Two ends of a cable but no cable!
Recently on the road and realised that I needed a file that was back in the office but everyone was already gone home….step in the iTwin.
The iTwin is “The USB Drive Reinvented”. It is two ends of a cable without the cable. It works as simply as plugging in a USB flash drive. There is no capacity limit. You can access/upload/edit all of your files.
All access is encrypted with AES-256 and you can remotely disable lost iTwins.
Winner of the reddot design award in 2011 which has previous winners which include the iPhone 4 and BMW 5 Series.
So all you need is two computers connected to the internet and running Windows.
The iTwin was developed by iTwin Inc., headquarter located in Singapore with a department in the USA.
“iTwin facilitates data transfer and access between two computers connected to the Internet. The two identically designed parts of the device are plugged into the respective USB port of each computer. This permits files and folders to be exchanged independently from the location of the two computers, also allowing for reciprocal data processing from each of the devices.
The 256-bit AES encryption guarantees a secure connection. The housing is made of recyclable aluminum and carries a logo inspired by Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”. Its similarity to a USB stick conveys a high recognition value and promises easy operation. The unit occupies minimal space and can be carried along anywhere. For transport, the two elements are interlockable.”
As mentioned above, the iTwin requires both computers to have access to a broadband wired/wireless Internet connection. Do note that this product (currently) only works on Windows systems, respectively XP, Vista and 7. Both computers must be online (as in: connected to broadband internet, the PC itself can be in sleep mode to save power). I see a MAC update seems to be available.
Should you buy one? Yes if a plug and play option is what you’re looking for but no if you are tech savvy enough to know how to operate a VPN (if you have to ask what VPN is you’re in the plug and play category…..)