SanDisk iXpand Memory Case protects your iPhone while boosting storage

SanDisk iXpand Memory Case protects your iPhone while boosting storage

The way smartphone storage options are priced is oftentimes just short of criminal. Instead of an extra 32GB or 64GB adding another $20 or $40 to a handset's price tag – figures more in line with the cost of external memory cards – shoppers can find themselves paying through the rood for just a little extra storage space. And with more and more phones dropping the option for expandable storage, your avenues for increasing capacity can feel pretty limited. Sure, there are always micro USB or Lightning memory sticks, but those are just asking to get lost. SanDisk has just come up with what looks like an elegant solution, bringing the iPhone extra storage in the form of a case.

The SanDisk iXpand Memory Case snugly wraps around your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s (no Plus versions, sadly), and in addition to protecting your phone with its bumper frame, it adds an extra 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage – priced at just about $60, $100, and $130, respectively.

Now granted, those prices aren't exactly super-cheap themselves, but when you factor in the cost of a stand-alone case, as well as consider their ability to boost phone storage beyond Apple's own limits, those figures might just be worth it.

Better still, the iXpand Memory Case also supports an optional battery, a $40 extra that snaps on top of the case and augments your handset's charge with its own 1,900mAh battery – essentially doubling battery life. We've seen plenty of battery cases before, but this double-duty of battery and storage expansion is a nice touch – and one we'd like to see more of.

Perhaps the one downside to SanDisk's efforts is that you still need a companion app to access this extra storage. That's more Apple's fault than anyone's, but it's still something to keep in mind. Automation tools help minimize the inconvenience, backing up photos and video as you shoot them.

Orders are open now, with the case available in blue, gray, red, and teal.

SanDisk iXpand Memory Case protects your iPhone while boosting storage

source: SanDisk

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9 Comments

1. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Interesting but not sure on this?¿?¿ wish apple did a SD card option if the 7 has a internally 256 gb no need for this or a SD card

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It's good to have dream! Especially ones that could never be realized. However!? The glass is greener just outside the garden.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7459; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm pretty sure if your glass is greener....you need Windex, but whatevs :D.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Glass is grass. Anything that has expandable storage is relevant for this case so yes, Windows Phone is greener as well.

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

moto z, don't really know what the fuss is about, practically, this case is similar to a module, the only down side is it uses the lightning port. But, I think the next iPhone is suppose to have a smart connector or some s**t, moto z is not innovative, just improving what we have already. Then again, I do think moto Z actually looks way better than the iPhone.

5. peace247 unregistered

man this kiko and greenman, both are getting pretty annoying lately. But i got to admit that both have very good English skills.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

kiko, yes. Greenman, sometimes annoying, sometimes funny in a weird way. G'Day!

8. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

How about MXY?? This guy fights everyone

9. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

That guy is a malware to the comment section.

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