Kool Tools: The Media Streamer for iDevices
Dane-Elec USA's Media Streamer is a handy peripheral for your iDevices. It combines four solutions in one — expanded storage, content sharing, mobile device charging and backup of contacts. Designed for use on the go, the Media Streamer is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and weighs less than .2 pounds.
It gives users the ability to wirelessly stream content from an USB drive or SD card to an Apple or Android tablet or smartphone. For example, a business traveler can load her favorite music and movies to a USB drive or SD card, download the free Media Streamer mobile app on their device, and stream those items for up to eight hours, without an Internet connection. The Media Streamer can also backup all of their personal and business contacts from their mobile device.
Compact and portable, it solves some of the problems we smartphone and tablet users typically encounter: not enough storage space, streaming data limits, short battery life and loss of contacts. Up to six devices can connect via WiFi to the Media Streamer at the same time and stream different content.
The Media Streamer provides up to four hours of mobile device battery backup with its built-in 2500mAh power charger. Since it doesn't require an Internet connection, smartphone-centric teens with always have their entire media library available for unlimited entertainment without data overage charges.
What's more, the Media Streamer allows for a two-way transfer between mobile devices and USB drives or SD cards. The photographer in your family can take as many photos and videos on their smartphone or tablet as they want, then transfer them to a USB drive or SD card using the Media Streamer. In one click they have more storage space on their mobile device, without using wires or a computer.
For those who have to do two things at once, the Media Streamer features an Internet Bridge that allows you to connect to the Internet while streaming from the device. You can listen to music from a USB drive while searching the web or checking emails.