SanDisk expands its mobile storage portfolio with three new products, with the updated iXpand Flash Drive leading the pack. The iXpand, together with the Ultra Type-C Flash Drive and the Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II Card, were announced in a media event at the Holiday Inn & Suites Makati. Present during the launch were SanDisk Corporation Asia Reginal Director Peter Mah and SanDisk Philippines Country Sales Manager Ron Flores.
iXpand Flash Drive
The next-generation iXpand Flash Drive features a new, modern design that fits with most of iPhone and iPad cases. In addition to that, SanDisk increased the available storage capacity of the iXpand up to 128GB. The iXpand sports a flexible Lightning connector on one end and now a USB 3.0 on the other for faster transfer speeds to your Macs or PCs. Aside from automatically backing up your camera roll and contacts, you can also play popular video formats directly from the flash drive. The iXpand even comes with an encryption software that lets you protect your files with a password. SanDisk also redesigned iXpand’s companion app, the iXpand Drive app, allowing you to back up content from popular social networking sites and play back music within the app. You can download the iXpand Drive app from the Apple Store for your iPhone and iPad. With a two-year limited warranty, the iXpand is now available in these following capacities:
- 16GB for P2,799
- 32GB for P3,799
- 64GB for P5,199
- 128GB for P7,999
The iXpand Flash Drive is compatible to iOS devices from iPhone 5, iPad Air, and iPad mini up to the latest models. It also works with the 5th-generation iPod touch running iOS 8.2 or later.
Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive
With more and more devices sporting Type-C ports, the release of the SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive is very timely.
Also equipped with up to 128GB storage capacity, the Ultra USB Type-C offers USB 3.1 performance for fast speeds and high storage capacity. The USB Type-C drive has a slim, retractable design, and is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android.
The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive comes with a five-year warranty and is now available in the following capacities:
- 16GB for P699
- 32GB for P999
- 64GB for P1,699
- 128GB for P3,099
Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II Card
Touted by SanDisk as the world’s fastest microSD card, the Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II Card promises to deliver three times the speed of current cards in the market.
It features Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), which is suitable for capturing Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video on your latest action camera, drone, or smartphone. The Extreme PRO also includes a USB 3.0 card reader, allowing you to offload files to your computer.
The 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is priced at P8,999, while the 128GB has a P17,499 price tag. Both model include a lifetime limited warranty. The card will be available in the Philippines in the second quarter of the year.