A Palm-Size Bridge Eliminates the Computer as Middleman

The NY Times writes Digital cameras, MP3 players and tiny U.S.B. flash-memory drives have made it easier to transport pictures, music and data. But they have limited capacities, forcing users to transfer their files to a computer to make room for more snapshots or a different album.
That is what inspired Delkin, a company in Poway, Calif., to develop the U.S.B. Bridge, a palm-size product that can connect two U.S.B. devices – hooking a digicam to a printer, say, or a U.S.B. flash-memory drive to a scanner – without the help of a computer. With the bridge, digital photographers who are also digital music consumers can economize on memory cards by transferring their shots to digital players like the Archos Jukebox that have U.S.B. ports of their own.


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