If you are an iOS device user, you probably know that moving data between iOS devices for sharing or backup storage can be a hassle. In addition, since iOS devices lack memory expansion slots, you sometimes find yourself in a position wherein you are at an important event clicking images or shooting videos using your iOS device, and you suddenly run out of storage space.
Adam Elements’ iKlips is a dual flash drive that features a USB 3.0 connector on one end and a lightning connector on the other. The iKlips storage drive is compatible with OS X and Windows XP or later operating systems features a durable and cool design. The body of the device itself is made of metal, while shockproof silicone caps protect both the USB 3.0 connector and the lightening connector.
The device’s design is slim and smooth, and is available in a wide range of colours to choose from. Using the device is quite easy. Download the iKlips app from the Apple App Store. Once the iKlips app is installed, you will be able to access the data on the iKlips drive through the app.
On paper, the iKlips is said to be capable of generating read/write speeds up to 14/8 MB/s using the Apple Lightning connector and up to 140/20 MB/s for the USB 3.0 connector. In our real world tests, we were able to clock a data transfer speed of 12 MB/s for read and 6 MB/s through the Apple Lightning connector. In addition, the device also offered 120 MB/s for read speeds and 15 MB/s for write speeds through the USB 3.0 port.
As you can see, the device isn’t really a performance beast. But what we liked about the device is the simplicity and usability. The app and the device are quite nifty to use and the iKlips does its job as advertised. Whenever you feel like taking a backup of your device, simply plug in the device into your iOS device, fire up the app and start transferring files. It’s that easy.
Sharing files from the iKlip to other apps, creating new folders on the iKlip and even deleting or moving files are a walk in the park. If you are an iPhone or iPad user and are looking to expand the internal storage capacity, the iKlips could be one of the options you could look at. The Adam Elements iKlip will definitely appeal to those who find themselves running out of storage space on their iOS devices quite often.