Yes, there's always a catch. As great as it sounds, the iKlip is still down $44,000 of its $50,000 goal to start commercial production. You can check out their Indiegogo page here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iklips-world-s-fastest-flash-drive-for-iphone-ipad. In all honesty, I'd back this project if I was an iPhone user.
If the iKlip ever sees the light of day (and I'm hoping it would), it would feature the following:
- View photos, documents, playback music, TV series and movies, backup and manage files directly from iKlips.
- Upgrade your device storage up to 128 GB (16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB capacities).
- Lightning / USB 3.0 dual-interface - easily share files between iOS, Mac and PC. (iOS 6.1 or above / Windows XP/7/8 / Mac OSX)
- The world’s fastest read/write speed - Lightning read/write speed: 14/8 MB/s; USB 3.0 read/write speed: 140/20 MB/s.
- Top quality MLC flash memory for longer product life span and read/write speed.
- A built-in clip that lets the user to attach it to clothing, personal belonging and always have it with them.
- Apple MFi-certified (made for iPhone/iPad/iPod).
- Safe & Secure since no Internet access, your data is never sent through 3rd party servers.
- The lowest power consumption, saves power of your iPhone/iPad.
- Free universal iOS app for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
- 1080p HD movie streaming, direct playback from iKlips.
- Ultra slim with Aluminum material design.
- No built-in battery - no need to charge iKlips.
The 16GB iKlip is available for commitment (commitment because it's not available commercially yet) for $49, while the 128GB version is being offered for $159.