SanDisk has launched the next-generation iXpand Flash Drive, a mobile storage device designed to help people quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity. The iXpand Flash Drive features a new, modern design that fits with most iPhone and iPad cases, a USB 3.0 connector for faster transfer speeds to Mac or PCs, and a completely redesigned app to easily manage photos, videos and music.
According to a recent consumer survey conducted by SanDisk in the U.S., many iPhone users are looking to free up more space on their phones. “People are using their mobile phones to capture tons of photos and videos, and more than 70 percent of users transfer files off of their iPhones to another storage location,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk, in a statement. “Our line of mobile storage offerings can immediately help them free up space. With the new iXpand Flash Drive, people can spend more time using their iPhone to capture what they love, and less time worrying about how and where to transfer these photos and videos.”
The product features a redesigned app, the iXpand Drive app, which offers new features and an improved user experience. Giving users the option to save space instantly, the app 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.
Built for the next-generation iXpand Flash Drive, the iXpand Drive app is available for download from the App Store for iPhone and iPad. The 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.
SanDisk offers a full range of mobile storage solutions, making it easy for consumers to expand the memory and manage content on their favorite Apple and Android devices. To see SanDisk’s complete line of innovative offerings, please visit: www.sandisk.com/home/mobile-device-storage
The iXpand Flash Drive features a one-year limited warranty in the United States. It’s available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, with MSRPs of $49.99, $69.99, $89.99 and $129.99, respectively. The drive is compatible with 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 and iPod touch (5th generation) running iOS 8.2 or later. The new iXpand Flash Drive is available now at Amazon.com.
Source: SanDisk Corporation
iXpand v1 shipped before Leef. I have one of the first ones having ordered it on the first day to pre-order.
It is nice having a Jump Drive that can go between iOS and Mac OS X. I will have to see the new drive before buying one as my 64GB Model is still working well.
LeefCo has had a similar device for some time and they also have one that accepts MICRO SD cards so they’ll serve any capacity you want.
“According to a recent consumer survey conducted by SanDisk in the U.S., many iPhone users are looking to free up more space on their phones.”
Now THERE’s some hard data for you, by a trusted source none the less.
I never realized that there was as many as “many iPhone users” that needed this.
There is no denying that Apple is stingy with the memory.
Only to a troll.
Hmm… iCloud is $2.99 a month for 200GB ($.99 for 50 GB). I fail to see how this is cost effective. Also, I have to wonder, who would want to carry this thing around?
It is radically cost effective for accessing your 200GB.
How many times per month can you access your 200GB in the cloud with your data plan?
…”who would want to carry this thing around?”
Me. I dont always trust the Cloud, and I often need/want acess to my files when the Cloud is not available…or reliable. !
Sure when everyone had Unlimited data but now it is costly to add data. Why not just have this and not have to buy a 64gb iPhone?
One thing is for trips this is nice for the kids I can load movies on it and they can have lots of stuff to watch where they are not using data or can’t use data.
For years apple would not allow expansion where android did and it made me so mad android users would say you know I can plug in an sd card and I can add any amount of data to my phone you can’t do that.
The Amazon link goes to a SanDisk flash drive that indicates it’s USB 2.0.
See the link to the newer model towards the bottom of the page.
When they offer it as an encrypted drive (minimum FIPS 140-2 Level 2, preferably Level 3 or 4) with the already given features I’m in for a 128 GB or larger version!
Why would I want to have move all my data from an encrypted iPhone to an unencrypted drive? Answer: I wouldn’t.
You need your music to be encrypted? What kind of photos do you take that need to be encrypted?
Well, this is probably what Apple was waiting for, people to renovate and make things like this. Apple shouldn’t have to make expansion slots for SD cards, USB things, for those who don’t need it.