Budget OTG pen drives for your smartphone

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 01 Apr 2020
Budget OTG pen drives for your smartphone
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We all have a large collection of movies, music, and photos stored on our laptops or computers at home. But what happens when we want to access that content on our smartphones? We have to go through the process of connecting our phones to the computer and copying the data which results in the consumption of storage space on the phone. What if there was an easier way to do this? Well, the truth is, there is! You could invest in an OTG pen drive. Put simply, an OTG pen drive connects to your laptop or computer via USB and can also connect to your smartphone via micro USB. It is a simple plug-and-play solution. These OTG pen drives have a compact form factor and come in various storage capacities. So the next time you want to carry your music or movie collection with you, all you need is one of these OTG pen drives. This way, you don't use the storage space of your phone, yet can consume the content on your phone on the go when you want to. Today we list for you some OTG pen drives to consider available on Amazon.

SanDisk Ultra Dual 32GB OTG Pen Drive

This OTG pen drive from SanDisk has a 32GB capacity. It is available in other storage capacities as well. It has a compact form factor so it won't be too bulky when plugged into a smartphone. It has microUSB connectivity at one end and USB 3 connectivity at the other. It is also backward compatible with USB 2 ports on your PC. So you can use it to transfer data swiftly from your smartphone and PC. The SanDisk Memory Zone application is also available on the Google Play Store to make the process of accessing content on the pen drive easy. With USB 3, the OTG pen drive claims transfer speeds of 130Mbps. 

Strontium Nitro 16Gb One OTG

Boasting of USB 3.1 at one end and MicroUSB on the other is the Strontium Nitro 16Gb One OTG. It has a compact form factor and with USB 3.1 brings transfer speeds up to 150MB/s. It is backwards compatible with USB 3 and USB 2 ports on your PC or laptop. The micro-USB end of the OTG pen drive has a protective cover to keep it safe and away from damage when not connected to your phone. The capacity of this pen drive starts at 8GB and goes all the way up to 128GB. The drives are designed in a shock-resistant manner. The drive is very light, weighing a mere 4.54g. 

iBall Hybrid Dual 3.0

The iBall Hybrid Dual 3.0 may not be as compact as the previous 2 pen drives mentioned but that only means it won't get lost easily. It has a micro-USB port at one end and a USB 3 at the other which is compatible with USB 2 ports on your PC or laptop. It boasts of strong aluminum alloy casing for maximum protection and durability. The pen drive is light, weighing a mere 9.07g. 

Kingston DT MicroDuo

The Kingston DT MicroDuo has a built-in rotating cap so the exposed side of the drive is always protected. It is compatible with smartphones running Android 4 or higher and compatible with USB 2 and 3 ports on your PC. The drive is very light at a mere 18.1g and has a compact form factor. It is a plug-and-play solution for both smartphones and computers.

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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