SanDisk today introduced new iXpand flash drive for Apple iPhone and iPad.
The iXpand Flash Drive is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini running iOS 8 or iOS 7.
The iXpand sync app is available on the App Store for iPhone or iPad.
The iXpand Flash Drive will be available in the U.S. at Best Buy stores and at BestBuy .com. Best Buy stores will offer the 32GB iXpand Flash Drive for $79.99. The price of 16GB and 64GB capacities is $59.99 and $119.99, respectively.
According to IDC estimates, nearly three-quarters of all images are now captured on smartphones and tablets.
The iXpand Flash Drive solution quickly transfers photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC —without cables, Internet connections, or bandwidth limitations. In addition, it maintains the original photo or video resolution quality.
The iXpand sync app launches when the iXpand Flash Drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad and can be configured to automatically sync photos and videos from the camera roll to the drive.
In addition, users can store their movies on the iXpand Flash Drive and instantly play them directly from the drive on their iPhone or iPad. Popular movie formats, including non-native and PC-friendly ones, like AVI & WMV, are supported.
The iXpand sync app enables cross-platform encryption, offering consumers the ability to transfer and access their sensitive files from iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac computers. Using the iXpand sync app, files can be password-protected on the drive directly from an iPhone or iPad and then decrypted on a Mac or PC and vice versa.