Verbatim (http://www.verbatim.com) has introduced the MediaShare Mini, an US$89.95 home networking solution designed to make any USB drive and its files network accessible. The new unit also allows for seamless content sharing with friends and family as well as multimedia streaming, says Verbatim Product Manager Ron Hanafin.
Whether it’s retrieving files remotely, streaming iTunes music or uploading photos directly onto Facebook, the MediaShare Mini is “the must-have tool for today’s connected consumer,” he adds. With it, consumers can view, manage and share their files through the unit’s browser-based interface.
By simply plugging in the MediaShare Mini, connecting the unit to a home router through the included Ethernet cable and attaching any external storage device, USB or flash drive to the unit, files automatically become network accessible. Likewise, all content stored on a drive connected to MediaShare Mini can be shared and streamed or accessed remotely through the device in a variety of ways.
The MediaShare Mini allows connection from up to four drives, so consumers can access their files from any computer on a home network or remotely via the Internet. Users can wirelessly tap into the MediaShare Mini and remotely upload, download and manage files, as well as view photos, play music and watch videos through the Internet
Consumers can create albums using any file type, as well as send email links to colleagues or friends to view or download. The MediaShare Mini lets users access files through the MediaShare Mini from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Palm Pre or other smart phone.
Consumers can upload photos directly to Facebook, as well as create photo albums and automatically email links to family and friends, who can view or download photos directly from any Internet-enabled computer. MediaShare Mini enables multimedia streaming of music and photos through Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 or any Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-compliant digital media adaptor.
It lets users upload music to drives connected to MediaShare Mini and stream to iTunes clients on both Mac and Windows computers. The MediaShare Mini gives consumers the ability to set up multiple accounts and create personalized albums for sharing.