Engadget stumbled across a nice new accessory for the iPad from Taiwan, the i-FlashDrive. It’s a flashdrive that also has a 30 pin dock connector that lets it attach to an iOS device and communicate with a special app on the device, which is then used to copy files. The functionality is very similar to that of the AirStash, though achieved in a very different way.
Unfortunately the cost of the flashdrive is going to be an issue for many. Starting at $95 for 8GB and going to $180 for the 32GB version it’s actually more expensive than the corresponding AirStash/SD card combo (with the exception of the 8GB) and while it does have size on its side and doesn’t require you to charge the battery, it doesn’t have the AirStash’ expandability (carry many cards), can’t be used to write stuff to SD cards and is iOS only (while the AirStash work with any Wifi device that has a browser). The i-FlashDrive will ship in a month or so