Speaking of remote access , another interesting one has popped up at CES, this one though is hardware USB based.  The idea is you plug one into your computer then go anywhere in the world with an internet connection and plug in the other part to enable access to your home computer. Price is $99, which isn’t bad.

iTwin today announced the U.S. general availability of its new iTwin Remote File Access device ($99) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The iTwin is comprised of two identical parts that resemble a standard USB drive. When one end of the iTwin goes into the main computer, its matching half, or “twin,” can be activated on any PC with an Internet connection, enabling immediate access to files from one computer to the other. iTwin allows users to share, copy or back-up work documents, digital music and photo libraries, or general files and folders needed from the road. Professional users of iTwin can also collaborate by remotely accessing and/or editing files, while ensuring complete versioning control. (See a 90-second video of how iTwin works here.)

itwin thumb CES2011: Get Easy Remote File Access in the Palm of Your Hand With iTwin

File sharing and back-up have previously come at substantial risk to the user. Portable storage devices have limited storage capacity and if lost, security and privacy is compromised. Login-based solutions rely on passwords, which are difficult to remember and risky, as passwords can be hacked; cloud-providers require a third party to host sensitive information. iTwin allows users to safely keep all their files in one place by utilizing military-grade 256-bit AES encryption.

“Given the fast pace of both professional and personal lives today, people appreciate the option of instant access to their files without requiring them to haul around multiple devices,” said iTwin co-founder and COO Kal Takru. “iTwin users can travel without a laptop, and without the risks associated with USB flash drives or the storage limitations of the cloud. Safe, effective, and utterly portable, iTwin gives you the freedom to be productive while leaving the bulk behind.”

iTwin is available now at an introductory price of $99 USD at www.iTwin.com/buy_iTwin.php.

For more information, please visit www.itwin.com.