Ever since the pen drive, memory stick or USB key (call it what you will) replaced the floppy disk, most of us have kept one near at all times. Now we have smartphones and tablets that work with our desktops and cloud servers, so where does this leave the USB device? Well, thanks to AirStash it seems it still has plenty to offer.
This memory drive comes with an 8GB memory card and a built-in Wi-Fi network for serious storage space and quick access. Once the AirStash has been charged you treat it as you would any USB stick – plug it in, then drag and drop the files you want to put on it from your desktop or laptop.
But this is where things start to change, as should you suddenly be struck by the need to access your files, all you have to do is turn on the stick’s Wi-Fi, join the network on your device and then use the free app – downloadable via the App Store – to access the memory card. Seeing as this is your own Wi-Fi network you can do this anywhere, and up to eight devices at once can join the network with seamless file sharing. While more than one person or device is accessing AirStash files vie the app, you can refresh the page to keep yourself up to date with any new files added by others
Step by Step: How To Make Your Files Totally Mobile
Plug the device into your computer’s USE port and drag and drop all the files you need on to the stick. Once you’re done, eject and hold the power button until the green light flashes. Then head over to the App Store to get AirStash+.
Upon opening that app you’ll get e message telling you to join your AirStash’s Wi-Fi network. So go to Settings>Wi-Fi Networks and select the AirStash. Once the connection is confirmed you’re ready to return to the app.
3. YOUR FILES
Now when you open AirStash+ you will see everything you dropped on to the drive listed before you. Also note the menu tabs at the bottom of the screen; from here you can upload or export images and change the list’s layout.
Although you can’t edit your files from within AirStash+, it is more than happy to point you in the right direction. Tap Share and the app will ask if you want to open a file in Dropbox – or you can choose another suitable program.