JSL JDTDC JD003
The relatively recent JSL JDTDC JD003 is both quick and effective and comes in two sizes, up to a quarter of a terabyte. If you’re worried about its longevity, an 18-month warranty and durable metal body should calm most of your fears.
- No formatting necessary
- Required app is included
- May not work with some cases
The SanDisk iXpand is a very popular choice for adding gigabytes to your device. It records data at over 13 MBps via a Lightning connector, which should be fast enough to suit most people’s needs. In addition to all of that, it’s quite reasonably priced, too.
- Automatic photo and video backups
- Supports many common media formats
- Poor file organization
Transcend JetDrive Go 300
Optimized for use with iPads, the Transcend JetDrive Go 300 boasts a durable metallic body and one-touch backup capabilities. Its intuitive user interface lets you browse, copy, and move all of your photos and videos quickly.
- Available in three colors
- Fits easily in a pocket
- Protective caps are easy to lose
If you’re looking for something versatile, the Lunani Photostick is also compatible with Android phones thanks to the micro-USB hidden within the larger Type-A connector opposite the Lightning plug. The app even allows you to encrypt the contents of the folders.
- Reads at up to 80 megabytes per sec
- 5-year limited warranty
- Supports numerous file formats
iDiskk 4 in 1
In addition to the necessary Lightning connector, the iDiskk 4 in 1 has all three of the other major plug types, so it’s perfect for those who use a variety of devices. It’s sold in various capacities and is one of the most cost-effective options.
- Less than a centimeter thick
- Works with the ipad pro
- Allows for direct media playback
The cleverly designed YSeaWolf PhotoStick uses a convenient slider to select between Apple’s proprietary connector and a USB-A plug, the latter of which flips up to reveal what you’ll likely need if you have an older Android phone or tablet.
- Also includes a type-c adapter
- Less than an inch wide
- Very reasonably priced
The Hootoo IM003 is made of a sleek, aluminum alloy that resists getting bent or crushed. At under a quarter of an inch thick, it fits flush on your key ring without adding any bulk to your pockets. It comes in both 64- and 128-gigabyte capacities.
- Extended connector fits many cases
- Excellent long-term reliability
- 18-month warranty
Auamoz Mobile Memory
With a 512 GB storage capacity, the Auamoz Mobile Memory offers you plenty of space for photos, videos, and anything else you no longer want stored on your device. It also boasts 30 MB/s write speeds, which means backing up your phone shouldn’t be too time consuming.
- Made with a zinc alloy
- Includes usb-a to type-c adapter
- Good price for the capacity
If you want to minimize the number of cables you have to carry, the RavPower IM013 may be your new best friend. In addition to 128 gigabytes of storage, it can transfer files directly from a PC and even charge your smartphone.
- Works with windows and mac os
- Compatible with touch id encryption
- Above-average read and write speeds
SanDisk iXpand Go
As the only option listed on Apple’s official website, you can trust that the SanDisk iXpand Go will work smoothly with your device. It’s designed for use with the company’s app, which allows you to automatically backup your storage and play files directly from the drive.
- Also plugs into usb-a ports
- 2-year warranty
- Hole to attach to key rings