A. Actually, there are – at least two we know of, which means there are probably about another 20 we don’t!
The first is the Leef Bridge, which hits the market with both microUSB and standard Type-A USB plug in a slide-reveal chassis. It comes in two sizes – 16GB and 32GB, with the 16GB selling for $17.99 and the 32GB version for $28.99.
The other one is from Chinese brand Feetek, which has a flip-around cover to reveal either Type-A USB or microUSB – or both. This one comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB capacities. You can even get this 32GB version for as little as $19.18 – provided you’re prepared to buy 500! Feetek is a manufacturer of these things so they could probably do a decent bulk discount.
MicroUSB-ready flash drives make a lot of sense. With many smartphones and tablets now including USB OTG (On the Go) ports, it’s more convenient to simply load up a USB flash drive than bother with syncing files to and from a PC. Having a flash drive with both ports is great because you no longer need to worry about having a suitable USB cable on hand to do the file transfer. It also means you can keep some semblance of privacy without connecting up your phone to someone else’s computer.
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