One of the things that attract people to Apple devices is the design and that is something that can be matched to a whole lot of peripherals and accessories. Among those are the portable storage drives with a Lightning interface. PQI just updated the recently released iConnect series with a new Rose Gold version to match that style iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
The iConnect Lightning flash drive is made with a finish to perfectly match the popular Rose Gold iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and also comes in the previously available gold, silver, and grey versions. The iConnect’s outer casing is made with a metallic finish that has the same look and feel as the new Rose Gold iPhone for a more cohesive appearance as well as increased durability.
There are four different capacities available ranging from a small 16GB version and all the way up to 128GB. That is quite a lot of extra storage for your phone. The iConnect lightning drive also features a normal USB 3.0 port for connection to other devices such as PCs and laptops.
“Apple customers seek accessories that are an extension of their Apple experience, which is why PQI developed the new Rose Gold iConnect to meet Apple’s strict design specifications and are MFI (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) Certified,” proclaimed PQI Global CEO, Spencer Chiu. “The iConnect gives Rose Gold iPhone 6S and 6S Plus owners a high capacity external storage device that compliments their iPhone rather than detracts from it.”
In terms of pricing, the MSRP is $59.99 for 16GB, $71.99 for 32GB, $107.99 for 64GB and $179.99 for 128GB. Could be worse.
Apple’s entire product range is sorely lacking in internal storage and incurs a significant price increase to purchase the 64GB and 128GB variants. However, PQI has engineered a rather interesting solution which massively increases either your iPhone or iPad’s storage without resorting to buying a new device. The iConnect attaches via Apple’s proprietary Lightning port and allows you to store photos, videos, music, contacts and other user-data. This could be a vital purchase on the 6s due to 4k video recording and its extremely large file sizes.
The iConnect comes in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models which provides more than enough storage for most people. Furthermore, the external storage is capable of 30 MB/s write speeds and maximum read of 15 MB/s. Also, the iConnect opts for USB 3.0 functionality to achieve fast transfer speeds when backing up your data to a PC or Mac. According to the press material, the iConnect will be sold in gold, silver and metallic gray while featuring a two-year-warranty. Unfortunately, there’s no release date for Europe, but it’s already for sale in the USA via Newegg.
In terms of pricing, the MSRP is $59.99 for 16GB, $71.99 for 32GB, $107.99 for 64GB and $179.99 for 128GB. Compared to the hassle of selling your handset, and acquiring one of Apple’s upgraded storage models, the price is quite reasonable. Stay tuned for an in-depth review in the near future.