How about sticking a floppy drive in your smartphone?

Over the years I’ve put some interesting things into my Android phone.

Wow, that’s an opening line isn’t it?


It all started when I stuck a mouse into the USB port, just to prove that Android does indeed support a number of peripherals. Things moved on with the Huawei Desktop Mode, which lets you put monitors in, keyboards, USB drives, HDMI and Ethernet connections plus much more.

But, how about a floppy drive? Well, that’s what YouTuber LGR has been doing. For those of you who aren’t aware, back in the day we used to use floppy drives (which were floppy when they were 5.25 disks) to move data around. This is before cloud storage, before USB sticks and before streaming. You’d have a disk (here it’s a less-floppy 3.5″ model) which could hold a whole 1.44 MB of data.

Yes, 1.44 MB. To put that into perspective, that’s just enough space to save the main home page of Coolsmartphone, which is about 1.1 MB.

Here LGB shows us how he can transfer files from an old Windows 98 PC to his Android phone with a portable 3.5″ floppy drive. He even plays some old MS DOS games too..

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