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SanDisk announces the Connect Wireless Stick, a personal Wi-Fi media server/USB flash drive
These days phone storage can be a problem. As the tools we have to consume media have evolved, so too have the file sizes they occupy. MicroSD is on its way out on even the most steadfast of offerings (though Android M could change that). Thankfully SanDisk has a product to solve this conundrum.
The SanDisk Wireless Connect Stick is both a traditional USB storage drive and a personal media server. Specifically, it 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.” The premise is rather simple: load it up with any kind of file you want from your computer, then activate the accessory’s portable Wi-Fi hotspot and it’s instantly accessible with your mobile phone or tablet. Up to three devices can be connected at one time, and the battery life is promised at approximately 4.5 hours on a single charge for single streaming.
This is ideal for individuals who don’t have a lot of internal storage, as well as those who don’t have the capacity or data plans to stream everything from the cloud. Facilitating this is the SanDisk Connect app, “which enables nearly effortless management of content…all via password-protected Wi-Fi connectivity.” and “also enables other cool features like auto-back up of photos and videos from the camera roll to the drive.” The companion app can be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store here.
The Wireless Connect Stick can be purchased at Amazon, BestBuy.com and SanDisk.com. It is available in “capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB at U.S. MSRPs ranging from $29.99-$99.99.”
The full press release follows.
MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today expanded its mobile storage portfolio with a new wireless mobile flash drive, the SanDisk Connect™ Wireless Stick. This new drive enables easy sharing, transferring and accessing of photos and videos between mobile devices and computers. Building on its award-winning SanDisk Connect Wireless family, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick features a higher capacity, up to 128GB*, a new app and cool, compact design – all at a great price.
“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.”
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick now gives consumers even more freedom to save and access photos, videos and other files from their favorite Wi-Fi-enabled devices1. As consumers continue to embrace premium mobile features such as high-quality photo capture and Full HD video, SanDisk’s new wireless storage device is designed to meet their quickly growing storage needs, at an affordable price. The availability of up to 128GB of capacity allows users to effectively double their mobile storage for greater flexibility on the go.
“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,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “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.”
Share Wirelessly With Multiple Devices
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick works with smartphones, tablets and computers1. Whether in a briefcase or in a pocket, the new drive allows users to wirelessly access media or transfer large files; save and share photos and videos; or stream HD videos and music2to and from mobile devices – up to three at a time. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is capable of supporting a single stream for up to 4.5 hours on a single charge3. With its USB connector, users can also connect directly to a computer to save and transfer files instantly. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick delivers access that empowers users to take control of their content anytime, anywhere.
Seamless App Experience
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick features an intuitive app, the SanDisk Connect app, which enables nearly effortless management of content between people’s favorite devices4 including, iOS and Android™ devices; Fire tablets; and Macs and PCs – all via password-protected Wi-Fi connectivity. Available for download through the App Store, Google Play™ Store and Amazon Appstore for Android, the new app also enables other cool features like auto-back up of photos and videos from the camera roll to the drive.
Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick features a one year warranty5 is now available at Amazon, BestBuy.com and SanDisk.com in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB at U.S. MSRPs ranging from $29.99-$99.99.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 27 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world’s largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
©2015 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved.
*1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
1Compatibility: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz capable device. Mobile device: iOS version 8.0 or higher. Other Wi-Fi® enabled devices: a web browser, WebDAV client. PC or Mac: Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, or Mac OS 10.6 or higher
2 Some DRM-protected content cannot be streamed. Check with the content provider for playback restrictions. HD (1280×720) video support may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors.
3 Based on streaming 720p content at 2mbps to one device; actual life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable.
4App available for download on the App Store, Google Play™ store and Amazon Appstore for Android™.
SanDisk is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SanDisk Connect is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Powered by AirStash® technology used by SanDisk under license from Wearable Inc. AirStash is a trademark owned by Wearable Inc. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Allicance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for product capacities, availability, pricing and performance that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: our products may not be available in the capacities or pricing that we expect or perform as expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q and our annual report on Form 10-K. We do not intend to update the information contained in this news release.
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