Review: iTwin

Some of you might have heard of this product call iTwin from TechCrunch 50 2009. iTwin is a consumer device which provides Plug & Play Remote File Access. It is designed in Singapore and assembled in Malaysia.

When I first heard about iTwin, I thought to myself: Why would anyone want to buy this? There are many ways to do file transfer between 2 computers. You can do remote desktop. You can send thru msn or email. Most of the methods are free of charge. Why bother spending money to get the iTwin?

Well honestly, the iTwin might not be a suitable product for the geeks. The geeks most slightly won’t appreciate the simplicity of the iTwin. But I do see the beauty of iTwin among the normal computers who are not so tech savvy. iTwin is very easy to use. Just plug it into your computer, run the setup and you are ready to share file on your end. Simply drag and drop the files you wish to share into iTwin application (Which looks a lot like Window’s File Explorer). It’s that easy. Anyone who know how to plug in a USB device will know how to setup remote file access. I think my 7 year old nephew can do it too.

And you don’t need to worry about security. The files transfer are in 256-bit AES encryption. You can password protect your iTwin to prevent unauthorized access. And if you lose 1 of the Twin, just login to iTwin’s website to disable it. That’s how secure and simple the iTwin is.
But the whole iTwin system is still a little rough on the edges. You can still see iTwin System folder in My Computer even when the Twin is not being plugged in. Ideally, it should be hidden until you plug in a Twin into your USB port. But that’s not a big issue.

Currently, iTwin only supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. No MacOS support yet but understand that they are working on it.
iTwin is great for non tech savvy computer users who wants to share file remotely. And those geeks who are lazy to setup remote file sharing. Like me.
In short:
Easy to setup remote file access system
Likes:
Easy to setup
256-bit AES encryption
Disabling access remotely
Dislikes:
No MacOS support

5 comments

  1. Osman: I’m not sure. You might want to email them to check. I guess they should be able to since they are a Singapore company. Just cross the causeway.
    Or you can get someone in Singapore to help you buy

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