Milpitas, CA—SanDisk Corporation launched the next-generation iXpand flash drive, a mobile storage device designed to help people quickly free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity.
The iXpand drive features a modern design that fits most iPhone and iPad cases, a USB 3.0 connector for faster transfer speeds to Mac or PCs, and a redesigned app to manage photos, videos and music. 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.
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% of users transfer files off of their iPhones to another storage location,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “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 drive allows users to automatically back up their camera roll and contacts, and watch popular video formats from the drive. It also includes encryption software that password-protects files.
Xpand Drive App
Its redesigned companion app, the iXpand Drive app, has 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 permits users to automatically back up content from social networking sites and play back music within the app. Available for download from the App Store for iPhone and iPad, the app launches when the iXpand drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad.
The iXpand flash drive comes with a one-year limited warranty in the U.S. It’s available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, with SRPs of $49.99, $69.99, $89.99 and $129.99, respectively. sandisk.com