The iXpand Flash Drive has a regular USB plug and can be used with PCs like any other flash drive, but it also has a Lightning connector so that files can be accessed on iPhones and iPads.
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SanDisk is looking to take advantage of the fact that Apple devices do not have expandable storage. According to the company, users often run out of space after shooting videos and downloading apps.
The iXpand Flash Drive will be available in four capacities: 16GB for Rs. 4,490; 32GB for Rs. 5,990; 64GB for Rs. 7,990 and 128GB for Rs. 11,490. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads that have Lightning connectors, and requires iOS 7 or above.
The best feature on this smart flash drive is the ability to play music and video. The iXpand can play music and video files thanks to the companion app and display them on your iPhone or iPad without the need for convertion or iTunes.
In terms of security all of the data that you transfer from your iXpand flash drive is safely sand-boxed in the SanDisk iXpand Sync app.
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The Touch ID integration that seems rather smart, by allowing users to lock down their files (128-bit encryption) on the flash drive, accessible only with a passcode or a registered fingerprint.
All-in-all it makes for a great way to backup and transfer data from your iPhone to your PC or vice-versa in a jiffy.