Smartphones and tablets come with a fairly comprehensive amount of internal storage these days. It’s fairly standard to get a smartphone with up to 128GB of storage, which once upon a time would have seemed like a whole lot of space to store files and data. These days however, that rarely lasts very long with the existence of HD and 4K videos, large image files and mp3 songs, making it extremely easy to consume all of the internal storage of a device with relative ease. Step forward SanDisk, with its new Connect Wireless Stick solution.
At first glance, the Connect Wireless Stick looks like any other USB storage device that you may have lying around; nothing out of the ordinary visually. One of the main reasons why it actually looks like a standard thumb drive is because it is. It has the same characteristics as a thumb drive and serves up the exact same functionality if the user chooses to use it in that way. The great thing however, is that it’s actually a lot more than that, which is where the appeal will likely sit for those who own a smartphone or tablet and want additional storage.
In addition to offering standard USB thumb drive functionality, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick also has a built-in WiFi antenna that can dish out content saved on its internal storage to three connected pieces of hardware at any given time. Simply put, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick lets you use three mobile devices at a time to wirelessly save and access photos, videos and any other files that may be stored on your smart devices. The internal lithium-ion battery promises to last for up to 4.5 hours before the fun comes to an end and a recharge is needed.
SanDisk isn’t a stranger to serving up hardware of this type. The company has a lot of experience with this category of product, but this is the first time it has ventured into the 128GB territory with a wireless device of this nature. Those interested in this type of wireless additional storage can expect to cough up $99 for the privilege, which may seem a little expensive, considering you can actually purchase huge wireless external hard drives for not much more, but they simply don’t offer the portability and flexibility of the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick.
The 32GB base model will set you back $39.99, whereas the 64GB model will cost you $59.99. And as mentioned above, you have to dish out $99 for the 128GB model.
You can buy the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick directly from Amazon.
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