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MBLOK: Unlimited Smartphone Storage Space

By Alex Morrison | May 21, 2014

MBLOK as seen next to an iPhone and iPad.

MBLOK as seen next to an iPhone and iPad.

There's something happening on Kickstarter right now, and it's pretty cool. Kwelea Inc. is a Canadian based company that is trying to raise funding for a device they call MBLOK. What is it? MBLOK is a Bluetooth-enabled solid-state drive that allows you to access and store data from up to 7 devices at the same time.

If there was ever a time to question the phrase 'bigger is better', this would be it. Packing 256GB of storage space, transfer speeds of up to 24 Mbit/s and 300 hours of battery life, MBLOK is one of the smallest, but most impressive, storage devices I've seen as of late.

The MBLOK runs its own operating system and can communicate with both iOS and Android devices. More devices will be added as stretch goals are met. What's more, MBLOK's storage is also protected with 128 bit encryption, allowing you to store all of your different files in a safe and secure way, offline.

MBLOK works like a flash drive, where all you have to do is plug it in via the built-in USB and drag files on to the device. To access the files on your smartphone, you simply download the MBLOK app and stream the files using Bluetooth.

The MBLOK app for iOS and Android.

The MBLOK app for iOS and Android.

MBLOK wants to eliminate the need for an internet connection, believing that everyone should be able to access the files they want, when they want for complete content control. There's still 25 days left to get in on the fundraising action, but the early bird spaces are filling up quick. Head over and reserve your MBLOK, I know I will.

Would you purchase an MBLOK? Like for yes, comment for no and why!