Western Digital Expands Mobile Solutions Line in the U.S. With Innovative Wireless Chargers

SanDisk® Ixpand® Wireless Charger Sync supports fast wireless charging while automatically backing up photos and videos in full resolution from Qi™-compatible devices1

SAN JOSE, Calif. - October 22, 2020

For consumers seeking fast and reliable charger options for their Qi™-compatible devices, Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today expanded their presence within the wireless charging category with the SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync and SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W. The Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync reimagines the capabilities of the traditional charger, offering peace of mind and the experience of waking up to a fully charged and backed-up phone.1 Whether you are treating yourself to a smartphone or gifting one to a loved one this holiday season, the Ixpand wireless chargers make the perfect accessories for a new mobile device.

Helping to resolve the issue of manual back up, the Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync simplifies the process, so you do not have to think about it. Providing local storage in capacities up to 256GB*, the Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync allows for fast wireless charging, while automatically backing up photos and videos and freeing up valuable space on your device.1 In addition to the Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync with backup capability, SanDisk is introducing a new product for those who need a pragmatic wireless charging solution. The SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W offers reliable and efficient charging; consumers can simply place their phone or other Qi-compatible devices on the charger while it provides up to 15W of power for a speedy charge.

"In today's mobile-driven world, our customers rely on fully-powered and backed up mobile devices to stay connected, informed and entertained," said Sairam Challa, product marketing manager, SanDisk, Western Digital. "The SanDisk brand is known for offering trusted solutions, and we are thrilled to expand our portfolio to include the world's first wireless charger with automatic local backup, making consumers' lives more convenient and simple."

Both the Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync and Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W are compatible with AirPods Pro, iPhone 8 and up, Samsung Galaxy S7 and up, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and up and other Qi-compatible phones even through most cases.** Temperature control, foreign object detection and adaptive charging help keep your phone battery safe.

Key Features

  • Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync

    • Automatically back up photos, videos and contacts right onto the charger by placing your phone on the base.1

    • Delivers up to 10W of power with fast charging.

    • Easily free up space on your phone knowing your photos and videos are backed up in full resolution.1

    • Includes high-efficiency power plug with 6-foot (1.8m) cable for fast, convenient charging, right out of the box.

    • Supports multiple backup profiles so you can share the charger with others in your family.2

  • Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W

    • Delivers up to 15W of power with fast charging.

    • Comes with a SanDisk AC Adaptor and 4.5ft (1.5m) USB Type-C™ cable.

    • Soft rubber ring helps protect phones and other devices from slipping.

Pricing and Availability

The new SanDisk chargers are backed by a two-year limited warranty. The Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync is available now in 64GB*, 128GB* and 256GB* capacities with MSRPs of $99.99, $129.99 and $199.99 USD respectively on the Western Digital Store, Amazon.com and select retailers. The Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W has an MSRP of $49.99 USD and will be available within the next month on the Western Digital Store and Amazon.com.

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Product specifications subject to change without notice. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products may be available in all regions of the world.

*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
** Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync charges through most rubber/plastic/TPU cases less than 3 mm thick and Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W charges through most rubber/plastic/TPU cases less than 5 mm thick. Magnetic or metal attachments will prevent charging.
1 Backup requires wireless connection, Ixpand Wireless Charger app, and iOS 11 or above or Android™ 5.0 or above required. Ixpand Wireless Charger app available for download from the App Store or Google Play™. Registration required; terms and conditions apply.
2 Ixpand Wireless Charger app supports up to three user profiles.

About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. As a leader in data infrastructure, the company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk®, and WD® brands.

Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology, SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, WD, Ixpand, and the Ixpand logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. USB Type-C is a trademark of USB Implementers Forum. AirPods Pro and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy Note, and all Samsung Galaxy product series are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google LLC. Qi is a trademark of the Wireless Power Consortium. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change without notice.

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Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is the seller of record and licensee in the Americas of SanDisk® products.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the expected availability, benefits, features, pricing and performance of the SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync and SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W charger products. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: changes to specifications from standards organizations; future responses to and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures; difficulties or delays in manufacturing, and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's most recently filed periodic report, to which your attention is directed. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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