Photo Tool Apps – The new SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive
We’re delighted to publish this excellent review by Emanuel Faria to our new Mobile Photo Tool Apps section. Emmanuel has recently purchased the new SanDisk 32 GB wireless flash drive and has been so impressed with it, from a mobile photography point of view, that he wanted to create this article and we’re so pleased that he has, it’s a great help to us all. Over to you Emmanuel (foreword by Joanne Carter).
“I recently bought a 32GB Wireless Flash Drive. I’ve been on a quest for a memory add-on, on the move, for my iPhone, able to transfer and receive tons of images. I capture and work rapidly. And, with a great capacity available for my work as a library for all my images, I use it for my collages, all my texture libraries and my portfolio. It also doubles a backup for long shooting journeys, and at the same time remaining accessibly priced.
The iPhoneography community is fantastic in the way we help and communicate easily and rapidly with each other around the world, but to be true on my search there wasn’t an object able to respond to my, our, needs. Apple don’t make it easy, some bashful displays started to be available. as always high priced, and not so helpful as expected.
Now SanDisk has made a break through, on how we save, store and use images in our iphoneographers, daily work…
The Wireless Flash Drive its small, with a USB plug protected, and a magic button. Download the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash APP here. Just Press the magic button (two lights, three blinks) and a wireless network is created and available(no need to connect to the internet), a blue light will blink while on. It will automatically turn off if not in use, connect your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC or Android device, search your wi-fi networks available and you’ll find, SanDisk Flash, choose it, and its done, you are connected with the drive, its easy, actually very easy.
Start transferring, creating folders, watching videos, hearing music directly from the drive, and you just need to install a small app on your device. It comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB. To turn it off just press the button and that’s it. with a range of 45m wen on (watch out with walls).
Charge it at any USB charge device, your iPhone plug charger for example, they promise 4 hours of wireless streaming per charge so far it as been working hard, with the same charge, but I believe if you start streaming videos it will be 4hours, for uploading and downloading images it take ages, so far one week.
You can connect your Wireless Flash Drive to 8 devices at the same time, having 3 simultaneous media streams.
And all this comfortably in a small device.
I should say this is a must have if you are looking for extra space for storing and saving on the go, fast transfer, and easy access to your library and special image folders, and as a plus, watch your favorite movie, series or even music, without stealing the precious space, in your device.
Cons, ladies you’re gonna spend some time to find it, in your purses.
Compatible with: iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Android devices, Mac and PC
16GB(49.99$), 32GB(59.99$), 64GB(99.99$)
USB 2.0 connection interface or higher
For mobile device: iOS version 5.0 or higher, Android version 2.3 or higher
For other Wi-Fi® enabled devices: a web browser
PC or Mac computer: Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP or Mac OS 10.6 or higher
Tracy Mitchell Griggs
I have been complaining about storage issues @ iOS for two years, until a nice Apple genius showed me this device last summer. It sure beats spending 200-400 for storage upgrades or spending 700 for a new phone. If I did not own 400 apps, I would switch to a Lumia/Android tomorrow. Apple is increasingly alienating its customer base by holding its customers hostage and worse? Not really listening or caring about its customers and then bankrupting them with its costs on devices. I refuse to upgrade up my 4s to ios7 due to the lack of seamless integration especially with the camera functions.
Thanks for this review.