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itwin reviewThe iTwin is an incredibly unique device that creates a secure bridge between your home computer and any remote computers, allowing you access to specific files (or your entire hard drive) from any location. No additional software is required, the device is cross-platform, and best of all, there’s no space restriction — you can share as much as you want!

The product is relatively interesting to say the least, and despite its merits, it has a few issues. We were given a review unit to test. So we took the iTwin for a spin to see what it’s capable of. We’re also giving away 5 iTwins valued at $500 in total at the end of this review, so if you’re interesting to win one, read on and join the giveaway!

Introduction

My initial impressions were that this was a product that allows you to share items between computers in real time – much like Dropbox. However, that is not exactly the case. In essence, the iTwin is a device meant for accessing files on your home computer from a remote location. It actually creates a secure connection between both the host and remote computer to access selected files and folders. Once you’ve inserted the iTwin into your host computer and chosen the folders you wish to remotely access, detach one side of the iTwin, and plug it into another computer (perhaps while you are away at the office), and then you can access those files remotely.

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It works like a flash drive, but you’re actually accessing the files on your host computer. So in order to use the iTwin, the host computer must remain on and both computers must be connected to the internet. The device advertises itself as a direct connection between two computers. However, with the iTwin, there’s no cable involved at all.

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It’s a practical device, and you can definitely make use of it. However, I found myself constantly wondering why I didn’t just keep a copy of a file with me on a flash drive or on a cloud drive, edit it remotely, and then update the file on my home computer. However, with the iTwin, you are able to edit the actual file itself rather than a copy. In fact, the iTwin itself doesn’t store anything at all on itself. It only uses your computer’s disk space. This means you can virtually have gigantor-sized flash drives.

Click here for a detailed comparison between the iTwin and cloud storage, flash drives or remote access software.

Price and iTwin’s Competition

The iTwin really doesn’t have much competition. It’s in a league of its own! The device tops out at about $99 for one unit from its online store, and seeing that it doesn’t have a comparable device, I believe they can justify the price.

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However, I looked into other products that deal with sharing files between computers. A few I came up with are Dropbox Pro (roughly $100 a year for 100 GB) and a good old fashioned flash drive, which is usually under $20 these days. Additionally, there is Amazon Cloud Drive which offers 200 GB for roughly $100.

Granted, the iTwin is nothing really like these devices in terms of how it functions. However, the products are all fairly similar in their own ways.

Initial Impressions

As far as the packaging goes, the device came in a simple brown envelope. Beyond that, the device was contained in a plastic-molded packaging design. You know, the ones where you have to stab repeatedly with a knife in order to just make a dent in it. I’m not a fan of this type of package (I much prefer the way Amazon does things), but I understand that it is done to insure the protection of the device. That’s perfectly reasonable, but I’m aware that there are other ways of doing it.

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The process of using the iTwin is relatively simple, and I found that it will pretty much work right out of the box. Granted, it didn’t work exactly as I anticipated. I originally thought that the iTwin worked on an encrypted, privated, short-range signal, and files transferred by plugging each end to their respective computers. That is not the case. I also thought that (when I discovered it worked via Internet) the device worked in a similar fashion as my preconceived notion, but rather than be limited to a short distance, you could be anywhere in the world. Although this is quite similar to how it actually works, this also isn’t the case.

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When first using the iTwin, you plug it into one computer with both ends attached to each other. After recognizing that the iTwin is in your computer, you will then be prompted to give it a name. I chose Olsen (it just seemed fitting). After this simple process, you will place the files that you want the other computer to have access to “on” the iTwin (in a special folder). Although the files are not physically on the device itself, this process allows the other end of the iTwin to exclusively communicate with your choice files.

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After completing this step, you can now remove the other half of the iTwin and insert it into a remote computer where it should be recognized immediately. Bear in mind that you must be connected to the Internet. Open the iTwin on your remote computer, and you should be given access to an iTwin folder. The files from the other computer will temporarily download to your remote computer as soon is it is plugged in, and you can now access and change them this way. Granted, you can send files from this remote computer to the home computer (it simply places them on the desktop), and you can do the same vice versa.

