If you have iCloud, Dropbox Premium, or Google Drive accounts with plenty of storage you can always upload your photos and videos to save room on your phone. This comes in real handy when you’re traveling and you want to make room for more media. But for all those platforms, you need to have service or access to Wi-Fi, which is not always possible. Worse yet, uploading media wirelessly to a cloud account uses up a lot of energy, draining your battery.
Picture Keeper Connect is the solution. It’s essentially a travel USB drive that can plug into your phone to backup photos and videos and clear up some space. File transfers and data management are facilitated through a mobile app, which, of course, is free to download and use. All content is stored on the Picture Keeper Connect drive, and there are multiple storage sizes to choose from. It starts at 16GB, with a mid-level storage unit at 32GB, and a max-level at 64GB.
The idea is to provide you a convenient option for backing up photos and content while you’re on-the-go. It’s plug-and-play, which means you just connect it to your phone, open the app, and you’re all set. You do not need internet access to transfer content to the drive or view it, so long as it’s connected to your phone or PC.
There’s a phone connector (mini-USB) on one side and a regular USB connector on the other. It can sync with both computers and phones, though only iPhone 5 and newer are supported. Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C ports also require a working adapter, which is not included.
Photos are merely copied to the travel USB drive, so originals stay on your phone until you delete them. There’s no need to worry about losing content.