Gadgets like smartphones and slates come with a fairly minimal amount of internal storage these days. Especially Android device makers are starting to remove the expandable storage support of microSD cards, by increasing local storage on a smartphone or tablet, and such like Galaxy S6 family for instance. When speaking about Apple’s iOS smartphones, the Mac maker never, ever offered iPhone, iPad customers access to external memory slots, aiming to improve both design and actual memory performance. What would be a standard if you get a smartphone with up to 128GB of storage? Lot of space to store files and data. Talking about HD and 4K videos and larger PNG image files and mp3 songs, obviously consumes all of the internal storage of a device with relative ease. Now comes SanDisk, with a solution offering a new Connect Wireless Stick to get rid off.
First of all, the Connect Wireless Stick looks like any other USB storage device that you may have relying on; nothing out of ordinary visually. One main reason why it actually looks like a standard thumb drive is because it is. Similar to thumb drive but serves up the exact functionality if the user chosses to use it in that manner. Actually, it is a lot more than that, which is where the appeal will likely sit for those who own a smartphone or tablet and want additional storage.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is a USB flash drive that packs a built-in wireless chip and that’s compatible with regular computers and smartphones. The stick can be used in both as a regular falsh drive, by just plugging it into a compatible USB port, or over-the-air (OTA), with the help of an accompanying app on the iPhone or Android device. Trust me, it gonna be the best alternative for extra storage space wirelessly.
In addition to offering standard USB thumb drive functionality, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is also has a built-in WiFi antenna that can pair out content saved on its internal storage to three connected pieces of hardware at any given time. How? Simply put, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick lets you use three mobile devices at a time to wirelessly save and access photos, videos and any other files that may be stored on your smart devices. It actually has an internal lithium-ion battery, that promises to last up to 4.5 hours before the joy comes to an end and a recharge is needed.
SanDisk has a lot of experience with this type of category of product and isn’t any more stranger to serving up hardware of this initiative. But this will be the first time the company has ventured into the 128GB territory with a wireless device of this nature. Those interested in bargaining this type of wireless additional storage can expect to pay up to $99 for the previlage, which may seem a little expensive, considering you can actually purchase huge wireless external hard drives or not much more.
Third-party and other manufacturers from China, and all around the world offers this type of wireless storage drives, but they simply don’t offer the portability and flixibility of the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick. SanDisk’s new smartphone and the tablet-friendly memory stick is already available for purchase from Amazon, Best Buy and SanDisk.com.
The 32GB base model will set you back $39.99 price, whereas the 64GB model will cost you $59.99. And as mentioned above, you have to dish out $99 for the 128GB model. You can buy the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick directly from Amazon.