Android smartphone and tablet owners have had the luxury of adding extra storage to their devices for years - either with microSD card slots or USB On-the-Go flash drives, but the Apple crowd hasn't been quite so fortunate, especially after the switch from the old 30-pin connector to Lightning. That looks set to change later this year, though, when storage company Leef launches the iBRIDGE - the first flash drive with a Lightning cable built in.
By Judie Lipsett
November 13, 2014
I thought upgrading to a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus from a 64GB iPhone 5S would solve my constant struggle to balance music, photos, and apps with my device’s available memory, yet I’ve managed to hit a wall. I’ve actually seen the dreaded out of memory warning already; once I get the Leef iBRIDGE, it will no longer be a problem.
By Cult of Mac
November 13, 2014
The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t hold another 30 second video, so the guys at Leef have come up with a brilliant solution to ensure you never run out of room for all your video. It’s called the iBRIDGE, and while it might look an ordinary USB-stick, it has the extraordinary ability to add storage to both your iPhone and Mac.
November 2, 2015
очень удобно расширить память Iohone с помощью ibridge. Но есть одно очень важное пожелание - возможность ставить на флеш-накопитель пароль для доступа к фото-видео. Скажите, планируется ли такая опция и когда?
By Ginny T.
October 1, 2015
Finally! No more having to pay Apple's sky high prices just to have larger memory capacity! It's also a marvelous, easy way to move files between devices. Fantastic little gadget.
finally i can carry my files with me and not worry about a wifi link the file manager is great....
I have the 64gb version of the ibridge and am very pleased with it. Now able to carry a whole load of music and video with me.
Just one thing that would make it perfect - it doesn't handle album art very well and I think this is because there is no png support - any chance of adding this?
I absolutely love my iBridge device. It's painfully simple to use! Literally plug it in and a few touches on your screen you are done! It's been a great device as we are always using our phones for picture taking and other media and for us to just back this up on our PC is seamless.
May 5, 2015
Great product! Just got it today, sleek and looking really good. The App is very user-friendly and simple.
I would consider adding some security app on the device itself so we can password protect it in case we lose it and no one has access to our files.
Just a dandy little product ! Does everything Leef says it will !
By Very good product
April 16, 2015
Very well done. Worked on my Ipad mini, Iphone 5 not so much, but hey its old.
Played videos, backed up my photos, very glad I made this purchase.
March 30, 2015
Ok great looking dongle, thats it though, what they do not make 100% clear is that from your mac you cant play any movies/video due to the DRM protection from Apple, so even if you use Handbrake to put the movies on it still does not play them, so seems that this product is living in the past (ISO7/6) and charging you the future for its useless space.
I understand other products have fallen foul of the Apple protection also (Sandisk) however this thing cost a fortune for 128GB that are not usable, guys you really need to stop telling folks that this plays Movies/video on iPad/iPhone ect ?
By Rachel Preslar
February 21, 2015
Every time my family goes on a trip and wants to load up our iPad with movies, we have to remove a bunch of apps and other things to make space, and then redo it all upon our return. It was so easy to load all the music and movies we wanted on our ibridge and leave the regular items on our iPad alone. Our family has loved this product.
By Cait B
February 20, 2015
I only have a 16GB iPhone 5S and I never have enough storage for all my pictures. It was always such a pain to go through my camera role and delete pictures and videos in order to have room to take more. And not to mention, I was always stressed about what files had already been backed up on my computer or not. The iBridge has been a game changer! It fits so well to my phone and my hand that I don't even notice it is there. It's super easy and convenient to just keep on my phone during days or times I know I will want to be snapping lot's of pictures. I love the camera available right from the iBridge app so I can easily shoot pictures from there without having to transfer files on the fly. I look forward to using it to store videos and music for long road trips and flights too. iBridge has saved me the big bucks! So much easier and cheaper than upgrading to a higher GB phone. I am one happy customer!
By Boss Angeles
January 30, 2015
Finally. A way to expand memory without paying Apple. They kill you with built in memory thresholds that are pricey and so arbitrary. No more of that Mr. Cook. I Just tried my iBridge.. so easy and works great.
January 17, 2015
Only one wish: USB 3.0 instead of 2.0
January 5, 2015
I cannot wait to buy this. When the Iphone 6 plus came out I switched from 5 years of Android to that and my only gripe is that where was no memory expansion available. Well here it is and I'm going nuts waiting to get it. as of now I can't put my playlist on my phone. It wouldn't fit.