Besides greater capacities, faster transfer speeds and novel designs, there hasn’t been much recent innovation with USB flash drives. That is why the Paketta from King Jim is such a welcome break. With built-in Wi-Fi B, G, N hardware it can wirelessly broadcast its contents to PCs and mobile devices.
There are a few caveats, though. The wireless hardware needs power, and since there’s no battery on board, the Packetta needs to be connected to a USB port to broadcast. It also requires a special piece of software for any devices that want to access it wirelessly. And for the time being it’s limited to Windows 7 and iOS devices. But Windows 8 and OS X versions of the app should be available next year.