Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Close  
  • share this

USB key opens home files from anywhere

/ 11:47 AM January 13, 2012

LAS VEGAS– 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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.”

FEATURED STORIES

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.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Computer, home files, Internet, technology, USB
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

All-time low ratings for ‘lackluster’ Emmys

September 19, 2018 06:50 AM

business

China imposes retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods

September 19, 2018 06:42 AM

business

Economic prospects still bright, gov’t says

September 19, 2018 05:50 AM

newsinfo

Ex-COA chief snaps back at Duterte

September 19, 2018

opinion

Kicking COA

September 19, 2018



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.