This is a review of the oMars 3.0 USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector.
(Measures 32mm x 20mm x 9mm)
I will first begin with my summary based on use and then the pros and cons I considered for this review.
Summary - I have used several different jump drives which incorporate USB and Lightning connectors and this one is proving to be very reliable and fast. If you use both pc and iphone products, this is a must have to move files back and forth and also gives you the ability to add to your fixed storage on an iphone which always seems to be too running out.
As with every single type of flash drive I have tried, the software (app) you need to install on you iphone is not the easiest to use or navigate. The directions provided are nice and detailed which was a nice plus, but the app itself is just a little cumbersome and requires you to jump between menus and settings to get what you need to done. I really cannot blame the drive though as these types of jump drives rely on apps needed due to iphone system structure and security. There really is no way around using the apps that come with the drives to get what you need to do. The Witstick app provided does allow you to backup contacts-recover them and save-load videos and music.
Putting this aside, if this is used on a computer, the USB 3.0 is nice and fast. USB 3.0 will always be slightly faster than lightning connector for these type of drives. This shows up as a 29.9gb drive as there are files on this pre-loaded for operation.
-Unlike a lot of other devices I have tried, this one is actually Apple MFI certified (which means this is guaranteed to work even if your Apple device gets an upgrade).
-This has nice solid connections and is plug and play for both PC as well as your Android. (Android use requires a little usb OTG adapter you can get for a buck or so.) When you plug this into the Apple device for the first time, you will be directed to the applestore to download the app it requires called Witstick which is free. (Manual has a lot of detail regarding the use of this app.)
-Speeds where close to spot on as rated. Around 35mb/s read and 15mb/s write on IOS and 80mb/s read and 35mb/s write on pc. (The speeds seemed to be lower when I tried to transfer large physical files – videos but if you are doing contacts-small docs or pictures, you get the higher speeds.
-Supports almost all of the major formats.
Photos – BMP, GIF, CUR, ICO, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, XBM.
Video – M4V, MP4, MPV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPG, RM, RMVB, TS, WMV.
Music – WAV, AAC, AIFF, AIF, CAF, M4A, MP3.
Documents – XLS, PPT, PDF, TXT, DOC.
-I had no way to attach a lanyard for carrying this.
-While app is free and does work, it is a little cumbersome to work with and requires practice to get used to it.
-File transfers did not fully reach advertised speeds but came within 8mb/s of stated speed pending what was being transferred.
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