If you own a iPhone and running out of space here is the SanDisk iXpand flash drive that will help expand your iPhone / iPad storage. This especially made pendrive works with Apple devices and available from 16GB to 128GB capacities.

iXpand Unboxing

The pack contains the drive and user manual.


This is a unique looking pendrive. One end comes with USB 3.0 port and the other end is curved and flexible with apple lighting connector. You can use this device on a PC, Mac and on your Apple device.

Build quality and finishing is good, however when you connect this drive on to your Apple iPhone or iPad the USB 3.0 end will rest on the back panel, it does look odd and not so comfortable handling the iPhone.

SanDisk iXpand flash drive pack


As mentioned one end is USB 3.0 you can connect that to a Desktop / Laptop  and use it like any ordinary pen drive. It’s high speed flash drive – with speedout app I got Reading Speed was 69.541MB/s and Writing speed was 51.203MB/s.

SanDisk iXpand flash drive review

When you connect the lightning end into an iPhone / iPad for the first time, you will immediately get a notification to install iXpand Drive app. With this app Apple users will be able to take backup of their data from iPhone / iPad to iXpand drive.

The app also gives an option to shoot videos / photo using iPhone / iPad and saving the video / photo files directly onto the SanDisk iXpand Flash drive. Users can play video / music files directly from iXpand drive and contents from social networking sites on iPhone / iPad are automatically backup-ed.

SanDisk iXpand flash drive flexible lightning connector

With iXpand flash drive Apple users can immediately extend their storage space.


A very good option for Apple users. If limited space is an issue the go for the Apple iXpand Flash Drive available in 16/32/64 and 128GB capacities with 2 years warranty.

Rating 4 out of 5.

SanDisk iXpand 16GB Flash drive is available for Rs. 3,490.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in