Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Buster Hein

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.

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.

“We’ve put a lot of time into creating a portable storage memory device for the iOS platform that marries the beauty of the iPhone and iPad designs while solving the storage juggle issue,” Leef’s Creative Director, David J. Smurthwaite, told Cult of Mac. “Our innovative ‘J-shape’ mates well with customers on the go while still providing the functionality needed for content hungry users.”

The iBridge comes with a Lightning connector on one side that you can plug into your iPhone, and a USB on the other so it can double as a regular USB drive. Unlike other iPhone storage expansion options, like Mophie’s Space case, iBridge works both with and without a case, thanks its odd J-shape that wraps around the back of your iPhone or iPad to beef up your storage.

iBridge will require users to download its app to add files to the storage drive, but now that iOS 8 lets apps into the share sheet, tossing pictures, music, videos, and other files onto this thing should be a breezy.

Leef tells us all the details will be revealed later this month, with the first units hitting stores before Christmas. For now though they’re keeping quiet on price and how much storage it comes with, but as long as it lets me carry my entire music library without taking up any space, I’ll be happy.