Western Digital announces SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe: a 2-in-1 to transfer files from iPhone to USB Type-C devices

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe

Western Digital has announced a new 2-in-1 flash drive — the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe for consumers in India. It attains a Lighting connector and as well a USB Type-C connector that claims to offer seamless file transfer; between iPhones, iPad Pros, Mac and other USB Type-C devices that also include Android phones. The flash drive incorporates a metal casing with connectors, underneath. For additional protection of sensitive files that are shared across devices; users can password-protect their files with the iXpand Drive app. WD is providing the flash drive in three different variants comprising 64GB/128GB/256GB. The Luxe pricing in India starts at Rs 4,449.

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe

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Western Digital Releases its First 2-in-1 Flash Drive for Moving Content seamlessly between iPhone and USB Type-C™ devices

SanDisk® iXpand® Flash Drive Luxe supports fast and convenient file transfer between devices, as well as automatic back-up capabilities2 on iPhone

Built for consumers who are searching for a stylish and reliable solution to share content across their compatible devices, including iPhone devices and Mac computers,1 Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) announced today the company’s first flash drive with dual Lightning and USB Type-C connectors, the SanDisk® iXpand® Flash Drive Luxe. With both Lightning and USB Type-C connectors and an all-metal casing, the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe provides a sleek way for users to seamlessly access and move files between iPhone, iPad Pro, Mac and other USB Type-C devices, including Android™ phones.

Western Digital resolves the hassle of moving files between devices with different connectors with the new SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe. This new flash drive comes with two connectors, which enables a quick move of files, eliminating the need to email content from one device to another in order to upload or save.1 Once files are on the drive, they can be transferred using the high-speed USB 3.0 connector to a USB Type-C-compatible computer. Consumers who want a heightened sense of privacy can password-protect their files and photos3 with the iXpand® Drive app. The app can also be used to free up space on an iPhone or to automatically back up photos, videos, documents and contacts without the hassle of a slow internet connection.2 The drive is available in 64GB*, 128GB* and 256GB*, allowing more space for photos, videos and games.

Mr. Khalid Wani, Sales Director, India, Western Digital, said “With pervasive internet penetration and smartphone & smart gadget adoption, the average new-age Indian uses more than one device. They should be able to transfer and view their content on different devices from an iPhone in a convenient and seamless manner. We are excited to introduce SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe that offers a one-stop solution to make data more accessible across gadgets, so consumers can stop worrying about connectivity or lack of storage space, and live their digital lives to the fullest.”

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Jaganathan Chelliah, Director – Marketing, India, Western Digital, said, “Today’s consumers are always on-the-go – working from remote locations, traveling, and switching from place to place while creating content on their iPhones and transferring it to multiple other devices for editing, sharing and back up. Data transfer and storage should be the last thing that they should worry about. This is exactly where the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe comes into play which enables you to work seamlessly across your iPhone and other devices. SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe offers the dependability of a brand that’s trusted by millions of consumers around the world”.

Key Features

  • Seamlessly move content between compatible devices, iPhone, iPad Pro, Mac as well as USB Type-C devices, including Android phones.
  • All-metal casing flash drive with dual Lightning and USB Type-C connectors.
  • Easily free up space on iPhone devices so you can keep creating content.
  • Automatically back up iPhone photos, videos and more.
  • Password-protect your files across iPhone, PC and Mac devices.
  • Stylish dual-purpose swivel design protects connectors and features a keyring hole to take the drive on the go.

Pricing and Availability

The new SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is backed by a 2-year limited warranty and is available now at the Western Digital Store, Amazon and other select retailers. The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is available in 64GB*, 128GB* and 256GB* with MSRPs of Rs 4449, Rs 5919 and Rs 8999 INR respectively.

The iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is now available exclusively on Amazon India

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Vishnu works as a Content Writer for Mr. Phone. His primary interests revolve around covering smartphones and all other gadgets connected to the Internet.