On-The-Go drives, often known as OTG drives, allows the USB supported devices like digital audio players or handsets to act as host. This would allow other USB gadgets to get connected with those hosts. For example, a smartphone may read the data from other removable devices as host device, but at the same time act as USB mass storage device when connected to a computer. Sony has launched such OTG flash drives with both Type-C and Type-A USB connectors. The new drives are being released under the series of USM CA1. The company has come up with 32GB and 64GB variants.
32GB and 64GB variants are featured with a silicon case. This provides classy metallic look to the device. They have got the dimensions of 37.15*15.6*7.3mm and weighs nearly 5 grams for the device alone without the case. Both the devices are loaded with one USB of Type-C along with one USB of Type-A. Both the 32GB and 64GB variants feature a USB of v3.1 Generation 1. This grants a data transferring speed of upto 130MB per second for both the variants.
The devices supports USB bus power and no external power supply, which means it gets activated when attached to a host device only. These OTG drives are already loaded with File Browsing Applications which appears on Google Play Store. Both 32GB and 64GB variants also pre-loaded with Format Software.
Compatible Devices and OS
OTG drives of both variant are compatible with devices like Windows devices loaded with Type-A and Type-C ports. They also suits the devices like Apple Mac and Android devices which features Type-A and Type-C ports along with USB host capability. OTG drives from Sony are also compatible with Chromebooks that supports Type-A and Type-C USB drives. The OTG drives are also compatible with Operating Systems like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, OSX 10.10 and its later editions and Android 5 and later editions.
Pricing and Availability
Sony Officials have declared that both the variants will hit the market by this February2016 itself. Sadly no information regarding its pricing is available till now.