Hands on with the iTwin File-Sharing USB Dongle
I spent the last week playing with the iTwin file-sharing usb device which is a product by a company of the same name. The iTwin pitches itself as a file-sharing device that enables secure transmission of files over the internet.
The device has no monthly fees and the only limitation seems to sit in how much capacity the device holds. The device splits into two USB’s in which you share one with a friend or colleague and then you load data onto yours which is then transmitted securely over the web.
Upon first use and plugging the device in you will be taken through a plug-n-play menu to install drivers and a iTwin client. Sadly the iTwin does not currently support Linux but instead only is catering to Windows and Mac use.
After the client and drivers are installed you will notice a virtual drive has been mounted in which you can drag and drop folders which are then transmitted in real-time to the holder of the other end of the iTwin.
In analyzing the connections that the iTwin makes out it would appear that the iTwin packages your data and encrypts it with layers of strong encryption and then transmits it to a Content Delivery Network for rapid sharing worldwide.
The iTwin seems like an affordable and excellent solution for those wanting to protect their content they are sharing across the web and for $99 the iTwin is reasonably priced and just works. It is my hope however that the makers of iTwin will release support for Linux in the future and also offer higher capacity models.