SanDisk has unveiled a big advance in mobile computing that could allow bigger files to be transferred between phones and desktop computers.
Transferring files between a desktop computer and a mobile phone can be a major headache, and SanDisk is stepping in to try to make the process a bit easier.
SanDisk has announced the release of a new wireless, battery-powered USB flash drive that aims to solve those problems, and they’re hoping it catches on with the tech crowd, according to an Engadget report.
Called the Connect Wireless Stick, it is meant to solve a pair of problems, including the difficulty of moving files between two different devices as well as the big limitations users of modern smartphones face when it comes to internal storage.
Movies and high-resolution images are just fine on a desktop computer, but try to put them on a smartphone, and it’s either difficult or near impossible, especially since most mobile phones have a maximum of 16 gigabytes of storage.
The Connect Wireless Stick, however, holds up to 128 gigs of data, allowing you to stream data on a single charge at a rate that keeps it going for 4.5 hours. It will also allow users to back up photos and videos automatically using the camera roll on your phone.
It’s not a perfect solution, as the SanDisk stick is still a rather difficult accessory to deal with on a day to day basis, but it provides a small wireless storage option for those who rely on iOS and Android devices that are severely limited in their storage capacities.
The new stick will be available at $30 on the low end and $100 on the high end for a range of devices that start at 16 gigs and go up to 32, 64, and as far up as 128 gigs.