Introducing the iXpand Flash Drive.
This nifty little gadget might probably be the thing I need when on-the-go for events and travelling and thanks to SanDisk, I got to try out one for myself. In line with the sleekness and quality of Apple products, the iXpand boast a silver slim body made of metal with a flexible catch to be plugged into the iPhone or iPad. When not in use, it tucks nicely into the body of the drive.
To use it, one just needs to plug it in and the iPhone will be prompted to download the iXpand app that helps with the file transfer. Using it is pretty straight forward, easier than transferring via iTune which requires the phone to sync with the software.
All in all, it's a pretty nifty device. It even locks your files to prevent unwanted eyes from opening them and from deleting them. However, when plugged into the iPhone, its angle is rather awkward as it protrudes at the bottom. As it runs its own program and storage to view any files on it, it also has its own inbuilt battery which requires charging now and then. This can be done by plugging it into the laptop. As for its plastic cap that protects the USB port, I foresee myself loosing it in the near future.
At price tags such as RM289 (16GB), RM379 (32GB), RM549 (64GB) and RM829 (128GB), it is a bit of a luxury to own but if you have an iPhone and need the space for leisure or work, why not? Soon you will be leaving behind your laptops in favour of just your phone and SanDisk iXpand drive. For more information, check out www.sandisk.com.
* Product was sponsored by SanDisk but the writer's opinion remains unbiased.