It currently has MyConnect apps for Android and iPhone. If you use PC/Mac you connect to its own Wi-Fi SSID SanDisk Connect ###### and open a browser using the URL www.sandisk.com/myconnect.
You can then add a WPA password. You can also bridge the device to use your own internet connected Wi-Fi source e.g. from your computer to the Connect, and from the Connect to your Wi-Fi router. One catch – you can only do this from the Android or iOS app. It is significantly slower as a Wi-Fi bridge.
It supports three devices using Wi-Fi N, single 2.4GHz band. You can also select a Wi-Fi channel – if you do this, it is best to use Wi-Fi analyser software to determine the best, most uncluttered channel.
Battery life is about 4.5 hours and USB 5V, 500mA charging time up to two hours (charger not included). It has a LED that indicates battery charge or use status. You can charge either by plugging directly into a USB charger or a USB port – it will not work over a USB cable.
If you plug directly into a PC/Mac you can use it to transfer PC files to it and then to the Android/iOS device.
In testing with an Android device, the app gives a range of settings including auto-backup. I can see this as useful for photography sessions on the run. Teh app supports creation of new folders on the device.
Range is line of sight – 150 feet. In testing, I found that really means having it in the same room.
There is a maximum file transfer size of 4GB on the 16 or 32GB models. No limit except the drive size on the 64 and 128GB models.
Prices range from $49.95 to $178.95.
A good device to transfer files to and from PC/Mac to Android and iOS and vice versa – although you can do this via a cable too.
In the convenience stakes, it is a great way to get content off your device – like a little mini-cloud without the data costs. For that alone its worth the money.