MILPITAS, Calif., July 22, 2013— SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced SanDisk Connect™, a line of wireless flash memory storage devices including the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive and SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive. These new wireless devices represent the next generation of portable storage, delivering an easier way to access and share content across multiple mobile devices.
“Today’s consumers own an increasing number of mobile devices and accessing content across them can be a challenge,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “With the new SanDisk Connect product line, we’re raising the bar on what consumers can expect from personal storage. We combined the portability of small flash memory storage devices with the convenience of wireless streaming and sharing functionality.”
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive provides a convenient and affordable way for consumers with a variety of devices to wirelessly store, share and stream content, across mobile devices and computers. As the smallest wireless USB storage device available to date, the drive allows users to enjoy up to 32GB1 of extra storage for their devices without the need for an Internet connection or cables. Users can simultaneously access photos, movies, music and documents on their drive from multiple devices around the house or on the go, with up to four hours of continuous streaming on a single charge2.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive is the perfect companion for road warriors or parents who need entertainment ready to enjoy. Users can easily take content such as high-definition (HD3) movies, videos, music and photos with them wherever they go. This stylish pocket-sized device is designed for convenience and portability, and offers up to eight continuous streaming hours on a single charge2. It is available in capacities up to 64GB and has an SDHC™/SDXC™ memory card slot which allows users to store or share more content, or conveniently view high-quality photos on a mobile device from a camera’s memory card4. The media drive wirelessly connects up to eight mobile devices and can stream up to five different HD movies at once.
The SanDisk Connect line of products is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android™ devices as well as PC and Mac computers5. Movies, music, photos and documents can be loaded by simply dragging and dropping the files, and accessed via the SanDisk Connect apps available for download from the App Store, Google Play™ Store and the Amazon Appstore for Android.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is available in 16GB or 32GB capacities at an MSRP of $49.99 and $59.99 respectively. In the U.S., it is available for preorder on Amazon.com, Newegg.com and Micro Center, with availability at Best Buy starting in August. It will also be available for preorder on Amazon.com in Germany and UK.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive comes with 32GB or 64GB storage capacities at $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. It is available for preorder in the U.S. on Amazon.com with Q4 availability in Germany and UK.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for OEM and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
© 2013 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SanDisk Connect is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is powered by AirStash® technology used by SanDisk under license from Wearable Inc. AirStash® is a trademark owned by Wearable Inc. SD, SDHC and SDXC marks are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Kindle Fire is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
1 1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
2 Based on streaming 720p content at 2mbps to one device; actual life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable.
3 HD (1280x720) video support may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors. www.sandisk.com/HD
4 Card sold separately.
5 Mobile devices: iOS version 5.0 or higher, Android version 2.3 or higher; PC or Mac computer: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS 10.6 or higher; Wi-Fi enabled devices: web browser.
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