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I believe this device is perfect for sharing important documents and even image editing. However, for video and music files, it may be a little much. The file sharing is limited by the speed of your Internet connection, but the storage is basically the size of either computer.

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Furthermore, each time you want to work on a project remotely, you will have to download it again. Bear in mind that once you remove the iTwin from your computer, you can’t access remote files anymore. Granted, you could keep a version on the remote computer, work on it until completion, and then place it on the iTwin to ship it back to the home computer.

Design

Let’s be honest. The iTwin looks goofy.

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It appears to be two flash drives pasted together with superglue – end to end. The build is very solid and it feels incredibly sturdy, but I just do not really care for the design. What really irks me is the fact that the USB connectors themselves do not have covers. They don’t even slide into the drive (much like those famous Sancruzer VW Jetta key-like drives I used in high school). I believe that in order to create a quality product, you have to pay attention to things like that.

Additionally, the device seems as though it would be very easy to lose. As far as I can tell, there are no iTwin holders or carriers that exist. Furthermore, you can’t attach a keychain to the iTwin. That would have been a very nice feature! Do you know how many overly-obnoxious couples occasionally carry separate halves of a heart with them everywhere? Well, it would be just like that — except really geeky.

However, the product it quite rugged. It also has a metal exterior, and to be honest, I’m quite content with that. Even without dust-covers or romantic influences, the device is a solid piece of work.

Living With the iTwin

To be blunt, I originally did not see how this product made sense whatsoever. Furthermore, I lost my breath while explaining the aforementioned instructions to my girlfriend Ashleigh who served as my assistant for this product review (I needed an extra computer). However, after much thought and deep meditation, I began to understand why and how this product was important.

Ignore cloud sharing for a moment. Consider the fact that there are several people out there (including myself) who prefer to have their data on a physical, real life hard drive. However, it’s a little hard to access those files when away from home, right? With the iTwin, you give the remote computer access to only the files you want to give it. Rather than keeping a cloud folder, you directly access the files on your home computer.

Say that I’m working on a design project for an epic new concert that’s coming up. Well, I know at the office there are a few better computers than what I have at home. However, since I’ve been working on the project at home, I don’t want to start from scratch. What I’ll do is give the iTwin access to the design file, go work on it at the office, and everything is good.

But herein lies the question: why don’t I just use a flash drive or cloud drive to edit the file? It would be much easier, right? Yep. Yes sir, it would. However, with both of these drives, we have the issue of space. With the iTwin, you have as much space as your computer has. Inherently, you could possibly have something like a two-terabyte Dropbox file. Granted, in reality, we all know that it would be very silly to have a two-terabyte Dropbox file. Additionally, if you are working on a big project (such as a video production), waiting on the video files to transfer between iTwin parts would be a huge hassle. You might as well just take an external hard drive with you.

Even still, the iTwin would be ideal if you are wanting to transfer files between computers (but again, this could be done a few different ways). Furthermore, it allows real-time sharing between two different people with their own respective halves of the iTwin. Beyond this, the iTwin utilizes an AES-256 secure connection, so at least it has that going for it. Furthermore, if you discover that someone has stolen one half of your iTwin, there is the option to remotely disable it, protecting your computer and keeping your mind at ease.

Should you buy it?

MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it.

I’m going to be truthful with you. I see the iTwin as being a useful product for some people. It gives a direct link to your home computer regardless of what machine you are using elsewhere, and the secure connection is a nice touch. Really, I would have it if even for just a back-up device.

Additionally, it has the “cool” factor going for it.

How do I win an iTwin?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. MakeUseOf giveaways are open to readers worldwide.

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The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:
  • Alan Reiter
  • John Luttrell
  • Steve Joy
  • April Eum
  • Preston Steffey

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond jackson@makeuseof.com before Sep 19. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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  1. Nabil Stendardo
    November 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    As far as I can tell, these devices are basically expensive crypto-dongles. Other than the plug-and-play convenience, this is a waste of a USB port. In addition, it works by (auto-)running custom software which means that you need to have a Windows or Mac computer (other OSs out of the equation) with ADMIN access (not for everybody). Also, we have absolutely no way of asserting the actual security of this stuff (other than what they say about it). It is not clear by their wording if the actual encryption is done by the device or by the computer. I don't know what their "Smart Key Generation" entails (patent-pending doesn't mean anything wrt security).

