SanDisk is back with an entirely redesigned second-generation version of its maiden MFi-certified iXpand flash drive for iPhone and iPad extremely popular product. Launched a refreshed iXpand USB 3.0 flash drive with a flexible Lightning connector for both Apple products. The new iXpand offers the same level of functionlaity as the original version that introduced eighteen months ago, but does so with a makeover and fresh looking aesthetic that brings the product into the modern age, while also managing to remain compatible with iPhones and iPads that are housed in most popular third-party cases.
The SanDisk branding at the first glance, you can instantly tell that this is an upgraded product and comes overall color scheme, that provides an air of familiarity and makes you feel comfortable with what you’re getting from a trust perspective. In fact, the new iXpand looks to have been designed to look and feel like what we all expect from a standard USB flash drive to be. The difference here is what the Lightning connector to directly connect to the iPhone and iPad hardware, and most probably the curved design which rapidly allow the other end of the stick to be folded to the back of the iPhone or iPad, making it more less obtusive than the earlier iXpand range.
Additionally, SanDisk has also refreshed the iXpand Drive mobile app with a new design and other extreme functionality. Using the Drive app, you can open the iPhone’s camera, take photos or record videos, and have the content saved directly onto the iXpand flash drive rather than the hardware’s internal storage. The iXpand Drive app can also be set up to automatically backup content to social media, and likewise supports direct music and video playback. For security purposes, the new iXpand drive also includes encryption software for password-protecting. The SanDisk iXpand also allows users able to watch supported media formats directly from the drive itself without actually having to move it onto another platform. All of these offers been handled by a dedicated app which is free to download from the App Store.
Product design and visuals are well framed, but what is SanDisk offering from a technical perspective with this refresh? There’s still integrated USB 3.0 technology for improved read and write data transfer speeds, bot from the iPhone or iPad to the device, and from the device to the connected iOS device.
SanDisk is giving away the new iXpand with four capacity choices: 16GB for $49.99, 32GB for $59.99, 64GB for $89.99, or a whopping 128GB for $119.99. In addition, the users of iXpand with their iPhones and iPads will be able capture more photographs, and storing media in 4K quality format. Approximately, SanDisk estimates 70-percent of device owners transfer data to and from another storage solution. The company is clearly looking forward to position the iXpand as that solution for iOS users.
If you are one been finding yourself running out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad, this could be the modern flexible solution that you’ve been looking for.
The drive is compatible with the following Apple devices running iOS 8.2 or later:
- 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
- iPod touch (5th generation)
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