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If the Guinness brewmasters caught wind of SanDisk's new Connect line of wireless flash memory storage devices, including the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive and SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive, they'd say, "Brilliant!" Since they're not here, we'll say it for them, because it's the first word that comes to mind when spying the next generation of portable storage.
These devices make it easier than ever to access and share data across multiple mobile devices. In addition, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive qualifies as the world's smallest wireless USB storage device to date, the company claims. Offered in capacities up to 32GB, the tiny drive supports simultaneous access to photos, movies, music, and documents from multiple devices around the house. It provides four hours of continuous streaming on a single charge.
SanDisk's second item is its Connect Wireless Media Drive. It offers up to eight continuous hours of streaming on a single charge, comes in capacities up to 64GB, and has an SDHC/SDXC memory card slot for even more storage.
"Today’s consumers own an increasing number of mobile devices and accessing content across them can be a challenge," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. "With the new SanDisk Connect product line, we’re raising the bar on what consumers can expect from personal storage. We combined the portability of small flash memory storage devices with the convenience of wireless streaming and sharing functionality."
All Connect line products are compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Kindle Fire, and Android devices, as well as PC and Mac computers. The Connect Wireless Flash Drive runs $50 for 16GB and $60 for 32GB; the Connect Wireless Media Drive costs $80 for 32GB and $100 for 64GB. All are available to pre-order from Amazon and expected to ship in Q4.