USB flash drives are rather economical, and nowadays, you could select one up online with capabilities going beyond 100GB for next to nothing. As a matter of fact, 128GB thumb drives are fairly typical, and easily convenient given that files could be walked around without the requirement for hard disks or cloud storage space, which needs a suitable Internet link when we’re talking concerning the hundreds of gigabytes. Today, SanDisk has actually released a variant of its alreadying existing flash drive that not only offers 128GB for a luring sub-$ 150 cost point, but it additionally packs its own Lightning connector that brings Apple’s iPhone and iPad into play.

The closed-source iOS ecosystem has actually implied that dragging and going down data on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is off the schedule – – unless you occur to be jailbroken, that is – – yet the iXpand flash drive offers a degree of relief by allowing you handle data and stream content from your flash drive right to your iOS device.


The iXpand itself is not a new point from SanDisk, yet the introduction of the 128GB model is, and with a cost point of $ 149.99, it offers an appealing possibility to iOS device proprietors trying to find a little bit a lot more property to play about with.

After all, Apple demands a substantial quantity per storage increment when it involves the iPhone and iPad, and if you were to stump up the $ 150 for the SanDisk iXpand, you can cram it with, claim, a bunch of your video clip material for enjoying on your device without having actually handed over huge amounts for the 128GB variants the iPhone/ iPad.

It’s not all concerning streaming, however. The SanDisk iXpand friend application, available through the App Store, can be configured to automatically sync your photos and videos also, indicating you have actually a backup alternative that doesn’t involve iCloud or other cloud-based system. And hello, if you don’t require 128GB, there are smaller-capacity variants already offered at considerably lesser price.


The only genuine disadvantage, from what I can view, is that it’s USB 2.0, which is a significant drag considered that most new hard disks and computer tools is appropriate with USB 3.0 as standard. The rate distinction is substantial, as any person who has utilized USB 3.0 will attest, and when you’re talking concerning abilities of 128GB, transfer times are visiting be significantly hindered by the fact that the item is based upon an older standard.

Still, if you have an interest in a USB drive that also supplements the iOS experience, inspect the SanDisk internet site for even more info.

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