – cheaper, wider market, and less hassle to go universal – designed to go from phone / tablet chip to computer and back – not connect directly to device.

lamoe
14th July, 2012 @ 02:48 pm PDT
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