One of the reasons so many people like Android devices over Apples’ is because there’s no “walled garden” — unlike iPhones and iPads, Android devices can be accessed without a company having to turn cartwheels and drive the price up through the roof. A good example is storage slots — find a SD card slot or USB port on an iPhone and you have a counterfeit. Pick up an Android iPhone or tablet and it’s nothing to get excited about.
This gives Patriot Memory the opportunity to provide the means for taking files — even high-resolution video — and transferring it back and forth to an Android phone or tablet. The means is called the Stellar Boost XT and it’s a USB flash drive, but not just an ordinary one. For starters, it’s set for USB 3.0 standard — that means the contents on it can be read at speeds of up to 110MB/second. Not too shabby. And this kind of speed means that, when pugged into an Android device, the contents can be accessed fast enough for viewing/using/convenience. And for sure the Stellar Boost XT can be used with a standard-sized USB socket on a PC or Mac computer or laptop. And no, you don’t need an adapter because there’s only a choice between having either a full sized USB or a micro-USB because the Stellar has both. All contained in a space smaller than 43mm.
The Stellar Boost XT comes equipped with two caps; one for the full sized USB side and the other for the micro-USB side. The caps fit snugly and have a thin rubber attachment to keep them from disappearing. That doesn’t mean some injudicious behavior won’t end up breaking these rubber strips, but for at least a while the caps won’t get lost because you can’t be bothered to put them away while the flash drive is being used.
64GB is a good amount to work with — certainly a lot more than the 1-2GB drives that proliferate out there. And when you consider that we’re talking about a retail that’s under $35, well remember what 8GB flash drives used to cost back in the day? And they didn’t have a micro-USB socket port either.
The small size of the drive is such that it doesn’t get in the way when plugged into an Android device, or add any real weight to speak of. Content moves fast both on Android as well as through the OS of computers or laptops. It does have to be a USB 3.0 port to take advantage of the speed, as being backwardly compatible with USB 2.0 means you get that much slower speed (still not much of a hassle when on a computer/laptop). No drivers to install either — it just works and that’s how it should be.