When was the last time you backed up your iPhone photos? For many people, taking the time to back up what are often some of our most cherished photos rarely gets done consistently. Sandisk recently tried to solve this problem with the release of their iXpand Base, a flash drive and charger made specifically for iPhones.
The iXpand Base is a 15W charger that will automatically back up your photos, videos, and contacts from your iPhone every time you plug it in. The approximate 4”x4” base has a soft rubber top and is made with a wraparound groove to help keep your cables organized and out of sight.
Sandisk uses its iPhone app, Sandisk iXpand Base, to manage your backups. The app will inform you when your photos and videos were last backed up. If there is ever a need to restore any of your images, you simply can plug in your iPhone and select the restore button on the app. If you eventually want to move your photos from the iXpand Base to a computer, you can do so with a micro USB cable or with an SD card.
The iXpand Base is offered in 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB with prices ranging from $49.99 to $199.99. Depending on the value you put on your iPhone photos and how consistent you are at backing them up, this could be a great option for the person who has a large number of images and videos on their phone, but doesn’t want to pay the monthly subscription fee for an online backup. The iXpand Base is available now and can be ordered at B&H.