SanDisk has unveiled a 64GB version of its Connect Wireless Flash Drive at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. The 64GB model is an upgrade from its previous version that offers only a maximum of 32GB worth of storage capacity.

The Wi-Fi-based storage unit allows users to expand the storage of their mobile devices and is compatible with iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire range of tablets, and Android devices, as well as PC and Mac computers. SanDisk says the flash drive provides solution for mobile users who increasingly use more than half of their internal storage space.

In a news release, SanDisk cited data from SanDisk Memory Zone memory management app for Android that shows 44 percent of users use more than half of their mobile device's internal storage capacity and nearly one quarter utilizes up to 80 percent.

"We are addressing a common problem of consumers running out of memory on mobile devices, and are extending our Connect product line with a 64GB Wireless Flash Drive for access to even more videos, photos, music, and documents on-the-go," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president of product marketing at SanDisk.

The device provides more than just storage solution. It can connect up to eight devices even without an internet connection and stream media to up to three devices simultaneously. "With the SanDisk Connect products, consumers can expand the memory on their phones and tablets, stream movies, and share photos and documents with colleagues, friends and family with ease and style," Bahal said.

SanDisk is billing the thumb-sized drive as a handy way to share and store across different devices and as a memory expansion when a device reaches its storage capacity. "We're excited about this new category, specifically the form factor as the ease of use is the key thing," Bahal said.

The 64GB Connect Wireless Flash Drive sells for $99.99 in the U.S. and comes with a one year warranty. It is available at SanDisk.com, Amazon.com and B&H and other select retailers. For users who are not based in the US, SanDisk says the device will be available in select countries in Europe in the coming weeks.

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