Seagate's new generation of its wireless storage category, Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device storage, now consists of a family of capacities at 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB.
They're compatible with iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8/RT devices. Used with the free Seagate Media app — available at the Apple App Store — you can sync your files on a Seagate Wireless Plus device with an existing cloud storage provider such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
The Seagate Wireless Plus storage is designed to expand beyond the limitations of the aforementioned devices with capacities that are multiples beyond the highest storage available on these mobile devices. Wireless connectivity is a feature that's been added to external storage over the last couple of years. It provides the convenience of high capacity and easy sharing for mobile devices that are limited in their storage capabilities.
Now, with the integrating of popular cloud storage services to these products, there's a bridge to even more content. The Seagate Media app’s new capability to sync your files on the Seagate Wireless Plus storage with an existing cloud storage provider means that your files are always accessible even when you don’t have network access.
The Seagate Media app creates your own Dropbox or Google Drive folder, so files are available and at the ready. Then once you're back on the network, your files will automatically re-sync to ensure all changes are saved in both the cloud and the Wireless Plus drive.
Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device storage is accessed through the mobile Seagate Media app for Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire HD, Windows 8 tablets. Seagate Wireless Plus mobile storage connects to devices over a Wi-Fi connection, which the battery-powered drive emits once powered on. Simply connect to the network by searching for Wireless Plus in your available Wi-Fi networks.
The drive creates its own Wi-Fi network, eliminating the need to be within range of an existing network connection. Additionally, you can use Wireless Plus to enjoy video, photos, music and even documents on the big screen via Apple Airplay, DLNA or an app designed specifically for Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.
Seagate Wireless Plus devices boast a battery life of up to 10 hours and provide their own Wi-Fi signal to enable access to the drive. The price is US$149.99 for the 500GB model, $179.99 for the 1TB version, and $199.99 for the 2GB system. Go to www.seagate.com for more info.