    I am not saying this device is bad, just do not consider it to be a hardware solution. It really looks like a software product with a little help from hardware. SSH is a MUCH better solution (just remember to set a secure passphrase on the key or use a smart card).

  2. Edwin Williams
    October 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Awesome! This would help me a lot!

  3. Gerald Shimizu
    October 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Good shot to the five winners.

  4. antony27 avjy27
    September 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

    great invention itwin.....

  5. Christopher Webb-Orenstein
    September 15, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I wish I had seen this before it ended.

  6. Josiah Brunne
    September 15, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Wow, As a Freelancer/Animator, I could really Benifit from this!!

    • Skye King
      September 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      I could really use one it very cool and interesting because it have two usb flashdrive in one

  7. Alex Perkins
    September 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    This is awesome!

  8. Rosemary
    September 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    cool stuff!!!

  9. arvindv81
    September 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Nice Review.

  10. Boni Oloff
    September 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Cool, I hope can win this stuff..
    Awesome website :D

  11. Terry Schneider
    September 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I entered the right code which takes me to the form then it tells me on submission I entered the wrong code. What gives?

  12. Totoy Badiola
    September 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Not interesting enough except for the security feature. Again except for one thing. If I lose half the the twin and I am half away around the globe, should I shuttle back to my host computer to be able to disable the link between the twins? If somebody else found it and plug it in to his computer before I am able to disable it, will the lucky finder be able to access my files? There is no mention of password. You mentioned about remotely disabling. How, when the other half is halfway around the globe in your host computer?

  13. Gerald Shimizu
    September 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Cool could make use of this some day.

  14. Joan Feldvary
    September 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Awesome, I would really like to try this out.

  15. Kamal Ji
    September 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    wow.. i would definately would love to try it..

  16. Kamal Ji
    September 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    wow.. but..
    but i would rather use team viewer.. for its alternative...

  17. Rudy Rusmin
    September 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    interesting concept, would love to try it myself

  18. Anthony David
    September 12, 2012 at 10:39 am

    This looks like the ideal solution to my problem of having computers in different locations

  19. Allan Asi
    September 12, 2012 at 10:01 am

    hoping to win :p

  20. edin
    September 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

    hmm another giveaway.. another participation.. and another winners.. seems like my luck goes to the point if a meteor falls down to earth i will be the only one hit..

    whoa :(

  21. Ravinder Putta
    September 12, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Thanks For The Giveaway :)

  22. Jack Chahwan
    September 12, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Well "Make use of" is a very piratical and useful website, the information given by the site is incredible and very interesting... :)

  23. Ari Arsyadi
    September 12, 2012 at 6:05 am

    This will be highly useful for as I constantly use remote PC. Awesome giveaway!

  24. calif
    September 12, 2012 at 2:27 am

    hey.. i always saw your ads on facebook.. and your devices that are givin away is too great to have. i was wondering how am i going to join this? and hoping to win

    • Tina
      September 12, 2012 at 3:10 am

      Calif,

      Read the bottom of the article to find out how you can join the Giveaway for a chance to win.

  25. Gilmertz Gaari
    September 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    it would be so awesome for me to win one of these:)

  26. Valentin Tudor
    September 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    thank you!

  27. Esther Blue
    September 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hope this works

  28. kim
    September 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    This kind of Flash drive will be really helpful in my studies.as for me ,an Information technology student.I should be fast reliable and efficient at all times specially sharing data's..I really love the new iTwin..

  29. james g artis
    September 11, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Thank You
    James G Artis

  30. salvador hernandez
    September 11, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Now that I work in IT this would be great to have.

  31. Curtis C.
    September 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

    A very cute,creative, and simple way to share files over the network.

