Flash storage for your “i” devices can be hard to come by even though the iPhone and iPad have been around for years now. Recently I had a chance to review the PhotoFast Max Extreme, a 64 GB flash drive with USB and Lightning connections and it works great, but it is always neat to see what else is out there. The iXpand flash drive from SanDisk is SanDisk’s entry into the wide open “i” device external storage arena. The iXpand comes in 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB models. Along with the SanDisk iXpand sync app, the iXpand allows you to seamlessly backup your photos, videos and files. Having a flexible Lightning connector helps protect it from mishaps. The iXpand only has a USB 2.0 connector, but it should be powerful enough to get the job done. The iXpand also sports a rechargeable internal Li-ion battery to power the unit for faster transfers. The SanDisk iXpand 64GB models cost $199.99 from the SanDisk website, that’s about $70 cheaper then the Max Extreme.
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