Toshiba today at CES 2015 announced the launch of the company's first TransferJet file transfer dongle with support for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new TJM35420LT dongle includes a Lightning adapter for iOS devices and allows for the transfer of files between compatible devices using Sony's TransferJet close proximity wireless transfer technology.

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The low-power TransferJet dongle works over very short distances (3 cm or less) and supports data transfer speed of up 375 Mbps, which is fast enough to send a 100 MB file in just three seconds.

Users only need to attach the 24 millimeter-square adapter to their iOS devices and open the TranferJet iOS app in order to initiate file transfers. Files can be transferred via the TransferJet dongle to another iOS device or other TransferJet-compatible devices such as CyberShot digital cameras, VAIO computers, and more.

Toshiba's new TransferJet for iOS with Lightning adapter will be available this spring starting first in Japan and followed by Europe, the Americas, and Asia. A Toshiba spokesman tells Macworld the dongle is planned to retail for the equivalent of $33-$41.

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ArtOfWarfare Avatar
96 months ago
Anyone know if this is bidirectional, eg I could use it to send files from say a camera with wifi TO the iPhone?

- Bearing in mind that Apple wont let its own SD Card adapter transfer files from an SD card to an iPhone.
The picture in the article clearly shows a "Receive" section in the companion app.
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John.B Avatar
96 months ago
As frustrating as AirDrop has been (works from Mac to iPhone for me, but not iPhone to Mac) an alternative couldn't be any worse.
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Harmonious Zen Avatar
96 months ago
Wait, so both users have to have the dongle? Seems DOA if that's the case.
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Tumbleweed666 Avatar
96 months ago
Anyone know if this is bidirectional, eg I could use it to send files from say a camera with wifi TO the iPhone?

- Bearing in mind that Apple wont let its own SD Card adapter transfer files from an SD card to an iPhone.
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hlfway2anywhere Avatar
96 months ago
What kind of issues you face? I've never had any issues with using airdrop across my personal devices that are linked to my own icloud account (not that, that is a requirement).

It works every time, only time I've had issue which is fixable by enabling older Mac mode when transferring files from new Mac to a old Mac.

Also I don't think airdrop from iPhones works with older macs like 2011 and older despite running Yosemite.

nearly every time i try to air drop one of us has to restart our phone to actually get it to show up on the other persons device. or we have to fiddle with turning bluetooth on and off or something. it has only "just worked" once or twice since it came out for me, and it's rarely a situation in which the configurations weren't correct. toggling on/off almost always fixes it without doing anything else.
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lowercaseperson Avatar
96 months ago
although i've practically never been able to get airdrop to work successfully on a first attempt (which should be embarrassing for Apple, honestly), i think i'd rather fight with AirDrop than buy this nonsense.

Hahaha yep - same experience here, "wait for it...wait for it...OK ACCEPT BEFORE IT GOES AWAY!"
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