SanDisk Corporation unveiled the latest addition to its line of mobile storage products, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, which will make sharing and transferring files between mobile devices and computers easier.
With up to 128 GB of storage, consumers will be able to save all their high quality photos and HD videos to free up their smartphone storage space. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick uses the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard to allow consumers to transfer and save files as well as stream HD videos or music on up to three drives at a time (although up to five devices can connect to the stick). The device can support a 1080p video stream for up to 4.5 hours on a single charge. To change its internal battery, simply connect the stick by plugging it into any USB port.
The wireless file server features the SanDisk Connect app, which is compatible with iOS 8.0 or later, Android 4.2 or later, standard PCs and Macs and Fire tablets, so that the user can easily back up and manage the content shared on their devices.
The app can only support DRM-free files, so it will not be able to stream movies rented or purchased from iTunes or Amazon on their devices.
"We live in an era where we are truly living a mobile lifestyle. We use our devices to capture life's moments, and work in a way that was never before possible — all of which has created the need for a new generation of mobile storage," VP of SanDisk product marketing Dinesh Bahal said in a press release. "The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is designed to give people a simple, intuitive way to save and access all of the great content they create and consume across multiple devices, without breaking the bank."
For those who just want to save or access a quick work or school file, the USB drive can also connect right into a computer to transfer and save files instantly without the use Wi-Fi.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is available in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB options that range from $29.99 to $99.99. Still, $99.99 for 128 GB of storage is cheaper than its predecessor, which cost $110.