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SanDisk Connect 32GB Wireless Flash Drive Model SDWS2-032G-E57

  • Connects wirelessly to up to 8 devices-no Internet required
  • Supports up to 3 simultaneous media streams
  • Provides up to 4 hours of wireless streaming per charge
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Sandisk LogoSanDisk Connect™ Wireless Flash Drive (32GB)
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  • 32GB* of storage lets you share movies, music, and photos
  • Store, share, and stream files across multiple mobile devices
  • Eight simultaneous devices connections, three media streams
  • Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android™ devices
  • No cables, router, or Internet connection needed
  • Provides up to four hours of wireless streaming per charge1
  • Wi-Fi Password Protection (WPA2)2
  • Use with the SanDisk app for easy access
 
 
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Store

Instantly add storage for all your mobile devices.

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Share

Share videos, photos, and documents easily—no connectors necessary.

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Stream

Enjoy up to four hours of movies and videos on a single charge.


Wireless Access to All Your Media

We love our mobile devices and computers. But sharing and accessing our photos, movies and music across those devices is a pain. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive looks like a regular flash drive, but this is a total upgrade. Simply turn it on and connect wirelessly from your mobile device or computer—no Internet connection required.


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Keep Your Favorite Content with You Wherever You Go

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive makes wireless transfer across your mobile devices simple. Compact and portable, the drive works anywhere—with no Internet connection, cables, or router required. It has plenty of room for all your files, even if you're out of storage space on your device. It has a range of 150 feet, streams up to four hours of video on a single charge1, and can charge using your PC's USB port.

Easily Free Up Space on Your Mobile Devices

The Wireless Flash Drive is perfect to store those large files taking up valuable space on your mobile device.


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Wirelessly Connect across Multiple Mobile Devices Simultaneously

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive can connect to as many as eight devices and up to three media streams. You can move your music collection from your Android smartphone to your Kindle Fire device or stream a movie on up to three mobile devices at one time.

Share Presentations and Documents Instantly with Colleagues, Regardless of Device or OS

Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Android devices, PC and Mac computers.


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Up to Four Hours of Streaming on a Single Charge

With the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, you can stream music, movies, photos, and other content continually for up to four hours on one battery charge. The drive will remain charged while it's connected to a USB port.

Works Wirelessly via Wi-Fi

Built-in Wi-Fi technology (802.11 b/g/n) enables the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive to connect wirelessly to mobile devices, laptops, and other Wi-Fi enabled devices. The drive's 150-foot Wi-Fi range allows it to stream to virtually anywhere in the home.


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SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive App

Download the SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive App onto your devices and start storing, sharing and streaming.

Compatibility and System Requirements

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive requires a USB 2.0 connection or higher and is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire, and Android devices. It can be used with PC or Mac computers running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Mac OS 10.6 or higher. For mobile devices: iOS version 5.0 or higher or Android version 2.3 or higher is required. A web browser is required for other Wi-Fi enabled devices.


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Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android devices, and PC & Mac computers

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Simultaneously connect up to eight devices and stream video to up to three devices

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Supports movies, photos, music and documents

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Works wirelessly via Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), no internet or router required

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Up to four hours of continuous streaming on a single charge

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Accessible up to 150 feet away


Product Information

This product measures 3.11 by 0.84 by 0.45 inches (H x W x D), has a 32 GB storage capacity and wireless range of up to 150 feet, and offers Wi-Fi password protection (WPA2)2.

Package Contents

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive (32GB) and Quick Start Guide.

 

* 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
1 Based on streaming 720p content at 2Mbps to one device; actual life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable.
2 See system requirements.

