SanDisk announces Pen Drives with Micro USB adapter for direct OTG access!!

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SANDISK ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST DUAL USB DRIVE DESIGNED TO TRANSFER AND BACKUP CONTENT BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES AND COMPUTERS

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MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Ultra® Dual USB Drive, a USB flash drive featuring both a micro-USB and a USB 2.0 connector in a sleek and sturdy form factor. The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive is designed for Android™ smartphone and tablet users who need an easy way to move content such as photos and videos from their mobile devices. The drive allows users to safely store and backup files, free-up space, or simply transfer multimedia between their smartphones, tablets and computers.

“The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive provides a simple, convenient way to offload and backup files from smartphones and tablets – with the peace of mind that comes with the trusted SanDisk brand,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “This new drive integrates with SanDisk’s Memory Zone app to make freeing up space on mobile devices simpler than ever, improving the user experience.”

The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive provides a convenient way to transfer content via an Android-powered smartphone or tablet’s micro-USB port and a computer’s USB connection. While other methods of transferring files from a mobile device to a computer require wires, applications or a wireless set-up, the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive simply needs to be connected to a mobile device supporting USB on-the-go (OTG)1 to access up to 64GB2 of ‘plug and play’ storage capacity. Additionally, the drive’s dual USB ports feature a retractable cover, meaning no caps to lose while still keeping the connectors safe.

SanDisk is making content management even easier with the SanDisk Memory Zone app, available for download on Google Play™. With the SanDisk Memory Zone app, users are able to better organize files stored on internal and external phone memory for management, viewing, copying and backup – further easing the hassle of freeing up the memory on their mobile device.

My thoughts:

This is an absolute boon for us android users, this is specially useful for us who own a phone without SD card. This has many other uses as well:

1. Use OTG without cable.
2. Take phone backup without pc or cloud(sandisk has a free app in play store).
3. Free up memory on the go, no need to switch off phone to replace cards.
4. Copy files to pc without cable, much easier to carry than a cable.
........ and more

And the best part, you can buy it at this very moment:

Flipkart(16GB only):
Sandisk Ultra Dual 16 GB On-The-Go Pendrive - Sandisk: Flipkart.com

Ebay(all sizes):
sandisk ultra dual | eBay

With 16GB for 900/-, 32GB for 1.4k this drive is just too good to pass up.

Here's the link to the app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sandisk.mz
 
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topgear

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Ah, great find man .. Thanks for sharing this excellent news. Kudos to SanDisk for this noble concept.
 
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Ah, great find man .. Thanks for sharing this excellent news. Kudos to SanDisk for this noble concept.

Transcend and strontium also has some drives like this, but the free app from sandisk makes up for it.
 

topgear

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^^ Same here but I may get one anyway :D

Transcend and strontium also has some drives like this, but the free app from sandisk makes up for it.

Transcend has poor RMA support and now strontium is going the same way leaving SD as the only viable choice.
 

kg11sgbg

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@tkin, Thank You buddy for this outstanding news.
It's really an awesome product for us the Android Tablet/Smartphone users. Even users with PC/Laptops.
The news rocks.
Thanks once again.
 

JulianeEberhardt

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Wow... This USB drive comes bundled with SanDisk SecureAccess software that allows users to create a private partition with 128-bit AES encryption. Made of aluminum and with 128GB of storage space, this USB drive is truly a premium storage solution; one that costs a small fortune nonetheless, at RM699 a piece.
 
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Wow... This USB drive comes bundled with SanDisk SecureAccess software that allows users to create a private partition with 128-bit AES encryption. Made of aluminum and with 128GB of storage space, this USB drive is truly a premium storage solution; one that costs a small fortune nonetheless, at RM699 a piece.
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amayamartin82

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I have had great experience with Transcend one of my scandisk pendrive just went completely inactive and useless. So I do not have much faith on scandisk
 
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I have had great experience with Transcend one of my scandisk pendrive just went completely inactive and useless. So I do not have much faith on scandisk

In India transcend rma used to have a 3 month turn around time. Not sure if it's gotten any better.
 

topgear

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No, AFAIK it's worse than ever now as the time frame is infinite now. People did not get their product replaced / rmaed even after waiting for 7 long months.
 

moniker

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Sandisk make great SD cards but their USB drives suck. Those cruzer pen drives are notorious for their slowness. Hope this product is good.
 
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