Most of us understand and realize the importance of a USB drive. It is a device that has the capacity to store important Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, pictures, video, etc. You just plug in your USB drive to your computer, drag and drop the files you want to store into the USB folder, and eject the disk.
If you’ve ever written a term paper, had to do a work presentation, presented a slide share at a function, or even downloaded the latest season of True Blood, you probably already know how valuable a “jump drive” can be.
Load ‘em up, and then you can carry those important files with you wherever you go in case you need to pull them up on a different computer later on. This is the traditional use for a USB drive.
Does It Get Any Easier than a USB Device?
At times, this process can be time consuming and frustrating. But recently, a technology visionary named Dongwook Kim proposed a new piece of technology to solve this problem. Currently, there is something in the making that will make USB usage even more efficient called Without PC.
If you have a portable hard drive, it is more time consuming to exchange files. As of now, you have to connect your portable hard drive and USB to your computer, drag and drop files from one to the other, and eject to exchange files.
Without PC would make this process simpler. It is a device that allows you to transfer files from your portable hard drive to your USB.
But get this; you do not need your computer to complete this task.
The designer of this technology, Dongwook Kim, knows how frustrating it is to have to plug up your USB and hard drive to your computer to transfer files. This technology, once it is perfected, will allow you to take files directly from your portable hard drive and put them on your USB.
The Design and Function of Without PC
The design of the device is sleek and modern, resembling the letter “C”. You simply plug in your hard drive on one end and your USB on the other. The touch screen interface allows you to choose which device you want to look at and exchange important files with a simple swiping motion. This device will make accessing files for presentations, class projects or business encounters quick and easy.
As awesome as this technology is, it is still in the drawing phase. Dongwook Kim submitted this revolutionary technology and design to the 2013 iF design award, a highly prestigious award from the Munich, Germany given to young talent in design and communication product and service innovation.
However, the final results of that competition are not known at the moment. It will be later in the year before a winner will be announced to the public.
Hopefully, this technology will be produced in the near future. It will make USB-hard drive file transferring simple, quick, and efficient.
Guest Author: Erin Walsh is the Director of Public Relations for a highly-regarded PC utility company based out of Boston called Boost Software. She enjoys blogging about current technology trends, as well as helping the everyday computer user learn how to navigate through this technology-driven world and solve simple problems such as Windows installer errors, dll errors, outdated drivers, slow computers, and other quick tips and fixes that might otherwise seem intimidating to the average user.