RAVPower 64GB iPhone Lightning Flash Drive Review

RAVPower 64GB iPhone Lightning Flash Drive Review
9 Total Score

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  • One-tap backup function
  • Password protection
  • Extended connector fits most cases

No need to feel regret for not buying an iPhone with more storage.  This Lightning flash drive from RAVPower can store your photos and videos so you can free up the space on your phone.

Design

Unlike many other flash drives on the market, the Lightning connector on the RAVPower flash drive is extended and fits many iPhone cases (except those super-tight cases like Lifeproof that only work with the original Lightning cable from Apple).  You can easily insert the flash drive into your phone without needing to remove the case first.

The flash drive also swivels into a protective casing when not in use, to help prevent the Lightning connector from becoming scratched up if you keep it in a pocket with your keys.

There is also a USB 3.0 connector on the other end of the flash drive.  This allows you to connect the drive directly to your computer to transfer photos, videos and music. The USB 3.0 compatibility means that your files will transfer at top speed when connected to a USB 3.0 port on your computer (these ports are typically blue). Please note that most iTunes and Apple Music content is DRM-protected, which prevents the files from being played in most apps including the app for this flash drive.

Capacity

This drive is available in both 64GB and 32GB capacities.  Both sizes are typically more than enough for storing your photos.  If you record a lot of videos on your phone, you’ll probably want to go with the 64GB so you have enough room to back them up.

Features

The app has a convenient “one tap backup” feature that automatically transfers your new photos and videos to the flash drive.  This makes it quick and easy to ensure you have a backup copy of your content.  In addition, you can back up your phone’s contact list which can help you avoid asking for everyone’s number again on Facebook when you get a new phone.

You can protect your content with a password so other users can not take a peek at the files on your flash drive.

The app can also play back compatible files stored on the drive.  For example, you could load a movie on the flash drive and then watch it on your phone during a flight or road trip without using your phone’s data plan.  Please note that the files must be DRM-free and in a format that your iPhone can play (like MP4, for example).

Compatibility

The Lightning connector on this drive works with iPhone 5 or newer.  It also works with iPads with a Lightning connector.  The USB 3.0 connector works with virtually all computers as it is backwards compatible with normal USB 2.0 ports.

9 Total Score
Excellent

The RAVPower Lightning flash drive makes it easy to back up photos and videos from your iPhone without a computer. You can also password protect your files on the flash drive so others cannot view them.

Design
9.5
Capacity
9
Features
9
Compatibility
10
App
7.5
PROS
  • One-tap backup function
  • Password protection
  • Extended connector fits most cases
CONS
  • App can be a little confusing and buggy at times

iPhone iPad 64GB USB Flash Drive 3.0 with Rotatable Protection, RAVPower Pen Thumb Jump Drive with Extended MFi Lightning Connector for iOS Mac Windows PC, External Storage Memory Expansion Stick

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Features

  • Protection, Portability, and Greater Accessibility: 360° rotating cover protects the lightning head; small enough to place on a keychain for access anywhere; 3mm lightning head is compatible with most thick iphone and ipad cases (except for Otterbox, LifeProof, Unicorn Beetle, Waterproof case...)
  • Faster Transmission Speeds with USB 3.0: AUTHORIZED exFAT, the jump drive enables you transfer individual files larger than 4GB. Includes 80 MB/s reading and 30 MB/s writing speeds; Lightning port allows up to 30MB/s reading and 10MB/s writing speeds between iOS device and computer. PLEASE NOTE: you could not transfer iTunes Music and Video files to flash drive, as they are DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected
  • One-Click Backup: With 64GB of space available, instantly back up all photos, videos, and other files directly to the flash drive with a click of a button
  • Format-Friendly Streaming App: Free iPlugmate app supports all major video and music formats for direct streaming from the thumb drive to your iPhone or iPad
  • Save Photos / Videos Directly: Instant file saving from your iphone to the pen drive; touch ID and password protection; ability to hide files by setting them to private
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  1. […] flash drive is almost functionally the same as the other RAVPower Lightning flash drives I recently reviewed.  However, this variation take more of a “cable” form and can be used as a charging […]

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