These look cool, but I’d like to get a hands-on to actually test the speeds of these. I usually just use a regular flash drive with my tablets, especially for temporary stuff, no need to transfer it to the tablet just to delete it soon after right? So anyway SanDisk has just announced two new wireless flash storage products, one is a flash drive and one is a media drive.
SanDisk a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced SanDisk Connect™, a line of wireless flash memory storage devices including the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive and SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive. These new wireless devices represent the next generation of portable storage, delivering an easier way to access and share content across multiple mobile devices.
“Today’s consumers own an increasing number of mobile devices and accessing content across them can be a challenge,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “With the new SanDisk Connect product line, we’re raising the bar on what consumers can expect from personal storage. We combined the portability of small flash memory storage devices with the convenience of wireless streaming and sharing functionality.”
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive provides a convenient and affordable way for consumers with a variety of devices to wirelessly store, share and stream content, across mobile devices and computers. As the smallest wireless USB storage device available to date, the drive allows users to enjoy up to 32GB1 of extra storage for their devices without the need for an Internet connection or cables. Users can simultaneously access photos, movies, music and documents on their drive from multiple devices around the house or on the go, with up to four hours of continuous streaming on a single charge2.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive is the perfect companion for road warriors or parents who need entertainment ready to enjoy. Users can easily take content such as high-definition (HD3) movies, videos, music and photos with them wherever they go. This stylish pocket-sized device is designed for convenience and portability, and offers up to eight continuous streaming hours on a single charge2. It is available in capacities up to 64GB and has an SDHC™/SDXC™ memory card slot which allows users to store or share more content, or conveniently view high-quality photos on a mobile device from a camera’s memory card4. The media drive wirelessly connects up to eight mobile devices and can stream up to five different HD movies at once.
Easy to Use and Compatible
The SanDisk Connect line of products is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android™ devices as well as PC and Mac computers5. Movies, music, photos and documents can be loaded by simply dragging and dropping the files, and accessed via the SanDisk Connect apps available for download from the App Store, Google Play™ Store and the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is available in 16GB or 32GB capacities at an MSRP of $49.99 and $59.99 respectively. In the U.S., it is available for preorder on Amazon.com, Newegg.com and Micro Center, with availability at Best Buy starting in August. It will also be available for preorder on Amazon.com in Germany and UK.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive comes with 32GB or 64GB storage capacities at $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. It is available for preorder in the U.S. on Amazon.com with Q4 availability in Germany and UK.
1 1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
2 Based on streaming 720p content at 2mbps to one device; actual life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable.
3 HD (1280×720) video support may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors. www.sandisk.com/HD
4 Card sold separately.
5 Mobile devices: iOS version 5.0 or higher, Android version 2.3 or higher; PC or Mac computer: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS 10.6 or higher; Wi-Fi enabled devices: web browser.