iStick – World’s First USB Flash Drive with Built-In Apple Lightning Connector
Sanho Corporation – manufacturer of the HYPER line of mobile accessories – announces the successful launch of its Kickstarter campaign for iStick. iStick is a USB flash drive with both a USB connector as well as an Apple MFi Certified Lightning Connector that connects directly to recent iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. iStick allows users to easily, quickly and safely transfer data between computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod touches without the need for synchronization, Internet, wireless networks or the Cloud where hackers and others may gain access.
HYPER was seeking $100,000 via Kickstarter to fund the iStick product. Funding began on May 12, 2014 and will end on June 17, 2014. The funding goal of $100,000 was met within 3 hours of launch. Now currently more than $750,000 is raised in 2 weeks since launch, with just under 3 weeks left in the funding period. New features were announced by HYPER as part of reaching funding stretch goals of $500,000 and $750,000. HYPER aims to ship the iStick in August, 2014. This is HYPER’s 2nd Kickstarter project after the successful CloudFTP which was the 3rd highest funded Kickstarter Technology project when it ended.
Pricing and Availability
MSRP of iStick are $129 (8GB), $169 (16GB), $199 (32GB), $299 (64GB) and $399 (128GB)
Kickstarter Early Bird Backers will get the iStick for 50% off MSRP, which works out to be $65 (8GB), $85 (16GB), $99 (32GB), $149 (64GB) and $199 (128GB)
iStick is expected to ship in August, 2014