London, 6th January, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the 64GB1 SanDisk Connect™ Wireless Flash Drive in advance of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The drive extends SanDisk's popular and award winning line of wireless flash memory storage devices, offering users even more wireless memory expansion for their mobile devices. In addition, recently released software updates significantly enhance the performance and functionality of both the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive and Wireless Media Drive.
The SanDisk Connect line of products is designed to alleviate storage capacity limitations that consumers experience with their mobile devices. Data from the SanDisk Memory Zone memory management app for Android™ devices, which recently surpassed 1.5 million downloads, indicates 44 percent of users have less than half of their mobile device's internal storage capacity free, and nearly one quarter of users are at more than 80 percent utilisation2. The data also shows that when memory utilisation reaches 80 to 90 percent, users proactively make space available by deleting or removing content.
"We are addressing a noted problem of consumers running out of memory on mobile devices, and are extending the product line with a 64GB Wireless Flash Drive for even more videos, photos, music, and documents on-the-go," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. "With the SanDisk Connect products, consumers can expand the memory on their phones and tablets, stream movies, and share photos and documents with colleagues, friends and family."
The SanDisk Connect product line enables consumers to wirelessly stream3 and store content on-the-go without the Internet. In addition to the release of the 64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, SanDisk has been continuously updating the software, including performance upgrades and the ability to access the drive while keeping a cellular data connection4. Updates to the Wireless Media Drive software also include performance improvements, a web app that enables wireless access from PCs and Mac computers, and the ability to play back movies purchased on iTunes. For the Wireless Media Drive, updates also include a web app that enables wireless access from PCs and Mac computers, as well as Windows® 8 based tablets, and the ability to play back movies purchased on iTunes."
Pricing and Availability
The 64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is available in the U.S. on www.sandisk.com, Amazon.com and B&H. It will also be available in select countries in Europe in the coming weeks with pricing still to be confirmed.