May 12, 2014

APACER AH 172 FLOWER CANDY Mobile Flash Drives OTG Review

By: Low Chern Lin

On-the-go USB storage for Android smartphones is taking its shape now, offering Android smartphones users the convenient of sharing media files instantly with ease. Not only giving ease of file sharing to its user, it works great as a memory expansion for Android smartphones without any memory expansion options too. 

In today's review, we'll take a look at Apacer's AH172 Flower Candy Mobile Flash Drives OTG which comes in 2 color choices and with a retail price of RM59.00 for 8GB, RM89.00 for 16GB and RM119.00 for 32GB.

  • Warranty - Lifetime warranty
  • Capacity: 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Comes with a Micro USB Female to USB Male Adapter
  • System requirments for smartphone and desktop: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista , Windows XP, LinuxKernel 2.6.x or later, MAC OS 10.x or later Android
  • Dimension: (L)33.1x(W)27x(H)11.9mm
  • Weight: 8g

On The Go file sharing - How It Works


It comes in a simple yet adorable packaging, girls will probably get attracted by it by first sight.

Details and instructions can be found at the back of the packaging.

Upon unboxing, you can only find the Flower Candy flash drive and a piece of Micro USB Female to USB Male Adapter for USB connectivity to PC.

It will fit it into almost any Android smartphone for quick and easy file sharing, but it will only work for a list of supported models of Android smartphones. 

List of supported devices can be found in the following link: 

Upon successful detection, you will be prompted with the screens as shown above. UsbDriveA will be the Flower Candy OTG flash drive that we have plugged in and media files (pictures, music, videos) copied into the OTG flash drive can be accessed with ease.

The Apacer Flower Candy OTG Flash Drive are just like other OTG flash drives you can find on the market, but with an added element of cute/adorable/etc added and this apparently, will not be everyone's cup of tea.

- Fast and easy to use
- Comes in large capacity (up to 32GB)
- Comes with a Micro USB Female to USB Male Adapter for PC connectivity

- Rather pricey
- Doesn't support most lower end Android smartphones

The Apacer AH 172 Flower Candy Mobile Flash Drives OTG is hereby awarded with our Tech Critter Recommended badge.