SanDisk is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SanDisk Connect is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Kindle Fire, Amazon, the Amazon logo and the Amazon Apps logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2013 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

 


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Matthew W.
  • 1/1/2014 6:00:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: the drive holds alot of stuff

Cons: has a good battery too

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  • Sunny T.
  • 11/8/2013 11:22:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

Pros: - Small & portable
- Useful for IOS devices that have no expandable memory option
- WPA2 wifi security
- User friendly GUI
- Easy to navigate and transfer files

Cons: - Extremely slow speed using wifi
- USB2.0 only and slow transfer speed despite the SD card is a class 10
- Fat32 only and NTFS is not supported
- Can't map as network drive

Other Thoughts: Product is innovative but needs improvement. Perhaps new firmware may address the slow wifi, NTFS file system and network mapping issues. Should be a USB3.0 instead of USB2.0.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi SunnyBoy,

My name is Allen from SanDisk support. We appreciate your interest in SanDisk products and your review. If there is anything we can assist you with please contact us atwww.sandisk.com/ask.

Thank you,
Allen,
SanDisk Support

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  • Raymond R.
  • 10/7/2013 12:27:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Idea But Incomplete!

Pros: Good Battery Life, Ease Of Use With My Iphone, Easy Setup.

Cons: The Biggest Problem I Encountered Is That You Cannot Wirelessly Send Files From My Computer To This Device, Only Directly Plugged Into A USB Port. Which Is Why I Have Decided To Return It.

Other Thoughts: As Of Now, Until Possibly Sandisk Makes A PC App, It's Best Use Is For Portable Devices, I.E. Ipads, Iphones ETC.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Mr Memo,

My name is Allen from SanDisk Support. I appreciate your feedback for our new connect wireless flash drive. You can access the contents of the wireless flash drive on the computer using web page option. Please follow the instructions below:

1. Connect to the Wireless Drive Wi-Fi network.
2. Launch an Internet browser and go to www.sandisk.com/WFD/ to access the Wireless
Drive content.

Currently, there is no way to transfer files wirelessly from the computer to the wireless flash drive. You can connect the drive to the USB port of the computer and transfer the files. We have forwarded your concern to our development team. We may have this feature available in the future firmware release.

You can access the drive without using the SanDisk app as well. Please refer to the link below for the instructions:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3448/

Should you have any additinal suggestions, please contact SanDisk support at 1-866-SANDISK or submit a support request at www.sandisk.com/support.

Thank you,
Allen,
SanDisk Support

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  • George H.
  • 9/30/2013 1:02:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fixes one of the bigest problems with apple products. It is essential to have access to a portable external usb flash drive storage device for my work. This takes care of that and more.

Cons: Havent found one yet but I will let you know if I do. Only gave it four stars because nothing is perfect.

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - 32GB memory, removable

- Can be used simply as external, wifi-enabled storage and not necessarily to stream media.

- Allows you to maintain connection to both your primary WiFi and this device.

- Allows you to leave the network connection to the device open or encrypted and requiring a password

- It DOES continue to function while plugged into a "charging-only" USB port.

- Buffers the stream to your device to help alleviate network I/O congestion within the device

- Within line of sight and not much else on the WiFi channel, you can just about get 150ft from the device

- When not within "line of sight", connection drops off dramatically. (This is good for keeping the signal 'for your eyes only', especially if using it for general storage and not media streaming.)

- Will transfer any kind of file that your attached device can handle. (This is after all not much more than 32GB of WiFi-enabled storage)

- Initiating multiple streams from the same device and others all at the same time didn't have much impact due to the way it buffers.

- If you choose to upload a video to it from the software's upload functionality, it give you the option to compress the video. (I did not test this functionality.)

Cons: - The included microSD card is a SDHC-1 card which means it's limited to approximately 30MB/s transfers. This can take some time if you actually want to dump 30GB of data on the unit.

- Couldn't find any way to create playlists of your files. Plays files in alphabetical order.

- When not within "line of sight", connection drops off dramatically. As in, "it drops to about 10 ft or less."

- Initial software setup is a wee-bit clunky on iPhone. Although I don't really have much in the way of suggestions on how to improve it.

- Would be nice if you could configure it while in File System mode, so you could do it from a non-WiFi enabled system, such as most desktops.

