The Best External Storage Options for iPhone That Work with iOS 13′s Files App « iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks

The Files app received a big update in iOS 13. Before, it was limited to local and cloud-based files, but now you can access data from external storage devices, including SD cards and USB drives. But before you try to connect your favorite card or drive to your iPhone, there are a few things you need to know. While the Files app does work with external USB drives and SD card readers now, support is limited due to two factors: iOS and the Lightning connector. The former affects which file system a drive can use, since iOS only reads from ExFAT, FAT32, HSF+, and APFS drives. The latter limits some drives based on the amount of power they draw. Because of these factors, not all external storage options will work. However, we’ve got you covered. After some research and testing, we’ve found some of the best external storage options to use with the Files app on your iPhone running iOS 13. The most plug-and-play storage options for iPhone are Lightning-based flash drives, aka thumb drives. With a Lightning-based flash drive, there is no need for a USB to Lightning adapter, so it just works. You simply plug them into the Lightning port, open Files, choose the drive, and acce...

BenQ SW270C Photo Editing Monitor Review: Worth the Upgrade

BenQ has finally launched the SW270C monitor, the successor to the best-selling 27-inch SW2700PT model, which has been a favorite among budget-conscious photographers. I had the pleasure to be one of the first European photographers to test the new SW270C, and made sure to properly put it through its paces for one whole month before writing this review. In my opinion, reviewing a piece of photography gear implies actually using that piece of gear for an extended amount of time. There is a clear divide between a quick product description disguised as a review and a real objective description about one’s real experience with a specific product, and readers obviously want to know about the latter. Before moving on to the review, here is the much needed disclaimer that I have been collaborating with BenQ Europe for the past two years by reviewing their products and providing them constructive feedback, as a way to improve their future launches. Following this, I have received the SW270C monitor free of charge, but I have not been paid to do this review. I know that many photographers are tired of reading reviews by sponsored photographers/influencers/ambassadors, as they are usually...