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SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive M3.0: More Storage Space for Android Phones

As a writer who covers a lot of events, we always end up taking an obscene amount of photos and videos on our phones, especially when it comes to having photo content for social media. As you can image, these photos and videos take up quite a bit of space on our smartphones. Many times to the point of receiving that dreadful “storage almost full” message, which can affect the overall performance of your smartphone. There is an answer to this Android phone storage issue, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0. Thanks to this tiny gadget with micro-USB and USB 3.0 connectors, we don’t have to limit the amount of pictures and video we take. Great things really do come in small packages!

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android smartphones can instantly free up space or transfer files to and from your phone, so you can take more pictures and videos. Thanks to its micro-USB connector on one end and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 lets you move content easily between your Android devices, whether it’s your Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop or desktop computer. PC or Mac, it doesn’t matter, the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 seamlessly connects it all. This USB 3.0 connector is high-performance and backward-compatible with USB 2.0 ports. For example, the high-speed USB 3.0 lets you transfer a full-length movie to the drive faster than with a standard USB 2.0 drive(3), up to 150MB/s.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android is available in five storage sizes: 16GB ($10.95), 32GB ($13.99), 64GB ($21.99), 128GB ($34.99), and 256GB ($69.99). This mini device also comes with a great companion app. Available from the Google Play store, the SanDisk Memory Zone app lets you view, access, and backup all the files from your phone’s memory in one location. It can also automatically move files from your device to your drive to free up space.

Don’t worry iPhone users, SanDisk has a flash drive for your iPhone and other Apple devices as well called the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive. Just like the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 does for Android phones, it does for iPhones, iPads, etc.

Kingston Technology’s MobileLite G2 Keeps You Moving

As a Lifestyle Writer and my own photographer, I need tech products that make my life as easy as possible. Depending on the day, I can attend 3-4 events/previews in one day just about every day (I try to keep Fridays free). At all those events, there are lots of picture-taking; I know PR Firms offer images and I do use them as well, but I love taking my own photos. I find that a certain angle, detail or even product catches my eye that a ready-made PR given image can’t…. but with this comes a major issue – downloading those photos to my computer. As everyone knows, the more files to add to your computer, especially something like raw images, the slower it performs. I have purchased several USB drives to alleviate the massive downloads to my computer, but there’s still the issue of downloading them into files by event name, then editing and uploading to post. Luckily I was introduced to a wonderful little product called the MobileLite G2 Reader from Kingston Technology.

 

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This tiny portable unit lets you conveniently exchange data, photos, games and music stored on memory expansion cards between mobile phones, computers, laptops, cameras, PDAs and other devices. It’s ultra-portable, plug and play and requires no external power source. In other words, no more downloading for me; no more hours spent transferring images from my Canon T1 to my Computer. I can just pop out the card from my camera, insert it into the MobileLite Card Reader and work off there. The G2 is the second generation of this particular card reader. It supports just about all formats – SD, SDHC, microSD, microSDHC, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and Memory Stick Micro. It’s compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, MAC OSX and Linux. Though its small stature is an impressive trait, size isn’t its most impressive aspect – it features retractable covers on both sides to protect the USB connector and your memory card from damage.

MobileLiteG2 is available separately or with a 4GB, 8GB, 16GB & 32GB Class 4 SDHC card. Actually, if you act now, you can purchase this amazing device with an 16GB Class 4 SDHC Card for only $25.00 (normally $45.00) directly from Kingston Technology – click HERE to take advantage of this great limited offer using code SHOPPIMA.

Mimobot’s Adorable Flash Drives & 4GB Flash Drive Giveaway

As a blogger who’s always on the go, flash drives (otherwise known as Jump drive or USB) are a MUST!! It’s a crucial tool when you’re constantly on the go. During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, I cleared my camera daily onto a flash drive, one average size flash drive can replace 3+ disks. I mean even PR companies don’t even give out paper or disk press-kits anymore – flash drives are less to carry and are reusable so you save money and the planet by not using paper, etc.

Unfortunately, when we think of flash drives, we only think of function, not form so they’re never fashionable. In an age when we can coordinate our phones, laptops, iPhones, etc, why not have a really cool flash drive? MIMOBOT obviously thought the same thing as they have the most adorable Flash drives available – I swear if they had plush cheeks, I’d squeeze them. “Mimobot is the maker of the world’s original character-based designer USB flash drives”. Their USB flash drives are available in four memory sizes, take a look at some of the amazing flash drives.

For you Hello Kitty Fans (or anyone who loves adorable and pink), why not try these flash drives

 

Or maybe you are the ultimate Star Wars fans, then these are for you – but be quick because many are Limited Edition (I personally couldn’t help but grab the C-3PO – how could I not, he’s all gold)

 

Don’t worry Sci-fi fans, Star Wars is not the only choice for you – do you love video games? Fan of Halo? then check out the Halo Spartans below

The above mentioned collections are just a few of the many offerings from Mimobot, for starters, the Star Wars Collection alone currently has six difference series. Along with Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Halo, you can get flash drives featuring Domo, Happy Tree Friends, Artists Crossovers from well-known pop culture artists, etc along with their Original Characters. All Mimobot flash drives come in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. I also saw this interesting fact about Mimobot. “MIMOBOT flash drives deliver original exclusive preloaded “mimory” content for your enjoyment. MimoZine™, a quarterly video-based digital magazine, features interviews with musicians, profiles of artists, pop-culture event coverage, and other things at the intersection of technology and art. Also look for our mimoDesk™ personalization suite of wallpapers, icons, avatars, and screensavers to enrich your digital desktop experience and mimoByte™ sound software that gives MIMOBOT a voice”. Imagine walking around with a Star Wars movie on a 16GB Star Wars character flash drive, much lighter than carrying around the actual DVD – how cool is that!!

So you will get that chance! One lucky person will win a 4GB Mimobot of your choice to add files, family photos, home videos or anything you want.

To enter this must have giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post stating your favorite Mimobot Flash Drive Character and what you’d save on it

Extra Bonus if you:

1. Tweet this Contest – tag @guestlistblog and #guestlistblogcontests

2. Become a Fan of Mimobot on Facebook and say My Life on and off the Guestlist with a Mimobot Designer USB Drive (feel free to just copy and paste)

3. Share this contest on Facebook
5. Become a Fan of My Life on and off the Guest List on Facebook

MIMOBOT FLASH DRIVE GIVEAWAY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on October 10th, 2010 at 5:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on October 17th, 2010 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (1) one winner by a random drawing from all eligible entries to receive One (1) 4GB Mimobot Flash Drive. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx retail value range of prize $34.95 – $39.95. Winner will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Mimoco, Inc.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Kimberly Sparks, you are the winner of the Mimobot Flash Drive Giveaway (winner selected at random by Random Number Generator)