SanDisk launches wireless flash drives

Among the new SanDisk Connect products is the smallest flash drive yet to offer wireless connectivity

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive

Image: The new Connect Wireless Flash Drive from SanDisk

SanDisk's new range of Connect products, announced today, will allow users to wirelessly store and transfer files across mobile devices and computers.

Two products currently feature in the range, both of which are compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android devices as well as PC and Mac computers.

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, with dimensions of 77.96 x 26.64 x 13.76 mm, is the smallest wireless USB storage device available to date, the firm claims.

Users can access up to 32GB of content wirelessly from other devices, and stream for up to four hours on a single battery charge.

Also available is the Sandisk Connect Wireless Media Drive (above), a pocket-sized device with up to 64GB of storage that allows for HD streaming.

The product features an SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, and can connect to up to eight mobile devices to stream up to five different HD movies at once, if so desired. With eight hours of streaming possible on one charge, it's an impressive piece of kit.

SanDisk has been in the business of wireless storage for some time, and has come out with some good products. Last year our own Mike Topham was impressed with the SanDisk Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Card, calling it ‘an excellent solution for transferring your images and videos wirelessly to your computer, smartphone or tablet'.

Dinesh Bahal, vice president of product marketing at SanDisk, says that with these products the firm is ‘raising the bar on what consumers can expect from personal storage'.

The Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is available in 16 and 32GB capacities, priced at £41.90 and £49.90. We don't have a price for the Connect Wireless Media Drive yet, but 32 and 64GB models will be available later this year. In the meantime, you can find out more about the products at the SanDisk website.