Sanho’s Hyper brand has introduced us some pretty intelligent solutions to the shortcomings of today’s smartphones, laptops, and tablets for years now, together with a sleek, charger-mounted USB-C hub for MacBooks and wireless charging for AirPods before that was cool. By comparison, their latest is just a little bit by-product — but it surely might be a useful option to automatically back up your iOS or Android device if you plug it in at night time.
The corporate’s new crowdfunded project is called the HyperCube, and it’s a USB dongle that lets your smartphone charger double as a storage device. Drop it into your charger, pop a microSD card, USB flash drive, and even an external hard drive into certainly one of its full-size female USB ports, connect your charge cable into the other, and the app can (allegedly) back up your smartphone while it’s charging. It works with laptops as effectively.
Whereas I say “allegedly” as a result of it’s an unfinished Kickstarter product, I don’t seriously doubt the corporate’s claims. For one factor, Sanho isn’t some fly-by-night startup. It’s delivered on Kickstarter guarantees before, and there’s already a product in the marketplace, the Maktar Qubii, that does a lot the same factor because of the HyperCube. Sanho’s benefit is that second USB port for external drives, plus a discounted early adopter price of $30. However, if you don’t want the second port and wish to attempt the idea sooner, you will discover the Qubii for $40 right now.