By Robin Raskin | Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Last Gadget Standing nominee: iTwin
USB drives get lost. Google Docs and Dropbox are not known for their high security. iTwin just announced a plug-and-play device that makes it both easy and secure to keep computers synchronized—regardless of where they are. Think of it as a secure cable from one computer to another—without the cable.
The iTwin creates a highly secure, peer-to-peer, hardware-enabled, AES-256 encrypted connection between the two computers. The two halves of iTwin are first paired on a user’s computer, creating a crypto key which is specific to the device. Only the two halves of the user’s iTwin know the key. Plug the halves into the USB ports of any two online computers, anywhere in the world, and iTwin works like the two ends of a cable, without the cable. A window pops up allowing you to edit, synchronize or transfer between your two devices.
The device is no bigger than a USB drive and fits comfortably into pockets and bags. It is available in two colors, lime green and gunmetal gray. iTwin goes on sale in December.