SanDisk iXpand Base: Backup charging station with SD card for the Apple iPhone

SanDisk iXpand Base: backup charging station with SD card for the Apple iPhone

Create backups from the iPhone? The one use Apple’s iCloud and give more money for more space monthly, the others use iTunes, others do not back up their data at all. Too expensive, too complicated. With the iXpand Base, SanDisk wants to offer this group a simple solution.

The almost automatic backup overnight

SanDisk has already been offering the iXpand USB stick with a lightning port for a longer period of time, where the SanDisk iXpand Drive app can automatically store personal data from the iPhone or iPad. In this case, however, users still had to create a specific backup. With the iXpand Base, the targeted triggering of the backup is limited to running the app.

The iXpand Base is equipped with an integrated SD card with 32, 64, 128 or 256 GB of storage space, not only as a storage location for backup copies that it receives via Lightning: With the 15 Watt power supply, the connected iPhone can also be charged. On the dessert placed, users should be able to use the nightly resting phase to load the mobile phone at the same time to back up their data. However, the user still has to intervene because the backup is not initialized by iOS itself, it is necessary to call the app from SanDisk. This is also problematic: As soon as the app runs in the background or the smartphone is blocked, iOS breaks the background process after three minutes – to save battery time. SanDisk therefore points out,

Positive: If the memory is no longer sufficient, the integrated SD card can easily be exchanged via a slot on the back. Negative: A short lightning cable (as shown on the press screen) is not included with the unit. Users of smartphones with Android go for the moment however empty, the process is much more complicated and iOS therefore for the time being in the focus.

In the trade comes the iXpand base in Germany like the first 400 GB microSD card still in the course of the Septembers. The EIA for the 32, 64, 128 and 256 models is 49.99, 99.99 129.99 and 199.99 US dollars before taxes.

Third-party backups are limited

The backup copy is not the same with a backup in the iCloud or iTunes, because Apple controls exactly which data can be stored externally by third parties. Specifically, the images, videos, and contacts, but not the iOS operating system or its settings, as well as data from apps like iMessage or Facebook.



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