As a photographer, it would be nice if you could always have your portfolio in your pocket so that you can show prospective customers your work right away. And even though there are portfolio websites that will allow you to display your work on your phone, you’re not always around a solid data connection; and keeping your work on your phone isn’t a good idea either, since high-res photos fill up a 16GB iPhone hard drive before you know it.
Thankfully, there’s another option. Keep them on the i-FlashDrive by PhotoFast. A thumb drive that plays nice with both computers and iOS devices, this little guy can store either 8GB or 16GB and will allow you to keep any photos or other data easily accessible and in your pocket without taking up space on your phone.
The i-FlashDrive is a dongle that pairs a 30-pin or lightning connector on one side with a USB connector on the other. It then uses a free app to allow you to upload, transfer or view files directly off the drive itself. As far as compatibility is concerned, it supports the BMP, TIF, TIFF, XMB, GIF, ICO, CUR, JPG and PNG photo formats.
The only real downside is that owners of newer iDevices will either be forced to buy the larger 16GB with lighting connector included, or choose the 8GB and purchase the $30 adapter separately from Apple. Still, it’s a cool idea that seems like it should have been done before now.
If you wanna snag one for yourself, you can head over to Photojojo’s store and buy either the 8GB 30-pin drive for $100 or the 16GB lighting connector drive for $150.