Now here’s a nice idea for a mobile storage device. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite looks just like your ordinary portable hard drive but it has a built-in WiFi so you can access your files wirelessly using your mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones or laptops. Basically any device that can access a wireless network and has at least a web browser.
The GoFlex Satellite has over 500GB worth of storage face and WiFi b/g/n support and a rechargeable battery good for 5 hours of actual use (not standby). With this storage solution, you don’t have to worry about storing all your TV shows, movies, photos onto your iPad or smartphone. The GoFlex Satellite will essentially extend the storage space of any mobile device with WiFi.
Turn on the GoFlex Satellite and it will start broadcasting it’s WiFi for any device to access (you can password protect it via a web admin page). Connect to it and it will automatically launch the interface on your mobile browser so you can browse directories and start streaming or downloading videos from it without any lag at all. I actually tried streaming an HD video file into my HTC Sensation and it played smoothly despite an iPad is also accessing it. There’s a 3 concurrent user limit however.
iOS and Android users will get the benefit of the GoFlex Media App so they don’t have to use your browser (which is not so bad at all).
This storage device uses USB 3.0 for faster file transfer. It doesn’t allow transfer from devices via WiFi in case you’re wondering if you can backup photos and videos you took with your iPhone, or put files from your laptop. There’s the USB 3.0 cable for that.
The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is only available in one capacity (500GB+) for Php9,888. It also comes with a car charger turning it into your car’s very own mobile media library.
What do you think? Nice idea?