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Leef iBridge Mobile Memory Review: Does It Eliminate Smartphone Storage Woes?

If you’ve ever had to panic delete a few photos and videos to make one for new travel snapshots, you’ll appreciate the LEEF iBridge. The iBridge fits in the palm of your hand, but adds extra storage for photos and videos between 16-256 GB (depending on which model you buy). It works with iPhones, iPads, and iPods (it has a Lightning connector on one end, and a USB port so you can easily transfer files on the other).

Leef iBridge Mobile Memory Review

Price and Where to Buy Leef iBridge Mobile Memory: The 16 GB capacity model is $59.99 and the 256 GB goes for $399.99 on Amazon and Leef’s website.

How ILeef iBridge Mobile Memory Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Rely on your smartphone as your primary photo/video taking method, download lots of movies on your iPad, or have way too many songs on your iPod, you’ll appreciate this portable memory.
  • Value: 7/10. The 16 GB is basically like getting an extra iPhone, so the price point is pretty decent. Obviously, the price gets very expensive as you go up on the memory scale, but if you use that much storage space, it’s probably worth it.
  • Durability: 10/10. The j-shape design lets you use the Leef iBridge with your device’s protective case. It seems as sturdy as a regular flash drive.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. You can take thousands of more cool photos with extra memory!

Final Verdict: If you never have to delete important stuff off of your Apple devices to make room, you won’t need this. But if you’re always struggling with what to save, the Leef iBridge is a worthwhile investment.

Caroline is always on the lookout for cool new travel gear. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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