Storage solution company SanDisk has launched a new case for the iPhone that brings adds storage and also supports an additional battery pack on top.
The SanDisk iXpand Memory Case is made for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users only, and not the larger Plus variants. It wraps around the iPhone, with the bottom edge of the case connecting to the Lightning port. Similar solutions are available from other manufacturers, and cases with inbuilt storage are meant to address the inconvenience of connecting a flash drive through the Lightning port, with the drive hanging from the bottom of the phone. The SanDisk iXpand Memory Case fills this inconvenience gap, and offers 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options. The company has also launched a new iOS app for accessing all the stored media.
Additionally, SanDisk has also introduced an add-on 1900mAh battery pack that just gets attached to the iXpand Memory Case. The iXpand Memory Case is available in four colour options namely - Grey, Sky, Mint, and Red.
It is priced at $59 (roughly Rs. 4,000) for the 32GB variant, $99 (roughly Rs. 6,700) for the 64GB variant, and $129 (roughly Rs. 8,700) for the 128GB variant. The add-on battery pack will be sold separately for an additional $40 (roughly Rs. 2,700).
It is worth noting, that SanDisk already has a Lightning to USB flash drive for iPhone and iPad devices. The iXpand Flash Drive is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options. The iXpand Memory Case offers the same functions as the flash drive, but buckles up at the back of the iPhone to be non-invasive