SanDisk Corp., a leading maker of NAND flash-based products, on Monday 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. 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,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk.
SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive
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 32GB 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 charge.
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive
The SanDisk Connect wireless media drive is the perfect companion for road warriors or parents who need entertainment ready to enjoy. This pocket-sized device is designed for convenience and portability, and offers up to eight continuous streaming hours on a single charge. 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 card. 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 Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google Android-based devices as well as PC and Mac computers. 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.