Vinpower’s iXflash dual USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C and A flash drive, is the first in the world to receive Apple’s MFi certification for an iOS device without a Lightning connection.

Worlds 1st iXflash A and C

The iXflash USB 3.2 Gen 1 dual Type C & A drive, with capacities from 32GB up to 2TB, recently, became the first in the world to receive an Apple MFi certification when not incorporating a Lightning connection. Until this point, only flash storage devices that contained a Lightning connection could receive the coveted MFi certification from Apple. Yet, with Apple switching to the Universal USB Type C connection, Vinpower felt it was important to develop a dual head USB Type C and Type A flash drive that can work with USB-C connected Apple devices as well as virtually all other mobile phones, tablets, and computers.

With Vinpower securing a MFi certification from Apple for its Piodata iXflash USB C and A drive, that allows it to have full access to creating an Apple App that can be utilized across all iPhones and iPads that have a USB C connection. Utilizing the App allows the iXflash to backup critical content, like photos and videos, contacts, and more. The iXflash App can open and modify files stored on the iXflash drive, through an iPhone or iPad, as well as take photos and videos with an iPhone or iPad that feed directly to the iXflash memory storage, without being limited to only the Apple Pro Res format.

Even though the latest Apple iPhone 15 series comes with a USB Type C connection, it’s extremely limited in the actions a standard USB Type C drive can access without the MFi certification. In fact, users can only access the Files App and allow direct recording to a USB C connected flash or SSD drive through the Pro Res video recording operation. Other than that, a non-MFi certified USB C drive cannot access the Photos App, or any other application that would be extremely useful and necessary for backups and sharing content.

With the iXflash USB C and A drive, it allows Vinpower to become the first truly universal flash drive that can fully integrate with the latest iPhone and iPad as well as work with virtually every computing platform on the market today and in the future. With the explosion of content being stored on all of our computing platforms, it’s critical to have a device that can fully interact with all of them to access that content anywhere, anytime, from any device.

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Disney stopped making DVD’s, but not stopping DVD distribution of their titles

Disney DVD moving to Sony

It’s being reported that Disney is in the process of transitioning its physical home entertainment business to a licensing model. The studio will start with a licensing agreement with Sony, which will see Sony handle marketing, selling, and distributing physical media (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, etc.) of any new Disney releases and older catalog titles to consumers via retailers and distributors in the U.S. and Canada1. That sounds scary for those of us still dedicated to physical media, like another death nail in the coffin of optical discs. But in reality, it’s simply a financial decision to outsource the licensing rights for production of the Disney titles to a 3rd party. Ultimately, everyone will still be able to buy the Disney movie titles they want, it will just be made and distributed by another company. Ultimately, we’ll all still be able to purchase the Blu-ray version of Toy Story, or Monsters, Inc., and as a consumer, we won’t notice any difference.

But, there’s still a caveat that as production of content becomes consolidated, the determination as to what content is produced will now be a numbers game and not because the content creator wants to continue the brand. Especially when one company is paying a licensing fee for the rights to produce that content. That means if you have a favorite movie or movies that are not mainstream enough, and you don’t already own a DVD or Blu-ray copy, there may come a time where that title will be very difficult or expensive to obtain and view, if at all. So, it’s important to always get a copy of those favorite movies to keep on hand, so you’ll always have it available when you want it.

Don’t leave it to the discretion of big corporations, get your own copies of the movies you want. Otherwise, it may no longer be an option.

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Thank you for visiting the Vinpower booth during the 2024 APEC Trade Show

2024 APEC

For those of you that visited Vinpower’s booth during the 2024 APEC tradeshow in Long Beach, CA, we thank you and look forward to following up on our discussions. The multiple award winning iXCharger, which is the first of its kind 65W 1.5TB charging storage cube, created tremendous buzz, even among a crown dedicated to power. We anticipate the iXCharger 65W will be available for sales in late March or early April 2024. which we look forward to the larger 100W and 140W versions, which will come with 2 USB C connections, will follow suit in the near future. For those that would like more details about the iXCharger, please reply to this email and we will be happy to get follow up with you.

Those that were able to view the full line of upcoming iXCharger versions were quite impressed that such a novel concept of combining a power charger and a hard drive hadn’t entered the market sooner, but agreed this is a necessary product now and going forward. Given the accolades and praise we are receiving for the iXCharger concept, this will be a very hot item when it’s released for sale and we encourage those looking to adopt a similar functionality to their product line to contact us for more details.

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