All Aboard! Emtec’s One-Inch DUO USB-C Flash Drive Connects To All USB Ports
Most computer users remain saddled with legacy non-reversible USB ports. In deference to this reality but determined to keep an eye towards the future too, Emtec is introducing their DUO USB-C flash drive, which comes equipped with connectors for both USB-C and full-size USB (2.0 and 3.0). As such, the DUO USB-C defines backwards compatibility in the USB flash drive space, ready for use with all of the soon-to-be-perceived-obsolete computer systems currently sitting on desks and laps as well as with such spanking-new devices as the new MacBook (one USB-C port) and Google's just-announced second-generation Chromebook Pixel (two USB-C ports).
Though ripe with "cool", the Emtec DUO USB-C's effort to ride the front of the technology innovation wave is unfortunately limited to its interface (make that 'interfaces'). Performance specs out at 110MB/s read and 20MB/s write (slower than USB 2.0!), and as of now the DUO USB-C is set to release at 16GB and 32GB capacities only. Of course, much can change before the DUO USB-C's slated second quarter release, so perhaps we will see 64GB and 128GB SKUs added to the mix.
Pricing for the DUO USB-C has yet to be announced, and if Emtec can find the sweet spot for their DUO USB-C skeleton-key drive the spec limitations may be acceptable caveats for target users looking for full USB tech compatibility on a tiny scale.