The USB you need for travelling

While USBs are undoubtedly one of the handiest storage devices on the market, you may have noticed a glaringly obvious downside: they aren’t compatible with iPhones or iPads. That is, until now.

Meet the Gmobi iStick, a USB flash drive for the Apple iPhone and iPad. The world’s first USB with an Apple compatible lightning connector, it allows you to safely, easily and quickly transfer files between your computer, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

With a sliding mechanism that switches between a USB 2.0 connector on one side and an Apple lightning connector on the other, the iStick allows you to play movies, view documents, listen to music and view photos straight from it without the need for file copying, streaming or syncing.

With a free downloadable app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, it supports the transfer of files and ensures the entire process is as simple and streamlined as possible.

Weighing just 12 grams, the iStick is available in 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 GBs, in a few different colours. The perfect way to free up space on your phone, iPad or iPod while travelling, the iStick also lets you back up your precious photos.

Supporting a range of file types, it’s also the perfect way to watch your favourite movies or TV shows, or listen to music without having to take up storage space and pre-downloading them on your device.

The ideal way to quickly transfer files between your computer and iPhone, iPad or iPOd touch, the iStick is a must have for the technologically inclined traveller.

RRP: from approximately $90 plus shipping from my iStick.

You can watch this video to find out all the details about iStick.

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SJ is a regular travel contributor to YourLifeChoices. Her plane essentials include noise-cancelling headphones, a solid Spotify playlist, sleeping tablets, an eyemask and a large scarf that doubles as a blanket on cold flights – i.e. every one.