Review SanDisk iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup

Rest easier knowing your pictures are backed up!

You know all those priceless photos on your phone, the one's that you'd have a good cry over if you lost? I know, backup isn't sexy, and often isn't easy either.  We want our backup to be as simple as using our phone.  We don't want to go through a long complicated setup.  We just want to plug in the phone and let it work. 

Enter the iXpand Base from SanDisk.  You download an app, register, plug in your phone, and you're done.  The app automatically backs up your pictures (and even your contacts) while it charges the phone. 

iXpand plugs into the wall with the included adapter.  You plug your iPhone cable into it.  The top is rubberized, so you can just leave your phone on top. 

The simplicity of the solution is the key selling point.  Basically, the only choice you need to make is to match the size of the iXpand's internal memory to that of your phone.  It is everything you could ask for in a modern iPhone backup device.  It works with the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7Plus 8 & 8 Plus.  It can also backup the

iPad Pro 1st and 2nd Gen, iPad Mini Gen 2 - 4,  iPad 3 -5 Gen,  iPad Air 2, and the 5th & 6th Generations iPod Touch.  It requires iOS 10+ and above.

Once backed up, you're able to restore should your phone go belly up.  I loved having it by my bedside.  It let me sleep easier knowing I was backed up.

There are various versions that differ only in terms of memory and price.  64GB, 128GB and 256GB.  

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