USB key opens home files from anywhere

Jan 13, 2012
This file photo shows promoters displaying the iTwin, a plug & play remote access USB resembling a thumb drive. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, iTwin demonstrated a newly added "multi" feature that lets as many as 20 keys be synched to the part left in a home or work machine.

A USB-style key that splits in two lets people open their home or work computer files from any Internet-linked computer.

Singapore-based iTwin was at the Consumer Electronics Show this week to entice technology fans with a way to avoid being out of touch with data on work or home machines no matter how far they roam.

"The iTwin acts like a cableless cable connecting you to your files," said company spokeswoman Kara Rosenthal.

"If you are on a business trip and don't know what files you need you can just access your hard drive from any other computer and have whatever files you want."

An iTwin user simply plugs the device, which is the size and shape of standard thumb drive, into their computer USB port and drags into it any data they wish even if it is an entire hard drive.

Half the gadget is left plugged into a home or work computer, while a user takes the other half with him or her to serve as a key.

Plugging the key into another Internet-connected computer automatically accesses files. Data is encrypted and password protected. Keys can be remotely disabled if lost or stolen.

At CES iTwin demonstrated a newly added "multi" feature that lets as many as 20 keys be synched to the part left in a home or work machine. ITwin devices were priced at $99.

Explore further: Selfie sticks could bring jail time in South Korea

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

USB stick makes easy automatic backups to discs

Aug 27, 2009

There's really no excuse for not backing up your computer these days. Used to be that making a backup was a fairly complex task. But today's backup offerings make it pretty much a no-brainer. In the recent months, I've written ...

Free Buffalo NAS Upgrade Allows Remote Access

May 01, 2007

Buffalo Technology announced a new free Web Access feature for its LinkStation Live NAS (networked attached storage) devices on Monday, which the company says will let customers share and access their content from anywhere ...

SanDisk to ship units of its first 'U3 smart' flash drive

Sep 19, 2005

SanDisk Corporation today introduced its first USB smart drive using U3 technology, a powerful new platform that enables users to store and manage their "personal workspace" -- including files, programs, passwords ...

Apple Invades the Living Room

Apr 01, 2007

With the long-awaited Apple TV home entertainment adapter, consumers can see for themselves whether Apple's iPod magic can extend into the living room.

Recommended for you

GoGlove wearable aims to control life's soundtracks

Nov 26, 2014

Technology creatives are seeing the key attraction in wearables as being in solutions that save the user from fumbling around with the phone to make app adjustments or changes, or from repeatedly taking it ...

Amazon cuts Fire phone price to ignite sales

Nov 26, 2014

Amazon on Wednesday slashed the price of Fire mobile phones that stalled after launch early this year, becoming a drag on the US online retail titan's bottom line.

Tech review: Another year, another iPad

Nov 25, 2014

Some years, Apple introduces a new version of a product and the world rejoices. Other years, the updates are more under the hood, but they still sell a ton.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.