Other Thoughts: I've read some of the other reviews and let me clear up a few things first.
1) In my testing, this unit DOES maintain it's "Available" functionality while being charged. However, it has to be plugged into a non-data USB port, like a wall-powered USB charging device (such as the iPhone/iPad block) or some 12v car adapters. If you plug it into a USB port that also carries data (including laptop USB data ports that that are also labeled as higher voltage charging ports), it will go into File System mode and turn off the WiFi functionality.

2) You can maintain a connection to both your primary WiFi and the SanDisk Connect's WiFi signal. But it doesn't do this out of the box; you need to go into it's configuration screens and set it up.

3) There's no point in making this a USB3.0 device when the card that ships with it won't likely max out USB 2.0's theoretical transfer speeds. (Now, if SanDisk included one of their faster cards that did more than 30MB/s transfer, then yeah, you'd have a point for a USB3 interface)
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This little device ain't too bad! It's basically a portable NAS. The software that allows it to stream is is really nothing more than a file-system front end, especially since non-jailbroken iPhones don't have a true file explorer.
Since it's effectively a file server, whatever your device can playback, you can load it on this device. You can also connect to it via a standard web browser if you felt so inclined to play something from your laptop or grab some data files. (Although at that point, you'd be getting it from someone else, otherwise you'd just plug it to your own USB port and use it as a regular USB data stick.)

I put the following file types on it and opened all of them on my PC and (jailbroken) iPhone: PDF XLS DOC JPG MOV AVI MP4 MP3
As an iPhone owner without expandable storage, this is really a neat way for me to expand the storage of my phone.
The streaming functionality is nice, but without some support for playlists, it makes for a somewhat limited playback experience if your filenames don't start with track numbers. Although I imagine with a firmware update, they could address this issue to some extent.

As noted in the PROS section, the device actually buffers the file to your device before playback starts. So you have about a 2 second delay (depending on your connection strength) before playback starts. It continues to send data until the entire file is sent. I wasn't able to to test what happens if you try to download/stream a file that's larger than the available free space on your device.

All in all, I give this device a solid 4-eggs. I'm docking an egg because of the lack of playlist functionality and not being able to configure the device except from the WFi interface.
Other than that, I think SanDisk might be missing some marketing opportunity by not also stressing the ability to simply to use it as a file server for ANY type of file that you might need. For iPhone people, that

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3 out of 5 eggsA niche product

Pros: This is a very hard product to review - it is extremely niche, and while it is being marketed broadly, it really only serves a purpose for a very narrow market: those who need additional pocketable storage for their handheld devices that do not have onboard expandable storage. For those people it will work fairly well - it's easy to connect using the downloadable app, and it comes with a very nice microSD card inside - the 32GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card, which I in fact had previously purchased for my Galaxy S3, which I tested on. Also, you can jump through a few hoops to use this product AND your home wireless network at the same time - by default, you cannot use WiFi for both purposes, however.

Cons: Where to start? Gosh, first I have to say I think this is virtually useless for computer users. SanDisk is doing itself a disservice marketing it to such users. First, you must have a WiFi connection - a wired desktop will not communicate with this device, as it basically sets up its own wireless network (rather than operating as a device on your network). Second of all, even if you have wireless (such as on a laptop), you must use an inconvenient website to connect to the device, and at the same time you LOSE your WiFi Internet connection, because this device now becomes your network. So, overall, it's just a non-starter.

OK, how about for handheld device users? Well, as everyone has already mentioned, this device won't work while plugged in, making it very limited. I had hoped I could leave it plugged into my desktop and serve out media to my handheld devices. That's a no-go.

Furthermore, despite what other reviewers state, this is not a good solution for plane travel, because it uses WiFi - using it on a plane would be in violation of FAA regulations.

Finally, and this may not be an issue for video watchers - it copies data at about 400Kb/s. As I tried to view a slideshow of 3MB photos, each photo took 10 seconds to load. The same photos would take less than a second to load off the very same memory card inserted in my Galaxy S3. So that's another non-starter. For streaming video, however, 400KB/s may be sufficient.

