IFA 2017 presenters keep inspiring with breakthrough technology. Today Western Digital introduced its first SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card with 400 GB capacity. The company also introduced the SanDisk iXpand Base for iPhones that enables Apple users to automatically back up files and photos on the charger/portable hard drive.
The new SanDisk microSD card allows double the storage since the manufacturer managed to leverage its proprietary memory technology and design and production processes. Now the die can store even more data without changing the size of the card itself.
According to WD, over 150 billion apps are expected to be installed in 2017, which many users would store on the expandable memory of their devices. With the new microSD, users will be able to transfer files with 100 MB/s speed which WD calculates as 1,200 photos per minute or topping up the whole microSD with 40 hours of Full HD movies.
The microSD card includes 10-year warranty and is available at SanDisk’s website and UK major retailers at the tempting price of £224.99.
Since iPhones do not have microSD slot, SanDisk has a solution named iXpand Base that is a portable hard drive that acts as a charging pad. It has a rubberized surface and a Lighting cable to put the phone down while the battery fills up with up to 15W charging. Meanwhile, all the files are automatically backed up in the device.
The iXpand base can store up to 256 GB and the prices start from $49.99 and go as high as $199.99 on SanDisk’s online store.