SanDisk iXpand flash drive
Despite the iPhone being a part of part of our lives for over 7 years now, this is the first time that a flash drive has been available for the device. It’s almost unbelievable; despite the provided iPhone memory usually being sufficient for the casual user, this flash drive opens up the opportunity to overload on photos, videos and other documents that we enjoy hoarding. The flash drive is double headed, and is simple to use. Simply plug in to your Mac or PC, and files can be easily shared between the two devices. The device is able to back up all your photos and videos as soon as it is plugged in, which is a great feature. It also includes it’s own battery, so rather than sucking the life out of your phone, it can stand on it’s own feet.
The only downside to this useful inclusion is that it gives the iXpand a rather chunky appearance. This is only a small price to pay however, especially considering the overall benefits of the device, but it may prove to be a hassle for people who like to travel light. At first glance, a 64gb flash drive (the largest available) may sound excessive for a little iPhone, but in this age of amateur photographers and filmmakers, it’s perfect, and allows for a few more ‘works in progress’ than usual. The standard device (16gb) is available for around ￡40, perhaps on the pricier side, but worth it if you have a large collection of photos and videos that you want to keep.