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It only costs $28 to add expandable memory to your iPhone

Published Mar 21st, 2016 1:01PM EDT
iPhone Expandable Memory

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Try to picture this scene: You’re at home with your wife enjoying some quality time with your young baby. It seems like any other day at first, but then you look over to realize that your child is pulling himself up and preparing to take his first step. It obviously goes without saying that this is the kind on magic, once in a lifetime event that you absolutely need to capture on video, so you whip out your iPhone and turn on the screen.

You’re a savvy user so you know to swipe up on the lock screen’s camera shortcut in order to open the camera app as quickly as possible. You slide over to the video mode just in time and tap the record button a split second before your young son manages to take his first unassisted step. It was beautiful… but you missed the whole thing. Why? Because there was a big “cannot take video” error that popped up on your screen and blocked your view.

Yup, your iPhone is full again.

Whether you have a 16GB iPhone, a 64GB model or the high-end 128GB version, it’s all too easy to run out of space on your phone. Modern smartphone games are huge, and all those photos and videos you capture can eat up your available storage in no time.

Of course, Apple wants to keep its profits high so the company refuses to add microSD support to its phones. But even without internal memory card support, there are ways you can fix this problem. One example is something we told you about back in February, when we explained that you can make sure you never get another ‘not enough storage’ error on your iPhone again.

There’s another solution though, and you can take it with you anywhere you go.

SanDisk makes a device called the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, and it looks just like any other USB flash drive to the untrained eye. But this is no ordinary flash drive. In addition to being able to be plugged into any computer to transfer and save files, it can also connect wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. That way you can save all your big photos and videos on the external drive and free up space for new content.

Ready for the best part? It can be had for as little as $28.

If you’re on a tight budget, you can buy a SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 32GB for just $27.99 with free Prime shipping from Amazon. Then you can use it as a bridge between your mobile device and your computer, which has plenty of free space for videos and images. Or for just a few dollars more, you can get a SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 64GB for $31.50, which also includes free two-day Prime shipping. 128GB and 200GB models are also available for people who need as much space as possible.

Make sure you never miss another moment.

Maren Estrada
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