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SanDisk - Connect 32GB USB 2.0 Wireless Flash Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 382 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A partial fix for storage limits in mobile devices

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    rockhunter
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    I don't have an Apple OS device to use with this so my experience is limited to Android 4.x and Windows 7 & 8 systems. There is a reason that the two current versions are 16GB and 32GB it doesn't support SDXC formatted flash cards currently only SDHC format. You can format a 64GB card to FAT32 but it may not work with some other devices and the standard Windows formatting utility doesn't handle reformatting an SDXC flash card to FAT32 (SDHC# format. At the current time a free 3rd-party utility program is the Windows PC solution given in the Sandisk FAQ. So with out restriction you probably should stick to SDHC microSD cards. The free Android app. works very well with the drive as a media server #documents, music, pictures, video) files. I am still working with my Windows 8 tablet to get the same degree of integration with it as I get with Android tablets and phones with the Android app. where I think the drive works really well. I would recommend the drive to my friends with Android devices and with a couple cautions to my friends who would want to use it with a PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good in theory, not so much in practice

    Posted
    KentuckyHouse
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    WiFi on a memory stick sounds like a fantastic idea, especially with phones moving away from internal SD storage. In practice, though, this stick could be done better with a more simple interface. The transfer speeds aren't great, but that may be a limitation of the technology. I've yet to find a way to transfer multiple attachments at once (so far, I can only seem to transfer one file at a time, but this may be user error). It's also odd to me how once you connect your phone to the stick, your data connection on the phone shuts down (so you don't get any notifications while connected). Maybe WiFi isn't the way to do this sort of thing and NFC would be a better choice. I bought this when it was on sale and used $20 in Best Buy credit on it as well, so it was very cheap. At that price, it makes it worth it. But at full price, I wouldn't recommend it until the technology has matured a bit. One pro is that it seems to hold a charge forever. I rarely have a need to charge it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great item - Would be better if Apple made IOS fix

    Posted
    NoleTim
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    I bought this for a couple of reasons. 1 - to back up pictures and videos when traveling and the device gets low on storage. For this it works great. The App is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it. 2 - I wanted to be able to put movies that I rented on iTunes on it to watch on my iPad while traveling. Apparently the newer IOS does not allow that to happen which is very disappointing. Half the time, I can't even get a movie on my iPad because of the limited space. (drives me crazy that Apple does not use removable storage - separate issue, don't get me started). I have an older iPod Touch and this feature works, but who wants to watch movies on such a small screen! I hope Apple does an IOS update to fix this issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works, although slowly

    Posted
    studio421
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    Can't fault the company when they post the speeds of the read/write. However after charging and downloading app and setting up app and logging on with app ( alot of and's ) I was not able to view my video due to speed of signal from the device. Yes it functions as a USB drive and the chip can be replaced for a higher one ( up to 32Gbs on this model ) but due to internal workings it will not work with 64Gbs on up. So now I have a expensive 32Gbs drive that would work for pictures, slide presentations and so on, but not for decent video quality. So if you get this beware that you will be a high priced slow USB drive with wifi that will last maybe 3 hours max and can not be used while charging.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    Posted
    GodFadda
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The SanDisk Connect does work with wireless transfers. I did have a problem with the iOS Onavo Extend app due to VPN connection. The SanDisk would not connect. I had to uninstall the app and then the the flash drive worked. I would prefer using a standard SD card rather than the Micro SD card. There are other devices out there that use standard SD card and are also backup chargers and cheaper in price. If you want only to transfer items, this is a decent device. If you would also like a charger and SD card, looks elsewhere like the Sony Portable Wireless Server (WGC10/N).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    PlayBack Issues - Useless w/Apple media content

    Posted
    MumbleKing
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    I had to do decent amount of looking around to find that this drive wouldn't allow me to stream media bought through Itunes. But from what I read, it seems as of IOs 8, Apple won't allow you to use this drive to stream movies. While viewing pictures saved on the drive is easy enough, the same thing can't be said about streaming video. The audio/video were often out of sync. A good concept that needs some work and if possible a more aggressive approach to get Apple to allow user to stream content bought through itunes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Device lets two computers see one thumb drive.

