Western Digital, global storage technology and a leader in data infrastructure, on Wednesday, announced the company’s first flash drive that allows users to share content across their compatible devices, including iPhone devices and Mac computers.
Called the “SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe”, the device comes with dual Lightning and USB Type-C connectors and an all-metal casing that provides a hassle-free way for users to access and move files between iPhone, iPad Pro, Mac, and other USB Type-C devices, including Android phones.
The new flash drive comes with two connectors, which enables the quick transfer of files, eliminating the need to email content from one device to another in order to upload or save. Once files are on the drive, they can be transferred using the high-speed USB 3.0 connector to a USB Type-C-compatible computer.
Users who are looking for a heightened sense of privacy can password-protect their files and photos across iPhone, PC, and Mac devices with the iXpand Drive app. This app can also be used to free up space on an iPhone or to automatically back up photos, videos, documents, and contacts without the hassle of a slow internet connection.
Further, a stylish swivel design protects the connectors when you toss the drive in your bag or pocket, and a keyring hole makes it easy to take it with you on the go.
“More often than before, consumers are testing the limits of their creative abilities through content creation on vlogs and social media on the go, which can be a burden without the proper tools,” said Susan Park, Vice President, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital.
“The need to have several different digital storage solutions to accommodate multiple devices can be frustrating. The iXpand Flash Drive Luxe offers a streamlined solution to making content more accessible across devices so consumers can keep creating without worrying about connectivity or having enough space, with the reliability of a brand that’s trusted by millions of consumers around the world.”
The new SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options for $44.99, $59.99, and $89.99 USD respectively and comes with a 2-year limited warranty. The flash drive is now available for purchase at the Western Digital Store, Amazon, and other select retailers.