• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well - does what it says it does

    After downloading the correct app, this little stick works very well. If you have LOTS of videos to transfer, you will need to pause and recharge the stick a few times. But once they are all transferred, streaming them back is easy and works well. I have uploaded movies to the stick and you can watch them on you iOS device through the app - no issues so far.

    After a few different tests, and I'm not sure why it works this way, here is what I have observed (using the 200GB white version via iOS)
    - When it is plugged into a computer or laptop, it is charging and it is recognized as a standard USB thumb drive WITH NO wireless capability
    - This means when it is plugged into a computer or laptop, you cannot stream to or from the stick
    - When it is plugged into a wall charger, it is charging, but still, there is NO WIRELESS capability, meaning while it is plugged into a wall charger, you cannot stream to or from the stick
    - HOWEVER, and it seems to work, when the stick is plugged into a stand alone external battery pack, it appears to charge AND sync at the same time
    - I have plugged it in to an ANKER external/portable single USB-port battery pack and after it starts charging, it somehow re-activates the wifi connection with my iPhone (iPhone 6+, iOS 11.0.2) and it will sync and/or stream content.
    - These are just my observations, and I've only tried it with my ANKER portable battery

    Good luck all!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is great...

    Based on some reviews here I thought this would be pretty unusable, but it's actually really good! That is, providing you realise it's not fast. USB 2 isn't fast and the wireless transfer is slow like a snail. But you know, if you're not in a rush this thing can handle transfers while it sits in your pocket, while you're using other apps (to a point) and even while your phone is asleep (although for how long I don't know).

    In an app and want to send a file to the USB? Can do. Want to import raw photos, take your favourites and back them up on the go? Can do. It might not be fast but it has a real 'can do' attitude!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment

    Minimal instructions led me to believe that this would be intuitive. It is not. So far I have been not able to connect with any of the various apps sandisk offer to the drive.

    I assume that I will succeed at some point. However there is nothing out there to help.

    Furthermore the drive is NOT USB 3, so if you want to load it with media from a laptop it takes forever. My advice is don't buy this product - its clunky to use and very out of date already.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    This thing is great. It is perfect for what I need it for. Yes, the streaming time is slow, it’s only a first generation of a product that could be great.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as expected

    The streaming connection is slow and unreliable even at moderate distances. The device is compact but feels underpowered and in my personal use can barely support 2 devices let alone a third.

    61 of 72 people found this useful