PNY has offered us a solution to an issue that has always perturbed us and maybe even you. The hassle of file transfer, especially photos, from an Apple device to a PC. While there are ways to transfer, email, airdrop, etc. We have always longed for the simplicity to match that of a flash drive to PC transfer; click, drag, drop and you’re done.
PNY’s OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive has answered that call. Tired of the thousands of photos on your phone clogging the way to finding a specific one, plug it in and you’re moments away from clearing up some free phone space. Available in a variety of different sizes and styles the Duo Link is compatible with both Apple and Android products, individually.
Today we are going to be looking at the model bordered above; looking no different from a miniature charging cable, this drive not only charges but carries 32, 64, or 128gb of flash memory.Around five inches in total length, with the included clip it doubles back over itself to easily fit in your pocket. Stylish and sleek we are very excited to get to tinkering with the Duo Link.
Downloading the software for the Duo Link is quite simple just ensure you download the proper one. We are dealing with the Duo Link 4.0, however, its predecessors are still available as well. To make things easy, here’s what the app looks like.
Downloading and installing the program is just as easy as employing it. As soon as you plug it into your device you are prompted with a permissions screen and then brought right into the app. You are guided through the process of backing up your digital memories with ease and minimal to no confusion.
You can also use the flash drive to simply stream from as well. Load up a couple of movies and you are good to go for that long flight. The ability to transfer files, movies, music, and photos so simplistically is really what makes this flash drive not only stand out, but a necessity to you if you hold your digital media close to your heart.
At face value you might be thinking that the write speeds are a little unimpressive maxing out around 18mb/s, converting that out to a time frame, it would take roughly an hour to move a full 64Gb. The read times are right on point for what the product is. hitting speeds above 80 mb/s you won’t have any issues with streaming or viewing any of the content on the Duo Link.
Overall, this device is outstanding! Yes, you’re gonna be waiting a little longer to load your videos, etc on to the Duo Link, but it’s well worth it. A quick plug-n-play USB 3.0 device ensuring you have the security of archiving your digital library in the unfortunate event your device becomes lost or destroyed is just that perfect extra comfort that we like to see.
The only improvement we would really like to see is covers for the plugs just as added protection and to keep dust, dirt and whatever else could interfere with the connectors. Available on Amazon for $59.99 (32GB), 79.99 (64GB), and $119.99 (128GB), you can’t really go wrong with the purchase of the Duo Link for yourself or as a Christmas Gift, get one… or more now with the sincerity of a TechnologyX Editors Choice Award!