In addition to announcing its first-ever thumb drive with an integrated USB Type-C connector, SanDisk is also introducing a new higher-capacity version of its recently released iXpand flash drive for iPhone and iPad.

Featuring an integrated Lightning connector and companion app for iPhone and iPad, the new 128GB capacity adds to the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options already available.

The SanDisk iXpand also comes with a companion app available on the App Store that allows for management of files, as well as streaming and viewing files on an iOS device from the connected drive:

It launches when the iXpand Flash Drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad and can be configured to automatically sync photos and videos from the camera roll to the drive. In addition, users can store their favorite movies on the iXpand Flash Drive and instantly play them directly from the drive on their iPhone or iPad. Most popular movie formats [including] non-native and PC-friendly ones, like AVI & WMV, are supported — saving time, effort and complexity of converting video formats.

iXpand starts at $60 and the new 128GB model will sell for $149.99. It’s available on the company’s website now, and later through retailers. The lower capacity models are currently available on Amazon.

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