CES 2012 – iTwin Cloud & USB Drive FusionPosted 5:39 pm on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 by Steve Ahmad
“Why didn’t I think of that?” That was the phrase running through my mind when introduced to the iTwin. What you are looking at are two shell USB drives that have integrated encrypted software that feeds through a cloud service enabling two users to share, connect, and distribute data from locations all over the world! The only kick to this nifty little tech wonder is that users must be online for it to work. The images above are not your standard USB drives. They are just shells with encrypted software enabled through a secure cloud network with limitless data storage.
So how does it work exactly!? Suppose I upload large formatted image files and want to store them on my iTwin. I simply can just drag and drop the file without never worrying about file capacity limitations because of the cloud service taking action. Now go one step further. Not only did I just store those photos onto the secure cloud, but my twin-iTwin is working hard connected to the office PC where an editor is eager to crop those images and post them in an article. While I am in Vegas snapping those photos, back in California the editor is working with them. If need be, either one of us could go to any computer, add or remove data with use of the iTwin. Genius.
At this years CES, the iTwin was given the Design and Engineering Showcase Award. The iTwin costs $99 and never needs a monthly payment due for the added cloud service. This was definitively one of the coolest tech gadgets at this years show. I think I am going to have to try this out in both a mundane and extreme way possible!
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