06
Jan
SanDisk2

SanDisk's wireless flash drives offer a solution to a growing problem: the increasing absence of expandable memory options in the latest high-end phones. Users who are about to max out the space on their HTC Ones or Nexus 5s can't just pop in a new microSD card and be on their way. There's the option to offload extra data onto a cloud storage provider, but for people who rather hold their files in between their fingers, SanDisk's wireless flash drives can connect to any Android device, no cables of any kind required. And now the company is offering a 64GB option that's available immediately for $99.99.

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This wireless flash drive can connect with up to eight devices at once, but it isn't without its drawbacks. The device functions as a WiFi hotspot, so while you won't need internet connectivity to use it, you might have to give it up (though there is the option to use a USB cable if necessary). Check out Cody's review of it and the similar SanDisk Media Drive for an in-depth look.

The flash drive can support up to three simultaneous media streams and run for roughly four hours between charges. There's also a companion app in the Play Store that you will need to have everything run smoothly. Links to get it and the flash drive itself are available below.

SanDisk 64GB Wireless Flash Drive on Amazon

Source: SanDisk [1], [2]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • 4wd

    And it's also too fat to fit in a lot of USB ports close to anything

    • Sorian

      Left to either be connected to front USB port or an extension cable.

  • ithehappy

    Nice for the crappy Nexus owners.

    • MJ

      Nice comment for an ignorant troll.

    • Arthur Dent

      Wow, you sound intelligent. /s

      • Merri Mogridge

        I greatly approve of your name!

      • SickoPsycho

        You're a jerk, Dent. A complete kneebiter! Wait- haven't I done you...?

        • Arthur Dent

          Excellent reference! Let me buy you a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

          • SickoPsycho

            =)

    • levin

      Well, if you talking about non-expandable storage, it's not limited to Nexus, all apple device also have that problem. So..

  • Paul_Werner

    I know I said this on another AP article but I'd much rather use this:

    http://goo.gl/OTivnn

    I actually just received it in the mail today & am waiting to get done with work to really put it through it's paces. Not to knock what you guys are talking about here, just seems like this does less for a higher cost than what RAVPower is doing.

    On a side note this can go up to 128GB (SDCH), 64GB (SDXC), or 2.5TB w/ a USB 2.0 HDD

    • SickoPsycho

      wow. will it make me a sandwich, too? Think I might have to get one now.

      • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

        Sudo make me a sandwich - holy crap!

    • Matthew Fry

      I like RavPower. A lot :-)

    • levin

      Nice info man, looks kinda perfect for my need. Thanks! ^^

      • Paul_Werner

        Just remember that if you get it and go to the IP they say in your file browser it'll ask for a user/password that they don't put in the instruction booklet. It's actually defaulted to user: admin and password is blank

        • SickoPsycho

          haha- i can generally guess a default user/pass combo quicker than it takes me to find it in a manual anyway. Lol- good to know, though. Good to know...

  • http://jefferai.org/ Jeff Mitchell

    "Users who are about to max out the space on their HTC Ones or Nexus 5s can't just pop in a new microSD card and be on their way."

    Um, yes, we can. USB-to-Go cable + 32GB micro SDHC card + tiny little reader (like this one http://www.amazon.com/MOBILEMATE-MicroSD-MicroSDHC-Memory-supports/dp/B002BFLALA). Then you can have as many cheap tiny 32GB cards as you want.

    • Daniel Smith

      Probably much easier to get just get a MicroUSB MicroSD Card Reader.

      http://www.meenova.com/st/p/m3r.html

      • Merri Mogridge

        I ordered one of these last week. I'm looking forward to testing it out!

        • Matthew Fry

          I think you'll be happy with it. The only thing I don't like about it is the bright blue LED. What is manufacturer's fascination with bright LEDs on devices near your face? Did none of them try it in the dark? When I get fed up enough, I'll probably cover it with electrical tape like I did my 3DSXL.

          Anyway, I use it to store videos and Titanium Backups for my Nexus 10. (Kickstarter backer)

      • http://jefferai.org/ Jeff Mitchell

        Ah, *thanks* for the tip!

        This is definitely far nicer.

    • didibus

      It's a bit inconvenient though.

  • Elia

    As they share the same the function, I prefer the RAVPower one, their filehub had been funtioned well and I am happy with that.