Setup & Usage
Before you start using the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick you are going to want to throw your files on it. Just plug it into your PC and it will open like an ordinary flash drive would. SanDisk has already created predefined “Music”, “Photos”, and “Videos” folders. They have also loaded the getting started guide on there if you need it.
When you have the Wireless Stick plugged into your PC it will be charging as well. The indication LED on the top of the drive will light up a red amber color to let you know that it is charging. SanDisk says a full charge should take about 2 hours. The Wireless Stick can be charged by any USB charging device. Here it is installed in our inStream SeptimusB 7 Port Fast USB Charger.
Now if you plan on using the Connect Wireless Stick with your mobile device or tablet you will need to download the SanDisk Connect Drive app. Check out the video below to see how the iPhone app works and what all you can do with it.
I covered most of what you can do with the mobile app, but for those wondering how you can stream to an Apple TV, Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV here is how to do it. First make sure the Connect Wireless Stick is connected to home WiFi and that it is the same WiFi the device you want to stream to is on. Next open the photo or video you want to stream. Once open you will see a little devices available icon at the bottom. Click that and you will be brought to a list of available devices. Then select the device you want to stream to.
It takes a few seconds, but you will see your device start to load up the photo / video.
For those wondering the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick supports streaming to up to three devices concurrently. Remember if you are using it over your home network performance will be dependant on what is going on over your home network.