At home, at work, in your car, in your wallet – one can never have too many flash drives, as the need to store and access data on the spot is forever growing. Just stick them in an USB port and you’re ready to go.
But what about a not-so-common wireless streaming flash drive? The recently unveiled SanDisk Connect flash memory drive and media drive both have this capacity, being able to stream data to any device equipped with wireless capabilities.
The Connect Wireless Flash Drive and the Connect Wireless Media Drive are the first Wi-Fi enabled storage devices from SanDisk. Both flash memory drives are equipped with a built-in battery and 802.11n Wi-Fi network. The battery can be easily charged via a USB connection.
Both drives can stream information to PCs, Macs, Android or iOS devices of Kindle Fire platforms. For compatibility and easy data transfer, the devices need to run a SanDisk Connect app.
The SanDisk Connect devices can stream data to multiple Wi-Fi clients simultaneously, but the Connect Wireless Media Drive can actually send regular data to up to 8 devices or send five streams of HD video simultaneously. Besides regular data, the drives can also relay Internet access and share a connection to all devices connected in a Wi-Fi network.
Both devices are out this month. The Flash Drive will be available in 16GB and 32GB sizes and will retail for $50 and $60 respectively. The Media Drive will cost $80 and $100 for the 32GB and 64GB versions. And if 64GB is not enough, the Media Drive is equipped with a SD card slot that allows up to 128GB extra space.
World’s fastest microSDX card
But before unveiling the two new flash drives, SanDisk released what it says if the world’s fastest microSDXC card. The 64GB Extreme microSDX card boasts speeds of up to 80 MB/s for reading and 50 MB/s for writing data.
The product is primarily designed for smartphone or tablet use. According to SanDisk, the card can playback full HD and 4K video and comes with an adapter for SD and SDHC slots. The card is also resistant to water, shocks, X-rays and able to work at temperatures of -13 to 185 Fahrenheit.
The SanDisk Extreme microSDX is available for $200.
What do you think of SanDisk’s new products? Check out this video about the SanDisk Connect and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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