Sony launches dual USB flash drive for Android smartphones and tablets

A new Sony dual flash drive has been unveiled by the company which not only works with desktops and notebooks, but also claims to be compatible with Android-based smartphones and tablets. The accessory has a USB port on it and even features a micro USB connector to be compliant with handheld gadgets.

One of the main advantages of using this dual flash drive is that users are not required to take the assistance of a cable or Wi-Fi network to transfer digital content. It facilitates fast and easy backup as well, and you can directly attach it to your handheld device or of course, to a computer. The Japanese manufacturer has revealed that taking pictures and viewing and sharing them are some of the most common functions of smartphones and tablets, which is one of the reasons why customers would appreciate the new Sony drive.

Sony Dual Flash Drive

It should be noted that the Sony USB drive cannot be used with all handheld devices, it can only be attached to Android phones and tabs that have OTG connectivity option and run a version between 4.0.3 and 4.3. These Android contenders should be upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat too.

The storage solution comes in variants with 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities and you can even choose between 3 different cap colors. Users can carry their personal content and movies, videos, music and more that can be viewed on a phone or a tablet without having to store them on the limited memory of their handsets. Its locking cap is said to be capable of protecting the connector from getting damaged and the metal body makes it durable enough for everyday use.

The new 8GB, 16GB and 32GB Sony flash drive will be made available for $19.99, $29.99 and $62.99 from the official online store in January 2014.