Kool Tools: Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device
If you have an iOS device (and you know you do) but never seem to have enough storage, iCloud or not, Seagate Technology (www.seagate.com) has a new product you should look into: the Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device storage device.
Priced at $199.99, it's designed to wirelessly stream content for up to eight smartphones or tablets with enough space for up to 500 high-definition movies on its 1TB hard drive. It can run on a battery for up to 10 hours, giving you plenty of media when you're on the go -- all without an Internet connection.
Content on the Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device storage is accessed through the mobile Seagate Media app for iOS. What's more you can enjoy your media on the big screen via Apple Airplay, DLNA or an app designed specifically for Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.
Seagate created this new category of wireless storage devices in 2011 to address consumers’ desire to enjoy more content than tablets and smartphones can hold with their limited storage. You can stream up to three different HD movies to three devices simultaneously.
The Seagate Wireless Plus even has an option to save content and files to the drive wirelessly through the Seagate Media app. In other words, you could capture a HD video on your iPhone, then wirelessly upload it, in full resolution, to Wireless Plus with its 1TB of storage.
The 1TB wireless drive comes with a removable SuperSpeed USB3.0 adapter for quick loading of photos, video, music and even documents. Fill it up and you're ready to go. Since the Wireless Plus creates its own Wi-Fi network, there's no need to stream or download your content from the Internet or to spend money on a data plan.
The Seagate Wireless Plus mobile storage is currently available from Amazon and BestBuy.com at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$199.99.