SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick – Keep Storage In Your Pocket [Review]

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One thing you got to love about SanDisk is their passion to make sure you have personal content anyway and in any capacity. While they have been providing us with Dual USB Drives that have catered to Android / iOS markets what do you in a scenario where you have both? SanDisk has decided to revitalize its Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive we covered a couple of years back. They cut the name down to SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, and changed up the styling compared to its predecessor. Where can the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick fit in your mobile lifestyle?

Style

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick UncappedThe SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is reminiscent of past SanDisk thumb drives but this one looks like a Wrigley’s pack of gum. It’s pretty lightweight even featherless with its honeycomb design on the front of the stick. If you keep an eye on the front there is a small notification light to let you know the Stick is active and will flash red when being turned off. Its design is simplistic with a small power button on the left side and access to the USB with a removable cap. With its small size it provides easy storage whether you toss it in your bag or drop it in your pocket.

Features

Where it looks like just a simple USB stick its what’s working inside that excels it. It has the ability to turn into a wireless drive or hub of sorts and allow for access to its drive whether its pictures, music,movies, or files. You can stream media to up to three devices no matter if it’s a PC, a iOS device such as an iPad or iPhone or various Android devices such as the LG G4 or Samsung Galaxy S6. You can basically upload or download to the wireless stick as long as you have the required SanDisk Connect app(for iOS / Android).

Performance

To put it to the test I synced various smartphones to it at once and played some high def movies and all different files. It didn’t provide any lag and worked fluidly on the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Nexus 6. I remember doing this years ago with a similar wireless network drive with one smartphone at a time and didn’t work this good. I  also downloaded some pictures from it and even uploaded some screenshots. Once I did that I was able to extract them via my PC with the USB plugged in. One thing you should know is the Connect Wireless Stick will not work while plugged into a USB port. It will come up with a “USB Mode” message on your device until you disengage it from the laptop or PC you are using. One thing that is cool is the Wireless Stick seems to stay on till you turn it off or the battery dies out. I left it on for a few hours and always saw it in my wireless network while traveling.

Verdict

SanDisk’s Connect Wireless Stick is a pretty efficient way of carrying media with you everything and sharing with those around you with ease. Its lightweight, doesn’t take up space and streams smoothly to multiple devices at one time. I realistically couldn’t find much wrong with it. It is available in sizes ranging from 16GB all the way up to 128GB. It’s a wireless stick you will always want to keep in your pocket.