Other Thoughts: In short, the only user this product would really work for is the person who has a handheld device without expandable storage who wants to watch less than 4 hours of streaming video while not traveling on a plane.

I really wish the product were more useful - it's a very novel concept and a very slick package, but this is a very "beta" device. I hope SanDisk will improve it with the next iteration. Until then I intend to use this as a microSD card reader and expandable thumb drive - it's very handy for that purpose, and given that the microSD card it comes with is worth at least $20, it's not a terrible value even just using it as a non-wireless device.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Termie,

We appreciate your feedback for our new SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive. The flash drive is actually recommended for portable storage of data, share videos and pictures wirelessly. The drive can be used while plugged in to a wall charger however connecting it to computer disables the wireless connectivity of the drive. The drive can also be used as USB device when plugged into the USB port of the computer and all the contents of the drive can be accessed.

Also, there are FAA regulations limiting Wi-fi usage on planes and we would advise you to contact your airline before using this device on an airplane. For any further query, We suggest you to please contact SanDisk support at 1-866-SANDISK or submit a support request at www.sandisk.com/support. We will assist you towards a resolution including a possible warranty replacement.

Thank you,
SanDisk Support

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3 out of 5 eggsCool idea but not much use

Pros: Overview:
This device is a pretty cool idea having a normal USB flash drive also accessible through the wireless 2.4GHz wi-fi connection. The flash drive itself does not have built in memory but comes with a 32GB micro SD card which you could upgrade for more memory. The device itself is not much bigger than a normal flash drive being only 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. It has 2 light indicators on it, one for data transferring and charging and the other for the wireless status. The drive is very easy to use, after you have it setup, hold down the button for 3 seconds, and connect to it like a wireless network from your phone or computer.

Ease of use:
The drive is very easy to use. The setup is very easy and there are even video tutorials that come on the drive to make it easier. After you have it setup, hold down the button for 3 seconds. Then after the wireless light starts blinking, connect to it like a wireless network from your phone or computer.

Battery:
The battery works pretty well. The initial charge only took an hour, after that, they only took about 2 hours. The battery lasts for around 4 hours per charge of continuous use. The wireless light blinks about once every 5 seconds to tell you it if it is on so you don't accidently leave it on without knowing.

Wireless:
The wireless options are fairly good. It comes with WPA2 encryption and lets you set the SSID, password, and even the wireless channel. It even allows you to "try" connecting to a wireless network so you don't loose internet functionality while you are connected to the drive (read cons).

Android app:
The app from the play store allows you to find the drive automatically. It lets you download the contents and upload files in your phone's gallery. After you close the app, it automatically disconnects you from the flash drive (may be good or bad).

List:
-Comes with how to videos
-2 light indicators (data transfer/charging and wireless status)
-Easy to use (hold button down for 3 secs to turn on and off)
-Easy to connect to
-Micro SD Card slot (comes with 32GB card)
-Fast charge (1 hour initially)
-Not much bigger than normal flash drive (1x0.5x3 inches)
-Built in WPA2 security

Cons: Overview:
This drive has cool features but many do not work like you would want them to. It works just fine as a USB flash drive but may not be what you expect from the wireless. One problem is that there is no battery life indicator. You could be watching a video from it and get disconnected on the spot.

Wireless:
The wireless is my biggest con possibly because that is what separates this drive from other flash drives. The wireless does not let you upload anything except from the apps. The wireless signal isn't the strongest but still will be perfectly fine if it is in your pocket or close by. However, it does disconnect you randomly sometimes. In the pros I talked about how it lets you connect to a wireless network to let you access the internet, but it is not good at all. The wireless connection range to the wireless network is not good and the worst part is that you constantly get disconnected from the drive if you have that option on. Most of the time I would get disconnected immediately if I tried keeping internet connectivity on.

Interfaces:
Both the web browser and the android app interfaces are too basic and featureless. The web browser interface only lets you download files, not upload. The android app is about the same but it does let you upload files from your phone's gallery. That is probably fine for basic users but I would like to upload any file from my phone, not just pictures from my gallery.

