Show me an iOS user, and I’ll show you someone who’s seen the dreaded ‘almost out of storage’ warning on their phone. I don’t consider myself someone with a large music or movie collection, but I do take a lot of photos and video for my job, and I do have to download often to keep my phone’s storage capacity at a healthy level.
Enter Leef iBridge, mobile memory that allows users to back up and download photos and video on the go, and shares files easily between Lightning and USB devices. Truly, this little ‘thumb drive’ type device has improved our travel days significantly. While we used to store a few movies on the Cloud so we could view on airplanes and car rides, we inevitably would forget to download them to our phones while we still had WiFi connection. With iBridge, those movies are literally in our hand, and we can simply plug the drive into the phone while on the plane and watch. It’s the small things in life, you know?
I have also been using iBridge to better store my travel videos. On any given trip, I need to take 2-5 short videos per day, and even a few seconds of video can do a number on my iPhone storage. Instead of returning to my hotel room to download videos to my computer regularly, I can now take the phones on my phone, but store them directly to the iBridge. Ditto for photos during my trip, which means all I need to do is plug the iBridge into my computer later to transfer the files. My iPhone storage doesn’t become impacted whatsoever.
I also like using the iBridge to load up on podcasts before road trips, so I can listen via my USB connection in my car without having to stream. Truly, the uses for this little device keep presenting themselves!
How it works:
You can purchase an iBridge in 16 GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB. I’ve found 16GB to be enough for my use, but if you have a large library of movies or music, you may want to upgrade. The first time you use it, you’ll be prompted to download the Leef app. This app will appear whenever you want to transfer files, and I’ve found it very easy to use. The connectors include a high speed USB 2.0 and Apple Lightning option, one on either end of the device. It’s sleek and sits pretty naturally against my phone, so I haven’t been bothered much by the extra weight and space it takes up. The exact weight is actually 10g.
The nitty gritty: The iBridge supports video in .mp4, .m4v, .mpv, .mov, .mpg, .mkv, .wmv, .flv, .3gp, .gif, and .avi. For audio: .wav, .aac, .aif, .aiff, .caf, .m4a, and .mp3. Images: .jpg, .tiff, and .gif. You can also transfer and download documents, including doc and .docx (Word), webpages, keynote documents, Numbers documents, Pages, PDFs, Microsoft PowerPoint, .rtf, and Excel.