Hey, everyone! I can’t wait to share with you these new gadget accessories I’ve been using with increasing frequency the past few months.
If you’ve been following me on my blog and on social media, you probably already noticed that I’ve been putting out more and more videos recently. In fact, I started going heavy on vlogging as well (You can check out my videos on YouTube and on my Facebook Page).
What I normally do is shoot my footage using the Nikon D5600 DSLR and Nikon KeyMission 170 action camera, then work on them on my laptop. But, as much as I love editing my videos on my laptop, a 17″ portable workstation isn’t something you can always bring along anywhere you go. That’s why I sometimes find myself having to wirelessly transfer video files from my DSLR and action camera onto my iPhone especially when I want to put out videos on Instagram and Facebook.
But transfering videos files via bluetooth or even through a wifi connection isn’t really the ideal way to go. Can you imagine how big these video files are? It would take an eternity waiting for wireless transfers to complete. Not only that, long transfers eat up a ton of battery power, too.
But boy am I glad that all these woes are now a thing of the past — all thanks to my PhotoFast iOS Card Readers. Particularly, the PhotoFast CR-8710 (for the regular sized SD Cards) and the CR-8800 (for Micro-SD Cards). These lifesavers are designed to work seamlessly and effortlessly with iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.
The PhotoFast CR-8710 and PhotoFast CR-8800 iOS Card Readers – The perfect sidekicks
Both PhotoFast SD Card Readers sport a lightning connector on one end of the device and a card slot on the other.
Not only that, transfer rates are even faster compared to Apple’s original Lightning to SD Card Reader. How much faster, you ask? Significantly faster. Just imagine… the PhotoFast CR-8710 iOS SD Card Reader has a transfer rate of approximately 26MB/s (what?!) while Apple’s Original Lightning to SD Card Reader pales in comparison with only 12MB/s (meh!). That’s not even half the speed of PhotoFast’s.
And using both the CR-8710 and CR-8800 on my iPhone is a breeze. Both models work in tandem with its very own iOS app called, Photofast ONE (We’ll go more in-depth about this app in a bit). This incredible app allows me to access files from my SD and Micro SD Cards, store them on my local storage and even use them on my other iPhone applications such as iMovie.
That’s where the PhotoFast MAX comes in.
The PhotoFast MAX – Perfect secure storage on-the-go or even at home
Unlike the CR-8170 and CR-8800, the PhotoFast MAX doesn’t read SD and Micro SD Cards. It serves a different yet equally important purpose — secure portable storage.
The PhotoFast MAX is actually a USB 3.0 flash drive with a Lightning Connector on its opposite end. Used in tandem with the PhotoFast ONE app, it is equally a powerful and versatile device.
With a variety of storage capacites (32GB, 64GB & 128GB) readily available, you can be sure that there is most definitely a PhotoFast MAX that fits your lifestyle and needs.
“ONE” app to rule them all (in terms of storage, I mean. *wink!*)
PhotoFast ONE is capable of easily backing up my iPhone’s Camera Roll, contacts, calendar and social media contents to the PhotoFast MAX, keeping it safe and secure in case anything happens to my iOS device. And knowing that the MAX has secure file encryption, great file management capabilities and needs no batteries whatsoever to work, I can rest assured that my important data are in good hands.
The app also has other features like App Lock (with Touch ID support), Lightning Lock, USB Lock and Folder/File Password Lock. It even has a built-in camera function so you can shoot photos and videos and save them to your PhotoFast MAX directly. Pretty cool, huh?
In addition, this app also has other tools that you’ll love such as Cloud Storage management, a voice recorder, text editor, “paste from clipboard” and so much more.
Oh! And by the way, the MAX is also a great way to bring a ton of movies and shows along anywhere I go which I can easily access and enjoy even while offline. It’s a little dongle that solves a multitude of storage problems.
The MAX, as well as the CR-8710 and CR-8800 Card Readers support a vast variety of media file formats which the ONE app can easily read. Whether you want to bring along videos, music or documents, PhotoFast has your back the same way it always has mine.
Storage is KING
Well, I guess it goes without saying that since I use all three devices, the PhotoFast CR-8710, CR-8800 and MAX are items that would highly recommend to just about anybody who has an iOS device. And the reason is pretty obvious as well.
Besides… with so many things that one can already do on an iOS device, nowadays you can never ever have too much storage space, wouldn’t you agree?
To know more about the PhotoFast CR-8710, CR-8800 and MAX as well as their other cool accessories, you can visit the following Facebook Pages:
http://www.facebook.com/PhotoFastPH and http://www.facebook.com/GizmoPlusPH