Computers & Networking

iPad mini with USB-C: OWC Connectivity and Storage Solutions

Fall is upon us and you know what that means? No, not Pumpkin Spice Latte season, but rather time for Apple to announce its latest iteration of their products. This year Apple debuted a brand-new iPad mini that boasted a ton of new features. These include a faster processor, brighter screen, new fingerprint sensor, and a USB-C instead of their standard lightning charging port. Of course. OWC followed up that announcement with a ton of USB-C solutions for your new iPad mini.

Why we should care?

The inclusion of the USB-C standard allows the new iPad Mini to connect a wider array of devices. It offers more compatibility without the need of the dreaded dongle! This means that you can quickly transfer files from your work or home computer to a USB-C SSD. You simply plug straight into your new iPad Mini and resume working on the go. No uploading to the cloud, no dongles, no hassle.

What they offer?

Other World Computing, or OWC offers a wide array of USB-C-equipped storage solutions. These are designed to work with any USB-C device including your new iPad Mini. OWC offers a variety of solutions including:

  • OWC Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C Cable – Designed to take the guesswork out of which cable you need to bring with you. This cable is backwards compatible with older Thunderbolt standards meaning you only need one cable for most of your gear. MSRP $24.00
  • OWC Envoy Pro Elektron – a fast, mini sized SSD. It comes in sizes up to 2 TB. You can quickly transfer your data and throw it in your pocket as you rush out the door. Plus its waterproof and rugged. MSRP $99.00
  • OWC Envoy Pro FX – a universal Thunderbolt drive. Comes in sizes up to 2 TB, and is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt, USB A and C. This means it will work with almost any system. MSRP $199
  • OWC USB-C Travel Dock – a 5 port travel dock that gives you HDMI connectivity – great while you are on the road. It als offers 100W of pass-through charging, and accevss to an SD card reader. MSRP $54.99
  • OWC 10-Port USB-C Dock – a great addition to your home setup. Allows you to use your iPad mini with your wired internet connection. Provides HDMI, USB and SD reader connections. MSRP $119.00
  • OWC Copy That – iOS app. Allows you to easily transfer your pictures from your iPad mini to your new peripherals. MSRP $2.99

Our Take

OWC brings some solid offerings to the table that will entice the mobile user. With lightweight, rugged, waterproof, and FAST drive offerings, OWC is giving consumers some great choices at competitive pricing. Add to this some great choices in desktop hubs that can help you integrate your new iPad mini into your existing system, OWC has some winning products on their hands.

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