Apple took a step in the right direction by eliminating the 32GB models of its most recent phones and tablets, but anyone who isn’t willing to pay a $100 premium for extra storage is still out of luck. The issue is that Apple’s mobile devices don’t feature microSD card slots for expanded storage, but ZDNet has alerted us to an interesting alternative.

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MediaShair

This is IOGEAR’s MediaShair Wireless Media Hub. You can plug an SD card, a USB flash drive or even an external hard drive into this hub and then connect to it through your mobile device. It has built-in WiFi and can share media with up to seven iOS or Android devices at once.

You can even connect the MediaShair to an Ethernet port and share the connection wireless through the device.

The MediaShair is also equipped with a battery that lasts up to 9 hours and can serve as a portable charging station for your various phones and tablets.

If you’re looking for an affordable way to multiply the storage of your mobile device, the MediaShair Hub is definitely worth a look. It usually costs $99.95, but there are a few units left in stock on Amazon for under $52.

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