Sony and Strontium have launched USB On-The-Go (OTG) flash drives for smartphones and tablets.
Sony'sdual-USB flash drive comes with Micro-USB and Type A USB 2.0 connectors for sharing and storing content in Android devices. The Sony USB flash drive for smartphones and tablets can be used with Android devices with USB flash drive connectivity using Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above. The company also notes that the device is planned for future compatibility with Android 4.4 KitKat.
The new 8GB, 16GB and 32GB Sony flash drive will be made available for $19.99, $29.99 and $62.99 from the official online store in January 2014 in 3 different cap colours.
Viviano Cantu, director of consumer media marketing, Sony Electronics said that these new drives combine convenience, peace of mind and performance and are perfect for mobile multi-tasking.
Strontium Technology has also launched USB OTG drives for smartphones and tablets. Just like Sony, Strontium's USB OTG drives have a standard USB port on one end and a Micro-USB on the other end, and can be accessed directly from a computer or from any smartphone or tablet that support USB OTG.
The Strontium 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB OTG USB flash drive are priced at Rs. 575, Rs. 950, Rs. 1,825 and Rs. 3, 650 respectively for the Indian market.
Vivian Singh, President and CEO, Strontium Technology said, "With Strontium On-The-Go USB drives, consumers can transfer files easily between smartphones, tablets and computers."