SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad with Lightning and USB connectors announced

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

We had seen USB OTG drives for Android phones with a micro USB on one side and a standard USB connector on the other side to transfer files from PCs or laptops to supported Android smartphones and tablets. SanDisk has introduced iXpand Flash Drive, a OTG drive for Apple iPhone and iPad. PQI released a similar OTG stick called Gmobi iStick earlier this year.

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

The iXpand sync app syncs files when the iXpand Flash Drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad and can be configured to automatically sync photos and videos. You can also store videos or movies, including AVI & WMV files and play them directly from the drive on their iPhone or iPad. The iXpand sync app allows files to be password-protected on the drive directly from an iPhone or iPad and then easily decrypted on a Mac or PC and vice versa.


SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad Features and Specifications

  • Interface: Lightning and USB 2.0 connectors (one connector used at a time)
  • Compatible with iPhone and iPad with Lightning connector and iOS 7.1 and higher
  • Durable, flexible connector works with iPhone/iPad cases
  • 16, 32 or 64GB capacities
  • Two-year limited warranty
  • Automatically copies photos and videos from the camera roll to the drive when connected
  • Play all popular format videos and music files from the drive
  • Lock files on your iPhone or iPad using a password and just as easily unlock them on your computer.
  • Dimensions: 64.17mm x 36.78mm x 11.80mm

The iXpand Flash Drive is available in the U.S. at Best Buy stores and at starting November 16. The 32GB iXpand Flash Drive is exclusively available at BestBuy for $79.99 (Rs. 4900 approx). The 16GB and 64GB variants are priced at $59.99 (Rs. 3690 approx.) and $119.99 (Rs. 7390 approx.), respectively. These are available at, and would go on sale globally soon.

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