June 8, 2015 - 07:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you find yourself running low on space on your phone and need a handy way to extend your storage you could consider the Samsung Wireless HDD. A mere 19.9x89x126.5mm and 275g it won't take up a lot of space but will allow up to five devices to connect over 802.11 b/g/n WiFi to stream the content stored on the drive. It also has USB 3.0 connectivity to help you load up the drive before you head out on the road and you can even steal some of it's 7 hour rated battery life by using it as a charging station for your phone. Kitguru tested multiple streams and found that two simultaneous connections work perfectly but it is best not to exceed streaming to a pair of devices. The five device rating seems to refer more to the number of saved connections than to the number of streams you can run.
"While many users these days may have several terabytes of PC storage space, mobile storage is yet to catch up. Many phones come with just 16GB of internal storage, while 128GB is just about as good as it gets. This means most users simply cannot fit their media collections on their mobile devices – which is far from ideal."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Western Digital My Passport Wireless 2 TB Drive @ TechARP
- Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review @ NikKTech
- Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review @ Madshrimps
- VisionTek 120GB Pocket SSD Review @HiTech Legion
- Mushkin Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ NikKTech
- Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Madshrimps
- QNAP TS-451 @ HardwareHeaven
- Corsair Force LS 120 GiB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Patriot Memory Ignite 480GB SSD Review @ NikKTech
- Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD RAID @ The SSD Review
- ADATA Premier SP610 SSD @ Benchmark Reveiws
- Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB Review @ OCC
- Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD Review @ Neoseeker
- Plextor M6e Black Edition 128GB PCI Express SSD Review @ NikKTech
- Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA III HDD Review @ NikKTech
Subject: Storage | June 2, 2014 - 07:00 AM | Sebastian Peak
Today Corsair annouces the Voyager Air 2, a wireless hard drive with 1TB of storage which can connect to iOS and Android devices, as well as PCs and Macs.
The Voyager Air 2 is battery-powered and rechargeable (Corsair estimates 7-hour battery life from the high-capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery), and the included software syncs with Dropbox and Google Drive and supports AirPlay streaming to an Apple TV. It supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connections for multiple users within a 90 foot range, and can stream 720p high-definition video to up to five devices at once.
And the Voyager Air 2 has quite a bit more functionality than just streaming content over Wi-Fi. It can serve as a wireless hub to share internet access via wireless passthrough, and it also functions as a USB 3.0 drive for fast data transfers when connected to a computer.
The Voyager Air 2 will be available this month with a suggested price of $179.99.
August 19, 2013 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Carting a large sized USB drive around is handy but Kingston has gone one step further with the MobileLite Wireless device which acts as a WiFi router for an attached USB drive or SD card. It sports a 1800mAh 3.7v battery which should allow for up to 5 hours of usage and up to 3 devices can connect at any time making it a nice WAP you can carry around with you. By not including any storage media Kingston kept the price down and with SD support you can store quite a bit in the device as long as you purchased a large SD card. The transfer rates that HiTech Legion were seeing were not incredible but would suffice for streaming video and certainly data.
"Kingston MobileLite Wireless is a flexible Wi-Fi storage device that is lightweight and portable. The MobileLite Wireless acts as a USB hub and a card reader when plugged in to a laptop or a desktop computer. When unplugged, the MobileLite Wireless can then be used as a wireless file server, allowing up to three simultaneous wireless device connections to access the data stored on both the USB port or the SD card reader slot when populated."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
- Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5104 Review @ TechReviewSource
- Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2457) Review @ TechReviewSource
- Acer R7 Review: Something Different @ AnandTech
- DefenderPad Laptop Radiation and Heat Shield Review @ OCC
- CM Storm SF-17 Notebook Cooler Review @ HiTech Legion
- Cooler Master CM Storm SF-17 Gaming Laptop Cooler @ Modders-Inc
- Patriot Fuel+ Mobile Rechargeable Battery @ Funky Kit
- Neptor NP056K Mobile Battery Pack @ LanOC Reviews
- TITAN Taichi TP-15TC & TP-25TC 2-in-1 USB Charger Review @ OCC
- Kobo Arc Android Tablet eReader @ Benchmark Reviews
- ElitePad 900 accessories @ Hardware.info
- Huawei Ascend Mate @ The Inquirer
- Nokia Lumia 521: Quality Smartphone on an Extreme Budget @ AnandTech
- Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z @ The Inquirer
- LG Optimus G Pro Performance Review @ Legit Reviews