SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick: USB stick with WLAN for iPhone, iPad and more

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is a mobile flash memory with a USB connection and WLAN function. Up to three devices can be paired with it on the go in order to store, call up and move files and folders. For example, if you have a small and cheap alternative to the LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS hard drive is looking to extract the photos and videos from the Apple iPhone or iPad via app while on the move, then this WiFi USB stick could be the right solution. Movies can also be streamed to multiple devices from the stick. App and functions are also available for Android.

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is a USB stick with WLAN for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, Android devices and PC.

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is a USB stick with WLAN for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, Android devices and PC.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick with 16 to 256 GB

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick creates a local radio network in which up to three devices can log in at the same time - cell phone, tablet, computer and so on. Equipped with the appropriate app from the manufacturer, you can then store or call up files, create folders and thus sort data. The WiFi USB stick is not only suitable for vacation or travel, but also for everyday backups on the go. You can buy the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick at Amazon - in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 200GB and 256GB versions.

Wifi stick for wireless data exchange
You can buy the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick on this product page with either 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 200 GB and 256 GB - depending on the version in black or white. Data can be exchanged with mobile devices via a wireless network.

Features of the WiFi stick for on the go

Here are a few of the most important features of SanDisk's mobile storage, which can save you from lugging around external hard drives and cables when traveling, on vacation and everywhere else:

  • Flash drive for wireless access
  • Own battery for wireless use
  • Automatic switch-off when not in use 
  • Status LED indicates activity
  • Wireless Network Protocol: 802.11n
  • Security: WPA2 enables the definition of a password protection
  • Streaming of media (films, music) to target device possible
  • Works with Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire and other smartphones / tablets, Android devices, PC and Mac computers
  • Can be used on Mac, PC and laptop via USB 2.0
  • Compatibility: iOS 8 and above; Android 4.2 and higher; Windows Vista, 7,8, 10; Mac OS X / macOS 10.6 and higher 

SanDisk app download for data exchange

For the data exchange between the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and your mobile device you will of course need the right one SanDisk Connect ™ Wireless Flash Drive App. You can find this for iOS devices in Apple App Store and for Android devices in Google Play Store.

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Customer reviews, customer questions and answers

If you take a lot of photos and videos with your iPhone or iPad - for example on vacation with your family - then the SanDisk WiFi stick can be ideal for storing files. So you can record many activities, sights and the fun of the children every day without worrying about the storage space. You can also have fun with the children on the outward and return journey by having a few films on the stick ready and making them available to the children on the trip. If necessary, you can simply use two separate sticks for films and data backup. 

How the stick performed in the test by Amazon users, there are among other things with these statements on the product page to read:

“I have an Ipad, which I also use for work. Unfortunately, I bought the 16 GB version and have regretted it many times in the past. Now I've come across this thing. It works great with the app, I can now carry all files around with me and have them ready if necessary. I think that thing is great. "

“I bought the stick for vacation. At home I loaded a few films and music onto the stick for the trip. I could easily back up my photos while on vacation. The WLAN was found without any difficulties and several devices could access the stick in parallel (e.g. watching 2 films on 2 devices at the same time). I tested it with an iPhone, iPad and Macbook. All of my expectations were met and I am happy to recommend this memory expansion. "

There are also some negative product reviews - of course you shouldn't hide that. Especially with Android, the app and device seem to work only adequately or poorly and with disconnections. Some users also complain about the "slow" speed of data transfer. I find that inappropriate, however; After all, you shouldn't expect any miracles from a USB stick that sets up a wireless network via a battery. The transfer of pictures and videos from the iPhone to the USB stick then takes a while ...

Quick start guide for the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick - screenshot from PDF (source: sandisk.com).

Quick start guide for the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick - screenshot from PDF (source: sandisk.com).

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick User Guide

First of all: Unfortunately I could not find any operating instructions in German. But there are three documents that are intended for users who want to use the Wireless Connect Stick - but in English.

Firmware updates, further instructions and the links to the iOS and Android apps can be found at this page at SanDisk. Above I have included the short instructions in English as a screenshot. So you can already see what the status LED shows and how you can connect to the stick's WiFi.

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10 comments

  1. Wolf says:

    The problem with such sticks: you mustn't have any sensitive data on the stick because the data is not encrypted.
    I thought about getting a similar part so that I could always access my business data with MBP, iPad and iPhone while on the move. You have to be able to rule out 100% of losing the stick - the finder then has all the data
    As long as that is not an application scenario, such a stick is good

    • sir appleot says:

      Hello wolf! I can agree with you to a limited extent. Basically, the thing is not encrypted at first. But if you only use it on a Mac, you can (I suspect) encrypt it with FileVault, just like any other volume. But then eXFAT will no longer work and only Macs can access the data. But then you might want one more Crypto USB stick Without WiFi. I see the area of ​​application for the WiFi stick in streaming films to iOS devices or in providing photos or other unproblematic documents.

      • martin says:

        How do you play the new firmware on it?

        • sir appleot says:

          Hello Martin! The firmware is copied into the main directory of the stick and then you right-click on the stick symbol in the Finder and select "Eject". This will start the update. This can be seen from the multicolored flashing LEDs. When the update is finished (1-2 minutes), pull out the stick and insert it again. Here's another one Instructions on the SanDisk support page. I think I've put it together in a meaningful way. : D

          • martin says:

            Hello, Jens,
            Thank you for your quick response. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with the update of the firmware for me at all, even after multiple attempts. my stick may just be defective, so I'll exchange it and try again.
            vg, martin

          • sir appleot says:

            Then good luck that the next one works! VG, Jens

  2. M. Saxon says:

    Unfortunately the stick crashes parmanent when saving under IOS 12!

    • sir appleot says:

      Is there maybe a firmware upgrade or something that you have to install? I don't have the stick, but I can imagine that a new software version might bring compatibility with iOS 12 again.

  3. Klaus says:

    hello wolf
    we bought a scan disk wireless and want to drag pictures from our I phone to a hard drive.
    this also works without any problems, with the negative fact that the images are not sorted according to the date they were taken.
    Subsequent sorting must be carried out in a time-consuming manner.
    how can we handle this?

    thank you in advance for an answer.

    Greetings Klaus

    • sir appleot says:

      Hello Klaus! Thank you for your question. I assume that the "creation date" is lost during the copying process. An automated solution to the problem might be that Mac tool "Renamer". If I read that correctly, this can also read out the recording date from the EXIF ​​data and possibly write the date and time of the recording in front of the file name. Then the sorting by file name (alphabetically) should automatically mean sorting by the recording date.

      I hope you could understand my train of thought. I haven't tried the tool myself, but I think I'll write a little report on it soon. Anyway, it looks like an interesting thing.

      LG and happy new year! Jens

      Update: After reading in an English forum, there is probably the option in the Photos app on the Mac to keep the "creation date" when exporting. To do this, you mark the corresponding photos, then go to "File"> "Export"> "Unprocessed original ..." and save the corresponding originals of the photos with the original creation date. Maybe this is a way that works for you?

      Update 2: I found another free tool that does exactly what you're looking for: it gets the EXIF ​​date and time and renames the files accordingly: ExifRenamer.

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