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Sony launched first ever pen drive for smartphones and tablets

As smartphones and tablets taking over the PC market, Sony eyes on the new emerging market-type and released world’s first pen drives which can be directly used on smartphones and tablets via microUSB port and these “2-in-1 flash drives” will also works with the traditional USB ports of Laptops, Desktops and all other music players.


Sony said that the device will be compatible with any android tablets and phones with Android ICS and above OS and also offers the USB OTG (on-the-go) features. However, the support for the latest Android 4.4 KitKat and above would be coming soon.

Viviano Cantu, Sony Electronics’ director of consumer media marketing said,

“Consumers want to let a friend see the photo they just took or share a video easily with as few steps as possible. These new drives combine convenience, peace of mind and performance and are perfect for mobile multi-tasking.”

Now, the data transfer between smartphones, tablets and PC made easy with this new invention by Sony, however, you coul also use it as a temporary or additional storage for your devices.

The device with durable metal body comes with a standard USB connector at one end and the micro USB connector at another end, which comes with a protecting lock caps (available in three colors).

With 8GB, 16GB and 32GB variants, Sony micro USB flash drives will be available in global markets via Sony store in January 2014 for $19.99, $29.99 and $62.99, respectively.

[Source: Sony Blog]

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