The PC and Mac advocates have been debating for years over which is superior, with good arguments on both sides; but a third, often overlooked camp exists: people who use both. If you're in that group, then you know how frustrating it can be to have the perks of both machines, but the downside of few easy options for sharing files or peripherals between the two. That's why tech manufacturer j5create has rolled out the Wormhole Switch and the Wormhole Station, which allow file transfers between PC, Mac, Android, and iOS, as well as keyboard and mouse sharing.
The Wormhole Switch may look like a simple USB cord, but actually allows files to be transferred between almost any computer or smart device at USB 2.0 speeds without the need for any extra software. It's as easy as dragging one file to another folder, and can even be used to share a keyboard, mouse, etc. between computers with different operating systems. There are a handful of different models with different functionality:
However the newest product from j5create and a CES 2012 Innovations Award Honoree is the Wormhole Station, which acts as a docking extension for any laptop by using a single USB port. Like the Wormhole Switch, the Station can easily transfer files and share peripherals between Mac, PC, Android, and iOS devices. Sharing a mouse even permits the cursor to pass back and forth between the monitors of separate computers. The compact attachment includes two USB 3.0 ports, which allow for data transfers at a rate of 5Gb/s, as well as slots for various flash memory cards. It's design also elevates a laptop connected to it, allowing for cooler airflow.
The Wormhole Station is available at retailers now for US$109.99.