Is there an accessory.....

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by sjleworthy, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    .....that will allow me to plug my flash/data stick into my ipad? A lightning port to usb thing? or can i buy a lightning data stick ithat'll work maybe?

    Im wanting more and more to save Pages/Numbers files direct to data stick.
     
  2. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, now we're talking. Thanks matey, something to spend my christmas amazon credits on :)
     
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  4. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    One thing with devices like this is that apps on the iPad can't directly see or access an attached storage device - the device usually has an app that is used to access the storage. So you really need to find out about what their app supports and how good it is. I currently have the Leef iAccess and the app constantly crashes, making the storage capability useless. Leef is currently sending me a new device to try so I'll see if that is an improvement.
     
  5. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Apple sells a lightning to usb adapter but I don't think you can directly access a USB stick with it.
     
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  7. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    What I've like best of all of the many different devices I have tried is the RavPower FileHub:

    http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Vers...&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=ravpower+filehub&psc=1

    With it, I can use any USB device, including a hard drive, and/or an SD card, providing unlimited storage. Plus, the wireless capability was useful on a recent trip where one place I stayed had only wired Internet access and another place where the wireless sucked but an Ethernet connection was available so I created my own local wireless network.
     
  8. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wireless streaming isnt an option. I need a device that will physically plug into a basic pc and operate like a standard data stick, whilst being fully compatible with my ipad pro. Thats why i thought the TaiPove looks good, and its a lot cheaper than the options mentioned in the top of this thread.
     
  9. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what you mean in that you use a standard USB storage device to wireless stream with using the RavPower FileHub - you can plug the same USB device into a PC to load/unload.
     

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