    Posted
    LCB3
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    I wanted a PC to wirelessly access a USB drive in another PC. The device does accomplish the goal, but awkwardly. The host computer sees the device just like any thumb drive. The external computer sees it in a browser as a web page which responds very slowly to read/write commands. Furthermore, it took some effort to figure out how to make the system work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but ...

    Posted
    Matt
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    As much as I love the idea to have the Ipad and phones connected and be able to have all my kids movies in one place. And not to have to buy new hardware with bigger hard drives the Sandisk software is very limited. Lack of basic functions like looping (repeat) and playlist makes it difficult to use when you have 1 year old in your car and the movie ends while you are driving. Overall it is good idea when you don't have room on your Ipad but after using it we have decided to buy new Ipad with bigger storage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well. Too wide.

    Posted
    WhatDoIKnow
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    Perfectly functional thumb drive but the housing is too wide. My two USB ports are side-by-side on my MacBook Pro. When you plug this drive in one of the ports it overhangs on the adjacent drive preventing the use of both ports at the same time. When I would wish to move a file/folder from an external hard drive onto the thumb drive I'm forced to first move the file/folder to my desktop, dismount the external drive, connect the thumb drive and then move the file/folder again. A royal pain in the tookus!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Can't upload without app

    Posted
    Eduardo
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    This devices works but not to well without the app. The flash drive won't let you upload wirelessly if you're not using the app which is ONLY available for android and ios devices. You physically have to connect the device if you're using any other device to save files which kind of defeats the purpose of it being wireless making it just an overpriced flash drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Handy device overall, but have disconnect issues

    Posted
    MovieSlug
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    I love how this device can be used as an extension of your smartphone if you need more memory. Pretty handy in that respect. I found issues where I am streaming movies from the flash drive but get constant disconnections about every 20 minutes or so. Not happy with always going in there having to reconnect and continue streaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for what it does

    Posted
    Amazingsloth
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    Bought this at great price - and it does as advertised. Was hoping it would work differently (stay online as long as plugged in - so I could plug into my TV and add/remove data via wifi connect with computer - it doesn't do that). Looking forward to using on upcoming trip to share data with several friends on plane.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok but not quite as advertised

    Posted
    Linz
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    I was very excited about the possibilities of this product but, thus far it hasn't worked as advertised. I think that there will be a better more efficient version of this or a similar product in the near future. I would not recommend the purchase of this version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not always reliable - maybe it is the SanDisk app

    Posted
    Hank
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    Maybe it is just me, but the app frequent crashes upon connection. It is just not a very pleasant experience; it could have been a lot better if the hardware and software work smoothly together.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great device to free memory on other devices

    Posted
    TechChick360
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    It was slow going to get it up and running. Once I got it i allowed the device to do all the work. Bluetooth tranferred all my photos to the device. No connection of cords.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great concept...not as easy as it looks

    Posted
    Cjay26
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    Great idea and plenty of space...unfortunately, not as easy to use as I thought. Not very intuitive with the IPad app. Overall ok...it got the job done..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works OK but use is limited

    Posted
    rongrantrn
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    I was a bit disappointed in this item. I envisioned using it with my MS Surface but it doesn't seem to work with anything but a smart phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Storage

    Posted
    Jchui2014
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    Great concept, but really doesn't solve any problems. I can store movies on it to watch on my iPad, but I rarely have a needed to use it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    Posted
    LJFelc
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    I may have gotten the wrong San Disc product. Wanted the version that allows you to watch movies. Still a good product though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good price for a strange product

    Posted
    Pkistoo2cool
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    this is a cheap way to snag a HC SD card. The sandisk app is odd to navigate and the battery life doesn't seem all that great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend