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January 9, 2012

The Wormhole Station can easily transfer files and share peripherals between Mac, PC, Andr...

The Wormhole Station can easily transfer files and share peripherals between Mac, PC, Android, and iOS

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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 trans...

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:

Different models of the Wormhole Switch have 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 includes two USB 3.0 ports, which allow for data transfers at a rate ...

The Wormhole Station is available at retailers now for US$109.99.

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Jonathan Fincher Jonathan grew up in Norway, China, and Trinidad before graduating film school and becoming an online writer covering green technology, history and design, as well as contributing to video game news sites like Filefront and 1Up. He currently resides in Texas, where his passions include video games, comics, and boring people who don't want to talk about either of those things.   All articles by Jonathan Fincher
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5 Comments

Great device but can't see how it will sit if the laptop has its USB ports on the side. Anyone tried typing on a left-sloped keyboard?

agulesin
10th January, 2012 @ 03:22 am PST

But they don't have one that does it ALL. I have PC, Mac and Android so none of the above can do the job.

Gregg Eshelman
10th January, 2012 @ 11:21 pm PST

agulesin,

The device doesn't connect directly to the ports. It attaches with a cable. It just sits underneath the back of the laptop to tilt it upward. Think about it. Considering how every model of laptop has a different port arrangement, how could this attach directly to more than one model?

Gadgeteer
11th January, 2012 @ 03:19 pm PST

The more I read, the less intrigued I became.

I'll pass.

yrag
12th January, 2012 @ 08:51 pm PST

Agreed--there's just no reason for this thing to cost $100. I don't need keyboard- or mouse-sharing; just give me a $25 device that will allow me to transfer files between my Windows 7 laptop and Android handsets/iOS devices/HFS+ drives.

patronanejo
28th September, 2012 @ 10:09 pm PDT
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