Leef Bridge 3.0 micro USB / USB drive to launch on January 19

December 20, 2013
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Remember the Leef Bridge dual microUSB / USB storage drive we showed you in late June? Well, it looks like the company has a new product version for Android fans, the Leef Bridge 3.0 which gets USB 3.0 support an will launch on January 19.

In case you’re not familiar with the product, you’ll realize what it does as soon as you take a look at it. It’s a storage unit that comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions that makes it easy to transfer files between PCs or Macs and Android devices.

The device features both a micro USB and a USB connector, each one placed at opposite ends, and both accessing the same memory. Furthermore, as you can see in the video and images, the Leef Bridge is really small, which makes it a perfect device to carry around.

As for performance, the device offers read times of up to 90MB per second, with the company saying that you’ll be able to enjoy “slick video and music playback” directly from it, without having to move the content to the device.

In order to work on Android devices, you’ll have to have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher running on them, as well as micro USB On-The-Go (OTG) support.

Finally, the Leef Bridge 3.0 will cost $19.99, $34.99 or $69.99, depending on capacity version chosen, next month when it launches at select RadioShack stores – the device will be a RadioShack exclusive for 60 days, so that’s where you’ll have to purchase it from.

Comments

  • Maher Salti

    Looks like waste of money to me.. why not buy a usb host cable for 1 dollar/pound and use an already laying around spare usb flash drive? No one is going to use a bulky device like this on a daily basis anyway. If this case is true save money and go for the latter

    • MasterMuffin

      So everyone just has a spare usb flash drive laying around?

      • Luka Mlinar

        Yes, everyone does.
        @ichibanmugen:disqus how can you say this is bulky. Carrying a cable along with a big USB key is not bulky? I don’t think this bulky at all. I would have no problem carrying this around.

        • Maher Salti

          Bulky as in you wouldn’t leave it connected anyway and it cost twice or three times as much as a flashdrive. usb host cable is still way cheaper. and more useful!

    • Dimitar Gospodinov

      how about phone-to-phone transfers…it is waaay faster than Bluetooth…

  • Zhengyuan Liu

    lg bundles something similar with the lg g2 in my country

  • Roberto Tomás

    “the Leef Bridge 3.0 which gets USB 3.0 support” — in order to use that USB 3.0, you’ll need the Galaxy Note 3 — currently it is the only phone or android/ios tablet on the market that has it. Thanks Obama

    • note3forme

      LOL…….this just in from washington…..If you like your current crack dealer then you can keep him.

  • anGel_pLayer

    Or you could buy a Patriot Stellar…. Works the same

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220821

  • note3forme

    Why do you need this gizmo just to transfer files From a computer to your phone? All you have to do iinto your computer then drag and drop the files to the phone.

  • note3forme

    Dumbest invention yet

    • Noel

      I doubt many will find it dumb..i think many can find uses for this little gadget. I mean whatever u store on it can be easily viewed on ur laptop, tablet or cellphone with ease.. just plug and play. I will buy it.

  • Arturo Raygoza

    I just use syncme app over wifi