The humble USB stick has been with us for over a decade and in that time it’s evolved from a relatively niche product with a tiny amount of storage (8MB) into something that is now so ubiquitous that you can buy them at the end of shopping aisles along with the sweets and chewing gum!
As well as the millions purchased each year for personal use further millions are given away each year as promotional gifts – the world has literally become awash with USB sticks and the demand for them shows no real sign of slowing down.
The one issue the USB stick has is it’s inability to work with the latest smart phones and tablets – yes, there are some cable/adapter workarounds on the market but they’re messy.
Know the inability to connect to the growing range of mobile devices was the Achilles heel of the USB stick the clever people at Sandisk have been working on a solution – step forward the latest USB memory stick – the Wireless Flash Drive or “Wireless Stick” as Sandisk call it.
This remarkable product works just like a conventional flash drive BUT it also works wirelessly. You can connect to the drive locally or over the internet (you will need to install the Sandisk Connect App) and it’s really simple to use.
Backing up, sharing and storing files was never easier. Use it to free up storage space on your smartphone, use it make information available to your colleagues in a meeting (just give them access to the wireless stick and they can share the data) or better still just share your photos and music around with your family and friends – its really easy.
You can even use the App that Sandisk supply to automatically copy your photos and videos every time the Wireless Stick is connected – Wow!
Of course there is a price to pay for such brilliance and that’s the cost of the sticks – prices range from £35 to £105 but this is across a memory (storage) range from 16Gb to 128GB!!
They’re too expensive at the moment to consider for the promotional market but over time prices are likely to drop and Sandisk are likely to license out their solution so keep an eye on our site for updates. We know how many of our customers are looking for a x-platform solution at an affordable price so we’ll aim to make “brandable” versions available just as soon as we can.