iXpand is a physical alternative to iCloud and Google Drive | HT Tech

iXpand is a physical alternative to iCloud and Google Drive

When plugged in, it can back up photos and videos from your camera roll, watch movies directly from the drive and transfer files to your computer at USB 3.0 speeds

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: May 12 2016, 15:08 IST
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When plugged in, it can back up photos and videos from your camera roll, watch movies directly from the drive and transfer files to your computer at USB 3.0 speeds

SanDisk is making it easier to create more free space on your iPhone and iPad with the launch of iXpand. It's basically a pendrive with a lightning port at the other end.

When plugged in, it can back up photos and videos from your camera roll, watch movies directly from the drive and transfer files to your computer at USB 3.0 speeds.

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While Photos can be backed up because Apple allows access to them, opening files on the iXpand drive -- copied form a computer via the USB port-- is only possible by installing the companion app.

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"The iXpand Flash Drive features a two-year warranty5 and will initially be exclusively available at Amazon.in in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB at 3990, 4990, 6990 and 9990, respectively. The drive is compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) running iOS 8.2 or later," said SanDisk.

However, if backing up photos is the sole reason you'd buy the drive for, try out a cheaper -- free -- alternative called Google Photos cloud backup first.

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First Published Date: 12 May, 14:56 IST
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