SanDisk's Con­nect Wire­less Stick is proof that in­no­va­tion can be added to ab­so­lute func­tion­al­ity.

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Wire­less Con­nec­tiv­ity 802.11n // Wire­less Fre­quency 2.4GHz // Bat­tery Life Ap­prox. 4 hours // War­ranty 1-year // Con­tact M-Link Sys­tem (M) Sdn Bhd / Vec­tor Dig­i­tal Sdn Bhd // Tele­phone (03) 6143 0888 / (03) 2143 2822 // URL www. sandisk.com Since its cre­ation back in the early mil­len­nium, USB flash drives have seen an ex­po­nen­tial change, both in stor­age ca­pac­i­ties and phys­i­cal sizes. But be­yond the size cri­te­ria, there has not been any dras­tic in­no­va­tion to drive for a re­design of the ubiq­ui­tous de­vice. SanDisk might be at­tempt­ing to change our view of the hum­ble stor­age de­vice, how­ever, with the Con­nect Wire­less Stick.

Hold­ing it in our hands, it's easy to mis­take SanDisk's de­vice as a USB flash drive with a phys­i­cal size that seems to have missed out a few gen­er­a­tions. The rea­son be­hind the de­vice's rather ar­chaic size, how­ever, is due to it ac­tu­ally pack­ing some im­pres­sively compact hard­ware that turns this USB drive into a por­ta­ble and wire­less stor­age de­vice.

There is, how­ever, a catch to this. To gain ac­cess to the wire­less stor­age fea­ture, the Con­nect Wire­less Stick re­quires a di­rect Wi-Fi con­nec­tion be­tween it and the mo­bile de­vice in ques­tion (much in the same way that the SHAREit app works for ini­ti­at­ing light­ning­fast trans­fer speeds). Usu­ally,

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