List:
-Poor wireless strength and random disconnects
-Disconnects constantly when trying to maintain internet connection
-Only uploads files from phone's gallery
-Basic web browser interface
-No battery life indicator

Other Thoughts: Overall, I would not recommend this flash drive for it's wireless features. It is a pretty good basic flash drive and is cool how you can download files wirelessly but I expected to be able to upload files wirelessly too. I just don't think that the wireless can justify making this 32GB flash drive $60. It is an interesting concept but does not have enough features to make the wireless anything special. This drive is definitely not for advanced users but because of the ease of use, it might be good for basic users.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you for the interest in the SanDisk Wireless Flash drive. We would like to address a few of your concerns regarding the product.

You mention in your review that there is no battery life indicator. We would like to let you know that the amber LED will start blinking when the battery life get to 10%. This will allow you to stop what you are doing and arrange a charger before you are just cut off so to speak.

You also mention that you cannot upload from any place other than the phone gallery. We actually have a few different ways you can accomplish this:

Via the device’s native browser – long press the file you’d like to upload to the drive and in the “Complete Action With” select the WFD app. OR:
Inside the WFD app go to Settings->Set Downloads Directory and select the root. From now on – the user would be able to upload files to the drive from any location on his phone.

Best regargs,
SanDisk Support

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3 out of 5 eggsInteresting Device

Pros: This is an interesting device that reminds me of a Seagate Satellite but smaller in size. The idea is sound and after several tests with both a phone and a netbook I find that the product does work ad advertised, within limits. After I downloaded the Android software the device seemed to spring to life. Transfers went smooth and I was impressed with the range, however I did encounter several issues that will be discussed in the Con section. as for the pros: Huge amount of storage in a small device. 32gb is more then enough for most uses and seems to be at a nice price point. The range was very surprising. I was able to connect to this device anywhere in my house with no problem. I also love that it is the size of a normal USB Flash Drive and when not being used remotely it can also be used for regular storage. I also LOVE that I can change out the MicroSD card. Very nice feature. Changing it out was NOT the easiest thing to do but after it was done the device worked well. Also I loved the Firmware update notice when I connected to it the first time, very nice feature. I wish more devices did this. Update went flawless also. Streaming was clean and I saw no slowdown after I connect two devices so this may work well for a group.

Cons: Now for the Cons: First I have to scratch my head as to why they thought USB2 was the correct interface to use. Hello this is 2013 and most logical would have been USB3. Since the connection interface has no relationship with the actual wireless capability this should have been a no brainer. Next is the durability of the device, it seems to me to be rather cheaply made and just has the cheap feel to it. Rubberized coating would have been a welcome surprise. Battery life is supposed to be 4hrs however I was lucky to get 3. With that in mind I can't see 8 connections getting anywhere near that battery life. Although I can use this device across the house with no problem, when I tried to connect to it with it in my pocket I noticed that my Phone nor my Netbook could locate the network. Just odd that simple cloth would create a barrier so strong that the WiFi Signal got blocked. Levi's are strong pants but this is just silly.

Other Thoughts: Final thoughts for this device are: It is an interesting device that has huge potential if some of the flaws are corrected. Overall I like the device and for the price you get a lot of bang for your buck. A normal 32gb USB Flash Drive should cost around $20 so you throw in Wireless streaming into it and a battery to power it and that makes a winning product. I would suggest a portable USB charger to be added to it. This would help greatly when the battery is almost dead.
Sandisk products are always toward the top of my purchase list because of support and durability so I expect nothing less with this device. Only time will tell how long it will hold up but if history is considered I expect it to last way beyond the warranty period.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello BSODCSI,

Thank you for the interest in the SanDisk Wireless Flash drive. We would like to address a few of your concerns regarding the product.

The battery life is rated assuming single, direct connection (no simultaneous Internet connection). If the battery is fully charged you should get at least 4 hours battery life. A full charge will take around 2 hours. The Amber LED will turn off when the device is fully charged.

