SanDisk just released an updated version of their iXpand Flash Drive offering up to 128GB of storage that easily plugs into current and late model iPhone or iPads. The thin and sleek two-sided thumb drive is designed to help people quickly and easily free up space on their iDevice and should even fit around most iPhone and iPad cases.
The iXpand Flash Drive (2016 model) 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. Users can automatically back up their camera roll and contacts, and watch popular video formats 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 devices.
The iXpand Drive 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. The app gives users the option to save space instantly, and 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.
Pricing and Availability
The iXpand Flash Drive features a one-year limited warranty in the United States and is available in four capacities.
But before you buy, you may want to check out CNET’s first look to learn a few of its flaws.