SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick Review

Last Updated On : Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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SanDisk Connect Wireless was designed to work any device like PC, Tablets, Smartphones that has WiFi. SanDisk Connect Wireless is a device comes with its own WiFi network, which allows you to stream, upload, download files through WiFi and no internet is required. You can even transfer large files to the drive wirelessly and there is no need for any cables, OTG connectors, etc.,

SanDisk Wireless Connect Stick 200GB

Here is the detailed review about the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick.

Design and Size:

The design of the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is similar to the Pendrive. The size is little bigger when compared to the recent day pen drives. The device has a textured pattern on the front along with a small blinking notification light. The device comes with a cap on the top. The device is easy to carry in the pocket. The dimension of the drive is 3.03″ Long x 0.75″ Wide x 0.43″ Deep (77mm x 19mm x 11mm). The drive is only 21.76g in weight.

Color and Variant:

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick comes in 5 different variants. The device is available in 16, 32, 64, 128 and 200 GB variants. The 16, 32, 64, 128 GB variants are available in Black color and the 200 GB variant is available in White color.

Sandisk Variant

Speed and Performance:

It is a USB 2.0 powered drive and it has a writing speed of 10MB/s and reading speed of 12MB/s on the desktop. As the drive is powered by USB 2.0 and not USB 3.0, the transfer speed seems to be little slow while transferring the larger files. You can connect and stream the files from the drive on maximum 3 devices at the same time. This is one of the nice feature, where three peoples can access their own files separately at the same time. The WiFi range supported by this device is nearly 150 feet.

Compatibility:

The device is compatible with all smartphones, PC and tablets. I have tested the device on Android, iOS, Windows as well as Mac PC. For Android and iOS there is a dedicated app available for the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick which allows to stream, upload and download files from the drive.

The mobile users must have iOS 8.0 or higher, Android version 4.2 or higher to work with this drive.

LED Notification Light:

The drive comes with a small blinking notification light on the front, to intimate the various actions. Once you turn ON the device, White blinking appears. White light blinking rapidly denotes the transferring of files. When you charge the device, the notification light show Amber solid color and when fully charged it turns to White. During low battery, the light blinks in RED color.

Battery:

The device has an in-built rechargeable lithium polymer battery which stands up to 4 to 4.5 hrs on a single charge. You can access the files from the device while it is charging. The complete charge time is nearly 2 hours.

How To Connect, Upload, Download and Stream:

1. Turn ON the device. Once you turn on the device, it creates a WiFi hotspot.

2. Connect to the WiFi network from your PC or Mac or Android or iOS devices.

3. For Android and iOS users, download the Connect drive app from Play store for Android  and from App store for iOS. Open the app and it will detect the drive and show you the connects from the drive. You can stream, upload and download files from the drive. You can also check the battery level and few other settings from the app.

4. PC Users, Once you connected to the drive’s WiFi network, open your browser and go the URL www.sandisk.com/myconnect . This page will show you the connects of the drive. You can stream, upload and download files from the drive. You can also check the battery level and few other settings from the web page.

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You can also use this device as a normal Pendrive by connecting it to your USB port and access the files.

Price and Warranty:

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick comes with One-year limited warranty for US and Canada regions. Two Year warranty for EMEA & LATAM, APAC, China, Japan regions.

The device is priced at

16 GB – $ 29.99 | Rs. 2300
32 GB – $ 39.99 | Rs. 2900
64 GB – $ 59.99 | Rs. 4000
128 GB – $ 99.99 | Rs. 6500
200 GB – Rs. 8500

All the prices are approximate values, it may change on upcoming days.

Pros:

Price
Compact Size
Connect up to 3 devices at a time
No Internet required

Cons:
USB 2.0, expecting the drive with USB 3.0 or up for fast transfers during large files.

Final Verdict:

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is one of the low-cost device, which is very useful to connect with multiple devices wirelessly without any internet. The device is very useful when you travel, no need for any cables, connectors, etc.,

If you have more questions, check out my FAQ post about SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick. Feel free to drop a comment about your views/questions.

Note : The above review is my personal opinion about the product.