SanDisk announces iXpand flash drive for iPhone and iPad
SanDisk announced last week the iXpand, their first flash drive designed specifically for the Apple iPhone and iPad families. SanDisk's product marketing vice president Dinesh Bahal says "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."
According to the official press release, the iXpand "is a powerful, yet simple-to-use solution that quickly transfers photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC — all without cables, Internet connections, or bandwidth limitations." These are its main specs and features:
- Capacities: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
- Interface: Lightning, USB 2.0
- Device compatibility: iPhone and iPad devices with iOS 7.1 or higher, as well as PCs running Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.5+
- Battery: 3.7 V lithium-ion, pre-charged
- Warranty: two-year
The SanDisk iXpand also has a sync app companion that provides cross-platform encryption so users can transfer and access their sensitive content from iPhones, iPads, PCs and Macs. It has a premium metallic case and can be purchased from BestBuy or SanDisk.com for $59.99 USD, $79.99 USD, or $119.99 USD, depending on capacity (the 32 GB version is a BestBuy exclusive).