I rely on cloud storage systems, like Dropbox, when I’m working on my files from both my smartphone and computer. The seamless sync works perfectly for me, and I have no complaints. But there can be times when you may not have a Wi-Fi or data connection around you. Well, Dropbox fails. What do you do then? Here’s an alternative: Leef Bridge, a dual-USB flash drive.
Leef Bridge is a new type of flash drive that comes with two types of USB connectors – the regular one, and the microUSB one. Thus you can plug it into both computers and Android smartphones. Both connectors are situated on opposite ends, and you simply slide out the one you wish to use.
Leef Bridge is a USB 2.0 compatible flash drive, is compatible with all Android devices running Android 4.1 Jellybean or better, which supports USB On-The-Go. You can’t use it to transfer files as if it were a data cable, but it does save you the hassle of carrying a separate connector for your phone whenever you want to move files.
Leef Bridge represents a major technical achievement. With all products we develop, we want them to represent something people want to own, for their functionality, design and style. Leef Bridge makes managing content on a phone as simple as plugging in a USB flash drive. It is really a life hack product. – Jonny Anderson, Director, Product Design, Leef.
ASTRO file manager, a popular file management app for Android phones, has already been updated to provide compatibility and a seamless experience with Leef Bridge.
The drive comes in two variants – having 16 GB and 32 GB of storage space. A 64 GB version is also expected to be launched sometime in July.
Leef Bridge is currently selling in the USA, Russia, and many regions of Asia and Europe. The 16 GB version is currently available for a direct purchase here, for $17.99, while the 32 GB variant is selling for $28.99. There is no word yet on the pricing for the 64 GB model.
Of course, a USB cable for your smartphone will be a cheaper option. But if you’re willing to pay some extra bucks for convenience (and do not want to depend on the Internet), Leef bridge is the best device for you.