Sony has unveiled a new range of USB flash drives that are compatible with both old Type-A and modern Type-C ports called the USB 3.1 Gen1 CA1-series.
The company markets it as the ideal device to store photos, music, videos and other files "on-the-go," boasting a flexible way to transfer data between many devices.
"The USB 3.1 Gen1 CA1-series utilises dual connectors, including the new standard Type-C USB, and Type-A, to broaden the usage abilities of the device. The sleek connector is tailored to fit multiple devices such as your smartphone, yet robust enough to also fit your tablet and laptop," Sony says.
The flash drives are available in various sizes, ranging from 16 GB and 32 GB up to a respectable 64 GB. According to Sony, each of them supports the USB 3.1 Generation 1 standard, allowing each to reach read speeds of 130 MB per second.
Compatibility-wise, it can work with virtually any kind of device, including Windows, Mac, Android and Chromebook computers with Type-A and Type-C ports and even smartphones and tablets via the aforementioned sleek connector.
It sports an extra portable design, and it looks so simple and sleek that it's definitely easy on the eyes. Sony says that because of its "slim and tiny" form factor, it's excellent to bring around everywhere and access files at any place.
As for the release date, it'll roll out sometime within one month. Unfortunately, Sony didn't give out any pricing details yet, so it might take a while before everyone can plan out their budget for the USB 3.1 Gen1 CA1-series.
It's worth mentioning that the company could officially release the adaptive storage device at the 2016 Mobile World Congress on Feb. 22, as it has already sent out invites. On an interesting note, other expected devices to make an appearance at the event include the SmartWatch 4, the Xperia Z5 tablet, the Xperia C6 and a couple of midrange smartphones.
There's a pretty good chance that Sony will put the USB 3.1 Gen1 CA1-series up for everyone to see at the upcoming event.