How many times have you been in a beautiful place, waiting for that perfect sunset shot? When it finally comes, you lift your iPhone to take a pic and that dreaded message pops up: No More Storage. You frantically scroll through hundreds of photos from your trip, trying to decide between your favorites.
What if I could tell you that I have discovered how to never have this experience again?
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the Sandisk iXpand Drive
This little treasure has arrived to solve all your phone-photo problems. The Sandisk iXpand Drive is essentially a USB drive, made with both USB and lightening connectors. That means you can plug the little guy directly into your phone, download the photos from your phone, then delete the photos off your phone and clear up tons of space. Then later when you’re near your computer, you can download them from your iXpand Drive onto your computer.
Let’s talk about all the reasons I freakin’ love this thing.
The Sandisk iXpand Drive allows you to gain more usable memory for your phone files. It comes in either 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB. That’s basically like having a whole extra phone of storage! It will take thousands of photos to run out of storage with the iXpand drive.
In order to transfer photos between the Sandisk iXpand Drive and your iPhone, you must download the free app onto your phone. Navigating the app is so easy, it just walks you through the steps of transfering files. It actually won a “Best Designed Mobile App” award in April 2016.
Keep your case on
Sometimes when you get new phone accessories, you find that they won’t even fit with your phone case. But never fear here! Even with my big ‘ole Otterbox case around my phone, the iXpand Drive still fits!
It’s not just for photos
Oh, no no. The Sandisk iXpand Drive can also be used for your music and movie files. You can take all those storage-gobbling music files off your phone. But don’t freak out! With your iXpand drive plugged into your phone, you can still listen to all your favorite tunes!
No wifi required
Okay, why get the Sandisk iXpand Drive when you can just upload your photos to Dropbox for free? I get that. But uploading to dropbox requires wifi. And when you travel, you never really know where and when you’ll have wifi, and if that wifi will be any good. The iXpand Drive does not require any wifi connection in order to transfer files.
The process of transferring files from your phone to your iXpand drive is surprisingly quick! I’ve uploaded hundreds of photos at once and have never had to wait more that 1-2 minutes for the transfer to complete.
Easy deletion from your phone
Now that your photos are transferred onto the Sandisk iXpand Drive, you have to go through and delete them all off your phone. Sounds like a daunting task, huh? Think again! The iXpand Drive allows you to delete all the transferred photos with just one click! And voila, your phone has its space all cleared for more travel pics!
If you’re sitting there thinking “This is just too good to be true” you are wrong. The Sandisk iXpand Drive is worth every dollar I spent. It was so easy to clear space on my phone, and I never had to worry about taking too many photos while traveling. The drive took up hardly any space in my backpack and allowed me to travel without having to bring my laptop for photo back-ups.
Before you take your next trip, add the Sandisk iXpand Drive to your packing list!
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