Give your iPhone or iPad a storage boost

The iPhone and iPad are wildly popular devices, but if you're one of those people who likes to carry a lot of data with them, you've probably at one time or another hit a storage limit. Here's how you can add more storage to your iPhone or iPad quickly and easily - no jailbreaking or cracking your device open required.

The iPhone and iPad are wildly popular devices, but if you're one of those people who likes to carry a lot of data with them, you've probably at one time or another hit a storage limit. Here's how you can add more storage to your iPhone or iPad quickly and easily - no jailbreaking or cracking your device open required.

One of the biggest drawbacks of owning an iPhone or iPad is that Apple doesn't offer a way for users to supplement the internal storage with an SD or microSD card like many Android devices do.

One way to get around the problem is to buy the largest capacity on offer, but the price tags means that's not an option for everyone. Thankfully, there are other options.

MediaShair Wireless Media Hub

This is a lot more than just storage.

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Take a look at is the IOGEAR MediaShair Wireless Media hub. This device brings a whole raft of features to the table. Not only can you plug an SD card (SD up to 2GB, SDHC up to 32GB, and SDXC up to 2TB), USB flash drive, or even a portable USB hard drive into the MediaShair hub and the built-in Wi-Fi can share the content with up to seven iOS or Android devices, it has a built-in battery that can be used to recharge your devices.

The device also supports pass-through, so you connect the hub to the internet-facing Wi-Fi connection, and then connect the devices to the hub to allow them to have web access. This way you have access to both the internet and your data.

Access to the data on the device from iOS and Android device is handled through a free app.

On top of that, if you're in a hotel that only has Ethernet connection, you can connect the MediaShair hub to the wired connection and share the connection wirelessly.

You can also connect the MediaShair hub to Windows and Mac PCs.

A solid device for road warriors (car charger included), BYOD and business users, and consumers looking to expand the storage on their mobile device without breaking the bank.

Price: $99.95.

SanDisk iXpand

The SanDisk iXpand is a flash drive that has a USB port and a Lightning connector, which means that you can connect it to a computer of an iPhone or iPad. This makes moving data to and from your iOS device quick and easy.

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File management is handled using a custom app.

More in-depth review here.

Capacities from 64GB and 128GB.

Price: From $99.99 for 64GB.

Leef iBRIDGE

Here's another flash drive. The Leef iBRIDGE also features a USB and Lightning connector that connects directly to the both a computer and the iPhone or iPad.

File management is handled using a custom app.

Capacities from 16GB and 256GB.

Price: From $59.99 for 16GB.

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