13 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2009 2:20 AM by William Donelson
William Donelson Level 4 Level 4
Is there anyway for me to read the contents of a USB Flash Drive directly into an iPod Touch, without going to a Mac or PC at some point?

Thanks

G4 dual 1.25GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), ( London, UK )
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7
    No
  • Anna Sandham Level 4 Level 4
    do you see a USB socket on your ipod?
  • William Donelson Level 4 Level 4
    Anna - Re: Your sarcasm...

    I do not see a USB socket on my non-existent iPod, no.

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    So. You'd need to plug the USB Flash Drive somehow (at least) into a WiFi device of some sort.

    Does the iPod Touch have BlueTooth? Is there a BlueTooth adaptor WITH significant built-in USER memory?

    Seems like a nice product idea: BlueTooth box with 8GB of Flash memory built in...

    Are there any clever ideas about how to add or access external memory without a PC or Mac (or Internet website)?

    (I know that, given a WiFi connection, I can put all this and more on a website, at limited speed, thanks)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    Does the iPod Touch have BlueTooth?

    No.

    Are there any clever ideas about how to add or access external memory without a PC or Mac (or Internet website)?

    Sorry, but the iPod touch doesn't allow such access. There are some utilities that purport to enable "disk mode" that allows the iPod touch to be used as a storage device, but 1) it still to the best of my knowledge requires connection to a computer, 2) doesn't allow the iPod to access those files, just store them and 3) generally requires the iPod touch to be hacked.

    even a WiFi connection, I can put all this and more on a website, at limited speed, thanks

    The iPod touch can't, to the best of my knowledge, download files from a web site.
  • William Donelson Level 4 Level 4
    even a WiFi connection, I can put all this and more on a website, at limited speed, thanks

    The iPod touch can't, to the best of my knowledge, download files from a web site.


    Onto the screen, though.

    Can Safari save archives on the iPod Touch?
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    No.
  • VA2020 Level 4 Level 4
    William Donelson wrote:

    Does the iPod Touch have BlueTooth?


    Maybe on the 2nd gen iPT (but it hasn't be activated yet). OS 3.0 coming summer 2009...

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/17/2g-ipod-touch-to-have-bluetooth-capability-un locked-by-iphone-os/
  • XSemperIdem5 Level 1 Level 1
    The App Store has an App called Discover that claims to allow WiFi access. I just got it and will be trying it. It's free.
  • Anna Sandham Level 4 Level 4
    that app won't give extra memory to the iPod touch though. it just allows access to files on a wifi network - handy though, thanks for pointing it out, gonna try it myself!

    william - apologies for my sarcastic reply! it just seemed a rather obvious answer, if you could attach a USB drive to it, the iPod touch would have a socket to do so.
  • William Donelson Level 4 Level 4
    Anna - haven't decided to get one yet, thus the questions here.
  • Anna Sandham Level 4 Level 4
    fair enough.
    i think you have the answers to your questions - no there isnt bluetooth (although the second gens have bluetooth functionality to use with nike plus, and there is considerable specualtion and rumour that suggests this function may possibly be 'activated properly' in future)

    i'd thoroughly recommend them though. fantatstic pieces of kit
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7
    AirShare is another app that lets you share files between a touch and a computer (both PC and Mac) via wi-fi.

    Keep in mind tough, that a touch isn't like other iPods that include large hard drives and can be mounted on a desktop like a drive.

    There is a wi-fi enabled flash card - Eye-Fi and they have a iPhone app that might be what you want, but a 2GB card starts at $80.
  • William Donelson Level 4 Level 4
    Very interesting! And you're right; the price is pretty high. I'll check them out anyway.x



    F Shippey wrote:
    AirShare is another app that lets you share files between a touch and a computer (both PC and Mac) via wi-fi.

    Keep in mind tough, that a touch isn't like other iPods that include large hard drives and can be mounted on a desktop like a drive.

    There is a wi-fi enabled flash card - Eye-Fi and they have a iPhone app that might be what you want, but a 2GB card starts at $80.