As you’ll no doubt be aware by now, I’m terrible at organising my photos and videos. I’ve got the Meem cable to backup my stuff when I’m charging, but what if you want to have a flash drive on my iPhone instead?
SanDisk have the answer people. This is the iXpand Flash Drive and can add up to 128GB of additional space. They’ve got a new app to go with the gadget that’ll take the data transfer hassle out of the process and this.. umm.. “interesting” design means that it’ll fit no matter what case you’re using. On the right of this shot is the flexible Lightning connector and USB 3.0 connector with encryption software. You can back up your camera roll or grab, view and share the content on the drive with your contacts.
Prices start at just £34.99 for the 16GB version. It’s £44.99 for the 32GB one, £59.99 for the 64GB and £89.99 for the full 128GB. You’ll need iOS 8.2 or above.
SanDisk Reinvents its Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad
Company Expands Its Industry-Leading Mobile Storage Portfolio with New iXpand Flash Drive
London, April 21, 2016 – SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today launched the next-generation iXpand™ Flash Drive, a mobile storage device designed to help people quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity1. The iXpand Flash Drive features a new, modern design that fits with most iPhone and iPad cases, a USB 3.0 connector for faster transfer speeds to Mac or PCs, and a completely redesigned app to easily manage photos, videos and music.
According to a recent consumer survey2 conducted by SanDisk in the U.S., many iPhone users are looking to free up more space on their phones. “People are using their mobile phones to capture tons of photos and videos, and more than 70 percent of users transfer files off of their iPhones to another storage location,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “Our line of mobile storage offerings can immediately help them free up space. With the new iXpand Flash Drive, people can spend more time using their iPhone to capture what they love, and less time worrying about how and where to transfer these photos and videos.”
Designed to be the perfect storage companion for iPhone and iPad, the reinvented iXpand Flash Drive features a flexible Lightning connector and now a USB 3.0 connector so users can quickly and easily move photos and videos between their iPhone and iPad and Mac or PCs. The iXpand Flash Drive allows users to automatically back up their camera roll and contacts, and watch popular video formats3 straight from the drive. The new drive also includes encryption software that password-protects files, allowing people to share their content while keeping sensitive files secure across devices4.
The product features a redesigned app, the iXpand Drive app, which offers new features and an improved user experience. Giving users the option to save space instantly, the app now has a camera function so users can shoot and save photos or videos directly to the drive instead of on their iPhone or iPad. The app also allows users to automatically back up content from popular social networking sites, as well as play back music within the app.
Built for the next-generation iXpand Flash Drive, the iXpand Drive app is available for download from the App Store for iPhone and iPad. The app launches when the iXpand Flash Drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad – allowing for immediate storage expansion, access to the user’s content and easy file management.
SanDisk offers a full range of mobile storage solutions, making it easy for consumers to expand the memory and manage content on their favorite Apple and Android devices. To see SanDisk’s complete line of innovative offerings, please visit: www.sandisk.com/home/mobile-device-storage
Pricing and Availability
The iXpand Flash Drive features a two-year limited warranty in the United Kingdom. It’s available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, with MSRPs of £34.99, £44.99, £59.99 and £89.99, respectively. The drive is compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) running iOS 8.2 or later.
The new iXpand Flash Drive is available now at Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Currys PC World & SanDisk.com.