MBLOK is a company with an interesting vision for the future of offline data storage. Yes, you read that right; offline data storage. They’ve got a Kickstarter (that has fully funded) to produce their MBLOK Bluetooth flash drive, which basically acts as your personal Dropbox-in-a-pocket.
The MBLOK is about more than simple data portability though. The company wants to remove redundancy and inefficiency from the mobile world. When you use an online service like Dropbox, you can pretty easily sync files to each of your devices, but that’s the thing – you ARE syncing the same file to EACH of your devices. You’re wasting space storing the same file on your phone, your tablet, your laptop, and in the cloud. Naturally some duplication is a good idea for backup purposes, but having a copy of everything everywhere is a bit much.
The MBLOK connects to your devices via Bluetooth 4.0 for fast communication, and they claim a pretty crazy battery life of up to 300 hours. An integrated USB plug allows charging from any USB charger. It will store up to 256 GB of data per MBLOK, and they employ 128 bit transfer encryption for security. If the device lives up to these claims, it will be a very welcome addition to the pockets of many people; I live in Canada, land of expensive data plans, so I would dearly LOVE to add one of these devices to my gadget roster, seeing as I always buy WiFi-only tablets. Problems syncing files on the go would disappear with something like this.
What uses can you think of for something like this? Let us know in the comments after you check out their video!