Today I am reviewing the Taipove 16 GB Android/iPhone/PC/Mac 16 GB USB Flash Drive.

Product Features:(Taken From Amazon Product Listing)

  • LIGHTNING CONNECTOR – Just slide the switch on the to switch the USB connector to an Apple approved Lightning connector.
  • DOWNLOAD PHOTOS – Free up space on your iPhone by backing up all your photos, videos and files to the high capacity . No need to pay for recurring online Cloud storage subscription.
  • PLAYBACK MUSIC – You can transfer music from the computer to an iPod touch or playback directly . No need for lengthy synchronization or pay for streaming services.
  • STREAM MOVIES – Stream tons of movies directly onto your iPad, anytime and anywhere you want, even on planes. No Internet or wireless network required.
  • SAFE & SECURE – safe and secure since no data is sent through 3rd party services or transferred through the Internet or Cloud where hackers and others (like server operators) may gain access.

Design:

This USB drive is the same rectangular shape used by many drive manufacturers. It has two main connections, one on each end.  At the bottom end is a Lightning connector for recent Apple iPad’s and iPhone’s (It should be noted, that because of this, this will not work on any iPhone or iPad that doesn’t use the Lightning connector). At the top end is a standard USB port for connecting to a PC or Mac. Included in the package for Android-powered devices is a Micro USB to standard USB connector that connectors to the standard USB end of the drive and then to the Micro USB port of an Android Phone (It should be noted that your Android phone will need to be USB OTG compatible). Each end can be engaged by sliding the slider mechanism from the middle of drive, up for standard USB and down for a Lightning connection.

The drive is primarily colored in Gold with white accents at the top, bottom and in the middle of the device.

One thing I’m a bit unsure about is the way the Micro USB to USB connection disconnects from the bottom of my phone. It feels really tight and requires a bit of force to pull out of the phone, which does make me a bit anxious about breaking my port.

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In use:

I have been using this drive with my USB OTG compatible Android-powered HTC One M9 smartphone. Upon connecting the drive to my phone, it was instantly recognized and showed up in the Storage area of the settings as a USB drive. I’m not sure if there is an official app on the Play Store for this USB drive as the box only mentions an Apple App, however, the drive works great with most of the USB storage apps on the Play Store. With the use of an app, I found on the store I was able to easily transfer and copy content over to and from the drive.

Overall:

A great drive that can be used with a number of operating systems and devices. It looks good and does a great job. This is a worthy investment if you are looking to increase the storage of your device even further. The only thing I’m unsure about is the connector for Android devices. Other than that this is a great drive.

Please Note: I received a sample for free in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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