  32. Carolyn
    September 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    My husband could really use this.

  33. Petey Pabler
    September 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I can see how this could be handy. I get to work and there is ALWAYS some sort of file that I needed from the weekend or the night before. I can always do it by using RDC, but it is very slow compaired to a cloud service or something like iTwin.

  34. Emmanuel Choge
    September 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Worth investing for every techie..

  35. Alex Devey
    September 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    WOW! Thats cool :)

  36. Vampie C.
    September 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    This looks like a great tool and perfectly executed :-)

  37. Mistry_Land
    September 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    woww...very unix i like it...

  38. yuvsch
    September 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    hoping...

  39. john rodolf ang
    September 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    i love this giveaway.i hope i get this gadget.it's useful to me.

  40. john rodolf ang
    September 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    i want the gadget.it's useful to me.i hope i get this!!

  41. Hiren Patel
    September 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    @Makeuseof :Nice Giveaway & Perfect Review.
    Love to have a iTwin to use its function remote access files form any location without installing any single software.

  42. Reynldo Mallorca
    September 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

    ilikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  43. Daniel boyle
    September 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Super giveaway .please be mine.

  44. Nala Dimapunong
    September 10, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Hope I can win!

  45. Nahla D.
    September 10, 2012 at 6:54 am

    keeping my fingers crossed so I can win!

  46. simtoink
    September 10, 2012 at 6:39 am

    hope to have you iTwin!

  47. Ronald Smith
    September 10, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Man oh man oh man can I ever use one of these!!! Thank you for this opportunity, it could easily prove to be extremely useful for me, most definitely!

  48. Ahmed Khalil
    September 10, 2012 at 4:30 am

    when this Giveaway results come?

  49. Sharlene Alexander
    September 10, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Wow! Would replace GotoMyPC annual renewals, portable hard drives, Cloud storage ... Great idea. I'd love one!

  50. Zero
    September 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Quality looks a bit rough. Can we trust the company behind this product? You basically transferring data via their service if I understand correctly.

    Entered the giveaway regardless, hah.

  51. john
    September 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Another great offer!

  52. ACT SK
    September 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    veri usefull thing i think :) will have it at home soon I win it :)

  53. LunaTicket
    September 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Interesting piece of hardware, would be fun to try out and see if it's preferable to the usual remote access and sharing options.

  54. Freecycle Me
    September 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    This means that you need your pc on all the time when away say on holiday.

  55. Allan Reyes
    September 9, 2012 at 11:25 am

    cool giveaway.

  56. Allan Reyes
    September 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Cool contest giveaway.

  57. Muhannad Agha
    September 9, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Do want!

  58. Emlyn Jones
    September 9, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Why is this being compared to cloud storage? its more like TeamViewer or LogMeIn, except with them your not limited to one host, you can control the host and transfer files to mobile devices or other computers. These services are free for home users and they don't waste a USB port.

  59. martin
    September 9, 2012 at 5:38 am

    impressive!

  60. alro
    September 9, 2012 at 2:16 am

    a useful stick..hope to get this.:)

  61. Aaron D McLeod
    September 9, 2012 at 12:09 am

    This is a excellent working alternative to a remote desktop, I love to have one just for ease of use and privacy!

  62. Steve Laurie
    September 8, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    God, the number times I've needed stuff on another computer. This would be great!

  63. David Yaroshevsky
    September 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    that's actually really useful if i want to quickly access documents from a school computer!

  64. Vincent Tsie
    September 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    love this one ;D

  65. Mike
    September 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Good luck to all (especially me, LoL)!

  66. Jahnezzy Eltime
    September 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    WANT IT

  67. Akash Kotak
    September 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    gr8

  68. Ben
    September 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Need this asap!

  69. umadas
    September 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    It will be a useful device for field engineers,reporters, remote data entry and many more............

  70. chans
    September 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    this is cool .. wish i can have one....

  71. Jeremy Flynn
    September 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    This is pretty cool stuff.

  72. John Walker
    September 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I didn't even know this existed. What a great product idea!

  73. John Walker
    September 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I hadn't seen this before. Now I have to have one. What a timesaver.

