Dual USB flash drive from Sony to be introduced next month

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Sony is preparing the release of a dual USB drive in January 2014, a USB flash drive that features micro and regular USB ports. Because of many type of connectors available at the moment, Sony didn’t want to focus on just one type of port for the drive. For instance, most of the tablets and smartphones on the market use micro USB ports, while desktop computers and laptop use regular USB.

The main issue here might be the need for a cable, adapter, or connector in order to fit the drive everywhere. Not wanting this to be an issue, Sony came up with an interesting idea when designing the drive. You see, this dual USB flash has a regular USB connector on one end, and a micro USB connector on the other. Both of these ports are covered, and from what we understand, they can only be used one at a time.

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Sony’s dual USB flash drive supports Android 4.0.3 devices or newer as long as they feature a USB On-The-Go functionality. Furthermore, Sony recommends a specific File Manager app to manage the drive, an app that will be made available for free from the Play Store at the time of its release. Last but not least, this drive is expected to be priced at $19.99 for the 8 GB version, $29.99 for the 16 GB, and $62.99 for the 32 GB version.