Neowin Giveaway: iTwin secure file transfer device [Updated with Winner]

There are many ways to transfer files between computers over the Internet, but most of them have serious security concerns or terms of service agreements that users may not agree with. Last month, Neowin reviewed a product called the iTwin that makes a secured connection between two computers (soon to be more) so that files can be transferred without fear of a malicious user stealing the files. Instead of a service like Dropbox having access to your files, everything is stored on your own PCs. While some may see the need to connect a physical USB token to each machine as an inconvenience, the classic two-factor authentication method is a great way to prevent an attacker from stealing your data by simply guessing your password.

We are now going to give the iTwin away to one lucky reader. The contest is open to everyone worldwide, as long as you can receive the shipment. There are three ways to enter and you can enter once per day:

1) Make a post below. We'd like to hear what you would use your iTwin for, although this is not required.

2) Re-tweet this post with the above Tweet button and add @iTwinTweet to the end of the tweet.

3) You can also gain an additional entry by "liking" us on Facebook if you haven't already done so (one entry only).

The contest ends Wednesday, August 31 at 11:59PM EST.

Update: Congratulations to Sisero for winning the drawing!

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Sisero said,
Would be a great tool for linking my home and work systems for file movement. Enter me please.

Congratulations, you've been selected as the winner of the contest!

I would use the iTwin to transfer secure data from my employers network to my laptop before handing my notice in and then using said data for personal profit.
Of course if I now win this I could be in serious trouble LOL, maybe I should add a disclaimer?

I want in. I just upgraded my network at home to a Wireless N and am looking to set up a complete file, application and media streaming network for the whole house.

wow this would be really useful for business trips, if i forgot any files at home on the main desktop i could just sync up with my laptop.

I would use this for work without a doubt. Probably could talk my company into getting more once they see if it works well or not

i would create a scheduled offiste backup directly to my workplace's pc for synchronizing all my data! currently i manually take a backup hdd from work to home every month, this feels so outdated solution but i don't trust anyone but myself to handle the online transfer. It would make a awesome solution just for this purpose!!

Dept of Homeland Security would be sure to sniff your butt if you order one of these. I'm already on terror watch list for supporting Ron Paul, so pick me and keep Big Brother off these other guys backs.

I would like an iTwin because I want to safer in this technology world we live in, where even friends can't always be trusted.

Ahh but does it do linux!!!

Would be pretty useful, transfer files from one of our "offices" to the other (can students have offices?... ok ok one of our shacks) to the other.

Also fun to tinker with and see what dastardly things you can do with it

I guess I'm in!

My sister usually asks me to back up her files to her other pc and this should be less trouble for me

i want it to transfer porn from my computer to my wife's computer so she can watch it too

that is right we watch pornnnnnnnnnnn

bhast2 said,
i want it to transfer porn from my computer to my wife's computer so she can watch it too

that is right we watch pornnnnnnnnnnn


Why anyone in home environment would want use encryption for something else

I would use this to share my files like RAW Images between my laptop to my desktop so I can work on my photos on the go and anywhere. It would also be great for transferring large amounts of data!

This would be perfect between my house and home computers. Firing up filezilla for a single document is a pain so this would be pretty sweet

I'd use this to securely transfer files from work PC to my home PC. Man that would be nice to do without using dropbox or having to put them on server.

Sure, I'll enter.

I figure my parents could use this so they don't have to worry about networking and file transfers when I'm no longer at home.

I really dont see the point in the device if im honest because you need the second computer to always be on, if its not on for whatever reason then the device is useless, also why not just use a nas unit or a ftp kinda does the same thing and saves you money and a usb port.

How many people will enter this..

1. Without reading the 'rules' again
2. Without really even knowing what this device is for and/or having absolutely no real use for it?

Caleo said,
How many people will enter this..

1. Without reading the 'rules' again
2. Without really even knowing what this device is for and/or having absolutely no real use for it?


For free stuff it's not relevant You always can resell on ebay...