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SanDisk Connect wireless Media Drive analysis

SanDisk Connect wireless Media Drive analysis

March 7, 2014 2:53 am0 comments

SanDisk Connect wireless Media Drive

Today we have analyzed the new SanDisk Connect wireless Media Drive, as we analyzed its younger brother (a flash drive) about a month ago.

It features a wider range of available capacities (32 and 64 GB, compared to the 16 and 32 GB of the flash unit) and a twice as long battery life (8 vs. 4 hours), as well as a SD card slot. It is specifically designed for playing HD movies (it is capable of streaming up to 5 at a time).

The first thing you notice about this SanDisk Connect wireless multimedia unit is its small size, as it looks kind of like an external hard drive. It is so tiny that it fits in the palm of your hand and in your pocket (it’s only 65 mm x 13.5 mm x 65 mm).

On the other hand, it features a very attractive and lightweight design. It’s aluminum-made.

It is very easy to use: it creates its own WPA2-protected wireless (so you do not need a router) and through it you can connect up to eight devices simultaneously.

SanDisk Connect wireless Media Drive

Using the free app for Android, iOS and Amazon devices, you can access the content you have stored (movies, music, photos and other files), with a very nice and intuitive interface. It has a USB 2.0 port to connect to your PC (which we think it should’ve been a 3.0) or you can also access its interface through a web browser.

Conclusions

Without a doubt, the performance of mobile phones and tablets is still not what we would like, and when a manufacturer offers more gigabytes it usually means exorbitant prices (remember that Apple, for example, asked for 100 dollars more just to go from 16 to 32 GB, for example).

This type of storage solution can be a good option if the storage space of your device is limited. With a price of 79 Dollars for the 32 GB model and 99 Dollars for the 64 GB one, the SanDisk Connect is a very interesting device.

It has an excellent design and improves all the weaknesses the SanDisk Connect flash drive had (more storage space and battery life, mainly). It’s a pity there’s no USB 3.0 version, which would’ve make it even better.

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