SanDisk announced at the MWC the company’s first USB stick with the new reversible Type C USB port.
The new Type C USB connector will make plugging in much easier. There is no wrong side anymore like with the current USB ports. According to a report from Strategy Analytics, by 2016 12% of handsets alone will feature Type C connectors.
SanDisk has announced at the MWC 2015 the company’s first-ever USB flash drive with a Type C connector. The new Dual USB Drive features a Type C connector on one end and a USB 3.0 on the other. The new Dual USB Drive will initially be available in a 32GB capacity.
The Dual USB Drive with Type C connector also works with the SanDisk Memory Zone app, which gives users even greater control over their mobile device’s memory storage. The app, available for free download from the Google Play store, is compatible with most Android-powered devices and allows users to easily locate, organize, transfer and back up data. When the device is connected, the Memory Zone app auto-launches, and allows users to easily manage and transfer content between their mobile device and the drive.
The USB Type C connector might already come in the next generation of the Apple MacBook Air. It is possible that Apple will announce a new MacBook Air at March 9 event.
The 32GB SanDisk Dual USB Drive with Type C connector features a two-year warranty and will be available worldwide in Q2.
SanDisk also introduced a new storage gadget designed for Apple iPhones and Apple iPads with the 128GB iXpand Flash Drive.
The iXpand Flash Drive directly plugs into the lightning port. The SanDisk iXpand Sync app, available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad allows users to automatically sync, backup and transfer photos and videos. It launches when the iXpand Flash Drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad. Additionally, the iXpand flash drive enables effortless playback of videos and music directly from the drive, including non-native and PC-friendly file formats such as AVI, MKV and WMV6.
The iXpand Sync app also now allows users to take advantage of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 running iOS 8 to encrypt and decrypt sensitive files on the drive, utilize popular apps to open files from the drive, as well as save content generated by these apps directly to the drive.
The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive features a two-year warranty. Its available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, with MSRPs of $59.99 to $149.99, and is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) running iOS 8 or iOS 7.
As reported earlier SanDisk has announced the 200GB microSD card, which is the world’s highest capacity microSD card.
SanDisk is not done with announcements this week. At 9am PST on Tuesday, March 3, the company will reveal a new category of flash storage solutions. You can register for the webcast here.