WD’s My Passport Wireless is a new, Wi-Fi enabled storage drive that allows consumers to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet, computer or other device. Users now have the ability to store and access up to hundreds of hours of movies and music, as well photos and other digital files, from their smartphones and tablets that are typically limited by minimal storage capacity.
For the frequent business traveler to the family on a road trip or creative professional working in the field, the My Passport Wireless provides a way to connect all computing and mobile devices to content without any wires or Internet connection. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection.
The portable wireless drive features Wireless N with MIMO technology for enhanced wireless performance so that users can access and transfer files quickly, as well as stream up to four HD videos simultaneously. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to six hours of continuous streaming and up to 20 hours of standby power.
With the My Passport Wireless drive users have anywhere, anytime access to their favorite digital content by using WD’s My Cloud mobile app for iOS or Android mobile devices. The WD My Cloud mobile app connects to a My Passport Wireless drive for product setup. Once set up the mobile app provides intuitive navigation, sharing and playback of the drive’s content. The WD My Cloud app also helps unify all of a users’ content under a single app and user interface, by allowing access to content on the My Passport Wireless drive, the WD My Cloud family of personal cloud storage, and on major public cloud services such as Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive from just one app.
In additional to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the portable wireless storage drive is a fine companion for cameras with its integrated SD card slot.
The My Passport Wireless drive is currently available for advance order online at the wdstore.com and will be available at select U.S. retailers later in September. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is US$129.99 for 500GB, $179.99 USD for 1TB and $219.99 for 2 TB versions. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the Apple App Store.