You also commented that the WiFi network was not available when the device was in your pocket. The drive has been tested and should be easily accessible with nearly zero performance impact even when the drive is in a pocket. Is it possible the device was accidentally turned off when you placed it in your pocket? It may also help to note that the Wireless flash drive will auto power down after 10 mins of no activity.

Best Regards,
SanDisk Support

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3 out of 5 eggsWorks Great With iPad but not Windows Laptop

Pros: Easy setup with iPad Mini (probably iPad, too).

Smooth streaming of video over 120 feet away.

Good battery life.

Fast file transfer.

Cons: Software or firmware bug prevents wireless use with Windows 7 laptop and desktop PC. (See Other Thoughts below.)

Quick Start Guide instruction for powering On is incorrect.

Other Thoughts: Sandisk sent me this Wireless Flash Drive for reviewing at no charge.

The Quick Start Guide says to press and hold power button down untill blue and amber LEDS both blink 3 times rapidly. The rapid blinking actually happens when you take your finger OFF of the button after pressing down for 2 or 3 seconds.

The main problem we encountered is that when we tried to access content wirelessly from our laptop or PC the flash drive tried to open the content for a split second then it simply shut down! (Blue LED ceases to blink, amber LED blinks several times then everything goes off - no power, no wireless.)

When we plugged it into a USB port on the laptop and used it like a regular flash drive we were able to access and play the videos, photos, and a text file from the flash drive, no problem.

When we went back to the iPad Mini the flash drive worked perfectly with easy wireless connection to the iPad and quick access to all the content on the drive.

Leaving the flash drive on our dining table I walked out the front door and across the cul-de-sac. When I was about 120 feet away from the house the video was still streaming OK. Quite impressive range! Can it stream that well to 3 mobile devices at once? Can't say because we only had it working with one device. But, clearly, it has pretty solid power for streaming high quality video.

Sandisk Tech Support was quick to respond with several suggestions, but to no avail. Then support engineer Lance called to assist with the issue. Once he had exact details of our equipment and our attempts to use the flash drive wirelessly he set up a laptop and a flash drive ... and the same thing happened! When our conversation ended Lance was headed to a developers' meeting right away to advise them of the bug we discovered and get started on finding a fix for the issue.

Clearly, Sandisk is now aware of the problem and they are on top of it, seeking a solution even as I write this. I'll post an update as and when I learn more.

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to connect for supported platforms. Provides good security if chosen (WPA/WPA2). The Android app installs without a hitch and seems to play well sitting at the side not gobbling up resources. When plugged into the USB port of the PC it acts as any other flash drive. The software for Windows (7) installs without issues and the interface is very simple and easy to understand. Saves loads of room on your mobile devices.

Cons: No Linux support to speak of (yet), a few people on some forums I visited have tried to get this device working on Linux as a media streamer and have not had much luck either.

Other Thoughts: The first time I connected to the device through the Android App it automatically found a firmware update and the update went through without a hitch. As this device is supported by an app for Android I don't see the reason for the lack of Linux support, perhaps someone knowledgeable will hack the app to work in Ubuntu (Linux) as well, cornering the last little bit of a growing market. It is seen in Ubuntu 12.04 without issue and can be used as any other flash drive, however it does not stream to any of the Linux media players that I have tried so far, Gnome Player, Movie Player, & VLC. Support for WebDAV clients does allow use of XBMC if you go through the quirks of setting it up, so all is not lost for those using Linux. It does however, play very well with Windows Media Center. Purchase more Micro-SD cards (be certain they are Class10) to expand the usefulness. I have to reserve a bit of skepticism on how long the battery might last, I cannot imagine that the size of the battery that must be in this device will hold up over much of any length of time. If the battery dies... is the device still usable as a flash drive? Or do you suddenly find yourself with a $50 - $60 paperweight? Any plans for USB 3.0? Over-All I would say this device should have a good future and I would certainly recommend this to anyone that is big on the iPod / tablet / smart phone sharing thing.

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