  74. Swaggrous Emeks
    September 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    This iTwin would be perfect gift for me. I am crazy about practical gadgets, and i can use it for sharing photos, and other stuff like documents. By the way, if I win this giveaway, I can use it as good back-up.

  75. Swaggrous Emeks
    September 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    You always impress me with your amazing give-aways...its lovely and i know it's worth the price. Good luck to the owner of this giveaway

  76. Dmitriy Sukhanov
    September 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    entered!

  77. Carolyn Fierro
    September 8, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Like this product!

  78. Rita Martin
    September 8, 2012 at 5:43 am

    i had a stroke in tibet 16+ years ago. it would bewonderful to get download- i don't like the "cloud"

  79. Mohammad Wasiullah
    September 8, 2012 at 5:22 am

    i hope i will win this thanks for giving a chance for win i will wait for name of the winner
    Thanks
    Mohammad Wasiullah

  80. Christopher Dsouza
    September 8, 2012 at 3:40 am

    P2p being replaced?

  81. Rigoberto Garcia
    September 8, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Great. Thanks Joshua...

  82. Nanang Sugiarto
    September 8, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Unique Fdisk n secure too

  83. Wan
    September 8, 2012 at 1:34 am

    i can say, product of the year....
    really like it so much...... ;:-))

  84. Doug Jensen
    September 8, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Excellent review of an excellent product.

  85. Barbara Salvini
    September 8, 2012 at 12:21 am

    willing to try new concept.

  86. Barbara Salvini
    September 8, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I'm game, lol.

  87. Walter Pitterna
    September 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I would love to win this twin. Thank you.

  88. Walter Pitterna
    September 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I think this is a very nifty concept. It seems to be a very useful tool.
    I would like to win a set of these. Thank you.

  89. Judith Rogow
    September 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I can see this being handy in the press room at trade shows.

  90. Frank Forti
    September 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    This system sound Fantastic. It should allows me to have access to files at work when I am home and vice verse thus increasing my ability to meet deadlines and to modify documents when I am free to think away from the office activities which sometimes are distractions.

  91. Joel Alar
    September 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I like this! I need to test if possible to share the application then access it to remote computer.

  92. Khairul Rizal
    September 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Finally a hardware solution that I need that works a remote storage. yay!

  93. David Cowan
    September 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    This would be a very substantial benefit to me.Thankyou for bringing it to my attention.

  94. dennis
    September 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    would love to trial this out, I am on the road 7/7 and often need a file that is on the master PC at home.

  95. dr anwar yarkhan jilani
    September 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    It sounds like a rainbow with one end in my laptop.

  96. Igor Rizvi?
    September 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I signed ,but im not lucky enough :( good luck

  97. Mh Jawaad
    September 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    This is cool!

  98. jerry
    September 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I am a computer tech and I work in people's homes every day. This would be great to have to access programs that I don't normally carry around in my bag of tricks. Pretty neat!

  99. Ellen Odza
    September 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    This looks useful, but if I understand correctly, you have to authorize the files itwin can access in advance. What if you are working on your remote computer and realize you need another file that's on your home desktop? Can you access other files or only the ones pre-authorized?

    The big advantages this seems to have over a flash drive is (a) space and (b) security (if you lose your flash drive you're SOL). But how is this so much better than something like GoToMyPC, which lets you either work on your home desktop remotely or transfer any file on your home machine to your remote location?

    Still, I think it could be useful so I'm entering!

  100. Nhan Nguyen
    September 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Very cool concept. I wonder if you could trace traffic on your computer to see what route each end of the iTwin uses to find the other? I ask because I wonder if that traffic might be routed through specific servers that could intercept or duplicate data en route to its destination...

  101. Liza jane
    September 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    This is indeed a new useful device that would be awesome to own & win since; this goofy iTwin is a little costly!

  102. Gary Tan
    September 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    This is one good tool for users who are unable to have VPN access as their organisation infrastructure don't cater for. Cool!

