USB Type-C is the way of the future! The new MacBooks have it, extended battery packs are coming out with it (which means easier laptop charging on the go). Heck, the Dell XPS 15 I’m using has what looks like one (it’s marked Thunderbolt, though), and future mobile phones will have it, too. So what’s so great about Type-C exactly?
It’s the new standard that we’ll be seeing on every type device; it is able to transfer power, data, sound, video, it’s reversible and it is fast!
SanDisk is ready for the USB Type-C invasion, and today they are releasing the SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive. Designed specifically for next-generation devices, this “sleek, new drive features a versatile and powerful USB Type-C connector for quick file transfer between USB Type-C enabled mobile devices, laptops, tablets and future devices.”
“We expect to see many new USB Type-C supported devices released in 2016,” Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “As more consumers purchase ultra-mobile PCs, smartphones and tablets that feature this new, more advanced USB standard, it is critical to offer a complete ecosystem of compatible products. New offerings, like our SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive, will give consumers the capabilities they’ve come to expect from traditional Type A ports, but with the added benefit of better performance.”
You’ll be able to get the new SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive in memory quantities up to 128GB, and it is reported to deliver “USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s2, making it SanDisk’s fastest and highest capacity USB Type-C offering.”
The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive will have a retractable design to protect the reversible plug.
“USB Type-C connectors could be a game-changer, as they offer significant benefits to consumers, such as a slim design and reversible plug orientation,” said IDC research VP Shane Rau. “We’ve already seen a considerable increase over the past year when the connector began showing up on new products from major devices manufacturers. As demand increases, we expect more and more solutions to hit the market, such as the SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive.”
The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive will come with a five-year warranty, and as of today, you can buy one from Amazon, and other leading retailers. Available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, it will be priced at $19.99, $29.99, $49.99 and $79.99.