Most iPhone users would have experienced a situation where you run out of storage space on your device, it usually happens due to having too many apps installed or too many media content (music, pictures and videos) saved, unless you are one of the few (rich) ones who were able to get hold of the 64GB or 128GB variants. Gone are those days where you had no solution for this, as now you can simply buy the Leef iBridge to add extra storage to your iPhone, oh and it can also be used to back up your contacts and transfer files between your computer and your iPhone in minutes.
The iBridge from Leef is a compact device that you can carry around with you on your key ring or your bag if you like, it’s really small and can even fit in your pocket. It looks like a loop and can be easily detached, yet secure to carry around. On one end you have a stand USB port and the other end is a lightening connector for your compatible iDevice.
Getting started is very simple, you simply need to download the free Leef iBridge iOS app and you are ready to go. Every time you plugin your device, the app will automatically load and ask for access permission. The interface is very straightforward, you have the option to transfer files, view content and also take pictures and record videos directly to the device.
Once the app is loaded, the content viewer allows you to view images, play music, videos and documents also. It is the perfect companion for your iPhone or other compatible devices, you can backup your photos and contacts – you can even set them to auto backup, so when you plug in your iBridge, that process can take place automatically.
In the settings menu, you can show hidden files, add a grid or show album covers when in landscape mode. I particularly like how you can still access iOS files from inside the iBridge app and how quickly files transfer, even when I have a large amount of files to transfer. For any commuter or if you are going on a long journey, you can download movie files, place them on your iBridge and watch them on the go. The iBridge curves behind your iPhone so it’s not in the way, in fact it makes it easy to hold the iPhone 6 Plus, as it’s a huge device.
Overall, I have nothing bad to say about the iBridge, and in comparison to the other manufacturer versions we have reviewed before, it isn’t as bulky. Unfortunately, this version is not the USB 3.0 version, but on the bright side, they also do the USB 3.0 version. You can get yourself a copy from Carphonewarehouse, and it’s available in 16GB or 32GB variants.