  103. Todd Clay
    September 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Seems similar to setting up a HTTP/FTP server and using a dynamic DSN service which can also get you all the data on not only your home computer but your home network. Although it may be able to share data from different networks without having to setup a server and open your firewall, setup your router, etc as necessary for each and everyone.

    • Joseph
      September 9, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Thank you! I thought I was going crazy here... this isn't doing anything that can't be done completely in software. I do this with my Linux desktop and laptop right now for free using SSH (along with SSHFS which can make an SSH connection look like a regular partition on the hard drive).

  104. Saurabh Singh
    September 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Nice product!! .. now one can transfer data from on pc to other without removing hdds and no hassle.

  105. FRANK
    September 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I travel for work and there are times I have a need for a file from mt home PC or MAC

  106. FRANK
    September 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I travel for work and many times I need to get a file from my home PC or Mac

  107. Ira Brandstein
    September 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Strange, but seems to make sense. Love to give it a try

  108. Wouter Ruelens
    September 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    You say it is cross-platform, but does it also work on Linux?
    Itwin's website only mentions Windows and Mac.

  109. Dave
    September 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Great review these will come in very handy if I win them so count me in please and thanks.

  110. Adrian
    September 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    The thought of losing data scares me to no end so, after reviewing what is in this article it sounds beyond belief.
    As an Instructor I am always dealing with data that deals with my students and these items would come in really helpful for me to use between the schools computer, that I use, and my computer at home.

  111. Carol
    September 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    What a cool tool!!! Would love to have one of these!!

  112. krishna
    September 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    great one and hope to win

  113. Brenda Hogan
    September 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    would love to win this!

  114. Preeti Prabhu
    September 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Hi I'm from iTwin. I would like to thank Joshua for a wonderful review. I am not surprised a tech savvy second year student sometimes wonders why one would need this device. I will say this much. It all depends on the value of your data.

    The question to ask is, is your data worth more than $50 because thats ALL you lose when you lose an iTwin.

    If the file lost, stolen or leaked does not mean much, then there are many excellent options out there. iTwin comes in when security of the file starts to matter along with ease of use.

    Among our customers are doctors sharing medical records with assistants, Lawyers sharing legal docs with clients and they definitely don't want to use a remote desktop solution to do this! They use every file permission setting we provide.

    We have graphic designers on two floors of the same building and even across cubicles using iTwin to work on videos simply because their files are too large for email ....and they are too lazy to walk ...

    So, it all really depends on the value of data you need to access or share!

    • Joshua Lockhart
      September 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks for the response! I really liked the security I had with this kind of thing. I liked how you put this: How much is it worth? I'm glad to see that you know what all of your customers are doing. I intend on using mine for video transfers (depending on the Internet connection). Thanks again for dropping by!

      (Also, third year. I need to change that. Then again, I don't believe it matters.)

    • Totoy Badiola
      September 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Lazy to walk so they just throw the twin across cubicles you mean?

  115. Anatoly
    September 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    This will be a very useful one

  116. Brian Pearson
    September 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Type your comment here.

  117. Steven t
    September 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    very nice

  118. John
    September 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    It almost seems like it defeats the purpose of having a flash drive. I suppose though that you are able to have access to more files and bigger size. In that case it is beneficial.

  119. Robert Martin
    September 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    What's there to say more than you've said in the review already, other than this appears to be an awesomely cool and useful piece of technology....

  120. Glenn Berger
    September 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Nifty, very interesting

  121. Philip
    September 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    This could be very handy, looks secure and easy to use, I could use one.

  122. Fernando Echeverria-Herreria
    September 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I must be blind, because I can't find the giveaway code you must enter to join the contest. What is it, please?

  123. Mark Monteiro
    September 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Interesting. This looks super handy

  124. William Berdine
    September 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I just read your review of the iTwin and my first thought was it was a little odd of a device. BUT... Then as I started working I realized that I needed a file that was on my home PC in Denver and I am working in Dallas for the next 3 weeks. Now I realize that having my own personal VPN would be rather useful. I am not going to carry to Dallas my 2 TB external drive and my home pc each time I have to work in Dallas for weeks on end. I will be honest 99% of the time a flash drive would be just as useful, but I can see where this can come in very handy.
    William

  125. Meena Bassem
    September 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    sounds nice :)
    but if i'm not wiling to pay anything, i guess i'll keep it on with tonido or teamviewer . teamviewer also has remote file manager

  126. Jeffrey S
    September 7, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I'm in!!!
    Good luck to all!!!

  127. Muhammad jamil
    September 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Don't know,who's the lucking one,just hoping to be the lucky one..

