Jun 26, 2015

Loving the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

Have you ever got into the situation when you are so excited about taking some photos at an event or at an interesting venue just to find that your smartphone memory is full? That can be a very frustrating right? I know, because it had happened to me myself several times, as I myself am an avid photographer and love taking pictures all the time....And we miss out the chance because some moments are just that fleeting and happen just at that exact moment...

It is said that nowadays mobile users are taking more photos and videos on their phones than ever before – making them a primary means of capturing memorable moments in their daily lives. According to IDC, about 71% of all images today are captured on mobile devices. and this becomes troublesome as well when  it comes to trying to transfer content between devices for safe storage or to free up space on their phones for more photos, videos, and other files.  

*pulling at hair* (from all these frustrating scenarios)

When SanDisk asked me if I wanted to review their iXpand Flash Drive (and also keep it ) I was really jumping up and down like a monkey because I was excited.... ok, ok, maybe too much exaggeration, but seriously, I was delighted...

Let's check it out....... To be exactly honest, when I first saw the Flash Drive I thought it looked big....well, please don't blame me because we have seen many smaller thumb drives etc....however, it was slim and easy to hold.

Why the iXpand Flash Drive? It  offer smart phone users like you and me a quick and safe way to move our favorite content between devices so it’s available when and where you want it.”

The iXpand Flash Drive is a powerful, yet simple-to-use solution that quickly transfers photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC — all without cables, Internet connections, or bandwidth limitations. And most importantly, it maintains the original photo or video resolution quality!!!

iXpand™ Flash Drive Overview

      Easiest way to transfer content between iPhone, iPad, PCs and Mac computers
      Transfer and store iPhone and iPad content without cloud, cables or Internet connections
      Quickly free up memory on your iPhone and iPad
      Automatically sync photos and videos from the camera roll when connected
      Watch all popular-format videos directly from the drive
      Cross platform security between iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac computer5
      Contacts backup and restore
      Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB* capacities
      USB and Lightning connectors make it easy to transfer across devices
      Durable, flexible connector works with most iPhone/iPad cases

The iXpand™ Flash Drive is compatible with
      iPhone and iPad models with a Lightning connector and iOS 7.1 or higher.
      PC and Mac computers, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X v10.5+ - no drivers are needed.

The iXpand Flash Drive comes with a stylish, durable metal housing and a flexible connector that works with mosts iPhone and iPad protective cases - You don't have to open or take off your iPhone or iPad's protective casing before connecting the iXpand Flash Drive. 

It’s truly an amazing solution for people like me who loves to take lots of photos and videos and need a seamless way to transfer and store content safely between iPhone, iPad and computers.  With iXpand Flash Drive, there’s no need to worry about cables, internet availability, bandwidth, account limits or data and storage plan fees.

When you  connect the drive to the iPhone/iPad for the first time you will be automatically guided to download and install the iXpand sync app from the App Store.

So just get the app and download it for free in just a couple of minutes...

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, you can password-protect your files the drive directly from an iPhone/ iPad and then easily decrypted on a Mac or PC and vice versa. The iXpand will give you and me the peace of mind that our files are always safe, while offering flexibility to protect data on the go.  

I really like it that when app is launched for the first time, there was some basic pointers to help you on your way of familiarization... 

Then touch the "Accept" button on the screen to share the data...

And hey presto, you are good to go... 

Here are all the files you can start syncing with....

Here we start with the camera sync as there are more then a thousand photos on my phone...

How do you know if your  iXpand Flash Drive is working properly? There will be a tiny green dot /light blinking at the side of the drive...

There you go, all my camera photos have been backed up and I can now delete them from my smart phone...or keep what ever I want and delete the rest...

In addition, we can also save our favorite movies, t v series or even music videos on the iXpand Flash Drive and instantly play them directly from the drive on their iPhone or iPad. Most popular movie formats, including AVI & WMV, are supported -- saving us the time, effort and complexity of having to convert video formats.   

The iXpand Flash Drive is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB 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 drive features a premium metal exterior which adds to its durability. The iXpand Flash Drive also comes with a two-year limited warranty.

The iXpand Flash Drive is only available at Switch, Machines and Mac Studio in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities at MRSP of RM289, RM379, RM549 and RM829 respectively.

Thank you SanDisk for my  iXpand Flash Drive... I am so loving it, it is easy to use, and I have no more worries that my phone storage will be full as I can simply transfer everything into the drive....

For more information, check out www.sandisk.com

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