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Add 64GB to your Android phone for $15.99

SanDisk's tiny flash drive has a Micro-USB connector on one side and USB 3.0 on the other. Plus: an impossibly good deal on Brother toner.

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The Ultra Dual USB is two, two, two drives in one! (The "Dual" probably gave that away.)


The good news: Android supports microSD cards! The bad news: Not every Android device has a microSD slot. Indeed, that feature is MIA on some of the most celebrated models.

Fortunately, if you're strapped for space and need a way to offload photos, access a large library of music or videos, there's always the USB option: Just plug in a flash drive.

Like this one: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 64GB is on sale for $15.99, with free shipping when you apply promo code outletship. Price elsewhere: at least $20.

(I realize the savings here aren't huge. My goal is more to point out that this option exists, and it's cheap.)

First things first: Make sure your phone supports USB On the Go (OTG). Most modern models do, but you can find out for sure via any number of free USB OTG-checker apps

Second, if your phone has a USB-C connector, not Micro-USB, you'll need an adapter -- or a different drive altogether. Obviously the latter route is preferable, but for the moment they're a lot pricier.

Finally, be warned that the last time I shared a SanDisk Outlet deal, it sold out quickly -- and based on my track record this week, I wouldn't be surprised if it happened again. For what it's worth, Amazon sells it for $20 -- still a good deal in my book.

The Ultra Dual is a dual-purpose flash drive. At one end: a USB 3.0 connector for quickly and easily transferring files to and from your PC. At the other: a Micro-USB connector for plugging into your phone or tablet.

When you perform the latter action, you can free up space on your device by offloading space-hogging photos, videos and the like. Apps have to stay local, though. Similarly, if you've stocked the drive with media from your PC -- say, a big library of movies -- you can access it while the drive is plugged in. SanDisk's Memory Zone app handles all this stuff; check it out for a better idea of what you can (and can't) do.

A 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $16 is a solid deal any day of the week. One that can also plug into your Android phone? That's just icing on the cake.

Your thoughts?


Two Brother-compatible toner cartridges for $9!

Ink E-Sale

Bonus deal: Over the years I've shared deals on any number of Brother laser printers, always noting the availability of inexpensive third-party toner.

Want to stock up? It doesn't get much more inexpensive than this: Global Toner (via Amazon) has the Ink E-Sale Brother TN630/TN660-compatible toner cartridge two-pack for just $9.06 with promo code V596ZRPX.

This may seem a little obscure, but the cartridges will work with nearly a dozen different Brother models -- including the HL-L2340DW, a compact, autoduplexing monochrome job that Wirecutter called "the best laser printer for most people." It's available from a number of stores for around $100.

If you've ever griped, "The ink costs more than the printer!" here's proof that that's not always the case. 😉