Almost everyone travels with a laptop. Laptops are handy in the way that they let you assume the same functions as a desktop, but right there as they are sitting in your lap. It's strange to image life without one. Many people now use only laptops and we have to agree with this. Most of us haven't purchased a desktop in years, but we have all recently purchased a laptop.
There is one thing that is always useful when you are traveling. The ability to transfer documents easily between laptops and computers without using the internet. Don't get us wrong, we love the internet, but sometimes you are stuck in places where there is no internet, even in some airports. Sure you can use a USB drive for smaller sized files and sure, if you really wanted to, you could purchase that 128GB flash drive and you wouldn't need this solution, but this is an easy fix that isn't too expensive. It creates a link between computers and lets you share files, no matter what the size. This also works well between laptops and desktops, like the ones you'll find in internet cafes. We do have a warning about internet cafes. We suggest that you are careful with flash drives and USB storage devices in internet cafes. They are a hotbed for potentially crippling computer viruses.
The device which lets you accomplish this is the PQI Cool Drive U360, and it allows bi-directional data flow, meaning that you can transfer files between computers both ways. The drive uses a USB flash drive at one end and a mini USB connection at the other to establish the link. Some software enables you to share and browse files on both computers. We think that this simple solution is really handy, especially if you are traveling. [via Fareastgizmos, images by PQI]