SanDisk Announces 'iXpand Flash Drive' With Lightning Connector for iPhone, iPad

SanDisk Announces 'iXpand Flash Drive' With Lightning Connector for iPhone, iPad

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SanDisk today announced the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, the company's first USB Flash Drive designed specifically for iPhone and iPad.

"According to IDC, nearly three-quarters of all images are now captured on smartphones and tablets1," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. "With this significant increase in mobile-generated content, consumers are looking for easy ways to manage it all. In fact, our research shows that 82% of U.S. smartphone users find transferring photos, videos, music and other files to be very important to them2. We created the iXpand Flash Drive to offer consumers a quick and safe way to move their favorite content between devices so it's available when and where they want it."

SanDisk Announces 'iXpand Flash Drive' With Lightning Connector for iPhone, iPad

The iXpand Flash Drive lets you quickly transfers photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC without cables, Internet connections, or bandwidth limitations.

The iXpand sync app launches when the iXpand Flash Drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad and can be configured to automatically sync photos and videos from the camera roll to the drive. In addition, users can store their favorite movies on the iXpand Flash Drive and instantly play them directly from the drive on their iPhone or iPad. Most popular movie formats, including non-native and PC-friendly ones, like AVI & WMV, are supported -- saving time, effort and complexity of converting video formats.

The iXpand sync app also enables cross-platform encryption, offering consumers the ability to transfer and access their sensitive files from iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac computers. Using the iXpand sync app, files can be password-protected on the drive directly from an iPhone or iPad and then easily decrypted on a Mac or PC and vice versa.

The iXpand sync app is available on the App Store for iPhone or iPad.

Capacity and Compatibility:
The iXpand Flash Drive is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB* capacities and is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini running iOS 8 or iOS 7. The iXpand Flash Drive was designed with a unique flexible connector so it can connect directly to iPhone or iPad without first removing the protective case. The drive features a premium metal exterior which adds to its durability. The iXpand Flash Drive also comes with a two-year limited warranty.

Pricing and Availability
The iXpand Flash Drive will be available in the U.S. at Best Buy stores and at Starting November 16, Best Buy stores will exclusively offer the 32GB iXpand Flash Drive at an MSRP of $79.99. The iXpand Flash Drive is available now at, and is coming soon to select retailers globally. The 16GB and 64GB capacities will be available at $59.99 and $119.99, respectively.

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SanDisk Announces 'iXpand Flash Drive' With Lightning Connector for iPhone, iPad

TechnoGeek - November 14, 2014 at 2:49pm
I have the 50 gig Box that I use anywhere for free. Having to lug around another piece of hardware is old school.
Darmeng - November 14, 2014 at 4:41pm
Ok assshole, let's see if you can access to your damn box without an internet connection
gurung - November 14, 2014 at 3:16am
$120 for 64gig, better i would get 2TB wireless HDD for 249 doller. which could be used by upto 8 devices at a time.
odedo1 - November 14, 2014 at 10:27pm
Did and done but try making it a keychain, I believe it won't work ;-)
gurung - November 14, 2014 at 11:56pm
if you are talking about more storage space without adding bulk to your device, then i would suggest you to plug in your HDD with your router and setup ready share feature from router setting page. once done start accessing your files from anywhere on your any devices. just the down side is you need internet for that but now a days almost everybody has got huge data pack included with their monthly phone plan. like this you could get rid of the key chain as well ;-) wink wink .
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