SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive Review


Introduction


The majority of digital cameras still rely on good old SD cards, though, smaller compact ones are increasingly relying on microSD cards instead. Sharing content between mobile devices hasn’t always been the easiest process, as most of the time, we’re required to insert the card into our computer, copy the files, connect our mobile device, and then send them over. It’s a lengthy process for sure, but the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive is aiming to streamline the process – while also acting as a general storage hub.

The package contains:

  • microUSB cable
  • Wall charger
  • Owner’s manual

Design:

It looks like a puck, but more squarish in shape. A brushed aluminum bezel accent solidifies its premium construction.

Feasting our eyes on this compact device, it reminds us of a hockey puck – albeit, a squarer looking one to be exact. The façade is sporting a neat looking plastic checkered pattern design that shimmers at different angles. Sandwiching things together, while also giving it a premium accent, is a brushed aluminum bezel that wraps around the entire thing. Size wise, it’s not too bad at all, since it’s more compact than most smartphones – plus, the weight is hardly noticeable.

The minimalist design is a pleasant one no doubt that screams cleanliness from every angle, however, the bezel is home to a few things to help break up its design slightly. Specifically, they include a distinctive power button, 3 LED lights that indicate its battery, Wi-Fi, and internet status, a microUSB port used to charge its internal battery, and a full-sized Secure Digital slot. Lastly, the underside of the unit features a non-slip rubber bottom to prevent it from moving around on a level surface.

Indeed, its attractive design will undoubtedly catch some prying eyes when it’s set on a table or counter in public. Although it’s not as travel friendly as the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, there’s obviously an advantage here with its higher storage capacity and full-sized SD slot. Best of all, it has a solid construction and doesn’t have the same cheap feel as its close sibling.


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5 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7191; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I like the other Sandisk Connect better because its more portable and you can attach it to your key chain, plus its cheaper. However you are restricted to using only micro SD cards.

2. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I have this and it is amazing I love it. When Im in the airport i turn this on and stream straight to my iPad 64+ gb worth of movies that I don't have to store on the iPad itself. It is only a 16gb iPad. I also use it on photo shots where I can take a SD card right from the camera to this and show the photos on my iPad in less than 5 minutes.

3. MaximumS

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

Seems that these media streamers are gonna be a hit. I see people using the RAVPower 5-in-1 Filehub, the HooToo Tripmate, mobilelite around. It's very easy to use.

4. robocop

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 08, 2014

I've had an Airstash for a couple of years now, it's been great and it has supporting apps for your phone. A good alternative to this Sandisk hockey puck size media hub if you want something that's smaller. airstash dot com

5. Notsosuperdave

Posts: 29; Member since: May 15, 2013

frickin sweet

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