Easily watch downloaded videos on an Android device
As anyone who has owned an Android based device will know, moving content between a handset or tablet and other device formats (such as Mac & PCs) is an infuriating process. Standard practice is to transfer files as email attachments or to use cloud services such as SkyDrive. Or mess around with Bluetooth or Wi-fi. Well the folks at Leef obviously had a brainwave and have come up with a nifty little solution in the shape of the Leef’s Bridge 3.0. Which will shortly become available in the UK.
Basically it’s like a memory stick with two connectors – the micro USB connector for mobile devices and a regular USB connector for the likes of desktops and laptops.
Better still, Leef claims the technology built into the Bridge 3.0 is ten times faster than other leading flash drives.
So it’s possible to play music or video files directly from the drive without having to wait ages for them to load.
Jonny Anderson, a director with Leef, commented, “Leef Bridge 3.0 is so simple it’s beautiful.”
He continued, “It makes managing content on a phone as simple as plugging in a USB flash drive and goes a long way to solving the frustrating problem of moving content between Android devices and Windows PCs.”
Technically, Leef Bridge 3.0 is currently compatible with mobile devices running the Android Jelly Bean OS [4.1] or higher sporting a micro USB On-The-Go (OTG) connector.
In order to transfer files, users can wither use the built-in file management system in their Android devices or download Metago’s free ASTRO File Manager app from Google Play.
The Bridge 3.0 is basically aimed at: -
- Busy commuters on a train who need to transfer large files quickly
- Parents trying to keep their kids amused on a long car journey
- Tourists who need extra drive space for photos
It is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and will soon be available to purchase in the UK from the likes of Tesco Direct and Amazon.co.uk. In the USA, the 64GB version retails for around $70.