First, we have the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive. This is one of the fastest USB flash drives you can buy for the money you spend, currently the 64GB version is being sold for just $38 on Amazon. In real world usage, I found I get about 190Mb/s for read and 150Mb/s for write to my PC. Overall, that’s really good for a USB 3.0 flash drive that cost me less than $40. If you use tend to transfer a lot of data using USB flash drive, this may definitely one of the best deals right now. Of course, if you have an OTG cable, you can hook it up to your Android device, which I got pretty decent speeds of 38Mb/s for read and 40Mb/s for write.
Next, if you have an Android smartphone, especially ones with no expandable storage like the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge,or even the newer Note 5, you can grab SanDisk OTG USB flash drive to extend the storage on your phone. This one is only $24.99 on Amazon right now and it is one of the easiest ways to transfer data from and to your Android smartphone on the go. I really dig the tiny size of this beastly little flash drive and you can hang it off your keychain no problem. I have the 32GB Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge and I am always running out of space. With the SanDisk OTG flash drive, you will be able to easily offload any large data you don’t use on a daily basis like your big video files and a nice way to also backup your photos/videos. I get an average read speed of 40Mb/s and write speed of around 23Mb/s on my Galaxy S6 and for reading and writing off the USB 3.0 side, I get a speed of around 130Mb/s for read and 25Mb/s for write. Write speeds on this OTG flash drive isn’t all that impressive but for the tiny form factor is definitely its highlight.
Of course, if you want the absolute faster read/write speeds for both OTG and USB 3.0 flash drive, you might be better off with an OTG cable and a flash drive like the SanDisk USB 3.0 as read and write speeds for both OTG and USB 3.0 are at least double the speeds. There’s more moving parts vs. an OTG flash drive but the speed gains are worth it and it is much cheaper and the 150Mb/s write speeds are definitely worth it if you plan on transferring large files to and from your computer.
Lastly but not least, if you are looking for a wireless charger with smartphone holder capability in one, Vinsic just released their new Qi-Wireless USB power bank with 10400mAh capacity. Now, this one can charge any of your Qi-enabled charging smartphones like the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, or any other smartphone with wireless charging case like my Note 4. And yes, if you need to bring the charger with you, it is also a USB power bank.
With 10400mAh capacity, you will be able to easily recharge your phone about 3-4 times and this particular power bank comes with a slanted design along with a rubber placeholder that holds your phone firmly. I really like this feature as you can wireless charge your phone while watching videos, it’s like a power bank plus smartphone holder in one!
There are nifty LEDs to tell you how much charge is left and whether wireless charging is working or not. And on the back, there’s a micro-USB input for charging with any micro-USB charger with 1.5amps or higher. If you have other devices that don’t have wireless charging capabilities, you can use the USB output port rated at up to 5V 2.4amps and should charge your phones/tablets fast. I am a bit disappointed that there’s no fast charging port but I am sure this product will get updated soon with new features like that and I will have an update when that happens.
And that’s a wrap for today folks, thanks for watching and you can grab links to any of the products mentioned in the description below. If you did enjoy gadgets of the week, please do let me know and any comments about the products mentioned are appreciated if you have used them before.
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