  128. Muhammad jamil
    September 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Don't know,who's the lucky one.... Still hoping to get that

  129. Andrei Anikin
    September 7, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Good luck everyone!

  130. Ashwin Ramesh
    September 7, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Would love to have this one in my hands! :D

  131. Va Du
    September 7, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Nice gadget but flash drives are so plentiful and cheap these days. Cloud storage is really keeping the cost way down and a viable solution to this problem. It boil down to personal preference these days.

  132. Daniel Paul Bito-on
    September 7, 2012 at 3:32 am

    i want it..!

  133. Daniel Paul Bito-on
    September 7, 2012 at 3:32 am

    i want it. . .!

  134. Jeff
    September 6, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Ooooh. Me likey. I want this!!!

  135. Yang Yang Li
    September 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Yes, I have always wanted a double male USB drive. This abomination will be mine!

  136. crunch
    September 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Will love to win it!

  137. Vladimir Pierre
    September 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I'll be very happy if I can win this one, it's a cool gadeget.

  138. Shawnee McKee
    September 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    This seems interesting, but I really don't like the fact that you have to keep the "other computer" up and running with a connection going to be able to use this, might as well use a Cloud storage. The only perk I see is that you can transfer VERY large files (if you have the time)

  139. Vicky Gregory Moss
    September 6, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    This would be wonderful. Much easier than using what I do now. I could actually work on files and save them!! I want!

  140. Rayon
    September 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you ! Done

  141. Dan Valentin
    September 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Exactly what i want.Very good review.

  142. gattolino
    September 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    very very useful... let's try :D

  143. anhdroid
    September 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    This is awesome hardware.

  144. Jidiq Bhai
    September 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    now hope to win it

  145. Jidiq Bhai
    September 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    entered it

  146. Jidiq Bhai
    September 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    amazing

  147. NaraNarusha
    September 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Thats really cool! :) I want it :)

  148. Roman Vávra
    September 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    This iTwin would be perfect gift for me and my girlfriend. She is crazy about practical gadgets as I, and we can use it for sharing photos, small videos and other stuff like documents. By the way, if I win this giveaway, we (Me and my girlfriend) can use it as good back-up in many ways.

    I hope I get this useful thing, at least as birthday gift for her.

  149. Jay
    September 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Looks to be an interesting and useful gadget.
    Please count me in
    Thank you!

  150. Pedro Oliva
    September 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    really interesting... i hope to win :)

  151. Hoku Sarroca
    September 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    interesting product! I've seen it around but never understood what it really was for ... Thanks for the info!

  152. hen_xuoi
    September 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I hope to win. Thanks so much ;)

  153. Pratik Bhandari
    September 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Awesome!!!

  154. Yashodhan Bhatt
    September 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    An awesome product to have with oneself!!

  155. Gerwell Taroma
    September 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    corect me if i am wrong..if my unit is connected to the internet i could access my files from it with the help of remote desktop or other interface that provides the same functionality...and if that is so why would i such..??

    • Todd Clay
      September 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      Remote Desktop would be another alternative but then you're actually working on the remote machine as opposed to just using the data.

  156. rathishsrk03
    September 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    This will be a very useful one.

  157. Vipul Jain
    September 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    really useful.. :D

  158. Mila Kun
    September 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I hope I get this!!

  159. Benjamin Trotter
    September 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Interesting...simple hardware plug and play share networking. Better than constant syncing

  160. Violet Smith
    September 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    This would be perfect for me. I recently had surgery and wanted to work from home, however would require a VPN access to be able to get my files from work on my home computer. This would be much easier and I would have been able to stay at home a little longer than 2 weeks.

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