For a non-techy person like me, I am all praise for my newest tiny discovery: The Apricot OTG. I realized I desperately needed extra storage when one night in Bangkok, I wanted to take a photo of the scrumptious barbeque that I tried in the streets. I even bought two so I would have some time to snap the photo. But then, my dreaded 16GB iphone suddenly alerted me: No More Space Available.
That’s the exact moment I knew I needed some sort of device that would give me extra storage but would be convenient and handy to use and not to mention, affordable. Buying a new iphone with a bigger storage was not an option. So aside from doing this weird but effective tip to free up more storage, here enters the Apricot OTG, which has been circulating in social media. Bought mine from Kimstore at Php1299 for the 32GB. They also have the 16GB option for Php999 but since the price difference was minimal, decided to get the bigger storage, especially since I’ll be having a big trip on December. To compare, I went to CDR King and their version of the device, simply called iConnect, was twice the price at Php2300! While I saw the same Apricot OTG – same packaging and all – at theGlobe store for P1690! So definitely Apricot OTG was the clear choice for me. Besides, Kimstore is a respected techy dealer so I knew I’d get a great product.
The Apricot OTG comes in a box, which upon payment, Kimstore staff will demo on how to use it. If that’s not enough, there’s also a PDF manual saved in the USB. But it’s pretty easy to use, even for a non-techy like me. Kimstore also has 6 months warranty for the device. Tip: Save on shipping fee by choosing their meet-up option so you just pay the cost of the item. No other extra fees.
As long as your phone has a lightning port, you’re good to go. It also worked with my iOS 9, since I don’t really like upgrading my phone’s system. You might be thinking that it’s an unnecessary expense since we could easily just transfer the photos via cable to the laptop then delete the photos in the phone to free up some space. The great thing about this Apricot OTG is that it’s just plug-and-play.
This means, after downloading the free iUSB app, you simply plug the device, access iUSB, copy your photos to the USB then immediately delete photos in your phone, instantly freeing up your phone’s space. Then later on, you could just transfer your photos from the USB to your laptop. No need to use your messy cables and bring your heavy laptop every single time. You can use it anywhere, anytime. So great, noh? Transferring photos from USB to phone is easy too, just copy-paste. Plus factors are that you can also save, listen and watch movies and music in it and create folders and even subfolders within the device for easy reference.
I love its sleek, tiny design. Such a small device which packs a lot of wow. Highly recommended for those who need extra storage for their phones, without wanting to upgrade to a new one or shell out too much.
Update: I finally saved some movies and it can read both .avi and .mp4
Update as of 26 Jan: After 4 months of usage, heavily during Dec and movie watching almost every night this Jan, my Apricot OTG still works fine. If you have problems with yours, I suggest you please inquire from the shop you bought it from especially if still under warranty