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iStick – World’s First USB Flash Drive with Built-In Apple Lightning Connector

Monday, May 19, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Sanho Corporation – manufacturer of the HYPER line of mobile accessories – announces the successful launch of its Kickstarter campaign for iStick. iStick is a USB flash drive with both a USB connector as well as an Apple MFi Certified Lightning Connector that connects directly to recent iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. iStick allows users to easily, quickly and safely transfer data between computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod touches without the need for iTunes, Internet, wireless networks or the Cloud where hackers and others (like NSA) may gain access.
 
HYPER was seeking $100,000 via Kickstarter to fund the iStick product. Funding began on May 12, 2014 and will end on June 17, 2014. The funding goal of $100,000 was met within 3 hours of launch. Now currently more than half a million dollars is raised in just 5 days since launch, with about a month left in the funding period. HYPER aims to ship the iStick in August, 2014. This is HYPER’s 2nd Kickstarter project after the successful CloudFTP which was the 3rd highest funded Kickstarter Technology project when it ended.

Daniel Chin, Founder and CEO of HYPER by Sanho Corporation says “We only reserve Kickstarter launches for our very best products just like what we did with CloudFTP 2 years ago. In addition to crowdsourcing funds, we also want to crowdsource ideas and suggestions to make the product even better and to give it the biggest launch possible.”
 
Notables:

  • World’s first USB flash drive with integrated Apple MFi Certified Lightning connector
  • Features both a standard USB connector as well as an Apple Lightning connecter
  • Works as a normal USB flash drive when connected to Mac and PC computers
  • Connects directly to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models that use the Lightning connector
  • Allow users to quickly and safely transfer data between computers and various iOS devices
  • Available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB
  • Works in conjunction with a free universal iPhone/iPad/iPod touch iOS app
  • Using the app, users can transfer photos, videos and other files between iStick and iDevice
  • Users can also stream movies (even non-iOS native video formats), music and open files directly from the iStick without first copying to the iOS device.

Product Specifications

Capacity: 8/16/32/64GB/128GB
Connectors: Standard USB 2.0 and Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Connector
iStick-to-USB Speed: 12MB/s (Read), 7.5MB/s (Write)
iStick-to-iDevice Speed: 2.5MB/s (Read), 1.9MB/s (Write)
Construction: ABS Plastic and/or Aluminum
Dimensions: 51.6 x 28.6 x 9.1mm
Weight: 10g
Supported File Formats:
Video .mp4, .m4v, .mpv, .mov, .mpg, .mkv, .avi, .wmv, .rmvb, .flv, .3gp, .gif
Audio .wav, .aac, .aif, .aiff, .caf, .m4a, .mp3
Images .jpg, .tiff, .gif
Documents .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
 
Pricing and Availability
MSRP of iStick are $129 (8GB), $169 (16GB), $199 (32GB), $299 (64GB) and $399 (128GB)
Kickstarter Early Bird Backers will get the iStick for 50% off MSRP, which works out to be $65 (8GB), $85 (16GB), $99 (32GB), $149 (64GB) and $199 (128GB)
iStick is expected to ship in August, 2014
 
About Sanho Corporation
Sanho Corporation designs, manufactures and markets IT accessories with a focus on Apple accessories, portable power and wireless storage. Sanho is committed to developing cutting edge products with a dedicated focus on performance, quality, value and service, with a sales and marketing office in the U.S. in Silicon Valley, California, a production facility near Shanghai, China, and R&D teams in both countries.
 
HYPER is a fashionable line of mobile accessories – manufactured by Sanho Corporation – designed to increase functionality in every day life. Hyper products include:

  • HyperJuice – Portable power products for Apple MacBook, iOS, Android and other mobile devices
  • HyperDrive – Portable digital data storage products for Apple devices, digital cameras, and memory cards
  • HyperShield – Cases and stylus pens for Apple devices
  • HyperThin – World’s thinnest HDMI cables

 For more information, please visit www.HyperShop.com

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