Today SanDisk which is one of the most well known and leading brands in flash storage has announced a new Dual USB 3.0 Flash drive for Android smartphones and tablets, the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 which features a dual use of both the included micro USB and a high-speed USB 3.0 connector so you can transfer files easily and faster than before. This is OTG flash drive can be used with Android devices but it can still be used for PC and Mac computers as well, rather any computer. Most people may not use OTG flash drives with their mobile devices, but they definitely serve a great purpose to those who use their devices to the fullest.
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Take 4K video recordings for example. One 3 minute video in 4K on the Sony Xperia Z3 takes up a good few gigs of space, that’s and astronomical amount of storage for a short video. With something like this new flash drive from SanDisk you could easily move the video to the drive and when you’re ready to play it or stream it you could simply plug it back into the micro USB port on the device and have it at your disposal, but you’d also free up some internal space on your phone or tablet, which is a win in our book.
This new USB stick is designed with a retractable plug piece, so when you’re done using it you can simply retract it and store it away easily, or if you’re transferring things from the phone to the laptop you can simply slide the notch on top to the other end to reveal the USB 3.0 plug. It also comes in three different sizes including 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, and they’re currently available from SanDisk’s website on a global scale. The 16GB model will cost $22.99 and the 64GB model will cost $64.99, but there was no mention of the price for the 32GB model and all we know is that it’s somewhere in the middle of the other sizes, likely somewhere around $36-$45. Since this is a USB 3.0 drive, it can transfer stuff much faster than the previous 2.0 model at transfer rates of up to 130MB/s3. You can also use SanDisk’s handy Memory Zone app on Android to manage all the files stored on the drive, but you can easily use your file manager of choice as well to access whatever you have on it.